Format: Digital & DVD/Bluray
Estimated Delivery: December 2016
Location: Seattle, WA
JourneyQuest takes place in a fantasy world, similar to those found in many role playing games. The world itself fits into a larger story line that spans many of Zombie Orpheus’ and Dead Gentlemen Productions’ works. The story is full of unique characters, many of whom are great examples of anti-heroes, in both positive ways and negative ways. As two price examples, we have Perf, the cowardly, unwitting and, unwilling hero. And then we have Glorion, the knight, who seems more like a villain than any kind of hero we’re used to seeing.
A unique feature of JourneyQuest is that it’s released under a Creative Commons license, which means it’s pretty easy to find, online, for free. This also means a great deal of freedom in use of the material. Maybe we’ll see a JourneyQuest game come out of this, one day.
Pledge Tiers: 14 tiers ranging from $1 to $10,000
End Date: Sat, Feb 20 2016 12:00 AM EST
Funding Type: Fixed
Overall, the rewards are straightforward. There’s an info graphic describing exactly what you do and don’t get, for each reward tier. Some of the higher tiers require a choice, which sometimes is unavoidable, although I never am a fan of forcing a backer to choose between rewards, without having an option to obtain all of the rewards, for a higher price. Still, I think that the rewards, for the really high tiers, more than make up for any sacrifices made by forgoing the lower tiers.
Chances of success
Campaign success seems fairly likely, and production success seems very likely.
The budget for season three seems to be much larger than for previous seasons. The goal for the campaign is seven times the goal of the previous campaign, plus there has already been pledging through FanSupported.net So a blurb on why the budget is so much larger, might be useful to convince people to back the campaign. Since contributions from FanSupported.net will also be included, it might also be harder to reach the $420,000 goal. However, the campaign will probably reach about 25% of that goal, within the first 24 hours, given that they’re already over 21% as of writing this (7:27AM).
That’s certainly a good sign. Success of the campaign will largely depend on whether or not the team can drive continued support. Frequent updates, including an initial thank you update will help. Indeed, I would have liked to see one, in the initial hours, as there was a huge burst of support, but not having one isn’t a campaign killer.
As for production, this would be the third season of the show. Zombie Orpheus has produced two seasons already, and has produced a wide range of other shows and movies. I’d be surprised if they didn’t manage to produce the season, though timelines might change along the way.