KÖ-OP

Created by offcut games

A co-operative card game about assembling flat-pack furniture with your partner, and definitely not about your collapsing relationship.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

May Update: KÖ-OP is in Production!
about 2 months ago – Fri, May 06, 2022 at 09:42:38 PM

KÖ-OP is now in production! 

We sent the files off a few days ago to the factory and production is getting underway! Once our order finds its place in the queue, we expect to get a more accurate estimate for when the final product will be shipped out. From there, the games will go to our distributor at Fulfillrite and start making their way directly to you. 


Based on the timeline we have now we believe this means we’ll be locking shipping addresses and charging cards for shipping on May 16th. 


We also sent out the Print & Play files for KÖ-OP this week! And then immediately had to update those files. If you’ve not seen yours, check your Backerkit page for the digital download. An update for these downloads was just pushed out last night, so if you were having trouble with uncentered rulebook pages or mismatched Love Language Dials it should now be fixed!


For the moment that’s all the new information we have! Looking forward, we hope to begin packaging our custom Needs cards and Zines this month for our Flat Pack backers in preperation for shipping.  In the meantime, if any print and play players run into trouble feel free to send us a message here on Kickstarter and we'll get back to you asap.  

-Pat, Alisha, and Ari

April Update: Proofs & Survey Closing Date
3 months ago – Sat, Apr 09, 2022 at 07:04:54 PM

We have our physical proofs for KÖ-OP!

        We're extremely happy with the product we've recieved. The copy had a few minor errors we needed to iron out, but as of this post those have all been sorted.

Literally unplayable.

       With those few tweaks made, we are ready to begin the process of finalizing our order for KÖ-OP and putting it into production. That means a few important steps in our process can finally happen!  

First, and most importantly for you, we are closing the Backerkit Surveys on Monday April 25th. If you need to make any changes to your address or still need to fill out your survey, do so before then!

We plan to send out Print & Play files shortly after surveys close. We'll make a post here when those go live detailing how to download yours.

Once everyone's information is in, we’ll also be placing our final order for KÖ-OPs production. We expect to do this in the first week of May. From there, the games will make their way to Fulfillrite and then directly to you. We’re hoping this will mean games will start to arrive in June, but,  as we get estimated dates from Gamecrafter and Fulfillrite, we'll be updating our expected delivery dates.  


-Pat, Alisha, & Ari

March
4 months ago – Sat, Mar 12, 2022 at 10:50:14 PM

    Our goal for March was to get a completed version of KÖ-OP off to the printer so we could see a physical proof. We’ve almost completed that goal, but life was a bit hectic on my end, and it seems I’m was really feeling the shortness of February this go around. I expect the files to be ready to go off to the printer in the next week or so. After that it will take a few more weeks for the prototype to be printed and sent out to us. I’m hoping I’ll be able to post some photos of it with April's update. If it all looks good we’ll then be set to put in the full order of KÖ-OP

-Pat


How Close is Almost?

So here’s where we stand with KÖ-OP right now:

  • All of the illustrations for KÖ-OP are done! Alisha knocked her work this month out of the park and the game is fully illustrated. Look at them all assembling in one place!
  • All of the Testing is done! No more gameplay changes need to be made to cards or rules, including all of the stretch goals cards added for THIS WÅY ÜP.
  • The final files for the rulebook are being adjusted currently. Due to some layout changes needed for player legibility, we had to add a few pages to the rulebook so it would all fit nicely. This is the last big piece we need to complete so the files can go to print.
  • We’re testing changes for the packaging design for of THIS WÅY ÜP. The foil booster pack prints color differently than we thought. We’ve adjusted the design to include fuller colors in the hope this helps. 
Initially we wanted the booster to look like cardboard... however this packaging prints with more of a gold hue. So we're going to test the new design on the right.

Goals for March:

Once we’ve sent this off to print, we’re going to begin putting together the Print and Play files for the game while we wait for it to arrive.


As a reminder, we won’t be closing the Backerkit pledgemanager until we’re ready to start the printing for KÖ-OP. Optimistically, we estimate that to happen sometime in late April. However, that date could slide depending on our physical proof. There will be plenty of notice here before we lock the pledgemanger.


-Alisha, Ari, and Pat


February Update
5 months ago – Fri, Feb 11, 2022 at 12:18:04 PM

A little behind schedule, but here’s our February update!  

    Our first big milestone post campaign was getting our backer surveys out the door. We successfully crossed that off our to-do list in January! At this point everyone should have received their survey link from Backerkit and can begin filling out their information. 

     On Backerkit, you’ll be able to adjust your address, add-ons, and give us all the information we may need to get you your copy of KÖ-OP. Shipping will not be charged yet and you can still make changes to anything on that page until we lock the surveys. That won’t be for a little while yet and we’ll make a post here before that happens, so that you all will have plenty of notice.

How Goes Assembly?

    As for our work on KÖ-OP, this past month was used to begin putting the final polish on a lot of the mechanics and text for the game. This has included taking a closer look at the titling of our Manual Pages cards, testing our last few Hardship cards, and making an adjustment to the way cards are discarded at the end of your turn.  

   The Hardship cards in particular went through the most changes in January. Previously, we had a set of cards which made the game easier by reducing the number of Needs you and your partner were required to score in exchange for a lower Meatball count at the end of the game. In testing, these cards were never picked (who wants less Meatballs?), so we’ve adjusted the mechanical effects of these cards as you can see above.  


Whats Next?

Looking ahead, our goal for February is to get a proof copies of both KÖ-OP and THIS WÅY UP ordered that includes all final artwork and the updated rules.  


-Pat, Ari, and Alisha

Backerkit Surveys Are Out!
5 months ago – Tue, Jan 25, 2022 at 02:09:51 AM

Surveys!

Everyone should have received an email today from Backerkit giving you access to your pledge manager for KÖ-OP. Check your spam folders if you haven’t seen it yet!

-Alisha, Pat, & Ari