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Offline SMOKEY

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[GB] GMK Gateway | LAST DAY OF GB
« on: Wed, 27 January 2021, 01:42:14 »
















For EU (Mykeyboard.eu) click HERE

For USA (KONO.store) click HERE

For CANADA (DeskHero.ca) click HERE

For AUSTRALIA (DailyClack) click HERE

For ASIA (ILUMKB) click HERE

For KOREA (letsgetit.io) click HERE















Chapter 1.65 by Rooke Design


RAMA U80A by RAMA.WORKS


Polaris by ai03 & kevinplus

isometria75 by ebastler

Mode Eighty by Mode Designs

Cypher by Cable Car Designs

















Price: 55 Euros (EU; See other regional prices at vendor homepages.)
Salvun Artisans will be purchasable though all vendor hompages



Price: 60 USD
Clackeys GATEKEY CUBE Artisan is purchasable though https://www.clackeys.com/gatekey



After CNY, there will also be a BARA sculpt in Gateway colorway, which was not ready in time for the photoshoot.
Raffle takes place Sunday, 21 February 2021



Raffle takes place Sunday, 7 February 2021 @ 07.00 PM PT / Form will stay open for 12 hours.



Price: 65 Euros (incl. VAT) in EU, ˜56 Euros outside of EU



Price: 80 USD



Join their Discord Server if you are interested in one of the bags.



| Additional Information about the Keyset:

| • Double-shot ABS Cherry Profile keycaps set
| • High quality manufacturer
| • Made in Germany by GMK electronic design GmbH
| • High quality 1.5mm thick keycaps
| • Colors from renders may differ in the final product
| • This Groupbuy will start on January 27th 2021 and will run aprox. 4 weeks
| • Shipping ETA, according to GMK, is +35 weeks (September 2021)



| MORE UPDATES ON A DAILY BASIS?

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« Last Edit: Tue, 02 March 2021, 03:11:41 by SMOKEY »

Offline ycanales

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Re: [GB] GMK Gateway | GB is ALIVE
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 27 January 2021, 07:08:36 »
Love the deskmats!

Offline clackeys

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Re: [GB] GMK Gateway | GB is ALIVE
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 27 January 2021, 10:54:10 »
Lets go! SO hype for this set, but I heard the cake was a lie....

Online iinko_mk

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Re: [GB] GMK Gateway | GB is ALIVE
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 27 January 2021, 11:28:42 »
damn we getting cucked by kono and mkeu

Offline kk73715

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Re: [GB] GMK Gateway | GB is ALIVE
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 27 January 2021, 11:53:50 »
shame... I really liked the concept of this set but the pricing is atrocious.

Offline smithbob

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Re: [GB] GMK Gateway | GB is ALIVE
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 27 January 2021, 16:54:18 »
shame... I really liked the concept of this set but the pricing is atrocious.

agreed for standard gmk colors. it should be no more then $110USD even with a big base set.

Offline SMOKEY

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Re: [GB] GMK Gateway | GB is ALIVE
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 28 January 2021, 13:14:38 »
1. Louis and his staff has finished moving his warehouse. That being said: ASIA is LIVE now.
2. Chase was able to send proto pics and the cable collab sale is LIVE, too:


Price: 80 USD

Offline SMOKEY

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Re: [GB] GMK Gateway | GB is ALIVE
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 28 January 2021, 13:24:49 »
shame... I really liked the concept of this set but the pricing is atrocious.

agreed for standard gmk colors. it should be no more then $110USD even with a big base set.

I really don't know how you think that should be possible.
Little insight: 110 USD is almost exactly what GMK wants to have for a basekit. Quoted on a 250 MOQ. Like, you almost nailed it on the head.
Without shipping, handling, packaging, paypal fees, vendor work pay, let alone a CENT of revenue etc. etc. etc.
So that is simply absolutely impossible...

