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An interactive story from the makers of Halo, Lord of the Rings, How to Train Your Dragon, and God of War.
359 backers pledged $15,940 to help bring this project to life.

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The interactive story that everyone can play.

The Last Sleeper is an audio-visual experience that seamlessly blends audio-books, 2D animation, comics, and adventure games into one groundbreaking interactive story.  

Built by amazing artists.

Kendall Davis - Writer & Director [Producer & Designer: Halo 4]

Ethan Van Der Ryn - Sound Designer [Lord of the Rings, King Kong, Transformers, 2 Academy Awards]

Erik Aadahl - Sound Designer [Tree of Life, Transformers, X-Men]

Steve Jablonsky - Composer [Transformers, Gears of War 3]

Jeff Snow - Storyboard Artist [Head Story Artist, Dreamworks]

Pat Connor - Programmer [Bioshock 2]

William Gahr - Programmer [Red Dead Redemption]

Michael Cheng - Lead Level Designer [God of War 2, Dante's Inferno]

Fueled by you.  

We hit $10,000, but we can still go farther.  Every dollar raised subsequent allows us to make a more beautiful, more emotional, more epic experience.  

  • $10,000 - we make the interactive comic with very limited 2D animation.
  • $20,000 - we make the interactive comic with a generous amount of 2D animation: the cinematic sequences feel alive with motion.  
  • $50,000 - each comic panel has motion and movement with 2D animation.  
  • $100,000 - the whole story is animated!  

An epic story.  

You play as Adam, a man who awakens in a mysterious, famine-stricken forest with no idea how he got there.  All you know is that the world responds to your touch, and begins to heal.

You meet a wonderful woman named Fera - who has the same power you do.  Together, you can bring Light and life out of the planet.

The only problem: Fera harbors an explosive secret that could doom the planet forever.

You will guide Adam and Fera through heartbreak and betrayal, to a union that will restore the Light of Ephos.  

You play the Last Sleeper by exploring the world as Adam and Fera.  To move, you flick your finger across the screen - like you're scrolling on a phone or tablet. Your goal is to bring the Light of Ephos out of the world, so that you can protect the villagers, bring them food, and free them from the mind-control of the Queen's Shadow.  

The story unfolds with 2D animation and motion comic panels.  You perform intimate human gestures - like brushing hair from Fera's eyes or placing your hand over hers to summon the power you share.  

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    A free copy of the Last Sleeper's first Episode in interactive iPad and web formats - and a static .pdf digital copy.

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    Exclusive copy of the score - from composer Steve Jablonsky.

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    Audio podcast novella prequel - with sound design by Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van Der Ryn.

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    Behind-the-scenes: a mini-art bible and look at creating the artistic world of Ephos.

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    Printed, limited edition version of the comic with team signatures.

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    Full-sized posters of our gorgeous art. Your choice of piece. Signed by the artist, dedicated to YOU.

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    Special thanks in the credits/liner notes of the comic.

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    Personalized thank-you message from the team and an Executive Producer credit.

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    Special thanks ahead of the start of the story. The first thing anyone sees will be your name.

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    You are a character in the story. Your name takes on the likeness of a ship, a villager, a hero, a villain, or even a beast! Your choice.

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    All of the above, AND a UNIQUE sculpture of Adam and Fera, hand-made by veteran sculptors from Disney and Dreamworks. Each sculpture depicts a different event in the story. No two are alike.

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