The wait is over! PlotQuest Episode 1 premieres tonight at 7pm central. Chat with the production team and watch it live at https://youtu.be/vcWMhUVhuvI. We'll be on starting around 6:45. Hope to see you then!
Get Ready! PlotQuest Episode 1 premieres this Thursday at 7 pm CST on YouTube! Here's a link to the premiere page where you can set a reminder https://youtu.be/vcWMhUVhuvI The animators and voice cast will be on before and during the premiere to chat and answer questions starting at about 6:45. Hope to see you there!
That's right, the long wait is almost over! We're pleased to announce that on Thursday, May 14th at 7 pm CST Episode 1 of PlotQuest will be released! Even if you were at the pre-release screening at Archon, there'll be plenty new to see. The final episode features an additional minute of animation and a brand new ending.
You're invited to chat with the animators and voice actors at the live premiere on YouTube. We'll be sending out a link in the next few days.
Thank you for sticking with us on this long journey and we hope to see you at the premiere!
The wait is over, page 1 of Taylor's PlotQuest webcomic is now up! More pages will be added weekly so stay tuned! ^_^
(No, it's not really this small. Click on the thumbnail to view it larger.)
Right now, we're just getting everything ready. The first page will go live on Sunday, January 12th and new pages will be added every Sunday up until the debut of the fully-animated Episode 1. If you'd like to be notified of new webcomics, episodes, and more just pop over to the contact page and sign up for the mailing list.
See you tomorrow!
2020 is shaping up to be a big year for PlotQuest! First off, we have a webcomic mini-series coming out, courtesy of Taylor Gooden. Starting in early January, we’ll be posting one or two pages we week (as it makes sense for the story). Following the webcomic, we’ll have the official debut of the PlotQuest animation including the additional footage we created post-Archon. We’re excited to finally be able to show what we’ve been working on all this time so keep an eye out for that.
Best wishes and Happy New Year!
- The Popcorn Sundae Team
I think Pltnm06Ghost's comic sums it up pretty well. YouTube's new COPPA policy definitely throws a wrench into our plans. While PlotQuest is definitely aimed at an older crowd (not 12 year olds), we've always prided ourselves on keeping the content fairly all-ages. The potential hit to monetization doesn't worry us, we weren't planning on running ads anyway. However, having to choose between comments being disabled or risking a $42,000 fine if someone at the FTC decides that just because it's animation it must be "made for kids" definitely has us wondering what to do.
We're still working on it and we will finish episode 1, what we do with it however... that remains to be seen. Stay tuned.
Production on the additional scenes is going well. We have all the dialog recorded (big thanks to Anna, Saku, and Paul the quick turn around) and have started clean-up and color on some scenes. Here are a couple of our favorite stills from the new sequence. It's all coming together!
Thanks again to everyone who came out to our panel at Archon, we had a great time! The pre-release screening went well, we got a lot of wonderful feedback. It’s great to know we’re on the right track and that people enjoy episode 1.
After having a moment to step back and look at it critically however, we realized that the ending was a little weak, so we’ve decided to extend the episode slightly to make it as strong as it can possibly be. Of course, that has kept us plenty busy. At this point, the storyboards are complete, and dialog is being recorded. We’re looking forward to cutting the animatic together this week and then it’s down to animating. I know it’s a bit frustrating to delay the release, but we want to make sure this thing is as solid as it can be before we put it out there.
In the meantime, we have a surprise in store in the coming weeks so stay tuned!
It’s been a while! Apologies for the radio silence these past few weeks. We’ve been incredibly busy putting the finishing touches on lip-sync and animation. We’re pleased to announce that we’re nearing the finish line! Our plan is to release episode 1 in October so stay tuned for an official date. In the meantime, here are some screenshots of what the finished show will look like.
Also, we’ll be doing some panels at Archon again this year, so if you happen to be there definitely stop by and say hi. Here are the details on those:
Friday, Oct. 4, 8 pm – 9 pm, Salon 4 (Gateway Center)
Ever wanted to make your own anime or cartoon but not sure where to start? Animation Professor/ Animator, Neko Pilarcik-Tellez, will give you an overview the tools and technology you’ll need PLUS a demonstration of animation techniques.
Presenter: Neko Pilarcik-Tellez
PlotQuest: The Challenges and Triumphs of Making an Interactive Animated Series
Saturday, Oct. 5, 7 pm – 8 pm, Salon 4 (Gateway Center)
Part web series, part interactive fiction, PlotQuest invites the audience to shape the narrative of this animated story by voting on what we animate next. Join the creators of PlotQuest as they discuss their production process, happy accidents, and lessons learned along the way. As time permits, we may show an episode or two (surprise, they’re short!) and take questions from the audience.
Presenters: Neko Pilarcik-Tellez, Pltnm06Ghost, Tommy Benoist, Taylor Gooden, Chelsea O'Bannon
That’s all for now, more to come soon!
The Popcorn Sundae Team
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