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A project in Cambridge, NZ by Alayn Clint

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An interactive game for 1-4 people where players race to recover their yard from the crazy autumn weather.
Backers: 295
Average Pledge Per Backer: $62

Funded: $18,300 of $7,500
Dates: May 25th -> Jun 22nd (28 days)
Project By: Alayn Clint
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Latest News

Live Event in 20 minutes! One more time?

June 21st - via:
Live Event I have no idea how this will go, but I will start a Zoom meeting in 15 minutes (4pm NZ, 9pm PST or 12am EST) for anyone that wants to jump in for a Q&A and a look at some of the fun early artwork for Upkeep.  Here is the link that... (Read More)

Acorns! Unbe-leaf-able! Final Event! Another Bonus Goal!

June 21st - via:
Acorns! Who knew that so many of you liked acorns?  Maybe all the cheesy puns are starting to work!  Thanks to everyone for the wonderful engagement.  We will be updating the campaign page to show where all those acorns were hiding just as soon as... (Read More)

Last 24 Hours and another Unlocked Bonus Goal

June 21st - via:
A super big thanks to everyone that has made this campaign fun and successful.  We could not be more pleased with our first campaign.  Thank you! Campaign Page Updates - Next Funding Goal We have updated the campaign page to encourage our final... (Read More)

Unlocked New Goals and Last 48 Hours

June 20th - via:
Unlocked: Upgraded Insert (cardboard to plastic)! The next funding goal has been unlocked!  Great job everyone!  We had our best day yet since the beginning of the campaign.  We will now be including a custom insert for the game box that will fit... (Read More)

Double Sided Bins Unlocked + Bonus Goal

June 19th - via:
Double Sided Bins Unlocked Thanks for all the amazing engagement the last couple of days!  We have collected enough Bonus Leaf Tokens to unlock another goal (and get a good start on the next one).  Double sided bins will now be a part of the... (Read More)

Wood or Acrylic

June 18th - via:
Welcome! We are continuing to see a lot of new people joining the campaign, so welcome!  With only a few days left, it is exciting to see some strong movement.  We are tracking very nicely for more Funding and Bonus goals.  Thank you for your... (Read More)

More Goals Unlocked! Vote on your Favorite Leaves

June 17th - via:
Thank you Welcome to those who are joining the campaign, and a big thanks to everyone for their continued support.  We are making some great progress as we ramp up for the last few days. Next Funding Goal We have successfully unlocked the Adventure... (Read More)

New Bonus Goal Unlocked!

June 17th - via:
Just a quick update I just wanted to do a real quick update to let everyone know we have unlocked the next Bonus Goal!  Well done everyone!  I will do a proper update a bit later. Additional Leaf Tokens We are super excited about this one.  The... (Read More)

Calm before the Storm and Cameos

June 14th - via:
One week to go Thank you so much for being part of the campaign.  We are just at the cusp of a busy week as we work to wrap up the campaign, so thank you for your continued engagement and encouragement.  It is going to be an amazing week.  =)... (Read More)

New Bonus Goals - Unlocked!

June 14th - via:
Just a quick update to let everyone know the next Bonus Goal has been unlocked!! Wild Leaf Tokens When we hit 5500 Leaf Tokens, Wild Tokens and Dandelion Tokens were tied!  I kept a close eye until finally Wild Leaf Tokens jumped ahead first.  Well... (Read More)

New Walkthrough Video and Daily Challenge

June 13th - via:
Weekends are amazing I hope all of you are enjoying a nice weekend somewhere safe and warm (for those of you in the southern part of the world) or cool (for those in the northern half).  We have been deeply moved by the kindness many of you have... (Read More)

So Good!

June 11th - via:
Welcome! Bienvenu! Welkom! ¡Bienvenidos! A big welcome to our new backers, especially our backers from all around the world.  Yesterday we started some promoting of our French and Dutch campaign pages to give the campaign a boost.  We are seeing a... (Read More)

New Funding and Bonus Goals! Woot!

June 9th - via:
Another round of thanks Welcome to those just joining the campaign, and a big thanks to all our backers.  It is a tremendous amount of fun to campaign with you, and we do not take you for granted.  Thanks for making this such a great experience.... (Read More)

Half way there!

