FINALLY approved by Nintendo
by jasonrohrerTuesday, May 1, 2012 [1:40 pm]

Diamond Trust completed QA testing and was locked down into its master revision back on October 3, 2011. Yeah, I'm looking at the calendar too---it's been a really long time.

So, what's been happening for the past seven months? Short answer: the Nintendo Approval Process.

The long answer is a bit more complicated, and it's kindof a funny story, but it's also kindof a non-disclosure-agreement-shrouded story. Suffice it to say that "negotiations" were involved.

The good news is that Diamond Trust came out the other end of that dark tunnel mostly unscathed, unless you take a look at the new, official title of the game, which was necessary to make the whole thing go through: "Jason Rohrer with Music by Tom Bailey: Diamond Trust of London"

Finally, the game also passed through Nintendo's Lot Check testing process without any hitches. And that means it's all ready to be manufactured.

There will be a big announcement about the manufacturing plans soon (hint: retratskcik).

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by matthew donnelleyTuesday, May 1, 2012 [2:08 pm]

Best title ever. Rolls right off the tongue. Can't wait to play it! That last bit wasn't sarcastic. I'm seriously excited.

by EmmTuesday, May 1, 2012 [11:48 pm]


I hope we can hear about why the title had to change down the line.

by Nyawade SidiguWednesday, May 2, 2012 [1:20 am]

The name change is rather annoying. It reminds of the Binding of Isaac fiasco. But I do want to play the game - my DS will finally get some play time.

by RyanWednesday, May 2, 2012 [2:25 pm]

I'm glad to see that this is finally happening. I had pretty much given up hope, but I'm still definitely looking forward to playing it. Good luck!

by Skyler NewmanWednesday, May 2, 2012 [8:13 pm]

Congrats! Better to have the title change than the game, I suppose.

by MarkWednesday, May 2, 2012 [9:13 pm]

Cannot wait to play this game. I was holding my breath all winter, hoping it would pass Nintendo QA. Glad to see it made it out unscathed... except for that crazy long title, that is.