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Mark Hall
2012-08-30, 11:51 PM
The Mod Wonder:

This is the Kickstarter thread for Media Discussions. In it, you will find discussion and promotion of crowd-funded projects related to video projects, books, and the like. Kickstarters for art and jewelry will be found in Arts and Crafts, while those for games can be found in General Role-playing or Gaming (Other).

As a semi-permanent and structured thread, there are two rules that need to be addressed.

Rule 1. All other board rules apply. Do not flame, do not double post, do not troll. If a Kickstarter breaks any of the board rules (e.g. explicit materials, political or religious in nature), it will be deleted, and the person posting it will receive the appropriate warning or infraction.

Rule 2.Posting Kickstarter plugs. You may post one initial link to your Kickstarter, explaining the project; for our purposes, you "own" any project you post the initial link to, whether you're the creator or not. When the project is at a week or less remaining, you may post another reminder of it. You may, of course, join in any discussion of it, though we encourage that to move to Kickstarter, itself. Do not spam the thread with reminders; if people talk about it, they talk about it.

0Megabyte
2012-09-02, 03:06 PM
So... I'm not sure if this is the right thread, but it IS about the right sort of Kickstarters, so here it goes!

I was considering doing a Kickstarter for a video series I'm planning on making. I have what I need to make it right now, however... the extra money of a successful Kickstarter could be incredibly useful, going to better equipment, hiring a special effects artist, better props and sets, and the like. I can do it now, but a Kickstarter could allow me to make it better.

So I was wondering what the Playground thinks is good and useful for a Kickstarter to have! I'd rather do no Kickstarter project than a bad one, but hey, talking about what's good and what's bad in film Kickstarters even in general might not be a bad discussion.

Xondoure
2012-09-02, 03:32 PM
So... I'm not sure if this is the right thread, but it IS about the right sort of Kickstarters, so here it goes!

I was considering doing a Kickstarter for a video series I'm planning on making. I have what I need to make it right now, however... the extra money of a successful Kickstarter could be incredibly useful, going to better equipment, hiring a special effects artist, better props and sets, and the like. I can do it now, but a Kickstarter could allow me to make it better.

So I was wondering what the Playground thinks is good and useful for a Kickstarter to have! I'd rather do no Kickstarter project than a bad one, but hey, talking about what's good and what's bad in film Kickstarters even in general might not be a bad discussion.

I'd say go for it but be clear on why you need the kickstarter to happen, then set a reasonable goal for what you would need to really step your production up a notch.

Maxios
2012-09-02, 04:26 PM
So, have you guys seen that Kickstarter for an X-Men Fan Film?

turkishproverb
2012-09-04, 03:49 AM
A link would be nice. Link to Gamers the hands of fate kickstarter BTW (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/zombieorpheus/the-gamers-hands-of-fate?ref=live)

also, link to Jewwario's Famikamen Rider indigogo (http://www.indiegogo.com/famikamen-rider?c=home)

Flickerdart
2013-01-20, 02:42 PM
Well, time to dust off this thread for an Indiegogo campaign presented by Fair Trade Toronto, an organization for, well, fair trade, that is based in Toronto. It's rather a self-explanatory name. If you don't know why fair trade is a big deal, then you should check this campaign out, because it's for a beautifully-illustrated children's book (http://www.indiegogo.com/Liamsletters/x/1158005) about fair trade.

Personally, I don't care about fair trade, because I am a horrible person. But a couple of the rewards include a super sweet knitted hat, and like any TF2 player, I can't resist limited edition headwear.

In the interest of full disclosure, I'm not involved with the campaign, but it's being run by one of my friends, who is doing it on a completely volunteer basis.

Renegade Paladin
2013-02-03, 10:13 PM
Black Sheep Productions, the crew behind the Star Wars fanfilms TROOPS and IMPS: The Relentless are running an IndieGoGo campaign for the fourth chapter of IMPS. If you've never seen their work, it is both hilarious and visually stunning, and can be viewed for free at their website. (http://impstherelentless.com/) I highly recommend it. Their campaign is approaching its final day, and is still short of the funding goal. I encourage anyone who's interested to chip in. The campaign page is here. (http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/imps-the-relentless-the-chapter-4-visual-effects-indiegogo-campaign)

WalkingTarget
2013-02-25, 09:42 PM
Well, I didn't see a Kickstarter thread dedicated to comics/webcomics specifically, so I'll put it here.

