The Bear Essentials Physical Disk Version

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The Bear Essentials Physical Disk Version

Postby Vanja » Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:57

BATCH 2 SOLD OUT! NOW TAKING PREORDERS FOR BATCH 3!


How do I order a copy of the floppy disk version?

  • Send a mail to shop@pondsoft.uk with the subject line BEAR
  • No payment info is sent out until your copy is ready to ship.
If it seems like you didn't get a reply, please remember to check your spam folder to see if the payment information mail has ended up there.


What do I get when buying The Bear Essentials disk version?

  • Full version of the game with a built in map and extra rooms to explore
  • New loading picture by Graham
  • Bonus game (Super Bonkey Kong) and other bonus files on the disk
  • A5 jewel case with full colour glossy inlay
  • 12 page full colour glossy A6 manual
  • Stickers!
  • Full colour custom disk sleeve and disk label
  • New old stock previously unused 5,25" floppy disk
  • A warm fuzzy feeling that comes from knowing you've helped motivate a C64 programmer and a new C64 software house!
How much does it cost?

  • £15 including worldwide shipping

Can I order multiple copies?

  • Yes you can
  • There's usually no shipping discount though
  • This is because shipping 2 games in 1 box is actually more expensive than shipping 2 games separately

How long will it take to arrive?

  • Delivery time seems to vary wildly, from 1-3 weeks to the same country in Europe.
  • In most cases, people in Europe get the game within a week after shipping, to the rest of the world it can take as much as 2-3 weeks.

Can I get a tracking number?

  • Sadly not, as that would make the shipping cost skyrocket and add extra work filling out a bunch of paperwork at our end. If the game does get lost, we will send a free replacement copy.


Photos

Cover inlay back, spine, front:
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Cover inlay inside, first 130 individually hand signed by Graham:
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Manual back and front cover, illustration by Charlotte Bradberry-Axten:
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Two of the manual pages:
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Disk sleeve mock-up and stack of printed sleeves:
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Sticker sheets:
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Cutting the sheets to make individual stickers:
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More sticker sheets, disk labels:
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Some marketing tat bonus extras:
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Some of the unused floppy disks waiting to be used - we've decided that the black disks looked best with the labels and sleeves, so the other colours will be saved for future game releases:
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154 A5 jewel cases:
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125 shipping boxes waiting to be assembled (100 more are on the way):
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Re: The Bear Essentials Physical Disk Version

Postby Vanja » Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:58

Order list - first 130 are signed by Graham

Colour codes: assembled & contacted - paid & packed - shipped!

