​​​KinSoul Studio

News Archive:

2014 - 2015




So Much Going On!

Hello everyone!  While we may have been quiet on the social media front lately, rest assured that we are working tirelessly to get Steepseers onto its next step: manufacturing.  We have a few components left to finalize in the game itself, as well as a few components related to the extras.  All of the artwork is complete and submitted and the cards are ready to go.  The main components left to put together are the game box, dice layout, token sheet layout, and some final touches on the booklet that comes with the oracle card set.  Although we are behind schedule slightly, we are trying our best to make up for the slip.  We're aiming to kickoff the prototype round of production with our manufacturer by the end of September.

Currently, 70% of backers have completed their surveys.  This means we have 70% of the names we need for the rule book and website "Thank you" pages.  The website has been updated to include the names we currently have (check it out), and we will continue to add to it as more names come in.  The rule book is on more of a deadline though, and if we don't get your names in before we start production, there's nothing we can do.  So hurry and complete those surveys!

Lastly, let's talk about some conventions! :

SimCon:  March 30 - April 1  (attended!!)
Flower City Comic Con:  June 9 - 10  (
Salt City Comic Con:  July 7 - 8  (
FlameCon:  August 18 - 19  (
Queen City Conquest:  September 7 - 9  (
Uticon:  September 23  (
fully confirmed!)
RetroGameCon:  November 3 - 4  (
fully confirmed!)

Metatopia: November 1 - 4 (working it)



That's right!  Our Kickstarter project for Steepseers is set to launch tomorrow, June 6th!  Check out the home page after launch for the Kickstarter video and a link to the project's page.  We hope that the people already in the KinSoul community, as well as new members finding us for the first time, can help us make this game into a reality.  We're counting on you guys!!

In other news, a convention update!  We're going to be very busy this year.  We hope to see you all out and about!

SimCon:  March 30 - April 1  (attended!!)

Flower City Comic Con:  June 9 - 10  (fully confirmed!)

Salt City Comic Con:  July 7 - 8  (pending)

FlameCon:  August 18 - 19  (fully confirmed!)

Queen City Conquest:  September 7 - 9  (fully confirmed!)

Uticon:  September 23  (fully confirmed!)

RetroGameCon:  November 3 - 4  (working it)

See the latest Alkemia Kickstarter updates here

See the latest Steepseers Kickstarter updates here


What Have We Been Doing???

Wow, how time does fly!  Here's a quick update about what's been going on with us and some of our plans for this year.

Alkemia has been selling pretty well.  We're still taking it around to conventions with us and looking to get it into more stores.  Hopefully we'll be able to get a distribution deal in the close future.  That's something we're working on now.  It is available in a few places, mostly local to Utica and Ithaca NY, but also on Amazon as well.  Check out the Available At page for more information.

Steepseers development and production has been our main focus these past many months.  After much more play testing and rule refinement, we believe it is in its final stages of development!  And you know what that means right?....KICKSTARTER TIME!  That's right, we'll be back on Kickstarter in the next few months to raise money for the production of Steepseers.  All of the organization and planning is underway.  We're both excited and exhausted by what's to come, but mostly excited!  More on that soon!!

Thanks to the addition of our newest member, we have a few new games already in their alpha stages.  One of these, Proving Grounds, has been getting more and more of our attention lately.   It's already hitting conventions for play testing and we're getting a lot of good feedback on it.  More information will be available on Proving Grounds in the next couple months, so be sure to check back here soon!

Lastly, a convention update!  Here's a list of the conventions on our radar this year, and where we stand with attending:

  • ​SimCon (fully confirmed)
  • Flower City Comic Con (fully confirmed)
  • FlameCon (on waiting list)
  • Uticon (working it)
  • RetroGameCon (working it)