This Spartan Life is the "talk show in game space." We invite people into a game of Halo on Xbox Live and interview them with the bullets flying.
This Spartan Life is making a new episode and we'd like the marvelous Kickstarter community to be part of it. Being an independent media company means always having to be creative with raising funds and Kickstarter is about as creative a fundraising tool as we've seen.
This Spartan Life is the "talk show in game space." An award-winning machinima video series shot in the unpredictable multi-player Halo 3 gaming universe. We invite people into a live game and interview them with the bullets flying and the gamers fragging. You can check out our most recent episode here:
We are offering some interesting and fun premiums, but we are most excited about the "Get a Virtual Dream Date with Amber" premium. The beautiful but deadly Amber, is one of the Solid Gold Elite Dancers and has agreed to go on a virtual date in Halo 3 on Xbox Live, with anyone who pledges $200 or more. You will need access to Xbox Live and a copy of the game Halo 3.
And if you can't afford a date with Amber at $200, you still have a chance- $25 and up gets you a spot in the monthly raffle for a virtual dream date.
But maybe Amber is too much for you and you'd prefer a more relaxed date. Well then, Fyb3roptik, MC Aero and Damian are all ready and willing to sweep you off to their multi-player Casbah and show you the most romantic spots. Please message us below if you have any questions on this or other premiums.
The funds raised will pay for badly needed new equipment, software updates for editing and modest salaries to allow our team to take time off from work to continue to make this very creative but not financially rewarding series.
We are also taking advantage of this opportunity to donate any unused funds raised in this effort to the Get-Well Gamers Foundation (www.getwellgamers.org)
The Get-Well Gamers was founded in 2001 with the goal of bringing video game systems and games to children's hospitals. Video games are an effective and proven pain management tool and provide needed entertainment during long hospital stays.
Here are some nice things people have said about This Spartan Life:
"This Spartan Life is Genius"- Cory Doctorow, Boingboing.net
"...a mash-up of The Charlie Rose Show and Doom." - Wired Magazine
"This is real entertainment, weird, smart and very funny." - ThreeMinds.organic.com
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on November 15, 2009.
Sep 14, 2009 - Nov 15, 2009
Pledge $10 or more
A full-res digital download of the finished episode.
Pledge $25 or more
A full-res digital download of the finished episode. A chance to win in one of three monthly raffles for the Virtual Dream Date in Halo with Amber (or other cast member.) Limit one raffle ticket per person. You will need access to Xbox Live and a copy of Halo 3. Message us below for details.
Pledge $50 or more
All the above plus a This Spartan Life tee shirt.
Pledge $100 or more
All the above plus a limited edition DVD of the episode (not commercially available anywhere at any time.) PLUS- a full screen thank you in the video credits.
Pledge $200 or more
This Spartan Life tee shirt, limited edition DVD of the episode... PLUS... You don't need the raffle! You get a virtual date, in Halo 3 with Amber or one of the other This Spartan Life cast: Fyb3roptik, MC Aero or Damian! (You will need access to Xbox Live and a copy of Halo 3. Message us below for details.)
Pledge $500 or more
This Spartan Life tee shirt, limited edition DVD of the episode... PLUS... YOU ARE A STAR! You appear in the video (as your Halo avatar) dancing in our Solid Gold Elite Dancers segment! (You will need access to Xbox Live and a copy of Halo 3. Message us below for details.)
Pledge $1,000 or more
All the above plus an Associate Producer credit in the video and an enormous hug if you ever come to Brooklyn (or hand shake if you prefer.)