The World of Steam is a set of Twilight Zone-like episodes set in a Steampunk universe.
THE WORLD OF STEAM CLOCK APP!
(TEMP IMAGE: yes, android users, we have heard your plea. We're trying)
TICKETS TO THE STEAMPUNK LAND PARTY!
Did you know about the Steampunk Cruise happening March 16-23, 2013, setting off from New Orleans http://steampunkcruise.com? They are having an exclusive Steampunk Cruise Land Party the night before for all who are venturing out with them on the cruise for the week. The party will feature a special screening of The World Of Steam. And if we make it to 120% of our goal on our World Of Steam kickstarter, anyone who has pledged to our kickstarter, from one dollar to ten thousand, will get two free tickets to the Steampunk Land Party hosted by the Steampunk Cruise.
An Illustrated Short Story By G. D. Falksen!!!
If The World of Steam kickstater makes it to 120% every backer will receive an exclusive illustrated short story from author G.D Falksen. You will be able to read it on all electronic devices and E- readers.
EVERYONE GETS THE OFFICIAL WoS PIN!!!
I still can't thank you all enough, from all of us on the Steam Team. You're the absolute best!
OFFICIAL WoS GOGGLES FROM STEAMPUNK LEATHER!
Master Designer Morgan Kollin brought some serious Steampunkiness...
The Plague Doctor Mask!
The Lower Jaw snaps onto the upper Dottore mask, or can be worn separately!
THE LEATHER ETCHED OCULARS!
Micro tooled Leather Etched Oculars. These are AMAZING.
THE BABBAGE OCULARS
I'm not one to get goofy over things...aw, who am I kidding, these are just plain FANTASTIC!
Not convinced? Well allow me to retort!!! VIDEO:
What's that you say? Dr. Brassy Steamington has done it again?
Why, yes, yes she has...
The Steampunk Locket and Gears
Made with love by Dr. Brassy Steamington!
THE TRAPJAW MASK
from Master Designer Morgan Kollin
One of a kind so get it quick!
The World of Steam is a set of Twilight Zone-like episodes set in a Steampunk Universe.
The World of Steam is a new Webseries that sets out to explore the deep recesses of a Steampunk world. Drama, Comedy, Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy are all explored against the backdrop of a futuristic Victorian Age.
We've loved Steampunk for years: Jules Verne, HG Wells, HP Lovecraft, Neal Stephenson, China Mieville, GD Falksen - we could go on and on - but we weren't seeing the worlds they described in their writing portrayed on screen. So we decided to create The World of Steam.
How to show a world so vast with so many stories? By following in the footsteps of our heroes and making a new anthology series. An anthology series like The Twilight Zone, Amazing Stories, Tales From the Darkside, or Jim Henson's Storyteller. We felt that when looking at this incredible Steampunk universe, the best way to approach it would be by peering through the keyhole of our existence into the strange new world on the other side.
We've envisioned a place with Jules Verne's technology and Jane Austen's dialogue. A world with Charlotte Bronte's rules and Lovecraft's horror. A place where mad scientists, corseted heroines and bold adventurers could make their way, bringing you truly unforgettable characters, beautiful stories, and vistas like you've never seen.
The World of Steam is Directed, Produced and Written by Matt Yang King, winner of the CAPE/Hollywood Foreign Press Young Screenwriters Award and actor on shows such as (24, GI Joe: Renegades, and Numb3rs). He is joined by a crack team of creators: Lisa Lassek, Editor (The Avengers, The Cabin in the Woods); Thomas Surprenant, Makeup FX (Emmy winner - Star Trek, Buffy the Vampire Slayer); and Bear McCreary, Composer (Battlestar Galactica, Terminator, The Walking Dead). For the complete credits check out our Facebook Page.
DVDs and CDs!!!
So when we decided to take The World of Steam to Kickstarter, we didn't think that there would be such high demand for DVD or a CD for a Webseries that hadn't come out yet. But boy have you made your voices heard. We couldn't/can't alter the existing incentives so we put in the DVD at the $40 incentive, but some of you wanted to add it on to your existing cool stuff from our World Class Makers (Yes Brassy Steamington, Daniel Proulx and Col. James Von Siegfried I'm talking about you, so stand up and take a bow!). So, here's how it's going to go...
