The music used in the video is called Reminds Me Of The Rain by Elena Iviel, and Betrayal by ProudAardvark.
07/14/2013-3,000 STRETCH GOAL REACHED! We have reached the $3,000 stretch goal. Everyone will receive free Edeon or Eye IDs. When the Kickstarter if over, I will send a survey and you may choose which side you want to work for. Each of you will be given a rank. The ranks change depending on which pier you have chosen. The higher your rank is, the higher you go up.
07/08/2013- 2,500 STRETCH GOAL REACHED! The first stretch goal of $2,500 has been met! VACANT is now available to order in french. This can only be received through Kickstarter. At the end, after the Kickstarter is over, I will be sending out surveys to get information so that I can appropriately send everyone their products. I will give you the option to select french as one of the languages VACANT is translated in. That will be when you can choose which one you want.
07/01/2013- NEW PRIZES!!!! In celebration of the Kickstarter reaching it's goal, TWO new prizes have been added to the reward tier. The first added prize is EXCLUSIVE Kickstarter prints, one drawn by the creator, and the second is drawn by Ross Campbell . The second reward is a high quality download of the song Reminds Me Of The Rain heard in the trailer by Elena Iviel. Please go down to rewards for further details.
2,500 GOAL UNLOCKED (objectif verrouillé): Book gets translated into french (Livre est traduit en français).
3,000 GOAL UNLOCKED: Free Edeon or Eye IDs [Limited Edtion].
4,000 GOAL LOCKED: Detailed map of Hayze's ship and the Directory will be included in your volume.
5,000 GOAL LOCKED: Free bookmarks [Limited edition]
7,000 GOALD LOCKED. (Won't be announced until pledge reaches 5,000)
WHAT IS VACANT ABOUT?
VACANT is a science fiction web comic following Commander Hayze, an agent of "The Eye" a powerful alien government/ corporate agency. Sent on a seemingly simple rescue mission, Hayze stumbles upon a possible explanation for the near extermination of the human race that had taken place over 100 years prior.
His only lead is a virus and, along with his crew, Hayze tries to find the cure.
VACANT is finally reaching the end of Issue 6, completing the first volume of the science fiction/ film noir series created by Heather Nunnelly. The money funded by this project will be used to print physical copies of the graphic novel for readers to enjoy.
As of right now the graphic novel will be printed soft cover with 130 fully colored pages inside.
The graphic novel will also include bonus material that would otherwise not be unattainable through the internet. This will include guest art, exclusive comic book pages, and a "How I did it" section at the back of the book. Vacant took six years to fully design and write. Photos will be included along with the answers to questions readers may have about the making of characters, environments, or script.
Examples of questions asked and then explained:
-How do you color?
-How do you format your script?
-Why is it called VACANT?
-How did you design the characters?
WHY WOULD I BE INTERESTED?
Readers range from teenage women to adult men all over the world. The graphic novel is intended for everyone over the age of 16 to enjoy. If you are a fan of Doctor Who, Mass Effect, Stark Trek, Hunger Games or Alien, then Vacant is right down your alley.
If you are not a science fiction fan, Vacant is paced in a way that makes it easy for new readers to engage. There is also an online directory that helps you pronounce character's names, understand unfamiliar worlds, and other terminology.
WHAT ARE THE PRIZES?
All of the prizes are listed at the side with their descriptions. Here are images of a few...
STICKER OF THE CHARACTER ORPHAN
NEW!!! REMINDS ME OF THE RAIN MUSIC DOWNLOAD
VACANT ISSUE 1 PRINTED
THE GRAPHIC NOVEL
NEW!! KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE PRINTS
The one on top is drawn by the creator. The one on bottom is drawn by Ross Campbell.
This is a new reward added for when the campaign reached it's goal of $2,000. Both prints are exclusive to Kickstarter, meaning that they will only be available through this campaign. You can not buy them at any other time. Not the Vacant store. Not at conventions. No where.
THE DOG TAGS
Personalized dog tags engraved with a symbol depending on which team you choose. You may choose between working for The Eye, the government agency, or Edeon, the elite army. If you choose The Eye, having the dog tags means you are a Commander of your own fleet. If you choose Edeon, the dog tags mean you are a Lieutenant or General in charge of a section on the military based planet.
If you choose The Eye, you are considered a hero. If you choose Edeon you are considered the enemy.
For all the prize options please look to the prize tiers.
WHAT ARE THE LOCKED PRIZES?
The locked prizes will not be available until after the project exceeds the pledge of $2,000. For example, if the pledge reaches $3,000 than the bookmark prize is unlocked. Most of the prizes are given to all the people who pledged for free.
Vacant est traduite en français. Cliquez ici pour obtenir des instructions. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2082447445/vacant-the-graphic-novel/posts/513661
$3,000-EDEON OR EYE ID CARDS
Everyone will be sent an Eye ID or Edeon ID card depending on which they choose. They will replicate the IDs given to members of each party in the comic. The Eye is the government agency Hayze works for and Edeon is an elite army.
If you pick The Eye ID, you will be able to write out your name and date of birth. The rank given to you will be based on how much you pledge. For example, if you pledge $5.00, you will be an officer.
If you pick Edeon, you will be given a number. Your number will be yours and no one else's. That's how Edeon is able to identify you and your rank. The image I've shown above is how the Edeon card will look. It will look exactly like the ones in the comic.
4,000- MAP AND DIRECTOY INCLUDED INTO YOUR BOOK
A detailed map of Hayze's ship that the crew is on in the series will be included along with a directory. The directory will help you with names or other background information you want to know more about the series. Examples are weapons, equipment, and then information on the alien species.
This reward will not be announced until the project reaches 4,000 dollars.
HOW CAN I HELP OR KEEP MYSELF UPDATED?
Updates will also be posted here on the Kickstarter.
Risks and challenges
The only real risk we have is the printing of the comic. It should take about a month to print. That's the usual amount of time it takes, but the printer I normally use isn't printing comics anymore. So, I am using another one which I have never used before. The printing place has gotten really good reviews and no one complained about it. Because of that, I think it'll all work out fine. If not, then it may just take some extra time to send out the product. The same goes for the other products such as the dog tags. I'll keep everyone posted though, and if I run into any problems, I will immediately send out messages/e-mails.
If you have a complaint about the product you receive I have no issue sending you a new version. Just send a photo if it was damaged in the mail.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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