Want to see more episodes of Bee and PuppyCat? You can help make a series happen by pledging a few dollars toward its crowdfunding campaign. You can also back a new game from the makers of Myst and Riven, and a nonfiction book about the bizarre adventures of well-traveled corpses.
Natasha Allegri's animated short Bee and PuppyCat won our hearts and now Cartoon Hangover's Frederator Studios wants to turn it into a full series. The goal is to produce six six-minute episodes, with the first to be released in summer 2014. The team is offering various digital perks, including ringtones, access to the backers blog, the soundtrack, and episode downloads at various reward levels.
It's been 20 years since Myst first invited players to lose themselves in its immersive world, and now Cyan, the makers of Myst and Riven, are working on the spiritual successor to these games, Obduction:
Obduction's experience supplies what every good storyteller does: a very personal window into a much larger world. Obduction begins with... well… an abduction - your abduction. On a crystal clear, moon-lit night, a curious, organic artifact drops from the sky and inexplicably whisks you away across the universes to who-knows-where (or when, or why).
And, as anyone who ever played Myst or Riven knows, exploring everything around you allows you to read between the lines and to begin to answer your questions. Why is there an old, abandoned farmhouse - complete with white picket fence - in the middle of an alien landscape? You'll find out. From this point on the story becomes your story.
Cyan is offering the game to backers for a $25 pledge.
Undead zombies may be the stuff of movies, but some bodies continue to have adventures long after death. J. Pednaud's book After Life: True Tales of the Wandering Dead recounts the odd adventures of corpses and body parts that have been bought and sold, treated as royalty, and ended up as props and sideshow attractions. Penaud is offering a copy of the ebook for a $15 pledge and a copy of the print volume for a $25 pledge. [via Geekosystem]