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1A Games no longer licensed for Tide of Iron
« on: November 30, 2015, 04:52:17 PM »
FFG has taken the license back, per email today from 1A Games.

Not sure what this means for them, but it sounds like they're going to be winding up the company.

Where is all this going?...

It has been jointly decided by both 1A and FFG that the time has come for the two companies to part ways. As a result, FFG has taken back all of the inventory and all the control of the ToI property effective immediately.

FFG has given us no direct information about what their plans for the future of the line may be. Any questions concerning Tide of Iron which do not regard this Kickstarter - rules interpretations, future expansions, replacement parts, etc... - should be directed at FFG. 1A Games is no longer able to sell, produce, develop, or market anything to do with the Tide of Iron game. The files currently available for download on our website (which will remain there for the foreseeable future) are our final offerings to the line.
Any comments or ire in regards to how this Kickstarter has been (mis)handled should be directed to us here at 1A Games, and NOT to FFG.

Old Soldiers Never Die...

We here at 1A have been proud to have been granted the opportunity to work with the Tide of Iron game. We did our best to revive the line and make it more accessible to new players to expand the brand. But the game market is a very competitive one these days, and we had some issues - editorial delays on our end, delays to printing in China, and in shipping due to a labor dispute at the port of Los Angeles (since resolved) - which led to our not having base game on hand to support Stalingrad when it was first released, and to our missing the Christmas season last year.

Over our time with Tide of Iron, we have been pleased by the response which we got from you - the fans - in regards to the direction we were moving with the game. Hindsight is 20/20 and looking back there are things which we should have done differently. What's past is past and we can do nothing to change it.

As for the future of 1A Games; that remains unclear. The shop has entered into a sort of state of suspended animation as we sort out various details (like this KS) and try and see the path ahead.

In any event, I and all the staff of 1A Games would like to thank those of you who backed this Kickstarter and had faith that we would do great things with the game.

Like good soldiers, we did our duty as we saw it.

History will judge us now.

Good Night and Good Luck!


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Re: 1A Games no longer licensed for Tide of Iron
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2015, 05:02:58 PM »
That's too bad. Having seen the game at Origins, it looked like a great product. And the guy running things there seemed well versed and keen.
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Re: 1A Games no longer licensed for Tide of Iron
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2015, 11:17:37 AM »
Yeah, definitely a bummer. Saw this the other day posted at BGG and made essentially the same comment you just did, Vance.
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