Pickstarter: Our Favorite Crowdfunded Projects 6/3
by Brian Walton on June 3, 2012
This week, indie god Dave Sim wants to use Kickstarter to bring Cerebus into the 21st century, there’s a card game to let you use your chemistry know how for something other than fact checking Breaking Bad, and a cute collection of our favorite female bounty hunter this side of the planet Zebes shows up.
Pick #1 – Cerebus High Society
Dave Sim’s Kickstarter for bringing Cerebus into the digital age had barely been up a day before it had tripled its modest goal of $6000. While the original goal was to bring Cerebus High Society to e-readers and computers everywhere, Sims confirmed in the project’s details that anything over the goal would go toward converting the entire Cerebus catalogue into digital comics and interactive experiences. “If more than $6,000 is raised (this is where I suspect John is pulling my leg: MORE than $6,000???) then the money would be put aside to do e-books/audio books/digital graphic novels/oral history/weekly serializations of ALL OF THE CEREBUS BOOKS, Beginning with CEREBUS (500 pages), CHURCH & STATE vol. 1 (600 pages). CHURCH & STATE vol. 2 (600 pages), and JAKA’S STORY (500 pages).” So unlike Cerberus, Cerebus is going to give access to everyone.
Pick #2 – Wrong Chemistry
Have you ever wanted to use your ridiculous amount of scientific know-how to show up your friends in a way that doesn’t end with the words “super villain” or “evil genius” permanently associated with your name? If you have, or if you just want to find a board game that mixes the periodic table of the elements and a desire to play cards, Wrong Chemistry may be the game for you. As the game progresses, players try to shift the molecules on the board to represent the element they have in their hands. Once you get the board to match your element, you win points. The team behind the game believes in it so much they’re offering it up to try for free with downloads available on their Kickstarter page. Basically, they’re giving you a sample to start you on the path of becoming the next Walter White.
What does Samus Aran do on her day off? It’s a simple question that Chris Furniss and Ross Rosenberg set out to answer in the most adorable way possible. From just playing with a baby metroid to giving a Ted Talk on the benefits of “morph balling,” Samus leads an active life filled with more than just exploring Chozo ruins and being confronted by her inner demons. (Seriously, how many different iterations of Dark Samus can there be?) This book will collect all of Samus’s less than lethal adventures in a hardcover edition that will make even the most hardened space pirate swoon.