Project New World is an attempt to create a transmedia work of fiction – a novel written by multiple authors at once and a comic book – set in a bleak post-apocalytpic setting. It’s a flexible funding (funds are collected whether the goal is met or not) over at Indiegogo.
Project New World is asking for $10,000 but when you’re a flexible funding campaign you should set your targets as high as you dare. At the time of posting they’ve 44 days left on the clock and less than $1,000 raised but that should be enough to grease the wheels.
I must admit; I rather like the idea. As a reader I’ll be able to use the website to vote for what happens next in the plot. This isn’t a choose your own adventure, as there won’t be more than option for reading, but as a member of the community I’ll be able to influence the fiction.
The international aspect is just a bonus for me. After all, I doubt I’ll be reading anything in Turkish but I like the fact the team of creators will be diverse.
Right now there are early bird slots that unlock you the PDF and mobile versions of all the stories plys the comic book. After the early bird slots it gets expensive. I assume the plan is to introduce additional tiers once the early birds sell out.
The comic is a big bonus. I like transmedia projects as they’re rare, hard to make work but great when they do. Transmedia is the art and science of taking a piece of fiction and having it manifest in various formats. I guess the superhero movies are the main successes. I like indie, small scale, transmedia projects even more. There’s previews of the Project New World comic books already available.