Skyline Express

Created by Thistroy Games

A beautiful, family friendly boardgame about tile laying and pattern building. Tons of replayability and a robust solo mode.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Production update + other news
about 1 month ago – Tue, Aug 24, 2021 at 01:57:46 AM

Hi!

After a holiday break, we're back with a little update.


Skyline Express files are ready

We're happy to say that all files for the game are 100% ready and have already been sent out to the printhouse. The only thing thing left right now is to get the game printed out. Which leads us to...

Slight delay in production

This is something we were hoping to not have to share with you but unfortunately our printhouse informed us that due to the ongoing problems with raw materials needed for production, Skyline Express will be pushed back a little. We've been promised that the games will be ready in November which isn't all that bad but still nothing to be happy about. So our initial, very optimistic outlook on the production timeline needs to be updated but it looks like we'll still be able to deliver the games in December as stated on the campaign.


Print and Play files

The PnP files will be available really soon (we'll post a separate update on that). We're still waiting for the final proofreading of the rulebook and for Jarek to come back from his holidays to fix a few alligments in the files so that you don't have any problems when getting to work on those PnP builds!


That's it for now. If you have any questions it's best if you contact us at hello@thistroy.com


Stay safe!

Thistroy Games

Hurry up! Just a few days left to fill out your shipping details!
2 months ago – Tue, Jul 20, 2021 at 10:10:46 AM

Hi!

Hope you're having a great day! Just wanted to share a quick update on recent progress.

BackerKit surveys

We're happy to say that most of you already filled out your Backerkit surveys.

Just a reminder to anyone who hasn't dont it, that you only have time until the 31st of July!*

If for some reason you haven't received a survey email or lost it please use the recovery link below:

https://skyline-express.backerkit.com/


When creating the add-ons for the pledge manager we were worried that the extra wooden components wouldn't spark your interest but oh boy were we wrong! You surprised us completely ordering over 180 sets of both the scoring as well as luggage tokens. Amazing! It only shows how much you care for this game. Thank you!


Production 

We're happy to inform that everything is going according to plan. Our plan was to deliver files to the printhouse till the end of July and we're sure we're going to make it. Below are a few photos of proof prints that got delivered to us. Everything is looking fine, a few details that needed minor tweeking are already fixed.


Have a great day!

Thistroy Games

IMPORTANT ---> Pledge manager is LIVE! + other good news!
3 months ago – Fri, Jul 02, 2021 at 01:54:45 AM

Hi everyone!


Sorry you had to wait so long for an update but it's not like we've been slacking :) We've been hard at work finishing graphic work, working on the rulebook and most importantly preparing the pledge manager. So let's go through things one by one!

PLEDGE MANAGER

Let's start here as this is the most crucial element at the moment. With Skyline Express we've chosen Backerkit as our pledge mananger. As it's a new system for us it did require more setup than we initially thought but it's now ready for all backers. You should be receiving surveys in the following days.

Please fill them out properly so that we don't have problems with wrong addresses as that is always a pain for both parties involved :)


The pledge manager will close on July 31st!


----- > IMPORTANT INFORMATION 

Backers that pledged €1 or €4 for the PnP reward - if you're considering changing your pledge level it's best if you do it at the very first step of the survey by clicking on "switch your pledge level" link at the bottom.

ADD-ons for Skyline Express

As mentioned in our previous update we were able to negotiate a resonable price for the add-ons that weren't unlocked during the campaign and make them available to backers in the pledge manager. So if you want your copy of Skyline Express to look the best way possible (we sure do!) don't hesitate to click on the extras. Backerkit allows for certain items to be stretch goals in the pledge manager. So all we need is 10 backers and we'll unlock the beautiful wooden luggage tokens and new scoring markers!


SHIPPING

Due to the problematic situation with worldwide shipping and the fact that the total number of games won't be as high as we anticipated before the campaign, we've decided on shipping straight from Poland using Polish Post. We've shipped this way on our previous campaign for Micro City and didn't really have any issues.

PRINT AND PLAY FILES

Print and play files will be ready by the end of July. Backers will receive a separate notification email once they are uploaded and available for download.

TIMELINE

We're very happy to say that we're on schedule and not experiencing any delays. Files are almost ready to be sent out to the printing house so production will start once you complete your surveys and we get the green light.

Jarek finally finished drawing all Persona portraits and we simply can't wait to see them on the physical tiles! 

If you have any questions or problems with the pledge manager don't hesitate to contact us! It's best to write an e-mail ----> hello@thistroy.com


Stay safe!

Thistroy Games

It's a wrap! Skyline Express is on it's way... to your gaming table
4 months ago – Fri, Jun 04, 2021 at 01:14:47 AM

It's a wrap! Skyline Express is on it's way... to your gaming table!

We've reached the final stop for this exciting campaign (especially the last 48h - what a rush!). But this is just the beginning of the journey  Skyline Express will take to reach your homes! 

Thank you so very, very much for backing the game and being with us on this exciting ride! Your feedback and comments really helped out. There is a lot we learned during this campaign, things we will work on differently in future projects and things we'll simply do better next time :) 

PLEDGE MANAGER + ADD ONS

Our pledge manager (Backerkit) will be ready in about 2 weeks. Every backer will receive an invitation to the  same email you've used for Kickstarter. You'll be able to manage your pledge there anyway you like. You can add extra copies of the game, pay for shipping etc.

Many of you suggested that the components that weren't unlocked with stretch goals be available as add-ons in the pledge manager.  We talked with the manufacturer of the wooden components and we can now say that this will be possible :) We're super excited as this will actually give anyone the chance to have the most pimped out version of the game possible! Including us obviously ;)

We're still working out the exact pricing so we can't share it now unfortunately.

NEXT STEPS

As mentioned in the previous update there is a very big chance that the games will be ready sooner than expected which, lets be honest, is great news for everyone! Below is the current timeline:

That's it for now. Thank you once again! We're here because you made it possible! You're the best!

Have a great day!

Thistroy Games

Almost there! - exciting production timeline update!
4 months ago – Mon, May 31, 2021 at 10:56:21 PM

Hey everyone!

We're just about to enter the last 48 hours of the campaign. A big welcome to everyone joining the campaign at this point! Lovely to have you here with us!

PRODUCTION TIMELINE

We're super excited to share this news with you! The printing house we're working with confirmed that if all files are delivered to them by the end of July, printing will take place in August! That's earlier than we anticipated which means that we're on the right track to start shipping much sooner :) 

After the campaign is finished we'll update you with all necessary information regarding next steps and the pledge manager.

CARRIAGE NAMES AND COLORS

With your awesome participation we've been able to finally decide on the names for all carriages. They look great and we can't wait to play a game using the final version.

Thank you again for backing Skyline Express and remember you can always push this campaign further by sharing it amongst friends and on social media.


Have a great day!

Thistroy Games