Dresden Codak's Kickstarter (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/156287353/the-tomorrow-girl-dresden-codak-volume-1) for the first print collection just went live a little over an hour ago and is already funded. It's a beautiful comic (http://dresdencodak.com/) and one of my favorites, so I'm glad to see it being successful so quickly. This collection includes the first main story arc (Hob) and many (all?) of the one-shot/short series comics from the first 5 years of publication (up through the beginning of the current story, Dark Science).

Grinner
2013-02-25, 11:30 PM
Well, I didn't see a Kickstarter thread dedicated to comics/webcomics specifically, so I'll put it here.

Dresden Codak's Kickstarter (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/156287353/the-tomorrow-girl-dresden-codak-volume-1) for the first print collection just went live a little over an hour ago and is already funded. It's a beautiful comic (http://dresdencodak.com/) and one of my favorites, so I'm glad to see it being successful so quickly. This collection includes the first main story arc (Hob) and many (all?) of the one-shot/short series comics from the first 5 years of publication (up through the beginning of the current story, Dark Science).

It's time like these that I wish I had disposable income. I love that comic. :smallfrown:

armourer eric
2013-02-28, 01:28 AM
I'm gearing up a kickstarter project to expand my duck farm, should that go in arts and crafts?

Flickerdart
2013-02-28, 02:28 AM
I certainly don't think it goes into Media Discussions, unless you're putting out movies of baby ducklings. I recommend sending a PM to a moderator, they usually reply pretty quickly.

Coidzor
2013-03-09, 10:21 PM
Gaming In Color: The Queers & Gaymers of the Pixelated World (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gamingincolor/gaming-in-color-queers-and-gaymers-of-the-pixelate?ref=search)

Looks like they're trying to do a documentary on LGBT/QUILTBAG/Queer Gamers and the broadening of gamer culture.

I think this may be of interest to others. I certainly find the idea interesting on the surface level at least.

Lord Seth
2013-03-10, 02:43 AM
Well, I didn't see a Kickstarter thread dedicated to comics/webcomics specifically, so I'll put it here.

Dresden Codak's Kickstarter (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/156287353/the-tomorrow-girl-dresden-codak-volume-1) for the first print collection just went live a little over an hour ago and is already funded. It's a beautiful comic (http://dresdencodak.com/) and one of my favorites, so I'm glad to see it being successful so quickly. This collection includes the first main story arc (Hob) and many (all?) of the one-shot/short series comics from the first 5 years of publication (up through the beginning of the current story, Dark Science).Not sure why it needs to be advertised if it's already funded...

Unless additional funding will somehow make the author actually get back to making his webcomic?

KarenB88
2013-03-10, 11:10 AM
Hello everybody :)

Some weeks back there was a topic here about "The Reward", a short film created at The Animation Workshop which is heavily inspired by DnD and anime's such as Mindgame and FLCL. The film is an epic, 9-minute 2D short about friendship, bromance, humor and adventure.

For those who haven't watched yet, here's a link: http://vimeo.com/58179094

And link to the topic on this forum: http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=269416

The directors of the short have recently started their own animation studio SunCreature, and have launched a kickstarter campaign to raise money to create a series based on "The Reward", it's humor, world and characters.

Here's a link to the kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1862188728/the-reward-tales-of-alethrion?ref=live

If you'd like to see more stories from the world of "The Reward", please help by donating any amount you'd like, and by spreading the word. :)

Flame of Anor
2013-03-18, 12:46 AM
The creators of the epic fantasy short film The Reward (http://vimeo.com/58179094#) are now trying to get funding for a web series in the same world with a Kickstarter here (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1862188728/the-reward-tales-of-alethrion).

The old thread (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=269416) about The Reward kind of devolved into just an argument about whether it was sexist. I'd like to head that off here by pointing to the creators' message on that very topic:


Vito and Wilhelm are very much boys and therefore we wanted to caricature their idea of "cool" and "epic". A lot of our inspiration is from the classic "Conan" and old school fantasy where the heroes always have a lady at hand while slaying mighty beasts. That iconic cliché of fantasy and "Epic" was what we wanted to make fun of and stylize in the short film and that's why we chose to use ladies as a way of showing Vito and Wilhelms vision of being “epic”. It's just as much making fun of the male idea of what makes you masculine and awesome as it is making fun of the female image.

