WESTERN. WUXIA. WILD.
Imagine: A fantasy world, but not one based on Medieval/Dark Ages European culture and myth, but rather one based on the inspirations of the Spaghetti Western and Chinese Wuxia. Add steampunk elements. Mix well.
A fantasy world that's Stephen King's The Dark Tower meets The Storm Riders meets Deadwood meets Afro Samurai meets The Wild Wild West meets Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon meets Django meets The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. meets House of Flying Daggers and more.
A fantasy world that's explored through a constantly-updated website, a tabletop role-playing adventure game, a web series, artwork, fiction, comics and much, much, more. A fantasy world that is shaped by its own fan community.
FAR WEST is a transmedia project -- the setting is explored via multiple platforms and linked narratives. We've already launched the website, http://intothefarwest.com , which features fiction vignettes, artwork, development updates, inspirography, and more. We are now launching the adventure game, where you and your friends can create the adventures of wandering warriors who fight for their beliefs, the oppressed, or their own interests in an endless frontier that lies beyond the confines of civilization.
If you'd like to read more about the development of FAR WEST, you can start here: http://intothefarwest.com/2011/06/01/beginning/
UPDATE: We've reached our minimum funding level, and exceeded it. But we're still going onward and upward with new goals and new rewards! Currently, the additional rewards are:
- LEGENDS OF THE FAR WEST, an exclusive supplement that will be available in print to all backers who've pledged at the $50 level and higher (and ebook/Kindle/PDF for all backers, regardless of pledge level).
- TALES OF THE FAR WEST, a short fiction anthology, featuring stories by Scott Lynch, Matt Forbeck, Dave Gross and many more, which will be sent in digital format (eBook/Kindle/PDF) to all backers, regardless of pledge level).
- PROSPERITY, a PDF detailing a complete Far Western settlement, with all citizens statted and all buildings provided as miniature-scaled floorplans and papercraft models, which will be provided to all backers, regardless of pledge level.
- FAR WEST POSTER MAP, a limited-edition poster featuring the map of the Far West from the endpapers of the Adventure Game hardcover, done by cartographer Andrew Law, to all backers who've pledged at the $65 level and higher (and in digital format to all other backers, regardless of pledge level).
We hope that you join us on this adventure. Welcome to our place. Keep your boots off the table and your weapons holstered, if ya please. We run a respectable joint.
A Member of the Jade Family:
Riding the Range:
Compositing and Graphic Design: Gareth-Michael Skarka
Artwork: Rick Hershey
Voice-over: Gareth-Michael Skarka
Music: Stelvio Cipriani
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