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Downlink: The Game of Planetary Discovery

A project in Tucson, AZ by Dante Lauretta - Xtronaut Enterprises

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Journey into the world of Solar System exploration – launch spacecraft, travel across the solar system, and explore distant planets.
Backers: 440
Average Pledge Per Backer: $65

Funded: $28,390 of $15,000
Dates: Nov 13th -> Dec 15th (32 days)
Project By: Dante Lauretta - Xtronaut Enterprises
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Latest News

We Did It! Stretch Goal Reached!

December 13th - via:
Greetings Xtronauts, Thanks to our amazing backers - we have hit our stretch goal and will be able to upgrade the game packaging. With one day left - we will try for one more goal - a bonus fifth coin for the OSIRIS-REx commemorative coin set! We can... (Read More)

OSIRIS-REx Discovers Water on Asteroid Bennu!

December 12th - via:
Greetings Xtronauts, Only two days left in the campaign. Please help spread the word! It has been an amazing week for our OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return mission. We have detected water-bearing minerals on the surface of the asteroid! This result... (Read More)

New Videos About Downlink + OSIRIS-REx at Bennu

December 5th - via:
Greetings Xtronauts, With nine days to go in the campaign, we need your help for our final push. Here are a couple of videos about our game. Please share with your friends on social media. VIDEO: Crowdsurfing December 5, 2018 from The Dice Tower... (Read More)

A Great Week for Space Exploration - OSIRIS-REx at Bennu!

December 1st - via:
Greetings Xtronauts, I hope everyone is as excited as I am for the arrival of the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft at asteroid Bennu!  This “super-resolution” view of asteroid Bennu was created using eight images obtained by NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft... (Read More)

Downlink Gameplay Video!

November 30th - via:
Greetings Xtronauts, We have completed a video describing the gameplay for Downlink: The Game of Planetary Discovery! Watch Dante describe the game components and walk through a player turn. The video is posted on YouTube and is on the main campaign... (Read More)

Two Weeks In - Let's Get That First Stretch Goal

November 27th - via:
Greetings Xtronauts, Two weeks into the Downlink campaign, we are elated to have reached our funding goal. We now have our sights on the first stretch goal - a nice upgrade to the game packaging. We need your help to spread the word and reach this... (Read More)

The Player of Games: A round of Downlink with Dante Lauretta - Jason Davis

November 21st - via:
We hosted a round of play with Jason Davis from Rocketgut. Here is his story. In the late 80s and early 90s, when he was in high school and college, Dante Lauretta played board games that could drag on for days. There was Supremacy, where the goal... (Read More)

Mission Objective Completed - Funding Goal Met - First Stretch Goal Announced!

November 20th - via:
Greetings Xtronauts, We did it! Thanks to your support, Downlink: The Game of Planetary Discovery is funded. We look forward to getting this game into production and to our backers - THANK YOU! With this objective completed - we set our sights on our... (Read More)

New coin finished - Sample Return

November 16th - via:
OSIRIS-REx Four Coin Set by Shire Post Mint Hi Everyone! Helen from Shire Post Mint here. Just wanted to give a quick update about the OSIRIS-REx commemorative coins. Sample Return Coin Finished  Sample Return Coin struck in stainless steel This... (Read More)

EU Friendly Shipping!

November 16th - via:
Greetings Xtronauts, We have worked with our shipping company to reduce the price of shipping to the EU! We have been able to bring the shipping costs down to $28. A new reward level has been added specifically for this change. Onward and Upward!... (Read More)

Downlink Launch Complete - Day One Data on the Ground

November 14th - via:
Greetings Xtronauts, A big thank you to all of our backers! The launch of Downlink went off without a hitch. Our trajectory is nominal, and we are on track for mission success. Throughout the campaign, we will be providing regular updates on the... (Read More)

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