An early idea we never got to use in the short was how Wilhelm got inspired to become a warrior. They were meant to be ambushed by goblins and as they were about to get killed a lady would jump in and save them. She was meant to be a super cool gal with attitude who Wilhelm got a crush on and therefore got inspired to be as powerful as her. We didn't include this because of time issues but we liked her character a lot.

The series will be focusing on many different characters and most likely we will be having female leads as well. This will mean more diverse female characters with more depth instead of “more boobs”.

It all depends on who is the main character and what their journey is about. That was the reason for choosing the way we used females in "The Reward" and it really depends on what tells the best story. None of us are against female rights and "The Reward" just as much makes fun of the male self image as the female.

Now go throw your money at them!

Scowling Dragon
2013-03-18, 01:28 AM
I WILL GO ROB A BANK!

That was like the ONLY thing people complained about in the first one!

Tengu_temp
2013-03-18, 05:08 PM
The original short video was really fun. I'll be looking forward to this.

Drakeburn
2013-03-18, 05:57 PM
Yay! I really, really, really enjoyed the short.

And now there is going to be a series!?!?!

AWESOME!!!!!! :smallbiggrin::smallsmile:

Grinner
2013-03-18, 07:30 PM
Is it going to be about a torn, tattered treasure map being constantly handed down from one generation of adventurers to the next? :smalltongue:

Flame of Anor
2013-03-19, 02:39 AM
Is it going to be about a torn, tattered treasure map being constantly handed down from one generation of adventurers to the next? :smalltongue:

Well, sort of:


What happens to the map and the people involved after Wilhelm and Vito pass it on to a new generation? How did the map come to be, and what is the story of the great mirror and the treasure behind it? Who is the character amongst all the treasures at the end, and why is he holding the treasure chest so tightly?

iFrogger
2013-03-19, 06:42 PM
Hi!
My fiance and I have launched our first kickstarter campaign for our Game App iFrogger http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1677589245/ifrogger-an-adventure-game-app
iFrogger is the Ultimate fly catching machine that dodges his arch enemy the Kamikaze fly while trying to catch all the zippy and goofy flies on earth! We created the first 6 levels of iFrogger and released the game for the iPhone (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ifrogger/id587404667?mt=8) an iPad (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ifrogger-for-ipad/id606985242?ls=1&mt=8) on March 1st. It is fun game for kids and the entire family! We launched a kickstarter campaign so we can make the rest of the 24 levels and be able to port over to windows, android and other platforms.

Heidi

Mercenary Pen
2013-03-24, 01:48 PM
Kickstarter for Job Hunters Season 2 (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/132781320/job-hunters-season-two-web-series)

Edit: Not my project but I suppose I ought to say something about it rather than just leaving a link- set in a Dystopian world heavily inspired by the hunger games, Job Hunters sets out to combat overpopulation by pitting graduates against each other in the arena as they wait for job offers.

Scowling Dragon
2013-03-25, 10:51 AM
This seriously needs support.

Diego Havoc
2013-03-25, 12:38 PM
Did my part! I really hope they capture the feel of the original short.

Drakeburn
2013-03-28, 11:59 AM
Did you guys know that they now have a The Reward game as well?!?

Flame of Anor
2013-04-02, 11:45 PM
Did you guys know that they now have a The Reward game as well?!?

Cool! Unfortunately, I don't have anyone to play it with, and I failed miserably at playing both guys at once.

On a brighter note, they're almost completely funded!

Diego Havoc
2013-04-03, 11:18 AM
The Reward was fully funded! They've now annouced two stretch goals (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1862188728/the-reward-tales-of-alethrion/posts/444367):



$130,000: comic featuring the three thugs
$160,000: A basic pen and paper campaign setting, in "The Reward" universe.


63 hours to go, as of this post.

Sadly, my browser crashed when trying to play the game. :smallfrown:

Emperor Ing
2013-04-04, 12:31 AM
So here is as good a place as any.


Delta City is known as one of the greatest cities of scientific achievement on the planet. Their inventions help make the world a better place….as long as it’s in their hands. But as fame and fortune often do crime of every shape and size fell upon the city and threatened to tear the city apart from within….

