Partners (in Crime)
3 months ago
– Tue, Mar 20, 2018 at 09:44:56 PM
Greetings fellow thieves.
We wanted to steal a moment of your time, check in, and also shine a spotlight on some friends of ours with a new game up on Kickstarter now.
Firstly, we hope you have all been enjoying the game! We've managed to sneak into stores across the US, so keep an eye out for us, and please snag a pic if you spot a game on the shelf. (We'll never get tired of seeing it out there)
We've had a lot of really positive feedback since the game shipped out, and if you are having fun pulling off heists with family and friends, we'd love to hear what you think.
Some really cool things are in the works for Master Thief now. Future partnerships, opportunities, expansions, and much more. As everything progresses we will be back to tell you all! Its all great exciting news!
Our friends at VStheUNIVERSE have a Kickstarter up right now, and we're pretty excited for it. Earworm! A social experience filled with music and laughter, but this time it's not just for the chosen few. It's great for anyone who loves music, even those of us who can't make a lick of it. Right now they are surveying backers for songs they'd like featured in the game. Be heard!
They've also included a friends pack for the game with suggestions by other game makers! We threw in "Renegade" by Styx.
Aaron and Liz of VStheUNIVERSE also host the Co-Operatives Podcast. They talk all things Master Thief in a recent episode, be sure to listen!
We get real excited seeing friends make things. If you are out there, working hard, and making something happen, let us know. We want to be able to showcase some of the great stuff our backers have been up to.
Until next time.
Happy Heisting Jacob & Jake
Ready, Set, Heist!
8 months ago
– Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 10:29:26 PM
Hey There Fellow Thieves!!
This is it. This is the update we have been wanting to send for two years. You have been with us through all sorts of shenanigans. Now it all pays off.
Are You Ready?
We just got word. The Game. Has. SHIPPED! It’s headed out of the warehouses and to locations around the world! We’ve heard already it’s been received in the United Kingdom and Denmark! Feel free to send us a picture when you receive it. We can’t wait to see them!
Blackbox guarantees shipment within 10 days. That means that everyone should have their games no later than the 23rd!
We’re finally bringing the Museum to you!
Jacob & Jake
Backer Export / Shipment Update
9 months ago
– Mon, Oct 09, 2017 at 10:28:48 PM
Hey There Fellow Thieves!
It’s about to happen. Long time coming to this point, but here we are! This is the final stretch! So let’s get right to it:
Thank you for all who reached out for corrections and changes. It’s been a while since this whole thing started and a lot of life has happened in the interim, that means a lot of people got to update their addresses. We were able to update your Backerkit surveys and get everything organized.
Due to the number of changes, we did allow a few extra days to ensure everyone had time to get to us. Thus, it took a bit longer than we had expected to get the shipping information out to Blackbox. That said, everything is all set. Blackbox guarantees shipment within 10 days from this point.
They will let us know the moment the games start going out. You'll hear it here first! We're not expecting it to take the full 10 days as all of our product has already been checked in.
Thanks again, everyone.
HERE WE GO! Jacob & JakeSparr Games
Arrival / Last Call for Address Changes
9 months ago
– Sat, Sep 30, 2017 at 12:27:19 AM
We’ve made it! Hooray! After everything we’ve been through we are finally stateside. The shipments have arrived at the warehouses and look great! We are going to export all backer into quickly following this update, and then shipment can start!
Where we’ve been
We want to thank you all for sticking with us as long as you have! We are deeply grateful for your unending support. Our backers, you have been white knuckling the roller coaster right along with us.
Where we are
Blackbox has the games. They’ve opened the crates and started sorting them. We got a few pictures from them to get an inside look at that process. But mostly as proof. Let’s not be disingenuous, you want photographic evidence.
Where we’re headed
** Last call for address changes **
We want to take one last moment to make sure everyone has their correct shipping info. This is the last call for changes, so drop us an e-mail (email@example.com). We want to get backer info to Blackbox by Oct. 3rd.
The timeline has since shifted a few weeks, and here is our update as of right now.
BlackBox fulfillment: October 6–13 We're double checking these dates with Blackbox currently. Depending on the shipment times, we are confident everything will be on your doorstep shortly after. All backer tiers should be completely fulfilled by the end of Oct.
October is Master Thief month for us!
THANK YOU ALL.
Jacob & Jake
Incoming Freight / Pirate-Sharks
10 months ago
– Mon, Aug 14, 2017 at 08:24:28 PM
Firstly, BackerKit survey lockdown went extremely smooth. Thank you all so much for banding with us to make it an easy process! If you have any questions or still need to make changes, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The freight has set sail! The games are finally on their way! This has been a long time coming, and knowing it is right around the corner has us ANXIOUS.
We have been waiting breathlessly to hear this news and finally they are out on the open sea. Now we only have to worry about pirates. And sharks. And, with our luck... pirate-sharks... See? Anxious.
We expect the games to get to Blackbox's warehouses within the next 30 days. Once they are received they will start shipping out to you!
Here is our updated timeline as of right now.
BackerKit survey lockdown: August 1 √
Product departure from China: August 14 √
Product delivery to BlackBox: September 14-18
BlackBox fulfillment: September 20-28
You can be assured to have Master Thief Early October.
The timeline will continue to be more precise in the coming days/weeks. As this happens we'll bring that information to you.