We are over the hills with gratitude and joy! The world is seeing and supporting Fall of GODS coming to life! Thanks everyone!!! So here is a new stretchgoal.
We all love soundtracks here at MOOD, and it is a dream to be able to evolve this side of the universe. We hope you'll enjoy an original score (digital format) of approximately 20 min made uniquely for Fall of Gods, that you can listen to while reading the book. This will be unlocked at $95.000 for all pledges.
We really believe that our epic backers will appreciate a 3 min. epic theme song – composed specifically to support the story, scenes and moods in the adventures of Vali in ‘Fall of Gods’. This will be our present to ALL of you if we reach $75K USD!!! On top of that – all backers of physical pledges will get a special made 'Fall of Gods’ bookmark.
#1 $55.000 - UNLOCKED
1 Additional 11*14 Inch Art print + A wall paper set of the 3 most popular art pieces for all backers
(Art Print Only for those pledging for the physical book. Digital book pledgers will receive the wallpapers)
What is Fall of Gods?
Fall of Gods is an illustrated book inspired by Norse mythology, following Vali, a warrior haunted by his past, but who has found peace in the arms of a woman. For years he has lived far from society, tending to his farm and trying to forget the battles he fought…and the crimes he committed. But one day his love disappears, and he must set out to find her. He will once again have to face the creatures of Jotunheim and the powerful Aesir. Suddenly, the man he thought he had buried deep down inside has risen to the surface once more...and he comes seeking vengeance.
Fall of Gods is all about love for Norse heritage. It’s made with a desire to reinvent the mythology and come up with a new and exiting story that captures the essence of the brutal world within the old north. It unfolds in a fantastic universe inspired by Scandinavian nature, with an epic scale and inherent drama. The book will be anchored by detailed illustrations like the ones you see on this page.
Who are Rasmus Berggreen and MOOD?
Hello, my name is Rasmus Berggreen. I am a concept designer and a co-founder of the visual development studio, MOOD, located in Copenhagen Denmark. I worked for several years as a concept artist for films and games before taking the leap and starting my own studio with fellow artists Jan Ditlev, Christopher Rabenhorst, and Jonas Springborg. We believe every universe and story can be turned into something unique, that place where story and art meet to make a fantastic experience. As a studio we’ve worked on many different projects, like the Hitman franchise, but this time we thought it would be great to get some of our own original ideas out to the world.
I have always wanted to make my own interpretation of Norse mythology and make a book written and illustrated with that special Scandinavian tone. I imagine the Norse universe as brutal, dirty, and powerful, and that is what I want to deliver - that full experience where you have been in the dirt with the protagonist. The project started out as an open community on Facebook and then as a published project at Behance, where it was very well received with more than 95,000 views and a lot of appreciations. The support from the community really convinced me that more people would like to see this specific take on the Norse mythology, so that is why I and MOOD are making this project.
To make a book stand out you need a great team. Therefore I have teamed up with the lead writer on the Hitman game, Michael Vogt. Michael shares the same passion for the Norse universe as me, and together we will write the saga of Valí's life.
During the last year I have been focused on the tone and sense of epic scale throughout my illustration work, though I have the full support of our awesome artists here at MOOD if I need an extra hand. This will guarantee that the art will be both of a very high quality and delivered on time. Everything will be in the style you see on this page, with one coherent artistic direction.
What is the final product?
Our goal with this project is to create the first volume of the adventures of Vali. It will be a hardcover book of approximately 80 pages. Below you can see an example of the layout. Each page will consist of a full color illustration as well as a chapter of the story. There will also be extra illustrations covering the world of Fall of Gods. To me it is important that everything is beautifully presented and of a high quality. To do this, your help is extremely valuable. By becoming a backer, you will get a beautifully illustrated story book, and can even pave the way to ensuring more stories in this epic Norse universe continue. I see this as the beginning for a very cool series about the life of Vali. With your help I will be able to take the needed time to write the story with Michael Vogt, make the full color illustrations, hire help to lay out the book, and ensure high quality print for final deliver.
If you are interested in my process, you can see a small timelapse video here. I have tried to break down how I usually tackle an illustration. First of all I am focusing on telling the best possible story, before getting into starting the actual painting.
You can now add the unique 'Fall Of Gods' t-shirt to your reward! You will just need to click the "Manage Your Pledge" button, then add in an extra amount of $35 USD. By the end of the campaign we will send out a survey to collect your t-shirt size.
The t-shirt can only be added to pledges of $45 USD or above.
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Risks and challenges
There will always be risks when something involves a story… Will we be able to deliver this quality book on time? We have a lot of experience in the field of design and writing, so our estimation should be realistic. We really don't want to keep anybody waiting, so we will work very hard to deliver on time. That said, we also want you to get the quality we are promising, so no book will be shipped before we can be sure you will be proud to hold it, read it and have it a part of your prized book collection.
All pledge amounts include USPS Media Mail shipping within the U.S. Shipping for international orders will receive an additional $45.00 fee. International orders ship by USPS Priority Mail. Taxes and fees vary by country. Please be aware international orders may be required to pay a duty tax by your local postal station.
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