In their desperation the people of Delta City cried out to their maker, they asked for angels, they prayed for saviors, what they received…

An IRL friend of mine is looking to publish his comic book series he calls Guardians. (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/681494943/guardians-the-series) However publishing, printing, and his small team of artists...that stuff costs money, so he's looking to Kickstarter to get his dream started. Seriously, he's a good guy, and the least I can do is spread the word around about this project. I'm not asking for donations, but anything you can do would be appreciated, especially if you can get the word around the internet and comic book community about this.

Kickstarter links provided above, and in my sig

Starbuck_II
2013-04-04, 11:25 PM
Seven days left to join Veronica Mars Movie Kickstarter.

They just reached 4 million money so far.
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/559914737/the-veronica-mars-movie-project

Flame of Anor
2013-04-06, 01:45 PM
Final total for The Reward: $142,987 of a $115,000 goal. They reached the Comic stretch goal but not the RPG stretch goal.

tbok1992
2013-04-07, 06:54 PM
Well, I might as well post a link to this project known as "Paper Chain" I may be involved in soon. (http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/paper-chain) It's about the various generations of a family in the history of the future.

Of course, it's likely not got much funding because of how vague it is, and the creator told me as much when we talked about it. So, let me share with you a bit more information about it that he told me face-to-face:

-The basic idea behind it is that the future is not going to change in the ways we think it will, but will change in plenty of other ways.

-The main technologies involved in the plot will be nanotech, virtual reality (Done in polygon-y CGI because budget), space colonization (to mars specifically), and transhumanism/life-extention.

-The use of special effects will be relatively subtle, but also omnipresent.

-It's going to be influenced by the works of Alejandro Jorodowski, bending the rules of conventional storytelling. If you have no idea what his stuff is like, take a look at the trailer for "The Holy Mountain" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHiA3w6Y3KA) to get an idea of his style.

-He's already got a cameraman/cinematographer and special-effects artist lined up for the project.

If you can, throw a few bucks this project's way, or if not then spread the world. I'm a Tusconan born and raised, and one who wants to go into genre film, and so I do want to throw whatever support I can the way of any Tusconan genre films that I can. So, could you guys help out?

Zamani
2013-04-18, 02:14 AM
Hi, I'm running a Kickstarter for my fantasy novel Magic's Shadow (http://tiny.cc/MSkickstarter), which is based on the adventures/misadventurers of a band of "heroes" that I DMed for, ending May 1st. The story is full of gamer humor and revolves around a group of sometimes not so heroic adventurers that have to save the world while trying not to kill each other or be captured by the "authorities".

Some of the backer rewards include the book itself of course, custom character art for your own character, a RPG that ties into the story and is a mystery set in haunted ruins, original short stories, DMing by the author (AKA me), and more. The first 3 chapters are up on my blog (www.MagicsShadow.com) along with other random musings, character art, and excerpts. Please check my project out!

Thanks,

Zamani
2013-04-18, 08:19 PM
Also, if anyone has any good suggestions for how to get more people to look at kickstarter projects, I'd greatly appreciate it.

Thanks,

turkishproverb
2013-04-19, 02:17 AM
Also, if anyone has any good suggestions for how to get more people to look at kickstarter projects, I'd greatly appreciate it.

Thanks,
Sadly, it may come down to buying adspace, and emailing news sites and fan circles.

Grinner
2013-04-19, 03:16 AM
Sadly, it may come down to buying adspace, and emailing news sites and fan circles.

Also, building hype, which requires that you already have a dedicated following.

Flame of Anor
2013-05-01, 01:05 AM
Also, if anyone has any good suggestions for how to get more people to look at kickstarter projects, I'd greatly appreciate it.

Thanks,

Try submitting it to Reddit, on /r/kickstarter.

Jimor
2013-05-01, 02:08 AM
Also, if anyone has any good suggestions for how to get more people to look at kickstarter projects, I'd greatly appreciate it.

Thanks,

Relying on finding more people after launching a Kickstarter campaign is doing it wrong. The funding calculations should always be based on what you know of the current fan base and how well they'll respond. If not enough people know about it before you launch, then you'll need to spend more time building that fan base first.

I've been doing a lot of research into how various people have garnered a following and then turned it into a business, and for the most part, it means releasing free quality content on a regular basis over an extended period of time. Only then will there perhaps be a critical mass of people following the project for there to be interest in a product they'll wish to buy.

Grinner
2013-05-19, 07:38 PM
Found this (http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/iron-sky-the-coming-race) on IndieGoGo. The project is trying to fund a sequel to Iron Sky.

