First off, a big thank you to everyone who's backed the Kickstarter so far, we really appreciate your support! Unfortunately, it looks like we won't make our goal so we won't be able to afford to continue the series.
We want to go out on a happy note so rather than just end it, we're publishing the rest of what we have done so far, complete with voting. Episode 2 just went up on TikTok and YouTube. You can use the comments on TikTok or YouTube to vote for which choice Ivy makes. Voting will be open until 7 pm central time on Monday, Nov. 1st and the winning choice will be published by 9 pm that same day. I hope you'll take a moment to vote and enjoy.
If you would like to make a last minute contribution to the Kickstarter, here's the link http://kck.st/3iz9H7L
While this may be the end of PlotQuest (at least for the time being) this is not the end of Popcorn Sundae. We're going to be taking some time off to focus on personal projects for a while but we definitely plan to continue working together. Follow us on Tiktok, Twitter, and/ or Instagram and you'll be the first to see our new projects when they launch. Thanks again for joining us on this crazy journey!
The Kickstarter has officially launched! We've got some cool digital rewards planned including an exclusive backers-only episode, "Doggo's Fate", featuring pixel art by the one and only Balmsold. As you probably guessed, backers will get to decide the outcome of Doggo's second fight with Killjoy Kaiju. Did Ivy's enchantment make the difference or is it the big game over this time? We also have some physical rewards as part of our stretch goals which can be unlocked simply by helping us spread the word about the campaign.
Of course, we're all about interactivity so during the campaign we'll be running the interactive murder mystery, "A Killer Deal" in the updates section. Backers at any level will be able to vote and Tommy Benoist will be writing and illustrating the story in real time with new chapters published on Mondays and Fridays.
You can find out all the details at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/popcornsundae/plotquest-an-interactive-animated-web-series the pitch video is also available on YouTube. We hope you'll check it out and consider supporting us as we make a brand new type of animated series.
Sorry it's been so long since we last published an update. 2021 has been an unbelievably busy year for us both personally and professionally. We had the chance to design characters for a Castlevania-style opening animation for an upcoming feature film. We're also in pre-production on a series of animated explainer videos for some exciting research underway at the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO. Last but not least, Neko spent the summer working at Augenblick Studios as a character layout artist on Teenage Euthanasia which just premiered on Adult Swim.
In the midst of all the busy-ness, we've managed to keep moving forward on PlotQuest. A few weeks ago, we posted some clips from episode 1 on TikTok just to see what would happen. To our surprise and delight people really liked them! After only three weeks of posts we have over 700 followers, 11,000 likes, and our videos have been viewed more than 90,000 times. It looks like we may have found our audience! If you'd like to join in on the madness, we're @popcorn.sundae.
Knowing people are enjoying what we've made definitely makes us want to keep producing new episodes and get the interactive features going asap. It also shows us we need to produce things as quickly as possible. Sadly, animators still can't survive off of likes and views so I guess we'll need to find a way to pay our team. We've doubled down on our efforts to make the best Kickstarter campaign possible which we'll be launching this Tuesday, Oct. 5th. Here's the link in case you want to check it out https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/popcornsundae/plotquest-an-interactive-animated-web-series
Thank you for sticking with us on this long, crazy journey. Looking forward to whatever new challenges and adventures that lie ahead!
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