001 Graham Axten
002 Vanja Utne
003 Charlotte Bradberry-Axten
004 Roy Fielding
005 Andreas Gustafsson
006 Craig Derbyshire
007 Anthony Stiller
008 Vinny Mainolfi
009 Eric Nelson
010 Bieno Marti
011 Laura and Bruce Gottlieb
012 Oliver Lindau
013 Klaus Timmermann
014 Jan Palsbom
015 Rob Caporetto
016 Jan Schulze
017 Erik Pede **
018 Joerg Droege Not lost in the mail after all, just took 3 months to arrive.
019 Stephen Armstrong
020 Hartmut Pachl **
021 David Almer
022 Daniel Gustafsson
023 Aaron White
024 FREEZE 64 competition reward: Stephan Eickmann
025 Alejandro Sanchez Cubel
026 Paul Axten
027 Mark Hellewell
028 Igor Errazkin
029 David Major
030 Rod Hull
031 Janez Valant
032 Roy Widding
033 Mike Robertson
034 Domingo Alvarez
035 Mikael Lilja **
036 Per LIndgren
037 Christoph Niewöhner
038 Thomas Karlsen
039 Kevin Tilley
040 Fredrik Åberg
041 Alexandra Schmieder
042 Federico Sesler **
043 Espen Sørbø
044 Teppo Keitaanniemi
045 Markus Pääjärvi
046 Adam Cooke
047 Del Seymour
048 Michael Tausendpfund
049 Jan-Erik Sundh
050 Thomas Wienzek
051 Bago Zonde
052 Flemming Dupont
053 David Hammond
054 Jack Wattenhofer
055 Gavin Cochrane
056 Luca Bertoldi
057 Neil Beadle
058 Michele Porcu
059 Stefan Nowak
060 Andrew Fisher
061 Jamie Howard
062 Tobias Karlsson
063 Darwin Meredith
064 Graham Axten
065 Bernd Kögel
066 Francesco Galluccio
067 Tim Drew **
068 Piotr Wompel
069 Scott Cappleman
070 Jan "Beta“ Breede
071 Christian Genzel
072 Brian Nielsen
073 Paul Hocker
074 Jonny Hansen
075 Roberto Consoli
076 Remco Veldkamp
077 Derek Morris
078 Erik Pede (extra copy)
079 Alexander Klock
080 John Christian Lønningdal
081 Michael Keil
082 Audun Evensen
083 Terry Hunter
084 André Braun
085 Salvo Bonanno
086 Jakob Bakke
087 Robert Yaw
088 Michael Kagarise
089 Mark Turner
090 Severin Stefan Kittl
091 Cameron Jackson
092 Torkill Lademoe
093 Alexandre Santos
094 Martin Wendt
095 Ronny Øvereng
096 Marco Das
097 Alisdair Walker
098 Federico Sesler (extra copy)
099 Piotr Kmiecik
100 Tim Drew (extra copy)
101 Richard van der Wolf
102 Roman Werner ***
103 Roman Werner (extra copy)
104 Roman Werner (extra copy)
105 Robert Schram **
106 Robert Schram (extra copy)
107 Carl-Anders Fogelin ***
108 Stephan Ricken
109 Heather Kent
110 Mikael Lilja (extra copy)
111 Oliver VieBrooks
112 Christian Rethmann
113 Jon Mines
114 Mark Gladson **
115 Mark Gladson (extra copy)
116 Raymond Lejuez
117 Rob aka GigerPunk
118 Stuart Leckie
119 Joachim Froholt
120 Aaron Clement **
121 Press Play On Tape podcast compo reward: Paul Nicholls
122 Carl-Henrik Skårstedt
123 Ant Harper
124 Bernard Alaiz
125 Christophe Résigné
126 Alexander Martinelle
127 Carlos Elido Ramírez
128 Vanja Utne (extra copy)
129 Wouter Bovelander
130 Stefan Pitsch
131 Hartmut Pachl (extra copy)
132 Graham Axten
133 Graham Axten
134 Lee Heise
135 Richard Tappenden
136 Timo Ranta
137 Philip Heron
138 Klaus Timmermann (extra copy)
139 James Tinmouth
140 Jacob Simonsen
141 Joachim Berggren
142 Magnus Carlsson
143 Daniel Turner
144 József Schaffer **
145 József Schaffer (extra copy)
146 Hans Petter Dalsklev
147 Christian Gleinser
148 James Wyld
149 Sebastian Hermann
150 Björn Johannesson
151 Karl-Johan Nilsson
152 Mark Street
153 Michael Steil **
154 Michael Steil (extra copy)
155 Matt Dickerson
156 Karl Børge Steen
157 Dave Test **
158 Dave Test (extra copy)
159 Srdjan Dakic
160 Jose Luis Godoy Rodriguez
161 Robert Bernardo
162 Volker Rust
163 Thomas Hebbel
164 Stephan Lesch
165 Boris (Kilobyte Magazine)
166 Tom Roger Skauen
167 Roberto De Gregorio
168 Hallgeir Holst
169 Alberto Santori aka Iskandar
170 Philip Timmermann
171 Ville Tuominen
172 Rob Cowell
173 Mike Burghard
174 Thomas Wirtzmann
175 Jan & Hilge
176 Winfried Falkenhahn
177 Athanasios Karagiannis
178 Daniel Renner
179 Dany Quest ***
180 Dany Quest (extra copy)
181 Dany Quest (extra copy)
182 Juan aka Reidrac
183 Antxiko Gorjon
184 Mikkel Hastrup
185 Matt Ferguson
186 Paco Blog64
187 Marcos Morcillo Rueda
188 Andrew Gray
189 Bob Nimbe
190 Lars Willemsen
191 Brad Cimbura
192 Joe Arkley
193 George Starcher
194 Heath Kerwin
195 Daniel Törnqvist
196 Sam Dyer
197 Geir Olav Bye
198 Angela Haines
199 Jack "Spacetaxi"
200 Johan Åstrand
201 Rasmus Wernersson
202 Jonathan Ellis
203 Adrian Simmonds
204 Morten Steen
205 Max Hall
206 Jan Wignand
207 Martin Rolfberg (extra copy)
208 Mikko Hyyti
209 Eric Hill
210 Iain Metcalf
211 Ronny Nordqvist
212 Per Lindgren (extra copy)
213 Jostein Topland
214 Peter Halin
215 Joerg Droege replacement copy for #018
216 Jonatan Forsberg-Gillving
217 Graham Richards
218 Igor Milojkovic
219 Carl-Anders Fogelin (extra copy)
220 Mattias Hagberg
221 Gert Olofsson
222 Jimmy Persson
223 Matthew Hickey
224 Stefan Blixth
225 Peter Larsen
226 Anders Casselmar
227 Trond Bru
228 Daniel Forsberg
229 Anders Ohlsson
230 Fredrik Åberg (extra copy)
231 Martin Salomonsson
232 Thomas Tholén
233 Martin Rolfberg **
234 Mika Sillanpää
235 Karl Jansson
236 Johan Bentzen
237 Markus Pääjärvi (extra copy)
238 Matthias Jahn
239 kamjau
240 David Almer (extra copy)
241 Carl-Anders Fogelin (extra copy)
242 Mattias Frid
243 Mattias Schütt
244 Edvin Zetterberg
245 Kjell Breding
246 Fredrik Boye
247 Niklas Ekengren
248 Fredrik Åberg (extra copy)
249 David Finström