Mercenary Pen
2013-05-22, 10:44 AM
A friend of mine is trying to create an EP of geeky parody music- his Indiegogo campaign (http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/geeky-music-y-parody-ep?c=home) is here if anyone's interested.

SaintRidley
2013-05-28, 02:18 PM
So I'm going to post it here even though it's Indiegogo rather than Kickstarter because this is the designated place for crowdfunding projects and such to be made known.

So this project is meant to secure the funds to distribute copies of a facsimile of the 1850 edited edition of the Wycliffe Bible (the first full translation of the Bible into English) to several libraries (while simultaneously allowing copies to be made and sent to backers). (http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/wycliffe-bible-facsimile-edition?c=home)

If you're interested in the history of Biblical translation, this is a great project.
If you're a medieval scholar, this is a great project.
If you just really like Bibles, this (might be) a great project.

Now, you might look at the price tag for the first reward level to offer a copy of the Bible ($250) and say "Holy crap, that's expensive!"

It feels a lot less expensive when you learn that there are two copies of the original printing of the 1850 edition on the market right now, priced at or above $5000, doesn't it? The 1850 edition has been out of print now for over 150 years, and few libraries carry a copy. This project will get new facsimiles out there and make the Wycliffe Bible more accessible to scholars than it has been in decades.

I think that's everything.

turkishproverb
2013-05-29, 05:10 PM
Crowdfunding for a bunch of classic anime to get DVD releases.

Includes the likes of BlackJack, Tekkaman, Creami Mimi, and Yatterman


http://animesols.com/

Mercenary Pen
2013-06-07, 10:05 AM
A friend of mine is trying to create an EP of geeky parody music- his Indiegogo campaign (http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/geeky-music-y-parody-ep?c=home) is here if anyone's interested.

This project just met its funding goal, but there are a few hours remaining, so if anyone fancies an EP of geeky parody songs- by all means get involved.

carlmangine
2013-08-01, 03:17 AM
Our family just launched our Kickstarter Project ... "It Has Begun" ...

A music project accompanied by a CG video. We'd really appreciate your help in spreading the word, and share our world with yours! If you have any questions please email us at... carlmangine@carlmangine.com

Click here to go to our Kickstarter: http://kck.st/12R4aJC


http://carlmangine.com/_images/1280X960%20Carl%20Mangine.jpg

celtois
2013-08-13, 11:52 PM
Hey folks. Some friends of mine have been working really hard to release a prologue to a D&D inspired web-series entitled, One Hit Die. The videos went live on the 12th of august, and you should give them a watch! So this is just getting started and they need all the help they can get. I've been in some live shows, with one of the actresses before, and I can vouch for her being an excellent, upstanding person, (if you are worried about giving money to strangers.)

They're running a campaign to gather funding on IndieGoGo, to produce the first season.

Here's a link to their website: http://onehitdie.com
Youtube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/OneHitDieSeries?feature=watch
and the IndieGoGo page: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/one-hit-die-season-1

If you like it consider give them a something, as the funds go to them regardless of whether they reach their goal. So even if they end up a bunch short they may be able to piece together another episode while they wait for more funding from other sources.

Thanks for your time!
-Celtois

Tock Zipporah
2013-08-19, 08:19 PM
Hello playground!

Rich's amazing success with the Order of the Stick Kickstarter program has been on my mind ever since I first saw it, and I've been inspired to follow in his proverbial footsteps (which I suppose are those giant footsteps in the sand up above there). I'm beginning a self-publishing career, and I'm starting with something simple: a short story I'm publishing as an ebook.

I'm holding a Kickstarter (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/523718715/radiance) fundraiser to raise money to hire a professional cover artist for the ebook. If the project is successful, I'll also be using funds from it to self-publish a full length novel, titled "Manifestation." The short story is currently written, revised, and formatted, and is just in need of a cover. The novel is written and in the process of revisions (I've been working on it for the past year), and will need professional editing and cover art. If the Kickstarter is especially successful, I'll be using some of the funds to hire a professional independent copy editor.

As one of the rewards for the Kickstarter, I'm offering ghostwriting services to backers at certain pledge levels. What this means is that in exchange for your support, I'll write you a story of your choice, which you will own the rights to (meaning you can publish it yourself if you wish).