If you are an existing Shipmate, or are a new bidder, and are pledging above the $40 level:
CONTACT ME (Matt):
Either through the Kickstarter messages or at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know...
- If you would like to add a First Season DVD to your new or existing order, ADD $20 to your Existing Pledge.
- If you would like to add Bear McCreary's awesome CD to your new or existing order, ADD $15 to your Existing Pledge.
- If you would like to add BOTH to your new or existing order, ADD $30 to your Existing Pledge.
I'll verify your current pledge and will personally make sure we add the notation that you get the DVD, CD or both. Thank you guys so much for helping make this a reality. Which brings us to...
140% - STRETCH GOAL 4!
A 6 EPISODE SEASON!
We've got one in the can, 4 on the docket. FIVE shows currently to fill your Steampunk needs. With Stretch Goal #4 we can reach for...
ONE MORE SHOW! AND THE FANS CHOOSE IT!
EPISODE ONE: The Clockwork Heart
Plot:Hieronymous Smythe has lost his wife, the love of his life. So he builds a copy of her out of clockwork. It seemed a good idea at the time...
- Matt Yang King (Criminal Minds, Red Dawn)
- Scott Folsom (Co-founder of The League of Steam)
- Gail Folsom (Co-founder of The League of Steam)
EPISODE TWO: The Duelist
Plot: Lord Ezra Grey is a Duelist - the best of his kind. But when a young man comes seeking revenge for his father's death, Lord Grey must decide if he will answer the young man with blood and steel, or something else...
- Kevin McKidd (Grey's Anatomy, Rome)
- Joshua Cox (Thor, Babylon 5)
- Phil Lamarr (Futurama, Pulp Fiction)
EPISODE THREE: The Secret Language of Flowers
Plot: Violais a girl of simple desires; her only dream to become a Natural Philosopher (Scientist). But when a foreign Prince woos her with a secret cypher hidden within the simple blooms of a garden, she must decide once and for all what she truly wants...
- Catherine Taber (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Resident Evil)
- Helen Sadler (True Blood, Contagion)
- Sunil Malhotra (Fair Game, Cold Case)
What began with a chance meeting between Matt King and Steampunk designers Scott and Gail Folsom in 2009 has now become The World of Steam. This project gathered some of the most inventive and talented industry professionals together to create The Clockwork Heart, the pilot episode. We've come really far, with amazing creatives donating a ton of their time, effort, and expertise to the project.
But we need your help to bring the world to life...
We live in an amazing time. Used to be, if a Medici endorsed your project, they would require control of your content. Today, a new day has dawned. Kickstarter has allowed thousands of artists just like us to bring deep science fiction stories to life and to connect to audiences everywhere, and it also allows you to speak with your dollars.
It's simple. If you like us, help us.
Our goal is to do two things: To bring you the best entertainment that we can, and to offer you some really astounding incentives to show our appreciation.
Your donations will go towards the completion of all post-production of the pilot episode of The World of Steam: The Clockwork Heart: Color Grading, Visual FX, Sound Design, Musical Score, Hiring Musicians, Recording and Marketing. It will also allow us to begin pre-production on the first season of The World of Steam, hiring name actors, making extravagant costumes and props, finding distinct locations and expanding our Visual FX.
Our first season is set for five episodes including The Clockwork Heart. If your generous donations overfund us, we'll be able to bring you a greater scope and breadth to the world and bring you some truly astounding visuals. Every additional $30,000 we make beyond our goal allows us to bring you another episode.
We'll help you (or you can read the official line, here). For the next 30 days, you'll be able to make pledges to support us in our Steamy endeavors, ranging from $1 to whatever you can afford without going to debtors prison. You can select one of the incentives - listed to the right - of equal or lesser value to your pledge. You can always pledge more than the minimum to get an incentive that you particularly crave. Your credit card or other account will not actually be charged at the time that you make your pledge, and you can change your mind any time during the 30 day window.
