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THE POLYBIUS CONSPIRACY

We're raising funds to complete a film about the urban legend Polybius. Help solve gaming's most bizarre mystery.

THE POLYBIUS CONSPIRACY

We're raising funds to complete a film about the urban legend Polybius. Help solve gaming's most bizarre mystery.

pledged of $100,000pledged of $100,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, June 11 2015 1:00 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated October 6, 2017

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    DIGITAL TRADING CARDS

    Learn more about the mystery with a PDF of digital trading cards (stick of stale gum not included), plus updates about the film.

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    SPECIAL THANKS

    Special thanks in the film's end credits, plus digital trading cards and updates.

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    DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

    A digital download of the film, delivered after our festival and/or theatrical run, plus special thanks in the film's end credits.

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    LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY

    A limited edition Blu-Ray of the film featuring exclusive content, delivered after our festival and/or theatrical run, plus special thanks in the film's end credits.

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    POLYBIUS T-SHIRT

    A limited edition Polybius T-shirt, featuring expert interpretation of what the game artwork might have been. Please specify your size when ordering. Plus you'll get special thanks in the film's end credits.

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    INT'L BACKERS: LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY

    A special reward tier for our amazing international backers (outside of US and Canada): a region-free Blu-Ray featuring exclusive content! Plus special thanks in the end credits and updates.

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    POSTER & DOWNLOAD

    A limited edition Polybius poster, plus a digital download of the film and special thanks in the film's end credits.

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    T-SHIRT & DOWNLOAD

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    INT'L BACKERS: T-SHIRT & BLU-RAY

    A special reward tier for our amazing international backers (outside of US and Canada): a region-free Blu-Ray featuring exclusive content, and a T-shirt (please specify size). Plus special thanks in the end credits and updates.

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    PRIVATE SCREENING

    You'll receive an invitation for you and a guest to a private screening of the film in LA or Portland and tickets to a reception/after party (travel & accommodations not included), plus you'll get a download of the film and special thanks in the end credits!

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    POLYBIUS HOODIE & DOWNLOAD

    Creep around town in a limited edition Polybius hoodie. Please specify your size when ordering. PLUS a digital download of the film and special thanks in the end credits.

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    ALTERNATE REALITY GAME

    Welcome to the conspiracy! The filmmakers, including Dylan Reiff of the Stanley Film Festival Immersion Game, will create a year-long Alternate Reality Game designed to thrill and puzzle you, and by selecting this option you'll receive a customized ID badge which grants you full access to the mysteries of the Polybius Conspiracy. Embark on a journey into the unknown in this immersive gaming experience, featuring special prizes and a chance to uncover the truth. PLUS you'll receive special thanks in the film's end credits.

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    SHORT FILM CONSULTATION

    Have you made a short film? Do you hope to play film festivals? Donate to our campaign and Todd Luoto, who was a Sundance Programmer for 5 years, will watch your short film, and give you candid feedback and helpful advice on how to navigate the festival circuit. We'll even post your trailer or a link to your film on our Twitter page to help you promote it. Plus, you'll get special thanks in the film's end credits.

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    SCREENPLAY CONSULTATION

    Jon Frechette, who has worked as a senior story analyst for companies including Miramax/Dimension Films and New Regency, will read your screenplay and provide helpful suggestions for how to improve and market your project. Notes can be delivered over Skype or coffee if you live in Los Angeles. Plus, you'll get special thanks in the film's end credits.

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    ALTERNATE REALITY GAME BUNDLE

    A year-long membership to the Alternate Reality Game, plus a super limited edition T-shirt (please specify your size) and your choice of the Blu-Ray or poster. Because you're so awesome, we'll also invite you and a guest to a private screening and after part in LA or Portland (travel & accommodations not included).

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    POLYBIUS ATARI GAME BUNDLE

    All of the rewards included in the previous tier, plus an actual, playable ATARI 2600 simulation of POLYBIUS. This is a major collector’s item and very, very hard to find. We'll also throw in a curated selection of vintage ATARI games to go with it!

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    INT'L BACKERS: ALTERNATE REALITY GAME BUNDLE

    A special reward tier for our amazing international backers (outside of US and Canada): a year-long membership to the Alternate Reality Game, plus a super limited edition Hoodie (please specify your size), a region-free Blu-Ray featuring exclusive content, and a poster. You'll also receive special thanks in the end credits!

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    RETRO GAMER

    All of the rewards included in the Polybius Atari Game Bundle, plus a family pass to the 2016 PORTLAND RETRO GAMING EXPO (travel & accommodations not included), a Skype session with Polybius experts, a 1980s Mystery Box, and an invitation for you and a guest to a special Portland screening of the film.

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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

    Hey Mr. or Ms. ASSOCIATE PRODUCER! Not only will we credit you on the film and on IMBD, we're also going to show you an amazing weekend in Portland! You get all the rewards included in the Alternate Reality Game Bundle, plus we'll treat you to an Underground Tour, a box (or two) of Voodoo Donuts, coffee with Polybius experts, a night out at one of Portland's best restaurants, free arcade games at Ground Kontrol, and a family pass to the 2016 PORTLAND RETRO GAMING EXPO! (Travel & accommodations not included)

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

    Hey, Mr. or Ms. EXECUTIVE PRODUCER! You get all the rewards included in the Alternate Reality Game Bundle, plus you’ll be able to join the filmmakers to weigh in on cuts of the film, be treated as a VIP at the after party, get a credit on IMDB, and join us onstage at film festivals and screenings. PLUS, you’ll get your very own EDITION-OF-ONE POLYBIUS ACTION FIGURE, featuring YOU as a sinister Sinneslöschen operative!

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