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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, December 19 2018 3:58 PM UTC +00:00.

OtherworldBy Otherworld
First created
OtherworldBy Otherworld
First created
$24,259
pledged of $100,000pledged of $100,000 goal
187
backers
10hours to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, December 19 2018 3:58 PM UTC +00:00.

About

It's Time for a New Adventure  

Otherworld is a 32,000 square foot immersive art installation opening soon in Columbus. Mysteries unfold as you explore over 50 scenes filled with large-scale interactive art, mixed reality playgrounds, puzzles and secret passageways. It’s an all new kind of art and storytelling experience where visitors are encouraged to freely explore and interact with a surreal world of science fiction and fantasy. 

Otherworld resides in a 40,000+ square foot building in East Columbus
Otherworld resides in a 40,000+ square foot building in East Columbus

The Story

You have volunteered as a beta tester at Otherworld Industries, a pioneering tech company specializing in alternate realm tourism. But upon arrival at the desolate research facility, you’re left on your own… 

'The Experiment' - a scene visitors discover in the off limits R&D wing of Otherworld Industries
'The Experiment' - a scene visitors discover in the off limits R&D wing of Otherworld Industries

Exploring restricted laboratories inevitably leads you to discover a gateway to bioluminescent dreamscapes featuring alien flora, primordial creatures, and expanses of abstract light and geometry...   

'Luminous Forest' - one of many dreamscapes found within the Otherworld
'Luminous Forest' - one of many dreamscapes found within the Otherworld
'Glow Lab' - where a Rick Sanchez meets Willy Wonka character aims to synthesize a supreme substance
'Glow Lab' - where a Rick Sanchez meets Willy Wonka character aims to synthesize a supreme substance
'Where the Fuzzy Things Are' you can crawl inside adorable friendly creatures
'Where the Fuzzy Things Are' you can crawl inside adorable friendly creatures
'Geo World' - still image of a room scale projection mapped holodeck in the Otherworld
'Geo World' - still image of a room scale projection mapped holodeck in the Otherworld

Our Story

We're a team of over 30 creatives with backgrounds in programming, metalworking, animation, sculpting, digital fabrication and other forms of installation art. We’ve worked on projects including SXSW, Burning Man, museum exhibits, haunted attractions, theme parks and escape rooms. 

Traditional art museums, galleries and theme park attractions of late have left us feeling flat. We've been inspired by spaces like City Museum and Meow Wolf, and yearn for more experiences that immerse the viewer in the environment. Through highly interactive tech, large-scale props, sets, and an engaging narrative, we're taking immersion to the next level.

We also hope to inspire the next generation of creators. The Otherworld Education Center will provide school groups with creative courses and resources to strengthen arts and entrepreneurship within the community. 

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Help Make it Happen

Ideation and design began September 2017, construction started in June 2018 and we hope to open March 2019. The progress so far has been amazing, but in order to fully realize our vision of what Otherworld can be, we need your help! Everything we raise will go right back into the production, allowing us hire more artists, add layers of detail and enrich the narrative content. 

Otherworld will be an amazing addition to the Columbus arts scene and will draw people in from all over the country. Join us on the journey - any and all contributions will help make this imaginative world as cool as it can be! 

People

Alexi Alexaieff | Alyssa Wunderlich | Alma Vander Molen | Annie Lewis | Anna Vander Molen | Anthony Lamitina | Ben Ahlteen | Cheraya Esters | David Baile | David Stevens | Destiny Augustine | Eliza Ho | Emily Clemons | Eric Schiele | Harvey English | Hollie Hermes | Ira Tecson | Isabel Hickok | Jason Spencer | Jonathan Ryan | Jonathan Scott | Joel Burke | Jordan Renda | Kade Louise | Kelsy Sedmak | Laurie Shapiro | Leland Drexler-Russell | Max Adrian | Michal Mitcheson | Miranda Stansbury | Nancy Lindahl | Nikos Rutkowski | Phil Liddell | Ralph Kramer | Sally Doyle | Scott Schaaf | Scott Sliger | Sean Suttle | Stewart Reber | Tim Lai | Zak Hartzell  

Rewards

  1.  $19 - One Ticket to Otherworld! 
  2.  $30 - Otherworld T-Shirt and Stickers! 
  3.  $34 - Two Tickets to Otherworld!
  4.  $59 - Two Tickets, Stickers and a T-Shirt!
  5.  $60 - Four Tickets to Otherworld!
  6.  $85 - Four Tickets, Stickers and a T-Shirt!
  7.  $200 - Tickets and a Behind the Scenes Tour for Four!
  8.  $450 - Otherworld Party for 30 People!
  9.  $600 - Two Opening Gala Tickets and Sponsor Listing!
  10.  $1,500 - Four Opening Gala Tickets, Sponsor Listing and Lobby Placard!

Risks and challenges

This is a massive project and making cool things takes a lot of time. We are trying our best to get open by March 2019, but with a project of this size, delays are possible. We want to make this place as incredible as it can be, and we hope you can help us make it happen!

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