If the deadline comes and we have reached our goal, then everyone gets charged the amount they pledged at once, and we get to working on making some really cool Steampunk episodes. But if for some reason we don't make our goal, the whole thing just fades away. No one gets charged, no fees are applied; everyone just keeps their money. Of course, if we fail to meet our goal, then no one gets our cool gear either, which we think would be pretty tragic. Not 'return of Cthulhu' tragic, but sad nonetheless, 'cause we think it's some awesome stuff.
For investing in The World of Steam we'd like to offer you our thanks with our special Kickstarter-only Steam Gear. Thanks so much for helping us out!
The Sprocket Master Reward!
3 WoS Buttons, the official WoS Sticker, and the WoS Mini-Poster!
Beautiful images straight from our first episode The Clockwork Heart!
Lots of goodies, this DVD will come loaded with the entire first season of Steampunk madness! Help us create this first year with YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS to The World of Steam!
Join the Steam Team! The Official The World of Steam T-Shirt!
Which one is right for you? (also available in women's cut)
NOW AVAILABLE AT THE PRIVATE FIRST CLASS INCENTIVE LEVEL!!!
The dimensional timeship Peleton of the famous (or is it infamous?) Aether Brigade is purportedly powered by a time kraken - the exact nature of this amazing (mythical?) beast is currently unknown, however The Time Kraken pin has been created for those who believe. It is said that perhaps the actual kraken takes a soul every time the Peleton shifts through the vortex, perhaps wearing this brooch upon your person (or even hat) will cause the kraken to overlook your proximity and choose another who is less likely to believe.....
From Catherinette Rings creator Daniel Proulx comes a ring specially crafted for The World of Steam! Comes in your choice of Antique Brass or Silver Tone (Brass shown) these are organic shapes formed of metal wire, gemstones, vintage clock parts and other unusual components.
Made with love by Retroscope Fashions!
Retroscope Fashions is a small family run company based in Las Vegas. For over 8 years, we've grown and evolved our own brand of Victorian hybrid clothing worn by Steampunks, Victorian Aristocrats, and Goths worldwide.
A Swiss Military Wool Scarf turn of the century design emblazoned with The World of Steam icon!
Made with love, care and clockwork by Dr. Brassy's Steampunk!
...especially for The World of Steam: The Clockwork Heart Kickstarter!
We're building worlds here at The World of Steam.
Get on board with our Official The World of Steam Airship Papers!
See YOUR official Steampunk Name and Location in The WoS Universe!
The Official The World Of Steam Sky Marshall Hat!
Embroidered with our official TWoS Logo, only for Kickstarter!
The Official The World of Steam Airship Marine Cap!
Based on a Swiss Design, the hat converts from this...
Get yours! Only for the The World of Steam Kickstarter!
Matt Yang King (World of Warcraft, Naruto, GI Joe, 24, Criminal Minds)...
...records a one minute Voice Over of your choice!
Have your own Victorian one-of-a-kind hand-built piece! (Only 3 Available!) Each artisan-quality headdress, is haute coture crafted with elegant feathers and metal embellishments...
...and goes with any sort of carnival, tribal or vintage outfit!
Made for The World of Steam by award winning label Fumé Noir!
From Tarol Hunt, creator of Goblins Webcomic, we present...
The Steampunk Goblin!
Gail Folsom's extraordinary concept art...
...and Linda Mendoza's beautiful storyboards!
You asked, we delivered!!! We asked our Steampunk Flashdrive maker Derrick Culligan to make us a fancy flashdrive for everyone! Behold!
Also receive a free e-book copy!
Cheyenne Wright's (Girl Genius) incredible movie poster!
Our poster for the first episode The Clockwork Heart!!!
It combines Cheyenne's amazing Alphonse Mucha ode with...
...a Victorian theatrical notice design by Shawn Reed! (22"x28")
The Official WoS Trench, based on a Hessian Military design double breasted with notched collar, 2 hand pockets and a tightly woven gaberdine/twill weave. Smartly embroidered with the NEW The World of Steam Icon!
The Silent Guard! Produced just for The World of Steam Kickstarter
by Steampunk Leather!
Only FOUR available!
Based on a Czech Flyer's design, its got 4 zip closure front pockets with a cotton twill shell. Embroidered with the New The World of Steam Icon!!!
