Friday, November 28

Awesome Day

Yesterday was a great day. Not only did I get serious interest from four new distributors (covering the US, Asia and Scandinavia) I had a couple of interesting sales (more on that later).

The distributors are all companies I've previously contacted before, but for some reason they all seem to finally be interested. Hopefully this interest will translate into actual orders, we shall see. I'm still waiting on payment from four distributors, with another due over the weekend. It's really annoying to have to chase them up, I've given them thirty days to pay, going over that is taking the piss a bit - certainly frustrating. Still, four more distributors. Warm glow. And relax.

In other news, Bruno Faidutti (designer of among others: Citadels, Diamant and Mission: Red Planet) wanted a copy of his friend Ted Cheatham's Carpe Astra. So he bought one from me. And an It's Alive! Spotting an opportunity (I'm nothing if not opportunitistic ;-) ) I told him I was always on the lookout for new games. Cue some submissions. First Reiner Knizia, now Bruno Faidutti. I've arrived!

6 comments:

Tao - Starlit Citadel said...

Firstly, congrats on the new distributors in the US and the game submissions. Those are great designers and a big step up for you.

Secondly, do you have a Canadian distributor? I just had a customer enquire about It's Alive.

Jack said...

Hiya Tao,

FRED and Brown Box Inc. distribute my games in the US, if you don't deal with them, try getting your favourite Canadian distributor to pick them up :-)

Cheers,

Jack

Yehuda said...

I'm awaiting to see what Bruno thinks of my game. Although I respect him enormously, I tend to trash his games on my blog, and I know he reads my blog. :-)

Yehuda

Jack said...

Hiya Yehuda,

We'll see. Everyone has different tastes. I happen to really like Citadels, Mission: Red Planet and Diamant. And It's Alive! of course :)

Cheers,

Jack

Tao - Starlit Citadel said...

Hi Jack, Brown Box I've not heard of. I'll look them up. Thanks!

Sorry about the delayed response. It's Christmas. :)

Jack said...

Hiya Tao,

I understand. Brown Box are based in Texas, FRED in Chicago, I assume they'll both deal with Canada but a shiny new Canadian distributor would be great... :-)

Cheers,

Jack