A game tester in a funk makes a wish that causes old school video game glitches to infect his real life.
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Glitch is the story of a twenty-something video game tester who is in something of a funk -- his job isn't what he wants, he's under-appreciated, and he's having a nicely timed quarterlife crisis. So he makes a wish at an odd moment: That his life was more like a video game. And because this is a comedy show, it comes true! However, there's a catch. The wish does not make Glitch's life super awesome or exciting. Instead, 8-bit and old-school video game glitches start to infect his daily life, getting in his way, making him see and do things no one else is able to understand.
So Glitch suffers glitches! And the show is called Glitch! The synergy is probably impregnating you from here.
Strangers suddenly have interaction buttons floating over their heads. People on the street asking for change start to look identical, as if they were all rendered from the same ‘hobo avatar’. He misses his first date with a real life woman for the first time in a year because he gets stuck in a wall in the building next to the coffee shop. He disappoints his friends when his tickets to PAX begin to blink and then disappear from his hands. His boss becomes ‘The Boss’.
His best friends are Wyatt (a sort of zen-gamer construction worker with a secret past) and Samus (a tough girly not-geek geek with a raging id and nothing to lose). With their help, Glitch navigates through this treacherous new world of awesome. He is forced to take control of his life, learning how to grow up and stay a geek.
Episodes run about fifteen minutes long. Each is a self-contained plot, but the six also string together to tell one season-long story.
Bonus Life Episodes
Extra content! These are goofy little moments in the lives of our characters with little consequence besides being funnier than Ghandi. View them here!
They're very short. Go watch them. No really, we'll wait right here. No seriously they're two minutes max. They're lovely examples of how we roll.
The Pilot is Now Complete
The first episode of the season is already completed. We are looking for a small amount of funding to complete the remaining five episodes. We have a cast and crew ready to go, we just need to provide them food, props, costumes and some equipment.
For a contribution of just $25, we will send you a private link to the still-unreleased pilot, so you can experience the first episode in all it's premature glory.
What will we be spending the money on?
Feeding people gets expensive! We have a twenty day shoot scheduled, to complete filming for the remaining episodes. We need to be able to provide our wonderful team with food (which is fuel for human bodies) each of those days! It adds up!
In addition, there are a few costumes and props you won't find at your local Geek Target (don't you now wish there was such a thing?). Our funding will enable us to provide these items to our cast, to make them look super badass and cool. Without them, we will all look stupid. Please, don't make us all look stupid. Think of the nerdy children.
In the above scenario, we are the nerdy children.
Finally, there are a few people in the crew and some equipment that we will need to pay for. Your generous donations will combine their powers to make a CAPTAIN PLANET OF FINANCING, allowing us to achieve our modest, take-over-the-world goals!
A Love Letter to Geek Culture
Our show is a non-stop reference fest to our collective childhoods! It will make you feel warm and fuzzy! It will be an enabler to your terrible geek habits! We are a team of super-ultra-mega-anti-mondo-nerd-geeks. We are trying to make a show that is for geeks, by geeks and only for geeks! We don't care if we leave the normies out in the cold! We want to make you love yourselves! In a completely platonic way.
Our characters are non-cliches. Wyatt is a half-monk who works construction. Samus makes protest art. Glitch wants to actually get his life together. Your head is spinning from such unexpected sentences! A geek show that doesn't consider geeks losers? Marvel at the possibilities!
Okay Yes it's Christmas - An Emergency appeal!
Why are we asking for this money now? Because we already have our shooting scheduled and slated. And our other remaining funding fell through! Oh no! The best laid plans of mice and men was the very axiom it's cracked up to be!
So help us, dear viewers, fight against the injustice and evil villainry of unexpected bumps in the road. With your assistance we will all laugh over this campaign in our gold-plated trailers with you! Trust us, you will be invited to our gold-plated trailers.
Operators are Standing By
It's true! We are! We made ourselves little "Operator" name tags and we are ready to assist you. Help us help you! Have questions? Ask them! We are always available to talk to you. We will strive to convince you that we are worth donating to, and that this will be a campaign of love and hope and all those John-Lennony things!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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