Order list BATCH 2

Colour codes: assembled & contacted - paid & packed - shipped!

250 Uğur Özyılmazel
251 Philip Marien
252 Victor Lancing ** SF
253 Victor Lancing (extra copy) SF
254 Jerry Ellis lost in the mail?
255 Peter Eliasson SF
256 Denis Evans **
257 Denis Evans (extra copy)
258 Thomas Rönnberg
259 Milo Mundt
260 John Dale
261 Martin Karlsson SF
262 Ralph Isler
263 Dennis Rönnberg
264 Janko Bojičić
265 Sam McDavid
266 Sebastian Skarupke
267 Martin Ahman
268 Glenn aka Gray Defender
269 Gregory Nacu
270 Johan Svensson
271 John Watson
272 Anne Bras
273 Jacob Lindberg
274 Paolo Bruno **
275 Paolo Bruno (extra copy)
276 Thomas Edman SF BD!
277 Mikael Kälenmark SF
278 Renato Rodrigues
279 Jeff Ledger
280 Kuba Tyszko
281 Johan Nordström - tng
282 Wesley Storms
283 Gülden Bas XS!
284 John Borne
285 Alessandro Gambetti
286 Amar Sabeta
287 André Högbom
288 Mr. Oakley
289 Andrew Grinin ***
290 Andy Hayes
291 Gareth Caple
292 Werner Rott
293 Falk Heinzelmann
294 Andrew Grinin (extra copy)
295 P. Surnamewithheld **
296 P. Surnamewithheld (extra copy)
297 Michael Keith
298 Larel Reimann
299 Toni Gálvez
300 Håkon Repstad
301 Ray Green
302 Andrew Grinin (extra copy)
303 Thomas Bühler
304 Jakob Voos
305 Bartosz Debski
306 GeoAnas SF
307 Alex G. SF
308 Andreas Z. SF
309 Bjørn Melbøe SF
310 Timothy Venn
311 Igmar Coenen SF
312 Boris Susanj SF
313 Fredrik Bengtsson
314 Jessica Petersen SF
315 Adam Sheik SF
316 Craig Bryant SF
317 Fred Das
318 Madeeha Al-Hussayni
319 RetroRoby
320 Troy Randle SF
321 Pål Syvertsen SF
322 Håvar B. Hojem
323 James Murphy
324 Heidi Ekstrand
325 Sebastian Bach
326 David M.
327 Clint B.
328 Ronald K.
329 Daniel Riek
330 PolyPlay webshop
331 PolyPlay webshop
332 PolyPlay webshop
333 PolyPlay webshop
334 PolyPlay webshop
335 PolyPlay webshop
336 PolyPlay webshop
337 PolyPlay webshop
338 PolyPlay webshop
339 PolyPlay webshop
340 Protovision webshop
341 Protovision webshop
342 Protovision webshop
343 Protovision webshop
344 Protovision webshop
345 Protovision webshop
346 Protovision webshop
347 Protovision webshop
348 Protovision webshop
349 Protovision webshop
350 Yngvi Thor Johannsson
351 Peter Eriksson
352 Jerzy Dudek
353 Frode Hansen
354 Chris Fala *** XS!
355 Chris Fala (extra copy)
356 Chris Fala (extra copy)
357 Jerry Ellis replacement copy for #254
358 Commodore Computer Club
359 Robin H.
360 Uctumi
361 Ralf Tickwe
362 Andy Roberts
363 Tobias Hellgren
364 Jamie Copeland
365 Philippe Richer
366 Ståle Krabset
367 Adam Hall
368 Mikael Tillander
369 Nick W.
370 Dominik Kosteletzky
371 Gubbdata compo reward: Zardax
372 Gubbdata compo reward: Pad
373 Gubbdata compo reward: Jackasser
374 Gubbdata compo reward: Grip