I'm a professional writer with a degree in the Writing Arts from Rowan University. If you'd like to see samples of my previous writing work before considering backing the project, there are stories posted on my blog. (http://writingpossibilities.com/) I also have flash fiction (http://elisevalente.blogspot.com/2012/12/maternal-instincts-by-jason-cantrell.html) short stories (http://ravenhartassociates.com/2012/12/22/crying-flash-fiction-ghost-story/) posted elsewhere online, as well as a poem (http://quantumfairytales.com/2013/01/jcantrell/shadow/) published in an online ezine. I've also been doing freelance ghostwriting professionally since I graduated college, though this is my first venture into the self-publishing industry.

If you're interested, take a look (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/523718715/radiance), and consider making a pledge. The ebook itself is available for as little as a $1 pledge, so even a small bit of support will be enough.

Thank you.

Jimor
2013-09-15, 07:16 AM
Loading Ready Run (http://loadingreadyrun.com/) is holding a Kickstarter (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/811923656/lrrs-last-season-of-sketches) to fund their 11th year of weekly sketch comedy videos. They've posted a new original video EVERY Monday for 10 years now (since before YouTube was even a thing), and they've declared that 2014 will be the last year they do this.

They still have several other contracted projects with Penny Arcade, The Escapist, Wizards of the Coast, and others, so they aren't going away, just growing up and trying to get the business on a firmer footing.

Day one, and they've already reached $48,000 of their $135,000 goal (in Canadian $ since they're based in Victoria).

Renegade Paladin
2013-10-10, 05:34 PM
A friend of mine by the name of Bonnie Scott is making her first short film, and is running a Kickstarter campaign to fund it. She's an avid medieval reenactor as well as a student of Celtic folklore and huge fan of faeries, and the film, entitled Shadows of the Shadows, is intended to be in the style of old fairy tales and Arthurian legend, centering around a knight lost in an enchanted forest. The costume design is gorgeous, and I personally an auditioning for the part of the Narrator, so here I am to plug it. Please consider. (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/726322678/the-shadows-of-the-shadows-classic-old-fashioned-f) She says to feel free to laugh at her Kickstarter video. :smalltongue:

Edit: And can we please do something about that screen-stretching picture? I mean, wow, I run high resolution widescreen and it's even doubling in width for me. :smalleek:

Scowling Dragon
2013-10-14, 04:10 PM
SAM SWEETMILK NEEDS HELP! (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/samsweetmilk/sam-sweetmilk-sci-fi-comedy/?ref=kicktraq) Its like a Kickstarters Guide too the Galaxy type thing.

It needs a MAJOR push to survive.

JoshL
2013-10-16, 12:47 PM
http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/pa-a-doom-pop-record-about-pennsylvania

A friend of mine has a record they're trying to fund. Coming close to the deadline (and sorry I didn't post this earlier...I'm a terrible friend!) and less than $800 to go! If you like surf, electronic music and rock, you'd like these guys. I've heard most of the new record and it's pretty awesome!

Renegade Paladin
2013-10-21, 04:28 PM
The unofficial Calvin & Hobbes sequel comic, Calvin and Company, is raising money to continue the run of the comic. The fundraiser is on Indiegogo, here. (http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/camus-simone-s-bid-to-rule-the-world) If you haven't read the comic, I highly recommend it; it may be found here. (https://www.facebook.com/CalvinAndCompany) :smallsmile:

banthesun
2013-11-06, 11:45 PM
Gonna put out a call for Bee and Puppycat (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/frederator/bee-and-puppycat-the-series), since it's down to a week, and still hasn't quite met its goal.

Well, what is it? It's a new animation designed by Natasha Allegri, the girl behind the Fionna and Cake episode of Adventure Time. The series is about a unemployed 20-something called Bee, and a mysterious cat/puppy that may also be a space-anime prince. Together, they take weird temp jobs in a bizare universe. Fans of Adventure Time or Bravest Warriors will probably find something to love in the trippy design of the series, and it's pretty funny too.

There's a ten minute episode you can watch on youtube here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOG_UtLxh58&feature=youtu.be) which should help you decide if you want to support this project.

holywhippet
2013-12-20, 03:45 AM
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/d20e/kodt-live-action-series

They are trying to make a live movie based on the Knights of the Dinner Table comic book. The author of the comic is helping out so it should be good.

