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Diamond Trust of London

A project in Davis, CA by Jason Rohrer

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A turn-based strategy game for two players about spying, bribing, and loyalty. A boxed-copy cartridge release for the Nintendo DS.
Backers: 1305
Average Pledge Per Backer: $69

Funded: $90,118 of $78,715
Dates: May 9th -> May 26th (18 days)
Project By: Jason Rohrer
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Latest News

Diamond Trust of London Reviewed

April 22nd - via:
In May 2012, Jason Roher set out to raise $78, 715 for his project Diamond Trust of London. When the kickstarter funding period concluded, his goal was exceeded, reaching $90, 118. August 28 of that same year he released Diamond Trust of London out on the market. It is the first crowdfunded Nintendo DS game. (Read More)

Public Domain

May 3rd - via:
A few people have been asking, so I'm posting an update to make it clear. All aspects of this Kickstarter project, from the video to the text to the update photos to the soundtrack samples, has been placed in the public domain.  It can all be freely... (Read More)

Orion's Odyssey: Second DS Game Seeking Through Kickstarter

April 3rd - via:
DS game funding on Kickstarter is a rarity, but Island Officials is giving it a shot after seeing the success of Jason Rohrer's Diamond Trust of London. The indie studio is seeking a pretty specific funding goal of $85,412 to fund the development of a DS game about a robot and his seven friends who enjoy having adventures and solving pattern block puzzles. The game is called Orion's Odyssey and is being billed as a "comedy-puzzle game." (Read More)

Soundtrack Out (And problems with codes)

November 5th - via:
Some of you may have noticed that the Kickstarter-exclusive soundtrack is now live and available on Bandcamp.  To access it, you need to follow the instructions on the slip of paper that you received with your Kickstarter rewards. Enter your code... (Read More)

All Packages Are Away

August 28th - via:
The last two days were busy:  Yesterday, two mail vans came by to pick up a total of 861 USA-bound packages, and today I spent three hours processing the remaining 302 international packages at the post office (thanks to Wanda, the counter clerk who... (Read More)

126 Cartons Delivered Today

August 7th - via:
The freight truck just came and dropped two pallets off at my house.  126 cartons, 48 units per carton, and from an initial survey, everything is here (21 boxes of special editions, including one partial box of 40, and 105 boxes of regular editions,... (Read More)

Shipping Details

August 2nd - via:
Diamond Trust of London has been fully manufactured now, boxes and all.  The freight delivery is scheduled at my house on Tuesday, August 7. A survey was just sent around to collect your shipping information (surveys for the $5 reward will come... (Read More)

Manufacturing Progress

July 14th - via:
I've spent the last month or so wiring money around to get all the various manufacturing steps done.  And it's almost done. The cartridges have been made by Nintendo in Japan and shipped across the ocean by freighter.  They are waiting in LA to be... (Read More)

Next Steps

May 26th - via:
Thanks everyone for making this possible! The first thing I need to do this week is make final changes to the packaging (adding name credits to the manual and box for the people who got those rewards).  And then, the updated packaging needs to be... (Read More)

Two new rewards

May 20th - via:
I just added two new rewards---a Kickstarter-exclusive Soundtrack Anthology album, and a hand-altered USB flash drive of source sound and graphics material. A private digital download of the Anthology album will be added as an automatic bonus for... (Read More)

All stand-alone Limited Editions are gone.

May 17th - via:
Since they just sold out, some people who wanted one obviously didn't get one.  There are still a few left at the higher tiers, but those are out of reach for many people. If you still want something a little more special, kick in $5 to your $35... (Read More)

Double Limited Edition selling out

May 10th - via:
The $100 pledge level, for two copies of the Limited Edition, sold out much sooner than I was expecting it to. So, I've transferred more copies into that "bin", out of the $55 bin. This seems like a fair thing to do, so I'll monitor the situation and... (Read More)

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