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The psychedelic, post-apocalyptic augmented reality comic of the future is here! Part comic, part cartoon -- all cyberpunk.
The psychedelic, post-apocalyptic augmented reality comic of the future is here! Part comic, part cartoon -- all cyberpunk.
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Neon Wasteland is a new kind of comic book that uses augmented reality to bring every panel to life. Inspired by late 1980's Japanese cyberpunk animation, the story is set in a universe that can be described as Mad Max meets the Matrix.

Putting the Punk Back in Cyberpunk

At its core, Neon Wasteland is a satire about the world we live in, the real power and danger that we continue to uncover through technology and the seductive pull of artificial reality.  It’s about the constant struggle between our physical and digital identities and the value of human connection in a society where we seem to be increasingly alienated.  

It’s a psychedelic-colored world where gender and race are fluid, and the characters reflect more of the diverse audience of comic fans. The story is about empowering the underdog and giving a voice to those who are going unheard. 

The Story So Far

In 2088 most humans no longer have a physical form.  They have achieved digital immortality through the  "OmniVerse”, a massive orbital computer system spreading throughout the galaxy. Those who are still human live inside a sprawling factory slum known as Earth where they are grown by various corporations to help maintain computer hardware.    

The main storyline focuses on two rival gangs living on Earth. When a sudden outbreak of undead mutant soldiers overruns their camp, they begin to question the nature of their reality which in turn causes it to slowly unravel revealing a much darker truth.   

HOW IT WORKS

All you need to do is download the free Neon Wasteland AR app (iOS and Android) and point it at your comic book (or PDF) and watch the panels come to life.

Or read it like a traditional comic book without ever touching a smart phone.  Neon Wasteland is designed to work both ways so no matter how you want to read it you will still experience the main story line without missing a beat.

If you feel like digging a bit deeper the AR app also supports simple interactive elements such as talking to characters, examining items, decoding secret messages and opening locked doors. These sequences serve as a way to expand the Neon Wasteland universe but are NOT required to understand the main story arch.  

 How much you decide to use the AR app is up to you. 

TRY IT OUT NOW    

Download the current "Neon Wasteland AR" app from the App or Play Store and point it at this image to see it come to life!

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(Limited edition prints included in comic bundles not available as add-ons)

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 ** A Note to International Buyers ** 
Please be aware that shipping charges do not include any VAT taxes/custom duties that may be applicable in your country.

Risks and challenges

All the interactive features of the AR app are written and fully functionally. This will be our 3rd AR app published on both the App and Play stores so there is little to no risk regarding the AR technology and its ability to operate across a wide variety of devices. Compressing this many images and animations into a single mobile app is always a challenge but there are a number of time tested techniques that we have in order to ensure it will be a success.

Issue #1 of the comic book is fully written and roughly 50% complete (22 pages illustrated and animated). All additional physical rewards are complete and ready for production. We have purchased samples for all our main physical rewards to ensure quality and cost. We have also established our shipment cost and process in advance to streamline the process.

The weeks before delivery will be devoted entirely to producing the remaining pages of the comic (and their corresponding animations).

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    Digital Copy of Issue #1

    -DRM Free PDF of Neon Wasteland #1
    -Works with free Neon Wasteland AR App

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    Physical Edition of Issue #1

    - Print edition of issue #1 (48 pages w/cover)
    - Limited edition 6x9 AR print
    - Your name in the comic
    - DRM Free PDF of Neon Wasteland Issue #1 (48 pages)

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    Extra Edition (Early Bird)

    - Print edition of issue #1 (48 pages w/cover)
    - 2 x Limited edition 6x9 AR prints
    - Limited edition 8 x 10 interactive AR print
    - Neon Wasteland video game demo code (an early look at the upcoming video game)
    - Your name in the comic
    - DRM Free PDF of Neon Wasteland Issue #1 (48 pages)

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    Extra Edition

    - Print edition of issue #1 (48 pages w/cover)
    - 2 x Limited edition 6x9 AR prints
    - Limited edition 8 x 10 interactive AR print
    - Neon Wasteland video game demo code (an early look at the upcoming video game)
    - Your name in the comic
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    Special Edition (Early Bird)

    - 68 Page Special Print edition of issue #1 (includes the 44 original pages of the comic as well as 20 additional pages of content - art, unlockable animations and story secrets)
    - Kickstarter Exclusive variant cover
    - 3 x Limited edition 6x9 AR prints
    - 2 x Limited edition 8 x 10 interactive AR print
    - AR Sticker Set (4 stickers)
    - Neon Wasteland video game demo code (an early look at the upcoming video game)
    - Your name in the comic
    - DRM Free PDF of Neon Wasteland Issue #1 (48 pages)

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    Special Edition

    - 68 Page Special Print edition of issue #1 (includes the 44 original pages of the comic as well as 20 additional pages of content - art, unlockable animations and story secrets)
    - Kickstarter Exclusive variant cover
    - 3 x Limited edition 6x9 AR prints
    - 2 x Limited edition 8 x 10 interactive AR print
    - AR Sticker Set (4 stickers)
    - Neon Wasteland video game demo code (an early look at the upcoming video game)
    - Your name in the comic
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    Hardcore Edition

    Includes everything in the Special Edition, PLUS
    - AR T-Shirt
    - AR Button set (3x 1.25" buttons)
    - Enamel Pin
    - Signed limited edition 11 x 17 AR poster

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    Retail Edition

    - 10 Copies of Issue #1 (48 pages incl cover)
    - Specially designed AR poster (11x17) to advertise the issue in your store
    - Your name as well as store name in the comic

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    Wastelander Edition

    -Hardcore Edition
    -Appear in the comic as a wastelander during Death Race 18 (issue #1)
    -Free Shipping anywhere in the world

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    Buy the Ticket

    -Hardcore edition
    - Be a rider in the 18th annual Wasteland Death Race. You will receive the latest augments, a turbo charged hover vehicle of your choice, your own sexy robo co-pilot and one spectacular animated death sequence (I know, promises promises). (issue #1)
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