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The Electric State - Standard Edition
The Electric State - Standard Edition

In late 1997, a runaway teenager and her yellow toy robot travel west through a strange USA, where the ruins of gigantic battle drones litter the countryside heaped together with the discarded trash of a high tech consumerist society in decline. As their car approaches the edge of the continent, the world outside the window seems to be unraveling ever faster as if somewhere beyond the horizon, the hollow core of civilization has finally caved in.

Simon Stålenhag is the internationally acclaimed author, concept designer and artist behind Tales from the Loop and Things from the Flood. His highly imaginative images and stories depicting illusive sci-fi phenomena in mundane, hyper-realistic Scandinavian landscapes have made Stålenhag one of the most sought-after visual storytellers in the world.

Now, Stålenhag turns his unique vision to America in a new narrative artbook: The Electric State. With your support, these amazing images will turn into a top-quality narrative artbook, truly doing justice to the extreme attention to detail and quality of Stålenhag's work.

The book will also add Stålenhag's own texts to supplement the images, giving you an even deeper understanding of the universe of The Electric State.

Just like Tales from the Loop and Things from the Flood, The Electric State will be a thick, oversized artbook of over 120 pages with print, paper, and binding of the highest quality.

There will be two versions of the book - the standard edition (included in the ROBOT RUNAWAY reward level) and the limited edition (included in the SENTRE AGENT reward level and above).

The limited edition, with an exclusive and beautifully embossed cloth cover, is unique to this kickstarter and will never be printed again.

The Electric State - Limited Edition
The Electric State - Limited Edition

 

Through this Kickstarter, you can get your hands on exclusive art prints of Simon Stålenhag's work.

At the DRONE PILOT reward level, you get a 50x70 cm canvas print, signed by Simon himself.

Additionally, we have the five ART COLLECTOR reward levels, limited to a single backer each, that include a unique artprint of an illustration from The Electric State. These top quality artprints in format 70 x 70 cm or 70 x 100 cm are printed directly on sturdy polystyrene board and each includes a rigid metal frame for easy hanging on your livingroom wall.

 

The Electric State kommer även att publiceras på svenska. I den backer-enkät som följer kan du ange vilket språk du vill ha boken i. Det gäller även den begränsade utgåvan.

 

The Electric State will be a top-quality artbook no matter what, with paper, printing and binding of the highest grade. The illustrations and the story form a unified work of art, that will not easily benefit from expanding. This means that this Kickstarter will not have a large number of stretchgoals, as we have a very clear vision for this book and we will not compromise on it in any way.

That said, we have a few stretchgoals - which have all been unlocked during the first day of the campaign! See below for more information on those. We will consider new stretchgoals to add - stay tuned!

 

STRETCHGOAL 1: ELECTRIC STATE ROADMAP - UNLOCKED!

A full-color map of the alternate 1997 America depicted in The Electric State. The map will be included in the book for all backers, and printed separately as well at no extra cost for backers at the ROBOT RUNAWAY level and above.

 

STRETCHGOAL 2: IN-WORLD AD FOR ELECTRIC STATE VR TECH - UNLOCKED!

If we hit this stretchgoal, Simon Stålenhag will create a fictitious advertisement booklet of four pages or more for the virtual reality technology present in universe of The Electric State, letting you learn more about it. The "ad" will be included in the book itself, expanding it for all backers at level DIGITAL WANDERER and above.

 

STRETCHGOAL 3: IN-WORLD AD FOR ELECTRIC STATE DRONE TECH - UNLOCKED!

If we hit this stretchgoal, Simon Stålenhag will create a fictitious advertisement booklet of four pages or more for the robot drone technology present in universe of The Electric State. The "ad" will be included in the book, expanding it for all backers at level DIGITAL WANDERER and above.

 

STRETCHGOAL 4: ART PRINT #1 - UNLOCKED!

We will print a separate high quality art print of one of the images in The Electric State. The print will have roughly the same size as a page in the book. The art print will be included at no added cost for all backers at the ROBOT RUNAWAY level and above.

 

STRETCHGOAL 5: ART PRINT #2 - UNLOCKED!

We will print a second high quality art print of one of the images in The Electric State. The print will have roughly the same size as a page in the book. The art print will be included at no added cost for all backers at the ROBOT RUNAWAY level and above.

 

STRETCHGOAL 6: SOUNDTRACK BY SIMON STÅLENHAG - UNLOCKED!

