Forrest Bower here,
Six years ago, in my tiny apartment with my crummy laptop, I started Bower's Game Corner, a hobby game review channel on YouTube. Since then I have recruited Eric Baca to work the behind-the-scenes action and we have now released nearly over a thousand videos reviewing, and covering old games, new games, classics, stinkers and everything in between. We release a new review every day or two in addition to unboxing videos, Kickstarter game re/previews, game plays, Top 10 lists, and the occasional vlog.
Last year we successfully completed a similar project to shoot over 130 unique videos centered around our time at Genncon 2017. We filmed previews, full-length game sessions, first impressions of new releases, Top 10 lists, events, one-on-one interviews, and daily recaps. During the five days we walked, talked, filmed, edited, and posted videos and, most importantly, played games. It was an amazing experience that was both rewarding and exhausting.
Gen Con is the longest-running, best-attended gaming convention in the world and we are hoping to once again bring the excitement of the convention to those of you won't be among the 70,000+ people in attendance.
Our ultimate goal is to bring over 131 pieces of Gen Con related content to your lovely eye holes! We don't plan on seeing this being a problem as we have done this the last 4 years. One again this year we are doing a super quick format which should get the videos to you super fast. Last year we posted over 90 videos while at Gen Con! We plan to do this by bringing on a third person to help streamline our production process and upgrading our recording capacity, and equipment. We will be shooting pre- and post- convention Top Ten lists, previews of new releases, full-length game plays, interviews with game designers and artists, impression videos, Gen Con After Dark tours, and much more!
$1 - Thanks - We appreciate even the vaguest interest in our project. You'll get access to our comments section and we will show thanks to all of our backers with a toast and a shout out. Every dollar helps.
$150- Re/Preview- Guarantee a review or preview of your upcoming game! *Presumably for Kickstarter* Appropriate lead time required of course *at least 2/3 weeks in advance* ***Ignore the estimated delivery, this pledge does not expire***
$200 - Gen Con Sponsor Level - You send us an image and a short blurb and we'll put it on the beginning and end of every Gen Con Bonanza 2018 video we post. This level is great for game companies, newly released games, or even future Kickstarter projects.
$400 - Gen Con Box Of Awesome - Thanks to the help of 18+ amazing publishers this level gets A plethora of new games shipped to your door straight from the publishers. This will include a wide variety of games including some Gen Con/Origins releases.
We have some awesome stretch goals planned to increase the production quality overall at the corner, including a lapel microphone, and a professional backdrop.
Risks and challenges
The biggest risks and challenges we will be facing (other than the obvious time constraints) will be flat tires, sketchy motels, caffeine poisoning, technological difficulties, shooting and posting videos in a sea of thousands of people, batteries dying, data loss, extreme hangovers, being tossed out, getting arrested, death, and premature balding.
On top of all of this, any and all work will be split between only three people. What could go wrong?Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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