Pirate Den was a successfully funded Kickstarter game that was supposed to ship to backers sometime around October of last year (according to the campaign). Originally created by Gamesmith, Pirate Den was a short 3-5 player “pirate” themed bluffing game that sported some really good artwork. It’s designed by Richard James and Boyan Radakovich. That’s about where the fun ended. To date, the game was never published and backers were left without their funds.
Hey Pirate Den Backers!
Patrick from Crash Games here. I had wrote a pretty long update regarding Crash Games involvement with Pirate Den and I want to scrap that and make this as concise and clear as possible.
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Pirate Den is now the property of Crash Games.
Crash Games had zero involvement with Pirate Den prior to purchasing the rights to the game several months ago (outside of being a backer). Since that time I have re-laid out the entire game, vastly improved the production value and prepped the files for manufacturing all on Crash Games dime.
Fulfilling the commitment of providing the original backers with their copy of Pirate Den (of which I am a backer) is at the top of my list.
I personally submitted files to put Pirate Den into manufacturing several weeks ago with Panda Games Manufacturing and next week I will have the PPC (pre-production copy) in hand.
Pirate Den is currently slated for Q4-2015 delivery to Crash Games and I will fulfill it to backers while absorbing those extra manufacturing and shipping costs.
Crash Games will NOT be asking you for money.
It will be difficult to manage the process of obtaining your shipping information but I have some ideas about how to make this possible, I’m actively working on a solution and I will report back.
I understand this process has been very frustrating. Crash Games is known for quality games and for good and transparent communication so rest assured if you are a backer you will be getting Pirate Den and you will not be kept in the dark throughout the process.
I will be in touch next week once I have the PPC in hand. Until then get excited!
Patrick Nickell, Founder
Crash Games, LLC