This week’s crowdsource showcase is a Kickstarter campaign that pretty well blows the top off the ambition scale. Their funding goal of $200,000 is significant, to be sure, but the scale and scope of the project itself is what really amazes. Warm Stories has prepared what they call a “many-media adventure story that unfolds in 12 real-world mailings, video dispatches, and digital experiences.”
Yes, you get the story delivered in parts directly to your mailbox.
You know, that squarish bit of tin hanging by the front door, or that vaguely Quonset hut-ish assembly standing on a post at the edge of the yard. Sometimes they have flags on. The folks at Warm Stories are full to the brim with appreciation for outdated and outmoded technologies and institutions, and they’ve crafted an engaging tale to take readers, quite literally, into the thick of things.
The story follows two teenagers who have, it seems, strolled off with their father’s time machine. A bit of fun at first, their adventure quickly turns dire, and the teens are forced to encode communications through time in order to protect themselves from discovery. Who they’re hiding from is a mystery for the readers to explore by way of the materials the teens send through the mail. Additional story elements are delivered via contemporary means, such as the Internet, and the whole tale is set to unfold over the course of six months.
24 days to go and 1% funded at $3250 of $200,000
This isn’t the first hybrid narrative to appear on our radar. Readers may recall our showcase from two weeks back, Phantom Hearts by Darke Media Group.
16 days to go and 24% funded at $1446 of $6000
Other Kickstarters that may be of interest:
Goal reached! The project still has a few hours left for anyone who wishes to contribute.
14 days to go and 33% funded at $500 of $1500
15 days to go and 38% funded at $570 of $1500
Indiegogo shows two projects we’ve previously mentioned that are still actively seeking funding (Flight of Fancy ballet and Steampunk Beauty and the Beast puppet show). If any readers have an inside line to upcoming projects, please don’t hesitate to let us know, either in comments here or to me directly at aaron [dot] sikes [at] doctorfantastiques [dot] com.