Posts Tagged ‘machine of death’.

Video: Just DO stuff.

Our Kickstarter is over! We ended up doing pretty okay. Thanks to all who participated! Here is a video I recorded yesterday as a sort of wrap-up and reflection. I talk about taking risks and putting things out there in the world, and I hope it inspires you a little. Mike, my friend operating the camera, called it my “TED Talk.” It’s not a subject I’ve never talked about before, but I think it bears repeating once in a while. I have to remind myself, periodically.

Also I was interviewed by Matthew Lesko, the guy from the infomercials who wears a suit covered in question marks. So I decided, for the interview, to wear a suit covered in exclamation points.

If you missed the Kickstarter, we have a PayPal-powered pre-order page for the game up now! I’ve already started receiving some of the special webcomics-artist bonus cards and they’re great. So excited to get this thing out there!!

LOS ANGELES READERS: I have an improv show tonight (Friday) at M.i.’s Westside Comedy Theater in Santa Monica! 7 PM!

Machine of Death game videos – LAST DAY!

It’s the LAST DAY for the Machine of Death card game Kickstarter! I am completely overwhelmed by the support. Thank you so much to everyone who’s pledged! We’ve been able to unlock a super-ton of bonus content thanks to you, and that’s stuff that’s going to everyone who gets in on the campaign before it ends later today.

Here is a video of me and Kris playing the game in 2-PLAYER CO-OP MODE. I think it shows how the game acts as a fun vehicle for jokes and conversation and the creation of absurd scenarios.

Kris and I have created a number of Wondermark- and Broodhollow-themed bonus cards that will go free to all backers during the Kickstarter! Some samples:

If you haven’t been reading Kris’s new comic Broodhollow, you gotta. It’s super-great. Start at the beginning.

BONUS VIDEO: Here is a BEHIND THE SCENES PLANNING SESSION recorded just over a month ago, right before Kris and I launched the campaign! It features…JOKES

Machine of Death game – Deluxe Box prototype

Here’s the first prototype I’ve received for the Machine of Death card game Deluxe Box! The Deluxe Boxes will be laser-cut and hand-assembled by Jason Lioi of Dapper Devil, and each individual box is laser-numbered. A unique number is cut into every box with a laser.

Because of the labor involved, these boxes will only be available during the Kickstarter! They’re really nice, too.

I think at this point it’s fair to say that I am beyond flabbergasted with how well the Kickstarter has done. We’ve raised over $385,000 — with a few days left to go still. It’s an amazing vote of confidence in the game, which is tremendously flattering, but I think it’s also because we’re trying to add a ton of value as well.

In our recent updates we have so far released eight free preview stories from the upcoming Machine of Death sequel This is How You Die, and we’ve also now unlocked twenty-two bonus mini-sets of cards by webcomics greats. Here’s a video where you can see some of who’s involved:

All the bonus webcomics artist cards come FREE when you pledge to the game during the Kickstarter. And if you already have, hooray! More great stuff for you!

I’m so excited about this game, folks. With all the dozens of stretch goals that we have so far unlocked, it’s MAYBE become the most complicated thing I have ever attempted. BUT THAT IS OKAY because if I am anything, it is UP FOR THE CHALLENGE. Handing me a pile of money and saying “Make this thing as AWESOME AS YOU CAN” is basically the best job ever, and I’m so pleased to find that so far it seems like seven thousand other people agree!!

THE KICKSTARTER ENDS ON TUESDAY

Videos: Machine of Death FATE BLITZ

Over the weekend I posted some ARCHIVAL VIDEO of Kris Straub and I talking about our ongoing Machine of Death card game Kickstarter. Basically we recorded a bunch of stuff in advance to cover any possible eventualities that might occur once we launched the campaign.

Here they are for your edification! Video 1 / Video 2 / Video 3

I also posted a new infographic to the MOD Kickstarter to try and clarify all the cool stuff that everyone will be getting as rewards! That and some other videos and nonsense are right here.

The Machine of Death card game is GOING NUTS

My heart has been racing at about 200 beats per minute nonstop for the last four days and I can’t get it to quiet down. Why? Because our Machine of Death card game Kickstarter hit its funding goal in its first 16 hours, doubled its funding the next day, tripled it the next day, and just hit $90K a few minutes ago. It’s…intense.

If you’re curious about the game, check out our first gameplay video (above or here). There are lots of different ways to play the game, depending on your preferences, but this is a good example round.

I’ve been posting video updates every day as I increasingly try to process what’s happening. Already we’ve smashed through tons of stretch goals and have approximately doubled the number of game cards going to every backer. (These include free bonuses that will only be included with Kickstarter orders! The retail version of the game, when it goes up for sale this summer, will come with fewer cards.)

Pledgers have also unlocked THREE FREE PREVIEW STORIES from the upcoming Machine of Death sequel, This is How You Die! You can go read them right now for free:

“OLD AGE, SURROUNDED BY LOVED ONES” by ’Nathan Burgoine
“ROCK AND ROLL” by Toby W. Rush
“DROWNING BURNING FALLING FLYING” by Grace Seybold

I’m thrilled and humbled by the incredible response to the campaign and I apologize if it’s all I’m able to talk about for a little while. Ryan warned me, after his own campaign blasted into the stratosphere, that I wouldn’t be able to get anything else done while this was going on. “Pshaw,” I thought to myself. “Surely I can continue all other things apace while answering dozens of backer questions per hour, crunching data to try and track the campaign’s progress, corresponding with artists and game manufacturers, and making video updates!”

It’s a challenge I’m up for! LET’S DO IT, LET’S ROCK THIS THING