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About

The future maybe as bad as you fear, but there are ways to thrive...if you are lucky or skilled enough and can play the Game. 

GameSpace - Introduces you to the Game, Dungeon World. The most popular game to be found. Many people use it as a means to earn their living. Think YouTube stars, but then make them more famous than professional athletes, actors or singers. The game provides the entertainment, as long as everything works as it should.

GameSpace is a five issue series set before the events of Meatspace Volume One. Written by Meatspace creator Josh Gorfain, and Illustrated Yuki Saeki, the artist behind GOLGOTHA from Top Cow Publishing. The first issue is completed, and work is underway to have the rest done as quickly as we can. Which is why we have turned to Kickstarter to help fund the artwork faster.

 Meet the players - 

 You will have to read the story to meet the rest of the characters of this story.

Meatspace Volume 1 - War is Hell and for Lance Brighton that was just the start of his troubles. After being injured so badly, the only way he could survive was to be placed into a cyborg body. Now, he must get used to this new existence and find some normal in his life. His escape like so many others is Dungeon World. At least there he can forget for a time, plus it doesn't hurt when your son is one of the top players in the world. Unless you just want some time to play together.

But, you can't stay in the game forever. Even when your body is mostly machine. Try though Lance might, the real world is always there, and now it is something he has to face. To find out just what he, his son, and the rest of the Dungeon World players are caught in.

Meatspace Volume 1 is a completed 3 issue self-contained story written by Josh Gorfain. Art provided by Andrew MacLean for issue 1 and Matthew Furber for Issues 2 and 3.

Meet the new players -

 

 

Meatspace Volume 2 - Life is starting to become more normal for Lance. He is even been asked to a High School Reunion. But there is a new expansion being released too. Has playing a game every felt more like a job?

What we are doing making floppies of all the issues as well as creating an ultimate Meatspace Omnibus.

Creators

Josh Gorfain - Josh Gorfain was born in the wilds of Connecticut and raised by wolves until he was seven and found by a secret government agency and raised to be their greatest operative. Enhanced by alien technology recovered at the Roswell crash landing, Josh is stronger and smarter and quicker than most Olympic athletes. After performing a decade of service for his shadowy masters, toppling regimes and eliminating bizarre threats to humanity including the squid people of Proxima IV, Josh broke free of his conditioning and escaped his captivity to the urban jungle of New York City where he tries to cling to his last shred of humanity by writing strange adventures about robots and elves and cybernetically enhanced chimpanzees.  

Josh Gorfain
Josh Gorfain

There are only two things correct about this biography, but not the things you think

Yuki Saeki - is a traditionally-trained comic artist and illustrator born in Japan and raised in Taiwan. She has enjoyed working in a variety of web/mobile technology start-ups while consistently producing independent comics over the years. As a former internship member of the Periscope Studio, she was trained under a unique group of artists and writers based in Portland. She was also involved in costume design for the Hollywood adaptation of Dragonball: Evolution. She is currently located in Oregon with her husband Ken and two very spoiled cats.

Yuki Saeki
Yuki Saeki

Sean Von Gorman - is an NYC based Comics Illustrator and Writer. He is known for Co-Creating TOE TAG RIOT (Black Mask Studios), SECRET ADVENTURES OF HOUDINI (Alterna) and PAWN SHOP (Z2 Comics). He has also contributed Art for KISS (Dynamite), GWAR: Orgasmageddon (Dynamite), BITCH PLANET (Image) as well as the Eisner Nominated Love is Love Anthology (DC/IDW) Sean has also contributed Ary got Neil Gaiman's Neverwear and several features for Alternative Press Magazine. He is also a brilliant Guerrilla Marketer, who has been known to handcuff himself to things and escape straight jackets to promote his comics.

Sean Von Gorman
Sean Von Gorman

We have come to Kickstarter in order to secure the funding that can pay for printing of these books, but also to pay for these professional skills of our artist. Both Sean and Yuki are looking forward to getting these books out as fast as they can and more we can pay them their page rates the more they can focus on this project.