Offline TjarleN

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Re: [GB] GMK Gateway | GB is ALIVE
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 28 January 2021, 14:36:24 »
I am a big fan of the portal games but the colors of this set are just not for my. Maybe if it would be black on white and a few modifiers of this set. The orange and blue portals were just small accents you placed in the game, that could be the reason this just does not appeal to me. However it is a matter of preference like anything else in this hobby. Good luck with the group buy.

Joined in on the white deskmat, totaly in love with the design and idea.

I do not know how much of a difference in price the gmk base colors make up for. So take my comment with a grain of salt.
The EU pricing does not seem too bad by comparing the size of this basekit to other sets with a higher moq. It is only the Kono-fee that makes the pricing look ridiculus.
« Last Edit: Thu, 28 January 2021, 14:38:01 by TjarleN »

Offline TomatoMan

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Re: [GB] GMK Gateway | GB is ALIVE
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 29 January 2021, 14:28:16 »
I really love this set, i was wondering if there is any alice render with this. Seems like the perfect set for an Alice  :-*
« Last Edit: Sat, 30 January 2021, 06:42:36 by TomatoMan »

Offline SMOKEY

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Re: [GB] GMK Gateway | GB is ALIVE
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 03 February 2021, 13:48:49 »
Hello everybody,

here are some updates:


1. GoldenStar Keycap GMK Gateway Collab pictures came in.

After CNY, there will also be a BARA sculpt in Gateway colorway, which was not ready in time for the photoshoot.
Raffle Information soon




2. German maker G.C.W. who is doing awesome Keyboard bags decided to contact me with a collab idea.
He will do very nice quality Keyboard bags in a GMK Gateway colorway.

Join their Discord Server if you are interested in one of the bags.





3. Week 1 sales numbers will be published soon



« Last Edit: Fri, 05 February 2021, 03:55:33 by SMOKEY »

Offline bobasweatandtears

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Re: [GB] GMK Gateway | GB is ALIVE
« Reply #11 on: Sat, 06 February 2021, 00:02:11 »
GLWGB!

I'm trying to not get the white deskmat (I've sworn off light coloured deskmats cause I'm a pig at the table) so I'll get the grey.
Personal favourite artisans are Salvun's and Clackey's  :thumb:

Offline SMOKEY

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Re: [GB] GMK Gateway | GB is ALIVE
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 07 February 2021, 04:47:05 »
Surprise!


Raffle takes place Sunday, 7 February 2021 @ 07.00 PM PT / Form will stay open for 12 hours.

Offline SMOKEY

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Re: [GB] GMK Gateway | GB is ALIVE
« Reply #13 on: Sun, 07 February 2021, 04:50:38 »
GLWGB!

Thank you very much, appreciate that!

Personal favourite artisans are Salvun's and Clackey's  :thumb:

*Yohan enters the chat* :D

Offline SMOKEY

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Re: [GB] GMK Gateway | GB is ALIVE
« Reply #14 on: Thu, 11 February 2021, 03:24:04 »
We interrupt your program for an



Unfortunately GMK now decided, after approving the Novelties for GroupBuy (and making me adjust 3 minor details / lines prior to GB start), to not manufacture them due to them being to close to copyright material.
Directly after that, we decided to not only pull the Novelty Kit from vendor homepages but to completely re-design them. And from my / our point of view, after stressing really hard about getting this done ASAP, they are even better now.

They don't anymore show any too obvious game-referencing graphics, but are bound way more into the actual lore of the games and are a tribute to many insider jokes and audio queues of the game.

We have:

1. The aperture. Nothing has changed here.
2. IT IS A LIE. Nothing has changed here.
3. The cake. The cake is not only a lie, but is has been redesigned to match the new novelties' style.
4. A Science graphic, reffering to the many science-related audio queues. Mainly: "I think we can put our differences behind us. For science. You monster."
5. A lemon, referring to the many hilarious lemon-audio queues, like:  "When life gives you lemons, don't make lemonade. Make life take the lemons back!"
6. A burning house, referring to the audio queue: "I'm the man who's going to burn your house down! With the lemons! I'm going to get my engineers to invent a combustible lemon that burns your house down!"
7. WATCH OUT! LASERS! DON'T GET BURNED!
8. A simple heart. Solely a hommage to a certain cube shaped object.