375 Gubbdata compo reward: Snabel
376 Gubbdata compo reward: Razorback
377 Gubbdata compo reward: Premium
378 Gubbdata compo reward: Virgill
379 Gubbdata compo reward: Ptoing
380 Bo Zimmerman
381 Siem Appelman
382 Mikko Suontausta **
383 Mikko Suontausta (extra copy)
384 Alex Brem
385 Ant's local yearly C64 night compo reward
386 Alex (Junale)
387 Patrick M. U.
388 Petri Kopakkala
389 Torben Harms
390 Mark Alphenaar
391 Vedran Jelenić
392 Tim Peck
393 Gubbdata compo reward: dmd
394 David Guiot
395 Thilo Niewöhner
396 Sarwan (jai jai)
397 Luca Fiandri
398 Wolfgang Kierdorf
399 Dave Curran
400 Protovision webshop
401 Protovision webshop
402 Protovision webshop
403 Protovision webshop
404 Protovision webshop
405 Protovision webshop
406 Protovision webshop
407 Protovision webshop
408 Protovision webshop
409 Protovision webshop
410 PolyPlay webshop
411 PolyPlay webshop
412 PolyPlay webshop
413 PolyPlay webshop
414 PolyPlay webshop
415 PolyPlay webshop
416 PolyPlay webshop
417 PolyPlay webshop
418 PolyPlay webshop
419 PolyPlay webshop
420 Matthew Parrish
421 Jamie Alvis
422 Andrew Martin
423 Chris Hoffman
424 Michael Samaras
425 Marius Nordsve
426 Michael Baudendistel
427 Benjamin Boymanns
428 Attila Deák
429 Roman Chlebec
430 Daniel Roepke
431 Mika Myllyvaara
432 Leslie Welch
433 Laurence H.
434 Marco Zonta
435 Jamie Turner
436 Michael Possingham
437 André Pitwood
438 Adnan Ademović
439 Paul Goodrich
440 Jamie Heywood
441 Kai Luotojoki
442 Gunnar Bülow
443 Michael Härtig
444 reserved
445 Dan Schlegel
446 Arthur Hetzl
447 Allan Zieser
448 Jayson Whittington
449 Toni Giannetta
450 Denis Evans
451 Raymond Homme Ingebretsen
452 Lars Haugseth
453 Michael Svendsen
454 Jostein Hjednes
455 Steve Torma
456 Øystein Skår
457 Kenneth Sivertsen
458 Christian Westbye
459 Sverre Lorentzen
460 Nils Egil Lie
461 Kolbjørn Barmen
462 Øyvind Lindahl
463 Tore Børseth Bjørnsen
464 Asbjørn Ulsberg
465 Matt Jeffery
466 Ståle Holten
467 John Magne Skibenes
468 Ole Jørgen Kjelden
469 Gerhard Jungsberger
470 Pierpaolo Pierozzi
471 Carlo Luciano Bianco
472 Brian Jones (tape version too)
473 Are Nilsen
474 Kristian Netland
475 Mike Bradford
476 Jan Sokołowski
477 Tim Stahlberg
478 Mark Seelye
479 Richard Bottesch
480 Steven Innell
481 Robert La Spina
482 Rayner Daniel Pedersen
483 Mikko Eteläpää
484 Wayne Hickman
485 Matt Huls
486 Lars (Facebook)
487 Gunnar Kentzler **
488 Gunnar Kentzler (extra copy)
489 Tristan Zondag
490 Svein Olav Flaten
491 Thomas BERNARD
492 David Lindhe
493 Mattias Ahlqvist
494 Dennis Rönnberg
495 Wayne Womersley
496 Sebastian Stütz
497 Geir Olav Bye
498 Xavier Bodenand (tape version too)
499 Francisco De Langhe (Argentina, tracking, tape version too)

