Comcastrodors, please welcome video game insider Tim Lewinson to the podcast. Tim, senior designer for the Propaganda Games/Disney Interactive Studios TUROK reboot, has launched a Kickstarter campaign with three other creators for the graphic novel Savage Empire. Savage Empire, a story speaking to the crew’s love of dinosaurs, comes at a great time with the release of the new Jurassic World film, but deals with a much different theme: modern-day earthquakes rip portals open that bring prehistoric creatures back from the past. In this episode, we discuss researching the feasibility of sci-fi, the prospect of world-building in storytelling, and the interplay and balance of story, budget, and risk.
Since time of interview, the Savage Empire team:
– has exceeded the funding goal by 108%.
– has one of the most successful crowdfunding campaigns for a brand new, unknown comic IP.
– is cranking out pages like mad.
– has new T-shirt redesigns coming up for September.