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Periorbis: The deep space mining board game for 2-6 players

A project in by Gareth Newton-Williams

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A fresh take on worker placement featuring a unique orbital mechanic. Periorbis is a game of skill and strategy set in deep space.
Backers: 556
Average Pledge Per Backer: £43

Funded: £23,787 of £15,000
Dates: Apr 18th -> May 18th (30 days)
Project By: Gareth Newton-Williams
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Latest News

Limited Edition Cards - Unlocked

May 18th - via:
Another stretch goal reached with 11 hours to go! Hello and welcome to all our new backers. It's great to have you on board. We'll now be including 5 new limited edition worker cards with unique combinations of skills in the Kickstarter version of... (Read More)

500 Backers and 24 Hours to Go

May 17th - via:
Wow! What a crazy 29 days. We're humbled by the experience. Despite reading lots of blogs, websites, guides, and watching other campaigns we thought were along the lines of what we wanted to do this whole thing has been a tremendous learning... (Read More)

New Stretch Goal Unlocked

May 16th - via:
Hello!  A few minutes ago we passed £20,000 (c$31,500) and unlocked Company specific worker tokens. This means that along with the six new company-specific HQ boards Periorbis will now include worker tokens carrying the six company logos! While... (Read More)

Periorbis is a Staff Pick!

May 16th - via:
Morning everyone! We're pleased to announce that Periorbis is now a staff pick. We've updated the campaign image and advertising accordingly. If you've just joined the campaign, welcome aboard. Thank you for your support in helping us to make... (Read More)

Where to send your images

May 15th - via:
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Alignment vector confirmed - preparing for final burn

May 9th - via:
Yeah, I'm back to the rocket launch pseudo-science titles! We've been talking about the campaign a lot. To colleagues, to friends, to retailers, and more than anything else, to each other. One of the top topics has been whether we made a mistake... (Read More)


May 9th - via:
Hi everyone, We're more than two thirds of the way through the campaign with £19,000 raised (about $30,000). We've started collecting photographs from the Appear in the Game and Founding Member backers. We want to start this process now so that we... (Read More)

Getting started on the art

May 7th - via:
Hi, Howdy, and Hello! Thank you for backing Periorbis and for wanting to be part of the game. We'd like to kick off the process of collecting your images so that we can begin scheduling the art. We want to do this in a brisk manner so that we can be... (Read More)

A note about GIMP 2.8

May 4th - via:
Making your own board game is a fantastic and rich experience! One of the best things about it is the requirement to learn and strengthen new skills; most of which we didn't think about a great deal when we first sat down to talk over our ideas. We... (Read More)

Project Video - Uploaded

April 30th - via:
Hi everyone, We've just uploaded a project video. Our thanks to Adam and David, and the others who encouraged us to create one. We hope you like it and we'd be delighted to hear what you think.  There's something about that 'Play' button that just... (Read More)

New shipping price for Switzerland - £14

April 27th - via:
I'm delighted to announce that we've been able to reduce the shipping costs for Swiss backers. Shipping to Switzerland is now £14 I've updated the pledge levels with the new costs! Regards, Gareth  (Read More)

Optimal velocity achieved - hydrogen scoop deployed

April 26th - via:
Evening folks! Yesterday was a blast. As you know, we extended an invite to anyone located in (or willing to travel to) London, to come down and play a game of Periorbis with us. We didn't know if anyone would take us up on the offer so we were... (Read More)

Ion drives to full ahead - wrapping up the first week

April 25th - via:
Hello! To those of you who have just joined us, welcome! At 8.00pm (BST) today the campaign will have been live for a week, and what a week it will have been! It was clear within a few hours of the campaign’s launch that we were going to be funded... (Read More)

New £16 shipping rate for Australia and New Zealand

April 23rd - via:
Just a very short update to let you know that we have arranged new shipping rates for Australia and New Zealand. Shipping to these countries is now £16 The pledges have already been updated to reflect this new price. Share the good news! Regards,... (Read More)

International Shipping - Working on new rates

April 22nd - via:
Good morning! Just a short update today. We're not there yet, but we are working hard on new shipping prices for Australia and New Zealand. Based on the number of messages and questions we've received from backers or potential backers we're now... (Read More)

Ion drives lit - second stage burn engaged

April 20th - via:
I hope some of you are getting as much of a kick out of these ridiculous update titles as I am! Phew! What a day. We started advertising with Board Game Geek and sent out some more personal invites and reminders to contacts, family, and friends. A... (Read More)

Second stage engines lit - ready for burn

April 19th - via:
What an incredible first 24 hours! 255 Backers. Over £11,000 (USD $16,000) raised. 75% of our funding goal achieved! What a ride! Here are some of the things we've got up to over the last 24 hours. We blew through the 100 early bird pledges very... (Read More)

Second stage - ready for ignition

April 19th - via:
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First stage burners - separation confirmed

April 18th - via:
Thank you. I did not expect to be signing off for the night (It's 1am here in London) just five hours into our campaign with 150 backers and almost half of our initial funding goal! You rock! I cannot imagine a better start. But that's exactly what... (Read More)

First stage burners - clear for separation!

April 18th - via:
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