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Steam Works

I made a game!

My game Steam Works really exists! Not very many copies of it exist at the moment, and probably only one on this side of the Atlantic. But it exists!

Me posing with my first copy of the game

A few dozen copies were being sold by the publisher, Tasty Minstrel Games, at GenCon a couple of weeks ago. They all sold out in the first day, which is rather exciting :) The very first copy was opened on livestream on the internet, and then posted to me. (Come and play it at our house!) But the main print run is being manufactured/shipped at the moment and will be on sale in October.

So only a small number of people have copies of the game at the moment. It's still not got any reviews posted on BoardGameGeek, but this session report and this video blog post are quite complimentary so I'm looking forward to seeing the reviews trickle in!

If you're interested, the thing I'd most like for you to do is ask your Friendly Local Games Store to get some stock of the game in :) That way some copies get onto shelves and exposed to more people. Unless you're in Cambridge, in which case I've got the local shops here covered and you will be able to buy a copy of the game either from them or directly from me!

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ilanin
Aug. 17th, 2015 04:52 pm (UTC)
Predictably, a review has appeared on BGG within a few hours of you posting that there weren't any. It finishes with the line

"If this is alextfish’s first game, it is an amazing debut! I’ll be watching everything he does very closely, as he really seems to have a great mind for engaging, elegant design."

...hopefully he doesn't mean literally everything.
andrewducker
Aug. 17th, 2015 07:19 pm (UTC)
Congrats - the review looks great!

Is it available through Amazon or any online stores I can buy it from?

(There are game stores in Edinburgh, but miles away, and I'm never near them.)
alextfish
Aug. 18th, 2015 01:37 pm (UTC)
Thanks!

Yeah, there are a couple of ways to get it online. You'll be able to get it from Games Lore nearer the time (probably shipping second week of October; it'll likely turn up on their website for preorder a couple of weeks before that). Or you can preorder it from me on Amazon and I'll post it to you when I have some copies, which might be late September but will probably be mid-October as well.

Edit: Link fixed!
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