Meatspace the RPG - That is right, we are currently working on putting together the rules and setting for Meatspace the RPG. What makes this game unique is not just the cyberpunk setting, but also the DungeonWorld too. This is a game where you can play two different characters at the same time. Choose from your real life occupation/class and those of the Game. Out of game, you might be an inspector, but in the game, you play an assassin skilled in the use of blades and stealth.

 Depending on what type of game you wish to play, each game can be tailored to match your parties desires. Play in DungeonWorld and enjoy your game of fantasy or take it out to the "real" world and enjoy the full gambit of cyberpunk.

If you enjoy playing tabletop RPGs this is a rare opportunity to have input into how it is developed, but also to be a part of the groups that are run by the creator of the world. Josh is going to run two groups through the alpha edition. Check the rewards on the side. There are also chances to get into the Beta testing when it happens.

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Risks and challenges

We won't mince words on this. This is not the normal project PDP would run. Normally, we would come to Kickstarter to pre-sale our completed books. However, this case is special. The scripts are all written and the all the creator's involved are proven professionals who have completed multiple Kickstarters. As such we feel the actual risk is minimal with this project.

We are here though to help pay these professionals a wage that is worthy of the work they are doing. The first issue of GameSpace has been completed and work has begun on Issue 4 of Meatspace.

We will be sure to keep backers updated as progress is made on these works.

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    Digital Dreams

    This reward is for Meatspace fans, who like to keep it digital.

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    • Special Kickstarter Edition of the Digital Graphic Novel w/Extras
    • Thank you on the PDP website and in the Digital PDF.
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    Digital Games and Meat Spaces

    Want all the source material for Meatspace? Including the 5 issues of GameSpace the prequel to Meatspace. Now you can claim these digital rewards here. This is a total of 12 comics plus added extras, 304 pages of content.

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    • Special Kickstarter Edition of the Digital Graphic Novel w/Extras
    • Digital Edition of GameSpace as it releases.
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    Meatspace Graphic Novel

    This is the collected Meatspace Graphic Novel Print Edition.

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    • The Complete Meatspace Graphic Novel Volumes 1 and 2.
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    Welcome Back 8-Bit

    I was here before. Volume 1 was great. I just want to get Volume 2 as floppies to keep everything the same. Thank you.

    Includes:
    • All 4 issues of Meat Space Volume 2 as floppies.
    • Thank you on the PDP website and in the Digital PDF.
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    GameSpace Graphic Novel

    The print edition of just the GameSpace graphic novel. This is for those who want to see what everything is about. Since we are currently working making the book we are going to add in these extra.

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    • GameSpace Graphic Novel.
    • Digital Edition of GameSpace as it releases.
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    GameSpace/Meatspace Omnibus

    This is the complete collection of both GameSpace and Meatspace. This a 304 page graphic novel with both stories.

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    • GameSpace/Meatspace Omnibus
    • Thank you inside the book, in the PDF and on the PDP website.
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    16 - Bit, Bigger, but Still Old School

    This is for those who just wish to continue what was started. Floppy editions for all GameSpace and Meatspace Volume 2. These are Kickstarter Exclusive Editions. Never to be released again. We will run only as much as are ordered.

    Includes:
    • All 5 floppies of GameSpace - Kickstarter Exclusive
    • All 4 copies of Meatspace Volume 2 - Kickstarter Exclusive
    • Special Kickstarter Edition of the Digital Graphic Novel w/Extras
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    Character Design

    Yuki Saeki has agreed to make you Dungeon World character. Pick your class and Yuki will make you a DungeonWorld Avatar. That can be used as your profile picture and more. Besides the digital version, you will also receive 8.5 x 11 print of your character. We also be using your likeness as a background character in GameSpace. So you can play spot me in this book later.

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    • Put yourself in DungeonWorld. Yuki draws you in the GS style.
    • 8.5 x 11 print of your character.
    • GameSpace/Meatspace Omnibus
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    Retailer Intro Kit

    What to see how Meatspace and GameSpace might do in your store? We are offering a Retailer Intro Kit for 10 copies of GameSpace Retail $5, and 10 copies of Meatspace 1-4 retail cost $4. We would like to provide a retailer Exclusive cover for each issue and the ability to order the future issues at wholesale prices.

