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Ryan SeamanBy Ryan Seaman
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Ryan SeamanBy Ryan Seaman
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$5,201
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, December 16 2018 7:59 AM UTC +00:00

About

Thank you for taking a moment to check out THE MEDICINE GATE! 

This project was born out of an acute awareness of the growing challenges facing mankind, and the shared duty that we, as artists, have to shine a light on - and offer creative solutions to - the unseen forces influencing the increasing chaos of our times. With species extinction, climate change, and population migration on the rise, we committed the last decade of our lives to crafting a story that articulates the transformational waves bombarding Earth, the tumultuous nature of our collective unconscious, and the essential tasks mankind must fulfill if we are not only going to survive, but also thrive amidst this powerful planetary shift.

"The human species thinks in metaphors and learns through stories." ~ Mary Catherine Bateson

Recognizing the urgency of this potent window in time, and the power that stories, memes and metaphors hold in our collective psyche, we spent countless hours researching modern science, ancient traditions, depth psychology, esoteric teachings, and all manner of mystical and metaphysical inquiry to bring this project to the world. 

In gratitude to our artist Novo Malgapo, and our colorist Aikau Olveira, whose brilliant artwork and vivid colors brought our vision to life beyond our wildest dreams, it is with great joy that we invite you to help us open...THE MEDICINE GATE!

The graphic novel begins in a not too distant future, after DNA mutations cause millions of people to age rapidly and die, and microchip implants save what remains of the human race. Three years after the mutations, we follow a grief-stricken soldier's desperate search for his kidnapped niece, forcing him to revisit his darkest traumas, and bringing him face to face with the Wetiko, a rogue alien race that has long corrupted the human spirit. 

Through the labyrinth of Earth's memories, and with the help of an implant-free alliance known as the Gatekeepers, the soldier must reconcile his traumatic past, master his multidimensional abilities, face off with the leader of the Wetiko, and teleport his niece to the one place on the planet where she can release Earth into the Multiverse - before mankind is rendered extinct.

 Offering insight into the increasing chaos of our times, and the psychology that's informing it, The Medicine Gate is a multimedia platform comprised of a graphic novel series, board game, video game, and web app. The aim of our project is to reveal that which has been hidden, revisit that which has nearly been lost, and provide essential tools for mankind's collaboration with Earth's transformation.

The Medicine Gate board game: Players move across a game board that contains seventeen positions, each an essential aspect of the human experience, weaving objective awareness with subjective reality. With seven levels, each comprised of seven levels, the game provides multifaceted perspectives and valuable insights that never cease to amaze. While the game can be played solo, there's much to be learned about the synchronistic magic of traversing The Medicine Gate with friends. 

The Medicine Gate video game: This multi-user platform takes you on an epic journey through the Multiverse, where players must form alliances with other players from around the world, navigating boundless universes in the accumulation of the personal totems and multidimensional abilities necessary to survive. These global alliances must defend Earth from alien forces that will stop at nothing to eliminate Earth from its rightful place in the Multiverse.

TO BRING THE MEDICINE GATE TO THE WORLD...WE NEED YOUR HELP!

With production of volume one complete, volume two scheduled for release December 2018, volume three currently being written, volume four, five and six outlined; the design phase of the board game nearly complete - aiming to have a prototype ready for beta testing within three to six months; and deep in the design phase of the video game and web app, this two man team (aka Mathematikoi Entertainment) is calling in the cavalry (aka you) to help us bring this vision to the world!

The primary purpose of our campaign is to fund:

  • Publishing, marketing and distribution of Vol. 1, 2, & 3 of the graphic novel series
  • Contract the designers and manufacturing for the board game development
  • Contract the designers and programmers for the video game development
  • Contract the designers and programmers for the web app development

Included in many of the donation options are Rose Quartz crystals, which are an extension of THE ROSE GRID, a worldwide web of rose quartz crystals that countless people have spent decades spreading through sacred sites, cities, forests, rivers, and oceans, throughout every continent. Currently in development is The Rose Grid web app, allowing users to track where and with whom they've spread or gifted rose quartz crystals. As a fundamental element within The Medicine Gate story, The Rose Grid is a real time mission to bring people together in active service, cultivating a worldwide community of compassion amidst the chaos, peaceful prayers amidst the violence, and a deeper connection with the heart of Earth.  

In gratitude to our teachers, elders, and everyone who feels inspired to help steward The Medicine Gate into the world, we extend our heartfelt appreciation! 

Risks and challenges

The graphic novel series is well underway. We're clear on the first six volumes, and feel an ocean of possibilities for where this series wants to go. The storytelling aspect is covered.

One of our challenges is that we're not gamers, and we've never designed a video game before. We've also never designed a web app or a board game all the way to market. Hence, our funding will allow us to hire the consultants and programmers we need to initiate production of these aspects of The Medicine Gate.

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    eBook copy of The Medicine Gate Vol.1

    One copy for you, another for someone you love. We'll even email it to them on your behalf. The perfect (read: effortless) holiday gift!

    In the words of a nine year old reader, to his mother..."It was very nice! Good drawings, good story line, rich details and I recommend it to everyone that's into sci-fi and spiritual stuff. I can't wait until the next one comes out. And by the way, who doesn't like a medicine gate anyway?"

    That really happened :)

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    eBook copy of THE MEDICINE GATE VOL. 1

    Enjoy the brilliant artwork in the stunning digital format for which it was created!

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    Printed copy of THE MEDICINE GATE Vol. 1

    A Naga Kanya Limited Edition (only 500 in print!) copy of The Medicine Gate graphic novel, featuring the beautiful artwork of Novo Malgapo!

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    Printed copy of THE MEDICINE GATE VOL.1

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    Rose quartz crystal PLUS graphic novel!

    In addition to a beautiful polished rose quartz crystal, you'll also receive a limited "Naga Kanya" edition of THE MEDICINE GATE Vol.1 graphic novel, eBook copy of THE MEDICINE GATE Vol.1, and a bumper sticker!

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    A printed copy signed by the authors

    The Naga Kanya edition signed by the authors!

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    A small rose quartz crystal skull

    You'll receive a beautiful thumb sized rose quartz crystal skull, a printed copy AND an eBook copy of the graphic novel.

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    A rose quartz crystal necklace/bracelet

    A long strand of polished rose quartz crystals PLUS Vol.1 of the graphic novel.

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    Rose quartz skull, graphic novel & more!

    Get the limited "Naga Kanya" edition of THE MEDICINE GATE Vol.1, the eBook edition of THE MEDICINE GATE Vol.1, a rad TMG t-shirt, TMG bumper stickers, and a small rose quartz crystal skull!

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    Rose quartz skull + Astrology reading!

    In addition to a small rose quartz skull, print AND eBook copy of THE MEDICINE GATE Vol. 1, and bumper stickers, you'll also receive a personal astrology reading by co-creator Ryan Seaman!

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    Rose quartz skull and more!

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    Large Medicine Gate canvas painting

    A hand painted version of The Medicine Gate rainbow colored game board!

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    Handmade Medicine Gate Box

    A beautiful, hand crafted, 24 x 48 Medicine box, finely crafted and finished with multiple coats black lacquer, Medicine Gate insignias, and purple velvet interior. Sure to be a collector's item! PLUS a host of TMG goods!

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