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A machinima series about the epic journey of Sheckley and Griggs, who were minor characters from the game Half-Life 2: Episode 2.

A machinima series about the epic journey of Sheckley and Griggs, who were minor characters from the game Half-Life 2: Episode 2. Read more

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A machinima series about the epic journey of Sheckley and Griggs, who were minor characters from the game Half-Life 2: Episode 2.

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Hello fellow Kickstarters, 

I hope you all are fully aware of this thing called Machinima. If not, let me explain. As defined by a dictionary I found at the local public library, Machinima is a method of making animated film using software similar to that designed for making video and computer games. 

If you have ever played any of the games of the Half-Life series, you would probably be aware of how many machinimas on the internet are made using footage from the games of this series. This one is one of the more...ambitious ones.

If you have played the most recent installment, Half-Life 2: Episode 2, you would have probably remembered the two minor characters in the chapter This Mortal Coil.

Most people really don't think about the untold backstories of characters, but I happen to. I felt that these two may have had quite the past.

And so I have decided to tell it.

The series will span four seasons, each one for each of the currently released Half-Life games. I hope to tell the best story a Half-Life 2 Machinima can tell.

Now, the reason I am enlisting the help of my fellow Kickstarters is because I need to know if people would actually watch it, and because I would like to do everything legally and easily. I hope that my financing goal is a good and reachable goal for my project. 

The Budget: 

$250: Windows 7 Ultimate for Macintosh Boot Camp

$30: Fraps

$230: 2 Yeti USB Microphones

$50: Rewards

Extra: Cover costs for funding taxes and game backups.

Thanks for reading, and we hope that you donate to this ambitious project?

FAQ

  • We are taking into account the taxes done on our funds by Amazon payments. Also, equipment to make sure our videos don't look and sound awful is quite expensive.

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    A "Special Thanks" in all of the episode credits.

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    A Special Thanks in the credits, and a 1080p HD digital download subscription for each episode of the First Season.

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    The previous perks, and an 18x24 Sheckley and Griggs poster!

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    The previous perks, and a small role in one of the episodes of the first season. However, you will need to send your voice-acting audio file to us by email. (People with previous experience in voice acting are recommended for this perk)

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    The previous perks, but instead of a small role, you get a main role in one of the episodes of the first season. Same rules apply.

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Funding period

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