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    • 10 copies of GameSpace #1 floppy
    • 10 Copies of Meatspace floppies 1-4
    • 8.5 x 11 GameSpace/Meatspace Sold Here sign
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    Shall we Play a Game?

    Do you like to RPGs? The real ones, not the computer ones. Then this reward is for you. Be one of the first people to get to BETA test our new Meatspace RPG three months before it is released. When the rules go to BETA, you will get a complete set and all updates until we reach a gold edition of it.

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    • PDF of the Beta Rules for the Meatspace RPG
    • Access to the CLOSED play testing group.
    • GameSpace/Meatspace Omnibus
    • Special Kickstarter Edition of the Digital Graphic Novel w/Extras
    • Thank you on the PDP website, in the GN and in the RPG
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    I want to PLAY! Saturdays

    Like the Meat Space Universe? Wish you could have your own stories to tell about Lance and the rest? You are in luck. Josh and PDP are working to develop Meat Space as a tabletop RPG. It is a unique game in that you will have two characters, your true self, and the game self. Work is already underway for this rule book. By taking this pledge level you will be joining Josh as one of the playtesters for this new game.
    - Join the Meat Space Playtest group on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month. Until the game is ready for release. This is a 3-hour time slot. Times to be determined by players.

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    • ALPHA TESTER - I want to play
    • Access to the CLOSED play testing group.
    • GameSpace/Meatspace Omnibus
    • Special Kickstarter Edition of the Digital Graphic Novel w/Extras
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    I want to PLAY! Sundays

    Like the Meat Space Universe? Wish you could have your own stories to tell about Lance and the rest? You are in luck. Josh and PDP are working to develop Meat Space as a tabletop RPG. It is a unique game in that you will have two characters, your true self, and the game self. Work is already underway for this rule book. By taking this pledge level you will be joining Josh as one of the playtesters for this new game.
    - Join the Meat Space Playtest group on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month. Until the game is ready for release. This is a 3-hour time slot. Times to be determined by players.

    Includes:
    • ALPHA TESTER - I want to play
    • Access to the CLOSED play testing group.
    • GameSpace/Meatspace Omnibus
    • Special Kickstarter Edition of the Digital Graphic Novel w/Extras
    • Thank you on the PDP website, in the GN and in the RPG
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    Original GameSpace Pages

    We have 2 original GameSpace pages available. If you have ever wanted to have some original comic art from Yuki Saeki, or just want to get your collection started now is the time. Whoever gets here first will be able to select which of the two pages they want from issue #1

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    • Original Art Page from GameSpace #1
    • GameSpace/Meatspace Omnibus
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    I'am a Better Edgar. PUT ME IN

    Volume 2 of Meatspace has a character who has a major part, but we aren't happy with the performance. Can you help us out? Setup and get yourself or a friend put into the Meatspace universe. Become part of the lore.

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    • Become a character in Meatspace even end up in the RPG.
    • 11 x 17 print of the first page you appear on.
    • Thank you inside both the GN and RPG as well as the PDP website.
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    Dinner + Karoke+ Talking with Josh

    If you find yourself in New York with nothing to do. Josh will be glad to take you around to a restaurant of his choice and spent an evening talking and having fun. You do have to get yourself to New York, but the rest will be on Josh, or PDP as they give him the money for it.

    Includes:
    • GameSpace/Meatspace Omnibus
    • Thank you inside both the GN and RPG as well as the PDP website.
    • BETA testing access to the RPG game.
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    Need Blood? Josh has Blood.

    He is a giving person, but it isn't limitless. So act now. You must make arrangements to get it yourself.

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    Make Josh a Cyborg!

    Josh will allow himself to made into a cyborg, like Lance. You must, however, provide the technology and medical care needed for this procedure. We are limiting this to one try though as we can not be sure of the out come.

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