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PACHAMAMA by SitDown SitDown
The Earth Goddess Pachamama constantly guides the Quechua farmers, by specifying the distribution of crops to be planted, according to her own logic, of course. No one would dare transgress the rules dictated by Pachamama!

Project story

Players
1 - 4
Play time
60 min
Age
14 +
Genre
exploration
logical
terrain building
deduction
solo

🇫🇷 La campagne en français sera mise à jour ce mercredi 20 octobre. 🇫🇷

Welcome aboard

Rewards

Stretch goals ( - / - unlocked)

Addons

Game contents

What is Pachamama?

Benefits of backing this project

Languages editions

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Videos

🇬🇧 Quackalope


🇬🇧 BoardGameCo


🇬🇧 The Lighten Up Initiative


🇬🇧 BoardGameCo
Pachamama starts at 15:09.


🇫🇷 Un Monde de jeux



🇬🇧 Ludovox


🇫🇷 Ludovox






Estimated timeline

Of course, any delay in this process will have repercussions on the following steps. To buffer a bit for this, we have added extra time to each step — a margin of error — to try to prevent the timeline from being disrupted too badly.

Our primary fear is about the step departing from China. At the beginning of 2021, we had to wait many weeks just to obtain containers in China to ship our products to Europe, the USA, and Canada. Ultimately, we found a solution that we hope to use again to keep Pachamama's process flowing smoothly.

Of course, we will keep you informed regularly about the evolution of these things.

The first expo at which Pachamama will be presented is Paris Est Ludique in… Paris, of all places, at the end of June 2022. In-store will take pace after the vast majority of you have received your orders.

Pledge manager

After the Gamefound campaign, but before we send the graphics to the factory to launch production, we will bring the pledge manager online. We will use Gamefound's integrated system to do this.

Through the pledge manager, you will be able to:
  • Change your mind, and opt for a different reward.
  • Include add-ons offered during the campaign.
  • Add some of our previous games (availability will vary according to your geographical location).
  • Provide your shipping address.
  • Pay taxes & shipping costs (consult the Shipping Policy section of this campaign to get a current estimate of shipping costs).


Customs-friendly?


This campaign includes customs fees for the following destinations: EU, UK, US, CA, AU, CN.

Any backer residing outside these geographical zones may need to pay additional duties to receive their package.

Please note that VAT and shipping are not included, for any backers, in any country. Both will be collected in the Pledge Manager for everyone.

Shipping policy

Shipping costs will be collected at a later date, after the campaign is complete, once the pledge manager is available.

You agree to provide us a complete shipping address at which your order can be delivered to you under normal circumstances and by the usual methods.

Once production is complete, the games will be dispatched to various fulfillment centers we have chosen around the world, in the following countries: Germany, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, China, France, United Kingdom, USA. Shipping times will therefore vary, according to your geographical location.

Finding the best price for quality delivery service for your package is an arduous task! Day after day, we persevere in our quest to lower shipping prices while preserving the integrity of the shipping service.

The prices listed hereafter are purely estimates and only indicate the best solution we have found so far. These prices can fluctuate, moving in either direction until we ask you to complete the pledge manager.

As you very likely know, currently there is a transport crisis, making it impossible to accurately predict what the future holds.

We will do our very best not to increase the estimated shipping costs listed below, but unfortunately we cannot guarantee that.

Be sure to read the updates we post; this is how we will inform you of any changes.

If you participate in this campaign on behalf of a brick-and-mortar shop, please refer to the Retailer Pledge Deposit for information about shipping costs for shops.

Important
Shipments to the European Union, USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, and China benefit from “Customs-Friendly Shipping” service, which is to say that backers in these countries do not have to pay duties!


Zone 1
Germany, Australia, Belgium, China, South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, Macao, Netherlands.

Zone 2
Andorra, Austria, Canada, Denmark, Spain, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Guernsey, Hungary, Isle of Man, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Monaco, Portugal, Czech Republic, United Kingdom, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, USA.

Zone 3
Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Indonesia, Lichtenstein, Malaysia, Malta, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, The Vatican, Vietnam.

