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UnderPageBy UnderPage
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UnderPageBy UnderPage
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$1,005
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backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, August 27 2015 7:48 PM UTC +00:00

About

H.P. Lovecraft needs no introduction. He is the king of horror; the lord of nightmares who created his own dreadful cosmogony through his writings. He achieved iconic status following his death in the late 1930s.

 At the Mountains of Madness is one of Lovecraft’s most famous novellas. In it he explores Antarctica which at the time it was written was largely unexplored. This allowed Lovecraft great freedom to craft the reality of the territory and conjure up creatures that he suggested inhabited the continent as he pleased with little regard for reality. 

 We wanted to use our software solution to bring a classic to life. And what better classic to do that with than a horror story by H.P. Lovecraft?

 Guillermo del Toro and James Cameron have plans to make a film based on the novella but we’re tired of waiting. So we decided to make an interactive version of our own using UnderPage’s web based program. 

At the Mountains of Madness is a report on the events of a disastrous expedition to Antarctica. The story is told by Geologist William Dyer who is the leader of the expedition. Dyer is lonely and desperate, and he also wants to deter a much publicized planned expedition to Antarctica based on his own experience on the continent. The report is his attempt to save mankind from the Antarctic horror.

At the Mountains of Madness Interactive eBook is a media project in the form of an app for iOS and Android.

Imagine that you’re opening the notes of Dr. William Dyer, the geology professor and leader of the disastrous Miskatonic University Expedition to Antarctica in 1930-1931. 

You will find photos of landscapes, drawings and sketches of his colleagues and students who disappeared in the ice. 

Some of the drawings and photos will come to life and become real video accounts of Dyer’s time in Antarctica. You will even be able to interact with some of the content. 

Dive deep into Antarctic landscapes! Rotate the whizzer of the Fokker F VII, examine prehistoric creatures and wander around a huge abandoned stone city. 

Shake your tablet and watch snow fall onto the sheets of paper or watch as the glacier falls into the ruins left by the ancient civilization. 

The reading of the story and the images are accompanied by Lovecraftian music created specifically for the project. Haunting and chilling soundtracks help to set the ominous and horror-filled atmosphere. 

The book includes:

  • More than 200 designed pages. 
  • More than 60 animated illustrations, drawings and scenes. 
  • More than 200 photos and videos made from real Antarctic expeditions. 
  • Drawings of the Old Ones and Antarctic landscapes made by our talented artist.
  • Original Lovecraftian music – 6 tracks composed specifically for the book.
  • User activated motion-induced animations (shake your device and watch the weather change). 

At the Mountains of Madness Interactive eBook will be accessible to users of iPads with iOS 7.0 or higher and tablets with Android 4.0 or higher. If we are able to secure more funding we have plans to release the additional version for smartphones on iOS and Android. This version will be optimized for reading on a smaller screen and will be synchronized with a tablet version. 

We are UnderPage, a close-knit creative team. We provide digital publishing solutions for our clients and create interactive books and apps. We’re in the business of making interactive books just like this one and would love your help to bring this one to completion. Our proudest accomplishment yet is our amazing web editor that we designed to help anyone interested in creating an interactive book of their own. A Mountain of Madness will be created using that very same web editor. To learn more about us and what we do you can visit our website at www.underpage.com 

Say hello to the team!

Alena Sosnina. The leader. Our experienced polar explorer. Alena is Product Manager for all of our projects at UnderPage. 

Anton Kilunin.The designer. A man with a big beard who spends his time making beautiful web projects. 

Natalia Makarikhina. The amazing painter who brings illustrations to life. Check her out on Behance

Denis Korobeinikov & Kobra Band. The Sound Designers. We have these awesome musicians to thank for the musical scores used in our UnderPage book projects. They create different genres and styles of music. Check them out on MixCloud

Dmitry Chertkov. The Team Lead Developer at UnderPage. 

Anna Matusiak. The Web Developer and Animator. Anna makes all illustrations come alive in our projects. 

 During the last two months we have been busy gathering materials for the project. 

Now we need your help to pay for: 

  • Music and sound design 
  • Design and illustrations 
  • Photos and videos to be used in the book 
  • Animation and collation of the book 
  • Development of new features for the UnderPage web editor to allow us to make whizzers roll and snow fall. 

We want to help readers dive into the depths of frozen horror by making the H.P. Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness Interactive eBook a reality. If we are able to raise enough funds with your help to make this happen, here’s what we’re going to do next. 

You can follow the entire process by connecting with us on Facebook and Twitter. 

We invite you to follow our expedition on Facebook and Twitter. We also encourage you to ask questions and send emails to any member of our team. We look forward to hearing from you! 

Our polar expedition would love to have you as a part of our team. All explorers will be richly rewarded. Every backer will receive a small gift and an interactive eBook for iOS or Android depending on your operating system (so don’t forget to mention it in your message). 

 Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing venture so if we are unable to reach our goal amount we won’t receive any of the pledges and none of our backer’s credit cards will be charged. This means we will be forced to shelf the project. Of course this makes us a little nervous. This is why we really need your support to finally publish our At the Mountains of Madness Interactive eBook and share this project with the world. Help us make it a reality. 

We have great things in store for our stretch goal, but we will definitely pause for a minute to perform our embarrassing happy dance.

 $32,000.00 

If we exceed our goal and get more money than we planned we will move forward with the release of additional versions of the At the Mountains of Madness Interactive eBook for smartphones on iOS and Android. This version will be optimized for reading on a smaller screen and will be synchronized with a tablet version. 

We understand completely. But that doesn’t mean you can’t still be a part of the movement by spreading the word about our campaign. We would love to keep in touch with you anyway. So go ahead and  drop us a line (welcome@underpage.com) and we’ll send you an email when we’re ready for launch.

Risks and challenges

We’re a close-knit team and we’ve been working with each other for the last three years. We have several projects under our belt, so it is extremely unlikely that we will fall into a crevasse or freeze to death while meandering our proverbial Antarctica for the completion of this project.
That being said, the only major challenge we foresee is a possible delay with the release of the Apple version of the app. Sometimes the Apple Review Team can be a little slow in their review process, but we forgive them for that.

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