Here they are:



In most cases vendors already sent out an email to customers who already purchased the Novelty Kit about the change and giving you the option to either get a refund or keep the new Kit.
If not, this email will arrive with you shortly.

I deeply apologize that this happened, but after getting the Novelties approved for GroupBuy by GMK, nobody saw this coming.
I did my best to resolve this issue to the best of my abilities, and to be quite honest, I am very happy with the change to now see the Set not being as 'obvious' as before but really paying a tribute for lovers of the game.

Offline AuthenticDanger

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Re: [GB] GMK Gateway | GB is ALIVE
« Reply #15 on: Thu, 11 February 2021, 11:29:51 »
Unfortunately GMK now decided, after approving the Novelties for GroupBuy (and making me adjust 3 minor details / lines prior to GB start), to not manufacture them due to them being to close to copyright material.

So you're moving ahead with the deskmats and artisan caps that use the copyrighted icons?
F Keys belong on the left.

Offline Starston3

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Re: [GB] GMK Gateway | GB is ALIVE
« Reply #16 on: Thu, 11 February 2021, 11:32:35 »


Unfortunately GMK now decided, after approving the Novelties for GroupBuy (and making me adjust 3 minor details / lines prior to GB start), to not manufacture them due to them being to close to copyright material.
Directly after that, we decided to not only pull the Novelty Kit from vendor homepages but to completely re-design them. And from my / our point of view, after stressing really hard about getting this done ASAP, they are even better now.

...


In most cases vendors already sent out an email to customers who already purchased the Novelty Kit about the change and giving you the option to either get a refund or keep the new Kit.
If not, this email will arrive with you shortly.

I deeply apologize that this happened, but after getting the Novelties approved for GroupBuy by GMK, nobody saw this coming.
I did my best to resolve this issue to the best of my abilities, and to be quite honest, I am very happy with the change to now see the Set not being as 'obvious' as before but really paying a tribute for lovers of the game.

I saw this coming... even had a small chat with elmo about it in the IC thread. https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=110075.msg2989517#msg2989517

Offline Kokaloo

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Re: [GB] GMK Gateway | GB is ALIVE
« Reply #17 on: Thu, 11 February 2021, 13:14:21 »
Woah, you mean there is risk in using copyrighted material without paying licensing fees? Maybe the community should cut down a bit on using intellectual properties to sell keysets, iunno. The hobby is getting pretty big, maybe it's time to flex those creative muscles!

Unfortunately GMK now decided, after approving the Novelties for GroupBuy (and making me adjust 3 minor details / lines prior to GB start), to not manufacture them due to them being to close to copyright material.

So you're moving ahead with the deskmats and artisan caps that use the copyrighted icons?

A random Chinese deskmat manu isn't going to bat an eye, so why bother changing it.

Offline w1ntermute

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Re: [GB] GMK Gateway | GB is ALIVE
« Reply #18 on: Thu, 11 February 2021, 14:15:05 »
We interrupt your program for an

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Unfortunately GMK now decided, after approving the Novelties for GroupBuy (and making me adjust 3 minor details / lines prior to GB start), to not manufacture them due to them being to close to copyright material.
Directly after that, we decided to not only pull the Novelty Kit from vendor homepages but to completely re-design them. And from my / our point of view, after stressing really hard about getting this done ASAP, they are even better now.

They don't anymore show any too obvious game-referencing graphics, but are bound way more into the actual lore of the games and are a tribute to many insider jokes and audio queues of the game.

Awww man.

Offline AuthenticDanger

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Re: [GB] GMK Gateway | GB is ALIVE
« Reply #19 on: Thu, 11 February 2021, 14:41:14 »
Woah, you mean there is risk in using copyrighted material without paying licensing fees? Maybe the community should cut down a bit on using intellectual properties to sell keysets, iunno. The hobby is getting pretty big, maybe it's time to flex those creative muscles!

