Welcome to Fund This, a new column here at Tubefilter. Each week, we’ll look at a planned web series or other online video project currently in search of funding on Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or any other similar crowdfunding sites. We’ll tell you what the series is all about and explain why it is worth your money. Do you have a project that’s currently being crowdfunded? Contact us to let us know and we may feature it in upcoming installments and check out previous installments right here.
Series Name: Legend of Grimrock
Asking For: $100,000 on Kickstarter
Amount Raised Thus Far (At Time Of Post): $23,773
Days Remaining In Campaign (At Time Of Post): 38
Description: Legend of Grimrock is a fan film based on a video game of the same name by Finnish developer Almost Human. The game is a dungeon crawler inspired by 80s and 90s classics but released last year to little fanfare. In order to garner some pub, Almost Human has enlisted the help of Wayside Creations, the talented studio that excels at creating fan films. This time, expect lots of swords-and-sorcery goodness.
Creator Bio: Wayside Creations has created a couple of fan series that piqued our interest. Fallout: Nuka Break is a well-shot post-apocalyptic thriller set in Fallout 3‘s wasteland, while Aperture R&D is a fittingly whimsy take on Portal. This time, the production team is a hodgepodge of fans and gaming industry talent. Nuka Break director Vincent Talenti will once again stand behind the camera, but the series will be written by Chris Avellone, who wrote the Fallout: New Vegas video game.
Best Perk: For $5,000, you can design a dungeon room, complete with traps and puzzles. The possibilities are endless.
Why You Should Fund It: Fan film creators have often encountered legal challenges from the rights holders of the works they are adapting, but even without that issue, fan directors often struggle to get recognized by traditional media. The hope is that Legend of Grimrock will usher in a new model, one where officially-licensed fan films are the norm.
In this case, Almost Human is showing a wonderful willingness to work with a group of YouTube creators in a collaborative way. It’s an exciting partnership, and one that deserves support. As for the quality of the fan film itself, we’ll let Wayside’s previous work speak for itself.