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An intense, new fantasy-comedy webseries! Three unlikely party members take on an epically nerdy world of magic & mayhem! Read more

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An intense, new fantasy-comedy webseries! Three unlikely party members take on an epically nerdy world of magic & mayhem!

About this project

Girls with Swords is the ultimate 8-bit, high-fantasy adventure! Join a naive frost paladin, a slothful ninja and a dim-witted catgirl barbarian on the quest of a lifetime! The unlikely heroes face off against an enemy-entrenched empire in this visually stunning webseries. The girls must overcome their differences and discover the true value of trust and teamwork before their 'Jersey Shore' arch-nemesis takes the throne and creates an evil empire in his own selfish image.

Thus far, everything that is Girls with Swords has been a passion project by volunteers; HOWEVER, we want to step up our game and get some help from the professionals at Gloo Studios.  This visual effects house (whose incredible work has been seen on Cartoon Network and College Humor) would allow us to increase our production value, revamp our designs and complete the episodes in record time, in contrast to the months it took to complete the pilot alone.

Here is a stylistic taste of what the Girls with Swords universe can look like, with your generous help!

Megasteakman is a comedy collective, focused on creating the most spectacular parodies, originals and VFX sketches on the web.  With over 30,000 subscribers and over 17,000,000 views, Megasteakman is run by a small team of award-winning writers, actors, and effect artists.  This  project is extremely important for the future of Megasteakman's crowd funding efforts and long form content!  If you'd like to see more of our zesty content, check out our YouTube page:  http://www.youtube.com/user/Megasteakman

Risks and challenges

Every shot in this show is a visual effects shot, and requires a huge amount of artistry to bring the environments to life. While over 65% of the budget is going into visual effects, it will be a challenge to keep on budget given the amount of compositing, animation and rendering needed. In a worst-case scenario, the show will be completed a few months later than expected, with a larger portion of shots falling on the director to composite. Having gone through the process of intensive, low budget VFX filmmaking many times before, the director is confident that the show will finish no matter what, despite any unexpected set-backs!

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    $5 reward

    13 backers

    ===AirGuitar Sword===
    You get a Credit on our Girls with Swords website, and receive our eternal thanks for helping support the show!

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    20 backers

    ===Knife Sword===
    ALL OF THE ABOVE, plus...
    You get an exclusive, high resolution Wallpaper for your computer (I assume you have one if you are reading this) and a high-res download of the UNCENSORED Episodes!

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    $25 reward

    24 backers

    ===Wooden Sword of Hitting===
    ALL OF THE ABOVE, plus... The staple of any quest, you get One Week Early Access to the episodes, a Digital Download of the Score and a print-ready, Digital Poster!

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    $45 reward

    7 backers

    ===Tin Sword (occasional can opener)===
    ALL OF THE ABOVE, plus... Your wisdom brings you additional insight with exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Videos, Tutorials on the visual effects, and a Digital Rule Ebook of the Girls with Swords D20 game!

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    $65 reward

    4 backers

    ===PicketFencing Sword===
    ALL OF THE ABOVE, plus... Send us a picture and we will Photoshop you Hoverhanding the Girls with Swords in a printable photo, and a Digital Download of the Girls with Swords Artbook. Side effects may result in +1 to Charisma, but you had enough of that already.

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    $80 reward

    2 backers

    ===Swordfish Sword +4 to Fish=== ALL OF THE ABOVE, plus... Send us a picture and we will give you a Video of you riding the end credits Minecart! Also, LOL heartily at our Bloopers and Outtakes!

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    $125 reward

    5 backers

    ===How Can I Carry All These Swords?=== ALL OF THE ABOVE, plus... You get a signed, 18x24 Poster for the show, C4D sets and access to the After Effects Monster Rigs to spice up your own videos!

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    $160 reward

    3 backers

    ===Sword of Seasonal Pumpkin Flavouring=== ALL OF THE ABOVE, plus... Your skills in pumpkinmancy bring you a signed copy of the 'Girls with Swords' D20 system, Custom Character Sheets for each character in the show and access to all the Early Drafts and Fanfic Stories (over 12 stories in total!)

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    ===Sword of Glass that is really strong=== EVERYTHING IN THE 160$ REWARD LEVEL, plus... You get to design a stained glass window panel in the King's castle! Make it an ad, your favorite kind of pizza, your cat, your cat's favorite kind of pizza... the possibilities are endless!

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    ===Monster Sword=== EVERYTHING IN THE 160$ REWARD LEVEL, plus... Name, draw, verbally describe, or do an interpretive dance to help us Design a Monster in the show!

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    $750 reward

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    ===Mograph Sword of Kerning===EVERYTHING IN THE 160$ REWARD LEVEL, plus... the director will make you a completely custom 5-Second Intro or Logo to your specifications, and you'll get an annotated text Credit at the end 'minecart sequence' of each episode.

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    0 backers Limited (3 left of 3)

    ===Sword of Ultimate Promotion (+5 to visibility)=== EVERYTHING IN THE 160$ REWARD LEVEL, plus... Have your Video Annotated at the end card of one of the episodes, and have your Youtube Channel in Megasteakman's friends box for 6 months! Also, get an onscreen cameo in the show (air fare and accommodation not provided, but we'll get you lots of free drinks).

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    $2,750 reward

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    ===Sword of the Eternal Hottub=== EVERYTHING IN THE 160$ REWARD LEVEL, plus... The Girls or any other Megasteakman familiar will make a 30 second ad for you. We will help you write, act, shoot, edit, do VFX, and sound mix for your product, business or service! This is a special, one time price that won't last! Also, get an exclusive invitation to the wrap party (air fare and accommodation not provided, but we'll get you lots of free drinks, and even let you win at any games we end up playing).

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Funding period

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