After 9 days waiting for the video to encode, we are happy to announce that our walk-through of Forged in Steel is finally complete. You can view it on our YouTube Channel. It has been a crazy ride so I thought I would share the story. We wanted to do a neat 3D rendering of the game and use that for the walk-through, good idea, but in reality, it was a lot more work than I anticipated. I started work on this video right after BGGCon 2014 and mostly had it wrapped up in December. I then went to work on the new prototype game board. Unfortunately, I let my illustrator file get a little bigger than would be advised and just when I thought I was done, the file became corrupt and I lost a bunch of work. Needless to say I went on a tear filled 24 hour bender to forget my immense sorrow over the loss of all my hard work. After some sleep, 26 Advil and 2 gallons of water, I went back to it. Luckily, I had a saved a PNG copy of the board so I was able to reconstruct things piece by piece with this image as my guide. Long story short, the board fiasco put me way behind the eight ball on the video, plus we thought the video would encode in 24 hours or so once completed. It actually took almost 200 hours. Late last night the encoding of the video completed and today I was able to add the audio track and create the final version.
Now that you know how much work this video took, we hope you will go check it out and really get a feel for Forged in Steel. Then you may mercilessly mock me for any little mistake you find :), for the record I know of two tiny ones but I don’t have 200 hours to re-encode this bad boy.
Eric and the Knight Works Team