Hello friends, backers, and friends of backers!
Dropping next week will be the entire first episode! Dropping during this post is the trailer for the season as a whole—we think you'll like what's coming in the rest of the series:
If you've watched our livestreams then you've seen the first episode coming together. It's on Tom & Tony Cannon, the twin brothers who are the force behind the launch and growth of the largest fighting game tournament in the world: the Evolution Championship Series. If you've backed at $25 or above, next week you'll be getting an email from the wonderful folks at Humble Bundle with a link to download a Blu-Ray-quality file of this first episode. Yes, initially the plan was to release the entire series at once all Netflix-style, but since we're way past our projected deadline, we figured anything that we have done should just come to you ASAP.
Finally, in Portland this weekend? Area 5 was invited by the kind folks at XOXO in Portland to come and show off a bit of Outerlands during their Film and Animation festival this Saturday. If you happen to be at the event, come out and see us! It's not until 11:30 at night, so you'll have to stay up pretty late. XOXO is giving us the largest block of time during the Film and Animation event and we are insanely grateful for the opportunity! We're looking forward to seeing what Outerlands is like for people who aren't our backers or pre-disposed to liking what Area 5 does. I'd be lying if I said we weren't a little nervous. Our plan was to get the Cannons episode out to our backers before XOXO, but we're STILL polishing up the episode and we don't want you to have to download an unfinished version.
We hope you enjoy this first bit of content and through it can get a good idea of everything else that's coming.