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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Mar 30 2013
$1,498
pledged of $6,500pledged of $6,500 goal
39
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Mar 30 2013

About

Delura is an independently produced fantasy sci-fi series created by Ryan and Taben Roye. Please refer to this page on our website for more details concerning Delura. There, you can find tons of information about the characters, setting, as well as currently released episodes and comics.

For helping us to eliminate our technology barriers, we want to give you...

  • 4 more content uploads of this series by the end of 2013, with continued uploads of video content indefinitely.
  • Continued publication of our weekly 3d comic series.
  • Greatly improved graphical quality of all of our content.

Here's some details about the default pledge perks we're offering. Please see OPTIONS further down this page if you would like alter what you receive.

==== Digital Items ====

We're offering various digital content as perks, here are the details on them.

  • Permanent Name Placement on website: That's right, for as little as $5, your name or alias gets placed on our credits page... forever. Be sure to message me if you'd like your display name to be different from that of your Kickstarter username. If you wish, you may also choose to be anonymous. Note that some names may be colored blue, these blue colorings are granted to donors who opt for a large size poster.
  • Direct Episode Download: Sites like YouTube and Newgrounds recompress the videos we upload, which lowers quality. Access will be granted to download the highest quality video content we have of the currently-released episodes (001 through 005.03) directly through our website. Also, load them up on your flash drive and show it to your friends! Videos are in Divx 6.8.5 AVI format.
  • Concept Art: This is a compilation of around 50+ scanned images along with commentary notes explaining the mindset behind them (as needed to explain the image). These range from characters to backgrounds to even the various mutations of our title text. Most of the work in this download have never been seen by anyone other than us.
  • VIDEO #1 - Developer Commentary: This currently unreleased content will go into the background of how the projects before Delura influenced its production, how the project got started in the first place, the challenges that we face as independent producers, and answer questions like "How does one manage to make a 3d show with so few resources?"
  • VIDEO #2 - Complete Behind the Scenes: I will fly you through Delura's scenes in our Lightwave program and show you exactly what it is like to work on a project like this hands-on (no worries, I'll leave out the loading times and boring stuff). I'll also show you some of the other programs I use and how I link them together to create the final product. If you've ever wanted a truly in-depth look at the 3d production process from start to finish, this video will definitely interest you!

This YouTube clip below contains sample content from Videos #1 and #2.

  • Animated Content just for you: I will animate a character of your choosing to recite a monologue which they will read from a hologram saying how awesome you are. Which character you choose will determine the type of delivery you get (don't expect anything nice from Dodger!). Want something specific? Talk to us and we'll see what we can do!

    Note: Content must be around pg-13 in equivalence, swearing allowed but let's not overdo it eh?

    Choose one of the following available characters:

Nearly all of these characters have detailed biography write-ups on the delura.tanadrine.com website.

* = This is Dijard (blue "lizard" guy). No character bio available and has not appeared in the series yet. This animated short should give you a good idea of what the character is like.

** = This is Speck; he/she/it appeared very briefly in EP 005.03. No character bio available. This character can use any voice actor's vocals (as well as any different voices they may be able to portray!) thanks to thought articulation devices. Speck will typically play a comedy role when introduced as a regular character. Oh, and Speck's about 3 feet tall. Click here for an animated short featuring Speck.

==== Physical Items ====

Here's the details concerning real items we're offering in various pledge tiers.

  • Poster: This will consist of standard matte materials suitable for indoor display. For standard poster donations, you may choose between two designs as shown below: (closeups -->  #1, #2)

    Available in two sizes (see pledge tiers, sizes are approximate)

    Small poster = ~16x14
    Large poster = ~36x24
  • Custom Poster Graphic: Only available in large size. If you choose the appropriate pledge tier, you may use ANY of the assets/characters that you see between EP 001 through 005.03 and/or on our website and I will hand-tailor your poster to your specifications! If desired, I will even link the image you helped to create directly on the credits page! Design subject to approval, contact us if you have questions. If you can't think of a design but want a unique poster, I'll be more than happy to whip one up for you. Quantity is limited!
  • Delura T-Shirt: This will be a double-sided design (shown below) that uses a direct-to-garment process on quality fabric. Available in most sizes.

So you want more choices eh? Here's some swapping you can do with the pledge rewards upon request at the various pledge tiers:

TIP: If you live outside the U.S and would like to save on shipping costs, swapping out the physical items for digital ones will eliminate the postage!

SPECIAL REQUESTS: For questions like "What if I want all the items?", or "What if I only want X and Z and not Y?", please feel free to contact me and I will see what I can do for you!

All tiers $25 and above - Swap poster with keychain shown below. Basic acrylic, waterproof, size is 1.5" x 2.75"

$25 - Swap poster for Video #1 (developer commentary)

$60 -Swap poster for Video #2 (behind the scenes)

$90 - Swap poster for Video #2 (behind the scenes)

All tiers $90 and above - Swap Shirt for cloth Hat shown below. The Delura image will be embroidered onto the material using an optimized image of the Delura title text.

If you're not a hat person, you may also swap the shirt with the 15oz mug shown below. It is consistent of stainless steel material with plastic handle and top. Since Delura is largely fueled by coffee, I figured it would only be justified to offer a mug to symbolize the power of this fine beverage.

That's it for pledge stuff that we have to offer you in return for your generous contributions to the Delura project. Thank you for pledging!

Please note that part of the 6.5k goal will be spent towards the costs associated with printing/shipping our physical products (shirts/posters), Kickstarter's fees, and any applicable taxes. We are estimating that around $4500 will be divided as shown in the graphic below:

Risks and challenges

Thank you for your pledge, and for joining me on this challenge. I have put more than three years of my own money, blood, sweat and tears into the Delura project. I promise to you that the money invested into the Delura project will be used specifically to procure the hardware/software upgrades needed to further enhance the production value of the series.

The risk of investing into the Delura project, is that you will like it that much more once you become part of the Delura family. Having your credit name forever on our website, everyone will know that you were there from the very beginning.

Warmest Regards,

-Ryan Roye

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