Seekers Unlimited no longer exists.
On March 23, 2015, the Board of Directors of Seekers Unlimited voted 4-2 (with one absence) to dissolve the company. On October 5, 2015, that decision was made official by the California Secretary of State.
The website is gone and the domain name is available. Any email going to the @seekersunlimited.org domain will no longer function. The YouTube channel is closed and the videos have been moved to the channel for AaronJV (Aaron Vanek’s personal channel). The Twitter account and LinkedIn profile has been deleted and by December 1 the Facebook group will also shut down.
The assets of the company have been distributed as follows:
Two wiped hard drives and all cash assets ($5181.81) were donated to the Institute of Play (http://www.instituteofplay.org), a 501c3 company that makes educational games.
This donation is in accordance with the California laws of non-profit corporate dissolution, which requires that assets from one non-profit move to another non-profit.
The seven educational larps that Seekers Unlimited owned the copyright for were released into the public domain on DriveThruRPG here:
- Hit Seekers - http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/166338/Hit-Seekers
- Be Your Own Solar System - http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/164068/Be-Your-Own-Star-System
- Monster Maker - http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/164073/Monster-Maker
- Noir - http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/164098/Noir
- The Great Phlogiston Debate - http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/165000/The-Great-Phlogiston-Debate
- Atomic Heroes - http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/165005/Atomic-Heroes
- The Balloon Games - http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/165002/The-Balloon-Games
Anyone can download these alpha versions of the games (playtested once) and refine them for commercial exploitation if they wish.
Aaron Vanek, the designer or co-designer of all but one of these larps, will be commercially releasing revised and refined versions of all seven starting with Be Your Own Solar System in early January 2016, and continuing thereafter until they are all available for sale. The four Seekers Unlimited Kickstarter donors who chose a completed edu-larp as a reward (PDF or printed) will receive that reward when it is finished. The four who chose a name-branding reward, and who have responded to the survey, will have their name included in the new edu-larp revisions. The one who asked for a specific larp will receive one in early 2016. In other words, Aaron Vanek will continue to honor all Kickstarter rewards for the campaign.
Seekers Unlimited business cards, LED pens, donated whiskey and any other assets have been consumed, recycled, or destroyed.
In the nearly four years of the company’s existence, 17 educational larps were created for four different schools in the Southern California area.
Seekers Unlimited wishes to deeply thank all of our board members, advisory council members, donors, volunteers, teachers and students who helped us bring live action role playing to learning.
If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or interest in what’s on the horizon for educational larps, feel free to email me at AaronLARP at gmail.