Limited edition casts of the Confrontation Scourgebearer Statue...
...inspiration for an especially demonic episode of The World of Steam!
The singular Duke and Duchess hats from Steampunk Hatter!
A low crown height top-hat geared towards men and based on the popular "dreadknot" style.
The "DUCHESS," named the "widow" is based on the popular "havisham" model but has been shortened to better flatter small faces. It also gets a unique color combination to compliment the Juggernaut. The body is brown full-grain leather, and both the under-brim and lace band are black.
Only one of each available especially for The World of Steam kickstarter!
Brian, a Disney Animator, has been kind enough to put some of his amazing concept art for The World of Steam into our Kickstarter!
Limited Edition The World of Steam Character Sketches
Signed by Phil Lamarr and Catherine Taber!!!
Daniel Proulx was born in Montreal and spent a considerable time traveling the world before returning to his artistic roots, becoming an independent artist in 2008. He loves creating organic shapes from wire and developing intricate designs with a mechanical/industrial feel. When Daniel was little he used to daydream about fantastic imaginary worlds. He would draw monsters, invent stories about magical items, or role-play with friends. Now he brings his art to life with stories from a distant parallel Steampunk universe. Now for The World of Steam he has used his creations to share his passion for the world of Steampunk with the rest of us.
For the Chief Engineer reward we have the very special incentive...
The one-of-a-kind Steam Backpack!
The Hero prop from the Victorian Shadow Sequence
of the first episode of The World of Steam: The Clockwork Heart!
The Astoundingly Intricate Work of Derrick Culligan!
Filled with behind the scenes material...
...and other The World of Steam Easter Eggs!
The extraordinary designs of Skinz - N - Hydez Steampunk Designs!!
(Please designate left or right arm)
Each arm hand made by Ian Finch-Field of Skinznhydez!! Custom designed to fit you like a glove these CLOCKWORK ROBOT ARMS are truly one of a kind!
Signed Copies of Bear McCreary's original The World of Steam score!
Another movie poster you ask?
Why, yes. Because it's six-and-a-half feet tall. And full of awesome.
KICKSTARTER VIDEO CREDITS:
HOST: MATT YANG KING
THE STEAMPUNK BIRD: BRAD GRUSNICK
DIRECTED/PRODUCED: MATT YANG KING
PRODUCER: PEYTON SKELTON
WRITTEN BY: MATT YANG KING
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: PEYTON SKELTON
1st AC: GRIFFIN YUE
EDITOR: TOMMY AAGAARD
VISUAL FX: ZAFER MUSTAFA
GRAPHIC DESIGN/LOGO CONSTRUCTION: AARON HENDRICKS
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
We have a great road to travel with 'The World of Steam.' With your generous donations it becomes possible to begin a trip into a land we've dreamed about since we were kids. Not that that land does not have obstacles: Red Barons, mysterious contraptions and strange monsters from the Underdark. And the journey to creating that world is fraught with peril as well. It deals with the more mundane, but sometimes more difficult obstacles of Time, Money and Effort.
Logistical obstacles of finding or building Victorian locations, designing and constructing props, and the heavy lifting of creating worlds within digital space become a daily hardship. Plus, the task of maintaining a fully professional crew and cast for a multitude of episodes can prove daunting.
But we have some nice pluses on our side of the data sheet. We have a strong team in place and serious hitters who bring their 'A' game every time. People who have proven their mettle on projects with no budget, to some of the biggest movies of all time (literally). And we're all incredibly passionate about Steampunk, and truth to tell, about being geeks. Creating these worlds and making things that make people laugh, sigh or shriek couldn't make us happier. And with your help, we can do it.
Manky Salad asks... What will be the approximate running time of each episode? And just to make sure, will the DVD be region free?
The running time for "The Clockwork Heart" the first episode is 14 minutes. I'm aiming for the episodes after to be on a Twilight Zone TV timeframe, which means they will run 24-26 mins each. Of course this all depends on budget, as whenever you add minutes of time to a show, you add shooting days.
As to the DVD, we will be burning them in LA, CA USA. So I don't know if there are region coding rules in effect. If I can avoid them, I will.