Just last week, The Fictory reached its goal to finish production of its Atomic Robo animated film, and now the company has announced a new project featuring Dr. Dinosaur.

Here’s what we have in mind.

If we reach $50,000
The Fictory will develop a Dr Dinosaur pinball app for the computer, iphone, and ipad.

In addition to animation The Fictory also develops gaming apps like the Stabb Gunner: Pinball Series (Pinball Massacre & Pinball Shuffle) We’d love to wrangle up our favorite Atomic Robo characters and get them mixed up in some pinball action.

Here’s the big one!

If we reach $100,000
We do an animated Dr. Dinosaur short!
THE REVENGE OF DR. DINOSAUR!
Atomic Robo Creators Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener will be heavily involved in this short. Brian will be writing the script, while Scott will be providing storyboards for this short!

And finally, depending on your Atomic Robo animation appetites:

If we reach $250,000
We’ll do a 3 part Atomic Robo animated Mini Series. A story spanning history and the globe written by series creator Brian Clevinger himself. More on this later.

Next up are the rewards, but it’s important to thank you once again for your support. We’re blown away by the turn out and have been working very closely with Brian and Scott to offer some great options moving forward. Any funds over our goal will serve to insure more quality Atomic Robo and Fictory entertainment. For YOU!

To get there we have some brand new awesome rewards!

1.  SCOTT WEGENER SKETCH REWARD!!

Series artist, Scott Wegener has agreed to lend a hand (the right one) to the cause!
Scott has volunteered to do 40 convention style sketches as rewards! For $400 you get a sketch of your favorite Atomic Robo character drawn by Scott Wegener! You’ll also receive all 6 volumes of Robo signed by Scott and Brian as well as the artbook, the dvd, The t-shirt and Robo print!
The sketches are 6”x9” on acid free 2 ply bristol and you can customize them! Check the side bar for examples.

PLUS CAMEOS!

2. ATOMIC ROBO VOLUME 8 CAMEO.(male) (1 of 2)
For this reward YOU will appear in volume 8 of ATOMIC ROBO.
We have 2 slots for MALE characters WITH dialogue. This is your chance to be a part of ROBO canon FOREVER! The cameo reward is $1200 and
you’ll also recieve all 6 volumes of Robo signed by Scott and Brian as well as the artbook, the dvd, The t-shirt and Robo print!

3. ATOMIC ROBO VOLUME 8 CAMEO.(female) (1 of 2)
For this reward YOU will appear in volume 8 of ATOMIC ROBO.
We have 2 slots for FEMALE characters WITH dialogue. This is your chance to be a part of ROBO canon FOREVER! The cameo reward is $1200 and
you’ll also recieve all 6 volumes of Robo signed by Scott and Brian as well as the artbook, the dvd, The t-shirt and Robo print!

via KickStarter

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4 Comments

  1. March 5, 2012 at 9:11 am — Reply

    As much as I love the creators and the series, this now seems more like a convenient cash grab.

    Especially the app, which likely they were going to release anyway, they already even have the base app for it (see: ‘Stabb Gunner: Pinball Series’)!

  2. Brian
    March 5, 2012 at 9:57 am — Reply

    A cash grab for the cash that’s already coming…? Your logic is not like our Earth logic.

    If it was a cash grab, then why would we set the first new goal so low? There’s no question the fund drive is going to get to $50k this week whether or not we offered anything new. Our thinking was: hey, if they’re going to push it to $50k no matter what, why not give them something for it to show our appreciation? That’s the opposite of a cash grab.

    Try to remember we all went into this thinking we might raise $25k in 45 days. We did it in, like, 1. We vastly underestimated interest in the project, so now we’re offering new goals to match the projected interest.

    These goals aren’t cash grabs. They are there to give the fans something more IF they push the total to those additional limits. If they don’t? We don’t care! The base project is already funded, so everyone still gets their cool rewards, which I think are the real draw for the fund drive at this point anyway. The original goals were so vastly over-funded and people were still throwing money at the project just to get the rewards.

    This money was going to come in either way. We are offering more rewards for when it does. I’m sorry if I’m sounding a little rude, but goddamn, how this is a cash grab s a little beyond me. The cash grab is the opposite of that: it’d have been promising nothing new and then just pocketing all the extra cash that came in.

  3. Ric Centauri
    March 5, 2012 at 10:27 am — Reply

    Speaking as a production person, i think it’s just the initial wariness of the system (kickstarter) and how interested parties would respond. 12k is no sort of film budget… although I know they are just asking for money to finish something that’s already 60? percent done and sitting on the shelf. But basically this whole thing seems like another kickstarter campaign _built-in_ for a completely new project and then yet another for an expansion of the original. An animated film budget.. even a short traditionally inspired piece should be a quarter of a million dollars. I’m taking it as giving to the fanbase without making it hurt? Besides, I like it when people add a dynamic aspect to these kickstarter campaigns. Thanks for the report, spoilers!

  4. Chris D
    March 5, 2012 at 7:37 pm — Reply

    I apologize for my original comments, especially seeing how passionate the response is. Also I apologize if my spelling and grammar is off I’m posting from a mobile.

    My logic stems from observing companies seeing interest and pushing for more cash with baubles when the interest is waning. Like superfluous DLC for some games, marketing not on significant content but rather on the idea that it may be something more than it is. In a way I see kickstarter campaigns for really passionate fanbases as holding content hostage and trying to squeeze money with more promises.

    I’m certain I clearly misinterpreted intent behind this update, and that’s my bad. I apologize, sincerely. In the entertainment climate of current I’m unfortunately predisposed to think I’m being taken advantage of and missing out on opportunities to support more genuine content developers.

    Hell I’m convinced to contribute to the campaign when I get home from work now.

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