The GAMES Magazine award has lead to some interesting things that I wasn’t expecting … such as scrambling to pull-together a 2nd Edition of “Jump Gate” in time to ship for this holiday season!
I had been hoping for the game to make the GAMES 100 list ever since it was reviewed in their Septemer issue, and that would help me find a traditional publisher for next year while I continued to sell the game through TheGameCrafter.com. However, having the game named the Traditional Game of the Year required something more.
Since the biggest 2 complaints about the TGC-delivered game were the lack of a traditional game box and inconsistent printing/folding of the rulebook, I figured I better create a new edition of the game, with a traditional board game style setup box and a nicely printed rules booklet. Turns out that the trickiest piece to get in place has been the box. But we’re close now. If things go smoothly, we should have something shelf-ready to ship by late November.
Here’s a sneak-peek at the box artwork … this is preliminary, but close to final … first the top of the box, then the bottom. (click the image … then click it again in the next screen to see a bigger version)