WHAT'S THIS ABOUT? Have you ever wondered what kickstarting a board game is REALLY like? Boom or Doom is the documentary that follows the zany adventure of Sean and Alan (that's us) as they attempt to use Kickstarter to "kickstart" their upcoming party game Two Rooms and a Boom. This film will transparently reveal our experience with the Kickstarter process, all the way from game design to fulfilling orders at retail stores. Watch us ask professionals for advice, negotiate with manufacturers, hire artists, and wrestle with shipping.
Filming Boom or Doom has already begun. We are interviewing experts in the industry, conversing with previous Kickstarters, and are working towards a 90 minute documentary that focuses on all the necessary steps on getting a tabletop game published. This film will be released in 2014, and will be broadcast online for free.
HONESTY TIME. Sean and Alan just started a tabletop game company called Tuesday Knight Games. But by trade, Alan is a college professor and Sean is a professional video editor and graphic designer. At heart, we're both geeky dudes that occasionally swear. We are filming our efforts to kickstart our gaming dreams. We're totally not afraid of hard work and we're doing our research. We want to learn exactly what it takes to have a successful Kickstarter campaign, and we want to share our experience with the world, for free!
We have worked on several creative projects, both professional and for fun. Check out some of our previous work (Alan usually does the acting, Sean usually does the editing):
-Agents of SMERSH: Swagman's Hope kickstarter video!
-Mage Wars tutorial videos
-Teach My Wife Fox and Chicken
-Teach My Wife Zombie House Blitz
-Alan actually proposed to his wife using their favorite game Ascension
-Alan's inappropriate webcomics (NSFW!)
-Are you thinking of using Kickstarter?
-Are you an aspiring (or established) game designer?
-Do you like game conventions?
-Are you a geek in any shape, way, or form?
-Do you like documentaries?
-Do you ever root for the underdogs?
-Do you like action, drama, and comedy?
-Do you breathe?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, please consider pledging and help us make this documentary come true. Follow Sean and Alan through our efforts to use Kickstarter. Tell your friends that you helped Kickstart a film about using Kickstarter on Kickstarter. Be a part of awesome.
MONEY TALK TIME.
Most of the money will go towards helping us with production costs (graphics, editing software, etc.). Currently, we are only filming on an iPhone and an out of production Flip video camera (without motion stabilization). Your pledge will help us upgrade our equipment and purchase a hard drive to safely store all of our footage. Our project also involves costly printing, which includes the full color advertisements for our PRODUCT PLACEMENT pledge level. PROTIP: 10% of all funds raised on all Kickstarter campaigns go to Kickstarter and Amazon (that's how they do this magic).
We have a modest initial target of $2,200. From that point, extra money will lead to "Stretch Goals." In Kickstarter lingo, that's the extra money raised above the target $2,200 that funds the overall project. Any extra cash we earn will also go towards spicing up the quality of the documentary by purchasing better editing software, gear, and even hiring professional artist to truly beautify our film. We are especially excited because we met our Jay Tholen STRETCH GOAL!!!! Jay is a talented dude that is going to orchestrate some great music for our film, truly turning our documentary into a work of art! However, Jay is also an amazing animator, and we have a stretch goal to hire him to do some great cut-scenes for the film. Check out his stuff here: https://www.youtube.com/user/GaspyConana/
INTERVIEWS, PREVIEWS, and MORE!
We promise to keep you informed of all the people with whom we've secured interviews (Tom Vasel, Michael Mindes, James Mathe, and more!), shot lists, t-shirt details, and other valuable info. Check out our updates to learn more! Not only that, but you can track our progress with this kickstarter by following our Kicktraq!
Risks and challenges
Our challenge is to provide the most educational and entertaining footage. We will attempt to deliver this footage in less than a year, but will continually have updates throughout that year of our progress. Sean is working on this and Tuesday Knight Games full time! But the biggest challenge... to get you to pledge, y'all! Thanks for even reading this far.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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