Grand Austria Hotel: Let's Waltz - First view outside of Kickstarter
A little peak at our Kickstarter campaign
Do you remember our Grand Austria Hotel: Let's Waltz Kickstarter campaign from last year? Until today, we have posted updates only to our backers via Kickstarter, but as all products have left the factory now, we are eager to show the finished game (or, at least, part of it) to everyone.
Any news on the delivery of the products to your doorstep? Well, things are looking good at the moment, and the delivery should still work out as scheduled. The goods for the European backers have hit the warehouse in France and are soon to be fulfilled. The goods for every other backer are destined to arrive in the US these days, and are then going to the fulfillment center in Florida.
Your Lookout Games team
Important note for backers:
There are still backers who pledged in Kickstarter but missed to complete the PledgeManager, so they have not settled shipping costs yet and have not verified their shipping address.
Are you one of these backers? Then please contact us immediately at email@example.com and we will try to find a solution for you after the regular fulfillment (settling shipping costs, verifying your address, etc.).
Please DON'T contact us if you haven't backed the Kickstarter campaign and hope to snatch one of these copies! These backers placed an order with us by backing the campaign and we will first try everything in our power to fulfill their order. If backers cancel their order or don't answer for too long that we will have to cancel the order ourselves, we will make these copies available through our online shop.
Cantaloop Book 1: Breaking into prison rocks! Ricarda plays purple, Sabine plays red.
Your feedback for Cantaloop Book1: Breaking into prison blew our socks off!
We really love to put the utmost joy into our games - for all of you! Still, we are so happy with all the positive feedback, posts and reviews on our first analog Paper Point’n Click adventure. Cantaloop Book 1: Breaking into prison by game designer Friedemann Findeisen exceeded our wildest expectations and was almost sold out within a few weeks.
If you haven’t been able to get hold of your personal copy, rest assured: We are working with high pressure on the next release! Or as Hook would put it: combine BOOK with PRINTING PRESS.
Additionally, we added new players to the Lookout team! Let them introduce themselves.
Hello, I am Ricarda.
As new project and product manager at Lookout Games, I've been happily pushing Meeples and emails around since joining the team. My home office today is in Berlin, but I grew up south in Ingolstadt.
Before joining the Asmodee family, I played and studied and studied what I played. In other words: I did my Master Degree in Game Studies and Engineering at the Alpen-Adria University. I've been supporting Sören in project management since March, so I'm deep in the middle of the Lookout range, under all those cards, boxes, emails and - sheep!
How would other players describe you?
I think they would first notice my euphoria at the beginning of each game night. Speaking of pure happiness: I play purple.
Hello, I am Sabine.
Lookout is publishing great games, as marketing manager I will take care the games find their way to you even more quickly in the future. You also need someone to answer questions that are not about the rules of the game. For example: When will Le Havre finally be released again?
My expertise is in marketing & events, I launched organic brands for retail and organized eco-friendly business events in Austria. For Lookout, I can now fully exploit my know-how and will play all cards. I live in the town of the Grand Austria Hotel with my family, a large pile of board games and an even larger pile of books.
What does a successful game night look like for you?
A large table, good-humored teammates, a few nice games, crisp puzzles and - sheep. And if you ask: I play red.
Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
Translation: Merry Christmas - 2021 will certainly be better!
* And if it's not going to be better on its own, we will make it better ourselves!
Lookout wishes a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
However, before we will vanish completely, we have a little gift for you: The prequel print & play for Cantaloop - Book 1: Breaking into prison is now available. If you don't know what to play between Christmas and New Years, simply head over to the games download section and give it a try. We hope you will enjoy it and find yourself interested in the main game which should already be available or will become available early next year (depending on which country you are living in).
Here's just a short reminder which parts of Lookout are closed for how long:
- Online Shop: Dec. 16th 2020, 18:00 (CET) - Jan. 11th 2021, 09:00 (CET)
- Replacement part service: Dec. 16th 2020, 18:00 (CET) - Jan. 4th 2021, 09:00 (CET)
- Lookout office: Dec. 21st 2020, 18:00 (CET) - Jan. 4th 2021, 09:00 (CET)
But now, enough of 2020. We wish all of you a happy Christmas time and are excited to meet you again in 2021!
A game award, Cantaloop and Christmas holidays
An expert game award, news about Cantaloop - Book 1: Breaking into prison and all information about Lookout's Christmas holidays!
Expedition to Newdale has won the "Spiele-Hit für Experten" (hit game for experts) award by the Wiener Spiele Akademie (Austrian Game Academy)!
On December 4th, the Wiener Spiele Akademie (Austrian Game Academy) held their annual award ceremony for the Austrian game awards. Due to the current situation, the ceremony had to be held online. A recording of the live stream can be watched on the Ludovico, Landesludothek Steiermark YouTube channel (German only!).
Cantaloop - Book 1: Breaking into prison available in the U.K.
While all other "Point & Click" fans have to be patient some more and Cantaloop - Book 1: Breaking into prison will not be available before January 2021 in general, U.K. gamers are very lucky these days. Despite the current situation, the vessel with the U.K. games on board rushed to its destination and has already arrived! As a result, our colleagues at Asmodee UK are pretty sure that the games will hit stores this week! So, if you live in the U.K. and are a "Point & Click Adventure" fan and you like puzzles and a good story, wait no more and head over to your favorite game store to get your hands on this one-of-a-kind gaming experience.
Don't know what all this fuzz is about? Then have a look on the game's details page: Cantaloop - Book 1: Breaking into prison
Lookout will start its annual Christmas holidays soon!
Like every year, we are eager to make sure that our colleagues are getting their well deserved Christmas holidays. Therefore we are going to close down our Online Shop, the replacement part service and our office. The Online Shop and the replacement part service will be first in order to make sure that all ordered packages will be sent before Christmas:
Misprint in Nusfjord: Salmon Deck!
Unfortunately we had to find out that we introduced a misprint with the new Salmon Deck expansion for Nusfjord. The number showing with how many players the new elder card should be used, as well as the number which defines which elder card from the base game should be replaced are wrong. Correctly they should show "12" (which means that the elder card with number 12 from the base game should be replaced with the new one) and "4 - 5". A correction PDF can be found on the expansions sub-page: