Friday 21 July
We proudly announce that we will have our own booth (Hall 8 booth 8c 110) at Essen Spiel (26-29 Oct) this year.
You are welcome to join us and play a game of Cave Pilot 55, or have a look at some of the demonstrations of the game. We are planning to demonstrate beginner games and advanced tactics tailored to the interested gamer. Additionally, we will sell some of the limited expansions that we still have from the Kickstarter project. We only printed 250 sets of each expansion to satisfy the demand of the backers that supported us earlier in 2016.
See you at Essen Spiel !!
Tuesday 18 July
Presently we have planned to demonstrate Cave Pilot 55 on the Ducosim game fair on Saturday the 23th of September 2017. Besides demonstrations we also sell the game and some of the expansions. Come and join us in Amersfoort.
Thursday 15 June
We have played two great four-player games with Joris, Rebecca, Koen and me. Alcohol free beer and a lot of crisps.
Sunday 4 June
Saturday 3 June
Yesterday we finished the packing of all European fulfillments. Today we have shipped all the European fulfillments to the European backers. The packages will arrive this week Wednesday or Thursday. Keep a close look at the mailman.
Next week we will start packing fulfillments for the overseas areas: United States, Canada, Japan and Australia. Packages for the overseas areas will probably ship on Saturday 10 June.
Tuesday 23 May
Our first game was just signed and picked up by Rein Hofman.
Monday 22 May
Today was the big day of the arrival of the games from WinGo. Three and a half pallet full of games. This was one of the most exiting moments during the creation of the game itself.
Wednesday 19 April
We have finished the German translation of the rulebook. Dirk Johannes Dreeßen did the complete translation of the English rulebook (and expansion rules) into German, and together with Philipp Marwan reviewed the end result. We are very grateful for the tremendous help by Dirk and Philipp!! The 'Spielanleitung' and the 'Erweiterungs-Regeln' can be downloaded at the Media page.
Saturday 18 March
The games have been placed on pallets (100 X 120 X 165 cm) by WinGo and packed in outer cartons (44 X 34.5 X 25 cm) and wrapping, to protect the games for the sea shipment and transport to the Netherlands. The total cargo is 4 pallets: 125 boxes with 6 games/box and 11 boxes with 260 add-ons/box. The total Gross weight with pallet is 1041.70 kg. Sea shipment will take about 6 weeks.
Sunday 5 March
The production of all components by Wingo has been finished. Here is a photo impression by Wingo......
Sunday 12 February
Today after 16 days, 79% of the backers has completed their request from the pledge manager. Besides the mini expansions with the huge beast cards, the Lava cave set is very popular, as well as the Faction set.
Friday 27 January
We have launched the CrowdOx Pledge manager. Lets collect some data................
Tuesday 24 January
Today we got some photos from the WinGo production department we wish to share:
A first impression of the Spot UV details on the cover box and some of the game cards.
Sunday 22 January
Last week, we got the printed proofs from WinGo to check before the mass production is commencing. They look absolutely great!! We are very exited with the start of the printing process and can't wait to get our hands on the physical copies of the boxes.....
Saturday 7 January
Kwatta Games wishes you a happy new year!
... and in this new year, mass production of Cave Pilot 55 can start any moment at the new WinGo printing facility.........
(photo's by WinGo)
We are also working on a small update of the website. The game page will include the latest rules and the media page will include the latest rulebooks and print & play version.
Sunday 18 December
We have really improved our Rulebook based on the feedback by our backers. We have added a small beginner tutorial and guidelines for expert games. You can download the rulebook on our Media page (or click here). The Media page also contains the rules for the expansions. Click here to go to the Media page.
Sunday 4 December
I played a game with my daughter of 7 years old. It went quite well until 'Sinterklaas' came by.........
Thursday 1 December
On the Droevendaal in Wageningen we played a two player game of Cave Pilot 55. Koen had a head start, later I thought I was winning, then Koen again and finally.... I won by 1 point. Really close. We created a cave with 4 yellow, 4 orange and 2 red caves.
Saturday 26 November
Based on the sample provided by WinGo we decided to change the coloring of the rim of the cave cards of the mini-expansions from grey into lime green. This improved the contrast between the cave card and the rim. Just see for yourself.....
