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Pee-Wee's Playhouse meets a video game arcade! A web series about a fantastical arcade where everybody stops by to play games and chat.

*WE MADE IT! Phew! Special thanks to all those who helped back the project in these final hours. With still a little time left anything extra that gets added will be frosting on the cake (wait, does anyone still say that?)! And a very rad thanks to all 79 of ya!

*special note: Everyone who backs the project from $5 and up will get a High Quality download of each episode (cause y'know, buffering sucks).

-check out Update #6 for a Teaser Audio Podcast of the show-

What is Everybody Game?

Everybody Game! is a web series based around video games and a fantastical (magic?) arcade. Carlos (your host) will be joined by his know-it-all sidekick Gary, the clueless mechanic Artie, a talking arcade cabinet Xaxagon 3000, PC enthusiast Victor Champ, and other characters that occasionally drop by. Also every episode we will have guests from the video game world stopping by to visit with all of us and talk games!

All the people involved are working on the project for the love of creating this wild and weird show. We are artists, puppeteers, videographers, actors, and comedy writers .. and we love video games!

Setting

A magical arcade located at 88 bit street. I say magical because frankly we don't know how some of the stuff happens inside it. 

Each week we will look at one new video game (by going inside the game with the help of Xaxagon's digitizing), check the high scores, talk with guests that stop by and ask them about their favorite video games (maybe go inside video games with them as well), get some advice from Victor Champ on PC games, and of course talk with Gary about gaming knowledge.

Other things that will happen on the show:

*playing new weird games that show up at the arcade

*artie (our mechanic) will answer your video game related questions

*avoiding Mr. Pillbox, visiting with guests that stop by

*attempting to figure out the mystery of the dark arcade machine

Our main hangout will be this rad spot above the arcade (below) where we'll interview guests as well as talk with Gary, Xaxagon, and occasionally our grumpy arcade mechanic Artie.

Characters 

Carlos - A character in his own right and host of the show.

Gary - Gaming know-it-all and Carlos' sidekick. We suspect underneath his tough demeanor and sarcasm he's a big ol' softy. We could be wrong though.

Xaxagon 3000 - A talking video game that sometimes digitizes all of us and zaps us into the games themselves. We are still unclear on how Xaxy is able to talk and reason and zap us into games, but we think it's pretty neat. He is however afraid of almost everything (including change).

Victor Champ - PC gaming enthusiast and self proclaimed tech geek. He seems to be wise beyond his years.

Mr. Pillbox - Our mean landlord who's always trying to shut down the arcade.

Artie - A grumpy but lovable arcade cabinet mechanic. Well he didn't start out as a mechanic .. he just kinda of stopped by the arcade one day and never really left. He'll also attempt to answer your questions as well, but we're pretty sure he doesn't know a thing about video games.

Soundtrack

Here's one of the main themes from the show. Get addicted to it early!

Other projects from the producers of Everybody Game:

Screen Tear

Hoggworks Productions

Press Pause

Comedy Underground

Techgrouch

The people involved in creating Everybody Game have also been worked on a variety of puppet web shows/shorts, tech and gaming series, and comedy sketches.

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Goal

The goal of our project is to create a full season of a web series called Everybody Game! A main goal is to develop a show that is not just for hardcore gamers or even casual gamers, but a combination of everyone who plays games. We want it to be a children's show AND a show for teenagers and adults. Bringing together different demographics (like The Simpsons does) is a key component to this show.

The show will be released weekly and run for 10 episodes. The money we raise will go towards getting cameras, lights, mics, and other props for the set to become a reality. We will be renting a studio for a couple months to shoot the first season of the show and create the world of Everybody Game.

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Rewards 

(what i'm reallly here to find out about)

Buttons and Stickers (example designs - not final)

Buttons

Small: Gary button, Everybody Game button

Large: Carlos and Gary button, Gary button, Everybody Game button

Stickers

Small: Everybody Game, Gary

Large: Everybody Game, Gary, Carlos and Gary

Other rewards 

coming soon

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Our team of animators, puppeteers, actors, and guests (lined up) are committed to doing this show! That said our biggest challenge is simply getting a full season done in the 2 months we'll probably have to shoot the episodes.

Finding the right button and sticker manufacturer is key, and we will be researching the best place to get these rewards made quickly (and properly)! This is one thing that's out of our immediate grasp (other rewards will be fulfilled via the show itself), and our only concern is getting all the buttons and stickers in time for our December deadline.

FAQ

  • A video game based show that takes place in an arcade. Each week we'll be talking about video games (console, PC, arcade, mobile) and checking in with our unusual cast of arcade residents.

    Also each show will have different guests stopping by to play games and share in the magical journey that is Everybody Game.

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