Unfortunately GMK now decided, after approving the Novelties for GroupBuy (and making me adjust 3 minor details / lines prior to GB start), to not manufacture them due to them being to close to copyright material.

So you're moving ahead with the deskmats and artisan caps that use the copyrighted icons?

A random Chinese deskmat manu isn't going to bat an eye, so why bother changing it.

I guess the question is more if the community/designer is OK ripping off Valve's IP instead of doing an interpretation or seeking proper licensing. The answer would seem to be "YES".
F Keys belong on the left.

Offline w1ntermute

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Re: [GB] GMK Gateway | GB is ALIVE
« Reply #20 on: Thu, 11 February 2021, 14:52:14 »
I guess the question is more if the community/designer is OK ripping off Valve's IP instead of doing an interpretation or seeking proper licensing. The answer would seem to be "YES".

Maybe it's best to cancel the GB and get a licensing agreement in place. I can't imagine Valve would turn down a licensing opportunity like this unless they already have a "computer peripherals" agreement with someone else.

Personally., I will gladly pay 10% more for a set with actual Companion Cube, Glados, Turret, etc. in the base and/or novelties sets.

Offline Chronicle

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Re: [GB] GMK Gateway | GB is ALIVE
« Reply #21 on: Fri, 12 February 2021, 20:16:43 »
Oh man that is so unfortunate. I just hope the deskmats can remain the same.

Will we be getting sales updates any time soon?

Offline Etherealsound

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Re: [GB] GMK Gateway | GB is ALIVE
« Reply #22 on: Sat, 13 February 2021, 18:57:52 »
Best deskmats designs, would totally be in for a few if it still goes through

Re: [GB] GMK Gateway | GB is ALIVE
« Reply #23 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 06:43:29 »
I don't know how anyone with a straight face could really say the new novelties are more true to Portal/Portal 2 than the old ones. From the rushed IC to compete with the other Portal themed set to the redone novelties after people purchased them this just comes off as a disaster all around.
« Last Edit: Sun, 14 February 2021, 06:45:03 by directheatedtriode »

Offline kw88

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Re: [GB] GMK Gateway | GB is ALIVE
« Reply #24 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 07:59:45 »
disaster all around.

This is SMOKEY, he is a disaster magnet. Actually, looks like everything he does is a disaster.

Offline AuthenticDanger

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« Reply #25 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 13:01:07 »
From the rushed IC to compete with the other Portal themed set to the redone novelties after people purchased them this just comes off as a disaster all around.

But if you don't rush to market, how will you make all the money?
F Keys belong on the left.

Offline fishbiscuit13

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« Reply #26 on: Tue, 23 February 2021, 09:45:43 »
Wow. It’s as if everyone saying “you can’t use copyrighted material in your keycap sets” for the last couple years was right.

Offline w1ntermute

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Re: [GB] GMK Gateway | GB is ALIVE
« Reply #27 on: Wed, 24 February 2021, 08:46:59 »
Is there any sales update?

Offline Chronicle

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Re: [GB] GMK Gateway | GB is ALIVE
« Reply #28 on: Wed, 24 February 2021, 17:45:31 »
Kind of concerning that there's 1 week left in GB and we still haven't gotten any updates. Is this still going on?

Offline SMOKEY

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Re: [GB] GMK Gateway | GB is ALIVE
« Reply #29 on: Tue, 02 March 2021, 03:11:27 »
Hey everyone.

Thanks for the concerns, everything went well, even if not as expected.
For me, not as a designer but as a keyboard enthusiast, buying other sets, too, this was one of the most amazing months with a lot of the coolest looking keysets ever.
But as a designer it was very very hard to compete against all these awesome keysets...


This is why it's even more cool to tell you all, while some vendor GBs are still running, that...


Exact, final, numbers will be announced here after the GB is completely done and all sales numbers have been updated!


Offline bobasweatandtears

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Re: [GB] GMK Gateway | LAST DAY OF GB
« Reply #30 on: Tue, 02 March 2021, 03:27:29 »
Congrats!