Friday 28 October
Look at these beautiful card backs that we have prepared for printing Cave Pilot 55. Cave card back (left), 2 new backs of upgrade cards (two in middle) and the back of exploration cards (right). As you notice, the back of the new upgrade cards (two in the middle) now show the colors of the corresponding upgrade card types. We have made a slight change in the setup of the cave shop, which is now split in two piles. This reduces randomness a bit but increases the strategical choices of players. We have tested this concept at Spiel 2016 and it works great!!
Saturday 15 October
Many visitors came to play Cave Pilot 55 at the Wingo booth on Spiel Essen. Some fantastic games were played. We really enjoyed this day and picked up our Kickstarter Lobotomy pledge from Titan Forge Games.
Saturday 24 September
We have played Cave Pilot 55 at Bumblebeez in Geertruidenberg. Good atmosphere and enthousiastic gamers. We had a very good evening .......
Sunday 18 September
We are going to demonstrate Cave Pilot 55 at Essen Spiel 2016 on Saturday 15 October only.
If you are interested to talk to us, to see the game or just to play the game, you are invited to join us in the WinGo booth (7-F103).
Friday 16 September
Have a look at the following art for the printed proofs: A detailed shot of the player stands, and an example of the complete punchboard (incl. bleeds) with the credit tokens, the first player marker and several tokens for the faction expansion.
Sunday 4 September
Today we have worked hard again to prepare our files for printing proofs. Just to show you some progress, we will show you the new back of the faction cards. They look good......
Wednesday 31 August
On Saturday the 24th of September, we are going to demonstrate Cave Pilot 55 in the Gameshop 'Bumblebeez' in Geertruidenberg (Koestraat 41, 4931 CP) from 19:00 p.m. onwards. We are looking forward to that. Join us if you are in the neighbourhood.
Saturday 27 August
At the moment we are quite busy preparing the cards and boards of our game to make them suitable for printing at WinGo. Have a look at their website.
Monday 15 August
We have returned from a long trip to California in the USA. We visited several beautiful national parks and walked a lot with our kids in the 'Californian Alps'. Fantastic scenery and georgeous trucks!
Wednesday 29 June
After the Kickstarter campaign, we immediately continued playing Cave Pilot 55 with friends. We had a very nice evening as you can see....
Wednesday 29 June
We are funded on Kickstarter!!
Sunday 12 June
Lisa Mensing has translated our English rules into a 'Deutsche Spielanleitung'. You can download the German rules on our Media page.
Monday 6 June
We are more than halfway our KS funding target!!
Sunday 5 June
We raced our planes through a cave filled with particle clouds. Ouchhh, we got hit and barly made it our of the cave. Matt kept his head cool and came out victorious.
Thursday 2 June
The Kickstarter campaign is still running great we are reaching 40% of the funding goal in 4 days. You as a backer could increase the visibility of our project by using social media and letting friends know that our project is worth backing. Click on the Kicktrack-button below to study the metrics of our campaign.
Wednesday 1 June
We are honoured that we have been selected as one of the favorite projects by Kickstarter itself!!!!
Tuesday 31 May
The first day of our Kickstarter campaign is a succes! We hope to collect even more funds to beat the target.
Monday 30 May
Lets have a look at some sketches.....
and the final result
Sunday 29 May
Just a couple of hours and we go live on Kickstarter!!!
On of our strecth rewards includes a mystery pilot and three unique exploration cards.......
Monday 16 May
We have just uploaded several short instruction videos. You can find the links to these You-Tube videos on our 'Media' page.
Tuesday 10 May
Lets have a look at some of the content of one of the expansion sets: the acid caves that harbor a monster you don't want to fly through.......... the acid Ooze. The whole set contains two exploration cards, four cave cards, one enormous monster and its accompanying card.
Monday 9 May
We are back from a short holiday after two intensive months of moving to our new home. At the moment we are preparing ourselves for the Kickstarter launch, and decided to launch the project on Monday May 30 !!! We still have three weeks to go to finish off the details and plunge ourselves in the world of Kickstarter. Join us and support our project!
Tuesday 12 April
One mysterious cave mummy and a flying menace..... These two cards are part of the Ice Cave Expansion Pack. The flying ice skeleton will be similar to the flying Nathus, a terror that flies in between the caves to haunt the pilots. We have already started to draw some of the art of this expansion. The first two weeks of the Kickstarter launch backers will get one of the Expansion packs for free. One expansion pack consists of 4 unique cave cards, 1 unique extra large flying 'monster' and its accompagnying card and 2 unique exploration upgrade cards. Have a look at the stunning art...