Order list BATCH 3

Colour codes: assembled & contacted - paid & packed - shipped!

500 Protovision webshop
501 Protovision webshop
502 Protovision webshop
503 Protovision webshop
504 Protovision webshop
505 Protovision webshop
506 Protovision webshop
507 Protovision webshop
508 Protovision webshop
509 Protovision webshop
510 Protovision webshop
511 Protovision webshop
512 Protovision webshop
513 Protovision webshop
514 Protovision webshop
515 Protovision webshop
516 Protovision webshop
517 Protovision webshop
518 Protovision webshop
519 Protovision webshop
520 Mark Williams
521 Mark Colquhoun ** 555
522 Miikka Böök
523 Daniel Roa
524 David Compson
525 Vesa Mikkola
526 Michael Jegoudez-Allart
527 Paul Maskelyne
528 Richard Ward
529 Henning Schiller
530 Jay Conrad
531 John (jjkac)
532 RetroGameCouch.com (E. Wenners)
533 Neil (jeet)
534 James Fowler
535 Caleb Prince (tape version too)
536 Tag2011
537 Ben Coffer
538 Timo Bäckman (tape version too)
539 Petar Strinic
540 Tobias Gőhlĸe
541 Peter K.
542 Brent Morvan
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545
546
547
548
549
550
551
552
553
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555 Mark Colquhoun (extra copy)
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xxx Markus Virtanen
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Re: The Bear Essentials Physical Disk Version

Postby Craig » Sun Feb 05, 2017 3:26

This all looks amazing Vanja, please say if you need any help at all !
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Re: The Bear Essentials Physical Disk Version

Postby VinnyMainolfi » Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:01

Looking superb!

Looks like a lot of work!
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Re: The Bear Essentials Physical Disk Version

Postby -B- » Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:56

Looks great - can't wait.

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Re: The Bear Essentials Physical Disk Version

Postby Vanja » Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:36

The first complete copy of The Bear Essentials has been assembled, only 132 to go for the current batch of preorders:

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Re: The Bear Essentials Physical Disk Version

Postby Roysterini » Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:43

I know I had nowt to do with Bear, but I feel proud seeing all that laid out. What a thoroughly awesome first physical release by Pond.
Thank you Graham and thank you Vanja.
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Re: The Bear Essentials Physical Disk Version

Postby Graham » Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:15

Roysterini wrote:I know I had nowt to do with Bear, but I feel proud seeing all that laid out. What a thoroughly awesome first physical release by Pond.
Thank you Graham and thank you Vanja.


Actually, you had lots to do with Bear, Roy!

You gave me lots of useful feedback from the previews, and then invited me to join Pond, which gave me the motivation to finish the game.

So, thank YOU!
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Re: The Bear Essentials Physical Disk Version

Postby duhproject » Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:39

The art and packaging looks absolutely amazing. Very well done!
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Re: The Bear Essentials Physical Disk Version

Postby Craig » Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:50

Just like Roy, I feel incredibly proud and privileged to be associated with such awesome people and this makes me more determined to deliver something worthy. I am so proud of you guys, well done !
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