If we reach this goal, Simon Stålenhag himself will compose a short soundtrack for The Electric State (4-5 songs). The music will be in the same style as the score in the trailer video, which is also composed by Simon. The soundtrack will be delivered digitally to all backers at the DIGITAL WANDERER level and above.

 

STRETCHGOAL 7: ART PRINT #3 - LOCKED

If we reach this goal, we will print a third separate high quality art print of one of the images in The Electric State. The print will have roughly the same size as a page in the book. The art print will be included at no added cost for all backers at the ROBOT RUNAWAY level and above.

 

Below is a summary of what is included in the different pledge levels that you can choose between.

 

You can complete your pledge with additional products, at a discounted price. These will be delivered together with your copy of The Electric State, at no extra shipping cost. Please note that you can only order addons if you are a backer at level ROBOT RUNAWAY or above.

To buy an addon, click the "Manage My Pledge" button and increase your pledge manually with the total cost (in SEK) for all the addons you want. Don't forget that your total pledge also needs to cover the shipping. When this Kickstarter is over, we will send out a backer survey in which you can mark exactly which addons you want.

EXTRA COPY OF THE ELECTRIC STATE ARTBOOK - 350 SEK

An additional copy of the Electric State artbook, in standard edition. Available in English or Swedish.

EXTRA COPY OF THE ELECTRIC STATE ARTBOOK LIMITED EDITION - 700 SEK

An additional copy of the Electric State artbook, in limited edition with an exclusive cloth cover. Available in English or Swedish.

ELECTRIC STATE CANVAS PRINT - 1,800 SEK

An exclusive high-quality canvas print (size 50 x 70 cm) of the ELECTRIC STATE cover image, fitted on a 40mm thick wooden frame. This print is the same as the one included in the DRONE PILOT pledge level, but unsigned. The canvas print will be shipped separately, shipping cost included.

 

TALES FROM THE LOOP ARTBOOK - 350 SEK

In this artbook, Simon Stålenhag’s first set of paintings are collected in book form - together with texts that tell the stories of the youth who lived in the shadows of the machines. This book is available in English or in Swedish. You can indicate which version you want in the backer survey after the campaign is over. A complete PDF of the book is included.

PDF VERSION OF TALES FROM THE LOOP ARTBOOK - 175 SEK

The Tales from the Loop artbook in digital PDF format only.

 

THINGS FROM THE FLOOD ARTBOOK - 350 SEK

In his second artbook, Simon Stålenhag continues the stories of Tales from the Loop. In Things from the Flood, Stålenhag moves his focus from the ’80s to the ’90s, the decade of great change when the outside world truly came to Scandinavia. This book is available in English or in Swedish. You can indicate which version you want in the backer survey after the campaign is over. A complete PDF of the book is included.

PDF VERSION OF THINGS FROM THE FLOOD ARTBOOK - 175 SEK

The Things from the Flood artbook in digital PDF format only.

 

TALES FROM THE LOOP RPG - 350 SEK

A copy of the Tales from the Loop tabletop roleplaying game, based on the artbook of the same name. This book is available in English or in Swedish. You can indicate which version you want in the backer survey after the campaign is over. A complete PDF of the book is included.

ELECTRIC STATE POSTER - 150 SEK

A large (70 x 100 cm) poster featuring Simon Stålenhag’s amazing cover art for The Electric State artbook.

ELECTRIC STATE T-SHIRT - 150 SEK

A high quality black T-shirt with The Electric State logo. You will be able to indicate your size (SML - 3XL) in the backer survey, after the kickstarter is over.

Risks and challenges

We have completed several successful kickstarters and have solid experience in the field. The artwork of The Electric State is just about done, and writing and editing is under way - all we need to finish is the layout, printing and shipping. Our international distribution and shipping is handled by the excellent people at GamesQuest in the UK, who have handled the fulfillment of several Kickstarters for us in the past.

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    *A unique artprint of the "LOOK" illustration, personally signed by Simon Stålenhag. This top quality artprint in format 70 x 100 cm is printed directly on a sturdy polystyrene board and includes a rigid metal frame for easy hanging on your livingroom wall. The artprint will be shipped separately, shipping cost included.

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    *A unique artprint of the "TOWN" illustration, personally signed by Simon Stålenhag. This top quality artprint in format 70 x 100 cm is printed directly on a sturdy polystyrene board and includes a rigid metal frame for easy hanging on your livingroom wall. The artprint will be shipped separately, shipping cost included.

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