Zone 4
France overseas 1 (Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte, Réunion, French Guiana, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saint Martin, Saint Barthélémy), Norway, San Marino.

Zone 5
Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Iceland, North Macedonia, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine.

Zone 6
Brazil, Chile, France overseas 2 (New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Wallis and Futuna, French Southern and Antarctic Lands).

Meet the team

Pachamama has been demoed at SPIEL'21 (DE-Essen)

Important information

Refunds and cancellation

You can request a refund from us at any time, as long as you have not yet completed the pledge manager form. After this deadline, any reimbursement will be impossible.

We will not ask you for any justification and will refund you via Paypal. The reimbursed amount may be reduced by a processing fee of 3%.

The refund will be made in €. The exchange rate applicable at the time of repayment may affect the amount you will receive.

If it were not possible to deliver part of your order to you, then 100% of that part would be refunded to you, regardless of the date.

If you do not agree with our refund policy, we suggest that you do not participate in this campaign. Thank you for your understanding.

We will close this campaign 4 months after the start of the shipping process. If by that date you still have not sent us your shipping address, then the money received from you will be kept as a donation (your order cannot be shipped or refunded later). In the meantime, you will have received several reminders from us to avoid this situation happening.

Risks and challenges

Sit Down! is an experienced game publisher, active in the business since 2011; We have published twenty games about, including the famous Magic Maze (2017). Therefore, although launching an ambitious crowdfunding campaign is new to us, we still have a lot of experience, especially in terms of:
  • Game development.
  • Management of subcontractors.
  • Management of sea and air transport in order to deliver our games to our distribution partners.

To launch this campaign, we have observed how our experienced colleagues prepare, launch and manage their own campaigns. We have learned many lessons from this, that we have applied to the Pachamama campaign. All is certainly not perfect, of course, but we learn quickly.

We have diligently followed the activity of Facebook pages and groups dedicated to crowdfunding. In this regard, we are infinitely grateful to the contributors (publishers, distributors, entertainers, individuals, etc.) who share so much information with others, with no other purpose than to help a community they cherish. Thank you to all of you. You have taught us a lot!

Regarding the production of Pachamama, we decided to work again with the Hopes factory in Shanghai. From the first try, they are the only ones who were able to produce an almost perfect test of the Pachamama wheel, based on our vector files: a real challenge! Hopes has already produced Rush Out! for us (2021) & Dexterity Jane (2022). We are really delighted with their work, their listening skills and their admirable proactivity.

We have been preparing for months to ship Pachamama all over the World, once production is complete. In this time of the unprecedented transportation crisis the World is experiencing, this is no small feat. We will work with renowned companies that have proven themselves. These are shipping companies, logistics hubs and distributors. For each country, we looked at which was the best solution. In some cases, we will take care of the shipping ourselves. In all cases, we will be vigilant about the quality of the packaging of your order, so that it arrives to you intact. Of course, we cannot guarantee that everyone will receive their order at the same time, but we will do our best to ensure that everyone receives it ASAP.

All the files for production are almost complete. During the campaign, we are of course listening to you. We will be sure to improve Pachamama with the good ideas submitted to us. And we will not forget to credit the authors of these ideas.

The visuals of Pachamama presented during this campaign and his pledge manager are only indicative. Shapes and colors may change. But we'll be sure to keep you informed of any significant changes.

Terms & Conditions

All payments made on Gamefound (during the campaign and then in the Pledge Manager) will be made in euro. All fees shown in US dollars will be based on the exchange rate in effect on the first day of the campaign. You will be debited in euros.

By entering this campaign, you acknowledge that the final appearance, materials and content of the rewards are subject to change and may differ from what is presented during the Gamefound campaign.

You accept:
  • That our responsibility to you is to ship your order as it entered our pledge manager,
  • Title and risk pass to you upon delivery to a common carrier for such shipment,
  • That you are responsible for providing a correct destination address and ensuring that this address is deliverable by normal methods.

We regret that we cannot ship to PO boxes in most countries.

If you are not located in a shipping area, you agree to be responsible for import duties or any other charges that may be owed to the relevant tax authorities.

If you cannot agree to these conditions, we recommend that you do not support this project.