June 8th - via:
Double Thanks I wanted to give a double dose of thanks today to all our backers since I skipped the daily update yesterday to focus on some bonus content we will be sharing soon.  So here is today's and yesterday's moment of gratitude for our... (Read More)

Renewal Notice, Double Tokens and Languages

June 6th - via:
Domain Renewal notice This morning I got a reminder in my email about our domain name coming up for renewal.  That caught me by surprise and I thought, "Has it really almost been a year since we started this journey?"  Upkeep was inspired by Autumn... (Read More)

Steady Progress, Weekend Promotion and CrowdOx

June 5th - via:
Another Great Week Great engagement, great support, great pledges and why?  Because this is a great community.  Thanks to each of you, especially those just joining us, for a wonderful campaign that still has lots of great things to come.  You're... (Read More)

Bonus Goals and more Bonus Goals

June 4th - via:
A Big Virtual Hug When we moved to New Zealand about 10 years ago, there were a lot of cultural differences, but one in particular took us some time to adopt.  In New Zealand and throughout the Pacific Islands, it is not uncommon to be hugged (and... (Read More)

New Daily Challenge, Walk-through, and Live Events

June 3rd - via:
Welcome and Thank you We just wanted to give a quick shout out and thanks to everyone just joining the campaign.  We have had a nice steady growth the last few days, and that is going to make a difference.  Thank you for supporting us and we hope... (Read More)

Man vs Meeple Live Event

June 3rd - via:
Man vs Meeple Live Event - Upkeep I apologize for the extra update today.  We received confirmation late in the day that Man vs Meeple will be doing a Live stream of the Upkeep board game at 12pm EST today.  If you want to join in, here is the... (Read More)

Kindness, Challenges and Kittens

June 2nd - via:
Kindness and Connections One of the things I have noticed since the world was hit by the recent pandemic, is that we are becoming more connected than ever to each other no matter where in the world we are.  Our campaign has seen some amazing... (Read More)

Funded! Now the fun really begins.

June 1st - via:
Lots of warm fuzzies My auto correct claims that fuzzies is not a word, but I am pretty sure that isn't true.  I am feeling a lot of fuzzies for all the backers that jumped in so far and helped us make this an amazing campaign.  Thank you!  Of... (Read More)

Is today that day?

May 31st - via:
We wouldn't be here without you I know you hear this a lot on Kickstarter, but it still deserves to be said.  We could not do this without you, and we do not take you for granted.  Thank you for backing our campaign, and thanks for helping us bring... (Read More)

Bonus Goals, New Daily Challenge and Language Content

May 30th - via:
Always First... Thank you!  We are still making great progress as we move forward towards our funding goal.  We have now hit the 80% mark, so it won't be long.  We have lots more planned for the campaign, so keep up the wonderful engagement and... (Read More)

Live Events and Daily Challenges

May 29th - via:
Thank you for the pun-ishment and 100 Backers! For all those backers who entertained us yesterday with those amazing Leaf, Tree and Autumn puns, I salute you.  Even though we have another daily challenge (see below), feel free to keep the puns... (Read More)

Puns, Press Releases and Perfectly Patient People

May 28th - via:
Backer Content and Feedback First off, a big thanks to all our backers and those giving such great feedback.  We have had some incredible support the last few days, and we are excited about the campaign.  We are entering into the normal slowdown... (Read More)

Upkeep from Gametime Again Kickstarter Spotlight

May 28th - via:
In Upkeep, your perfect and beautiful yard is being bombarded with unusual Autumn weather. Your neighbors have always coveted your pristine lawn, immaculate deck, and tidy section. Now they are eager to snatch the coveted title of the neighborhood's most exquisite yard. (Read More)

First Bonus Goal Unlocked and Funding Soooooo Close!

May 27th - via:
What a great community Thanks again to all our backers!  It has already been a fun campaign getting to know many of you, and we are just getting started.  I can't wait to see what the next few weeks has in store. First Unlocked Bonus Goal A 2nd big... (Read More)

Welcome to the Upkeep Campaign! (Resend)

May 26th - via:
Due to Kickstarter having some extended downtime earlier today, some backers are reporting that they did not get our update, so we are sending it again.  Apologies if you are getting this twice.  =) Welcome and Thank you Just as we did before, we... (Read More)

Welcome to the Upkeep Campaign

May 26th - via:
Welcome and Thank you Just as we did before, we are going to always start with a quick thank you to all those who are backing the campaign and who are sharing it with the world.  We could not do it without your support.  Thank you! First 24 Hours... (Read More)

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