Richard J.
2013-12-21, 04:30 PM
How about a Christmas themed Kickstarter project? (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/itoso-tag/santa-company)

I was poking about Kickstarter and ran across this project to create an animated story called Santa Company (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/itoso-tag/santa-company) where a group of friends who work for a corporate version of Santa Claus decide to answer a "flawed" letter to Santa/request for a gift.

It looks like a cute and sweet, kid-friendly show and it doesn't need much more to be fully funded. I'd love to see it hit the $150,000 stretch goal too.

Just in time for the holidays right?:elan:

nyjastul69
2013-12-25, 09:56 AM
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/d20e/kodt-live-action-series

They are trying to make a live movie based on the Knights of the Dinner Table comic book. The author of the comic is helping out so it should be good.

I agree. I just found out about this through the magazine and checked to see if it was mentioned here. I'm a big fan of KenzerCo and I plan to support this. Thank you for posting it before I could.

Zaggab
2013-12-29, 05:30 AM
Some guys from my home town (that I've never met) are making an 80's-style action comedy, Kung Fury. The trailer is promising.

Kung Fury on Kickstarter (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kungfury/kung-fury)

dehro
2014-01-03, 03:34 AM
I have nothing to do with it, but bumped ino this whilst browsing kickstarters. It looks like a fun game that mixes both using a smartphone app and physical boardgame elements with cheating and deceit
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tinkertailor/collusion-a-game-of-brazen-deceit-and-unspeakable?ref=category

JoshL
2014-01-09, 03:28 PM
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/805175490/warriors-of-kitri-animated-film

This guy. DIY CGI sci-fi/fantasy film. Very impressive work! Not me or anyone I know, but posted on a filmmaker board I frequent. Caught my eye and figured it might do the same around here!

Soralin
2014-01-15, 08:36 PM
Came across this:
Unsung Story: Tale of the Guardians (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/482445197/unsung-story-tale-of-the-guardians)

It's a tactical RPG being made with Yasumi Matsuno (Final Fantasy Tactics, Ogre Battle, etc.)

dehro
2014-01-20, 05:06 AM
so.. apparently Kung Fury (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72RqpItxd8M) is an actual kickstarted project, and not a joke trailer.

it's like watching Bill and Ted's excellent adventure mixed with Karate Kidd and played straight by Charlie Sheen from his glory days in Hot Shots.

I'm not sure what to think of it.

erewhon
2014-01-22, 10:36 PM
The WAKFU Kickstarter!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1836563008/wakfu-the-animated-series?ref=live


Okay, I don't know if folks here are fans of Wakfu, so let me toss in a few words of explanation.

There is a French animation studio called Ankama. Ankama makes video games and cartoons. The cartoon in question is called 'Wakfu' and it is a gorgeously animated and very pretty show.

Stylistically, Wakfu is like a mix between Anime and Disney.

The story is set in the game universe of Dofus, and involves an adventuring party going out on epic quests. There are monstrous bad guys and yes, dragons.

HOLY COW, the DRAGONS. :D

The Kickstarter is fully funded after three days, so this is a lead-pipe cinch.

The prices for Blu-Ray disks alone are incredibly good:

When the pledges reach 200,000 Canadian dollars, you will be getting 52 full half-hour HD blu-ray episodes for about 65 cents each. Wow. Gotta love the French. :)

This is an incredible deal, folks. If you love games you will adore the Brotherhood of Tofu, and the show is just beautiful.

Roland St. Jude
2014-01-29, 07:52 PM
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/d20e/kodt-live-action-series

They are trying to make a live movie based on the Knights of the Dinner Table comic book. The author of the comic is helping out so it should be good.Indeed. Only seven days to go and still short enough that I wonder if they'll make it. I hope they do. KoDT is a classic.

slayerx
2014-02-04, 12:47 PM
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1672987132/space-pioneer

A space exploration game with scientific input from NASA
The creators want to create a universe based on our own that, that you can explore and colonize... Frnakly i just think it looks like an amazing idea for a game

Dig
2014-02-16, 09:48 PM
Kickstarter experienced a security breach on their website this past Wednesday.

If you have ever had a Kickstarter account, your personal information has been exposed to hackers.

Announcement URL:

https://www.kickstarter.com/blog?ref=footer

You can email Kickstarter about this issue:

accountsecurity@kickstarter.com

-Dig

dehro
2014-02-17, 07:18 AM
yeah, my credit card got cloned less than a week before that email got to me.
probably a case of unfortunate timing, but I reported it to them nevertheless, just in case.