My friends at Zombie Orpheus and Dead Gentlemen just launched a spanking-new Kickstarter for The Gamers: Hands of Fate, the third installment in their series of The Gamers films, excellent comedies about — you guessed it — gamers. I’ve long been a huge fan of The Gamers and The Gamers: Dorkness Rising, and I’ve known the people involved with them for many years, so I’ve been looking forward to news about this for a while.
Best of all, when I was running the Dangerous Games Kickstarter drive, Ben Dobyns and Matt Vancil contacted me with an idea for a way to crossover the two projects. Since Hands of Fate is also set at Gen Con, it seemed like a natural match, and I jumped up and down (more than) a few times as I agreed. (Okay, I practically pogoed around my office.)
As they say on their Kickstarter page:
DANGEROUS GAMES – Renowned novelist, comic book writer, and game designer Matt Forbeck recently completed a Kickstarter campaign for his “Dangerous Games” books, a murder mystery trilogy also set at Gen Con Indy. We spoke with Matt and discovered that with both stories set at the con we had the opportunity to do a really cool crossover: Matt Forbeck and Matt Vancil are sharing scripting notes with each other to allow the character of Leo (Scott C. Brown) to cross back and forth between the novel and the movie! We’re offering ebooks of the Dangerous Games novels as an EXTRA below that you can add to your pledge to get the full story of Leo’s encounter… with murder!
To top that off, they’re selling copies of the standard edition of the Dangerous Games ebooks as extras for their drive. As I explained to them, I always put my Kickstarter backers first, so these won’t be autographed and won’t the Kickstarter-exclusive editions that my backers get. However, if you didn’t get in on that drive, here’s a chance for you to preorder the standard editions and get them a bit before I put them up for sale to the public.
Either way, do yourself a favor and go check out The Gamers: Hands of Fate Kickstarter. It’s bound to be fun!