April 23, 2004
Many small updates on my way towards the weekend (when the real fun starts)... I'm starting to think that this Phase's site is turning into a "reality show"-type window into the mind of someone making an animated series on the web. If we had other contestants, it might be popular! </ sarcasm >
Big news: officially passed the $3,000 (canadian dollars, mind you) mark in fundraising last night. Thanks to all those who donated or bought schtuff! Tell your friends!
Small news: drafting letters and packages for various companies for advertising LOIs. At this point, that's very much getting-ahead-of-myself, but if I can write something that focused, I can probably focus this project some more too.
Site news: about to complete the polling mod for the site so we can ask peoples' opnions on various things. I think my first one will be regarding distribution channels, but I'm waiting till I finish the code to figure it out.
Art news: I've talked to two more artists who are going to provide some doodles for the site. Should give us nice variety. Semi-related: I've asked an old friend to do up some sketches for Darien's taser gun, so that we can figure out the mechanics of it.
3D news: I have been playing with Blender a lot the past few days and I am very happy with it so far. Just have to find some people that can make it do cool stuff, and we're set! (ha!)
Kawasaki news: Considering approaching Kawasaki properly to ask permission to label Darien's bike a Ninja. Don't want to spend money on it, nor really expect any in return, but it would be nice to be able to slap a decal on there, wouldn't it?
Marketing news: The theme of the first marketing campaign is tentatively set as: "The Liberty Bell virus is spreading / Become a carrier". Still figuring it out. Note: Liberty Bell isn't actually a virus. Hmm. Might be a bad catchphrase then... damn...
I still have probably a few more dozen pages to add to the site about the story, other characters, more about MC (I realized last night i forgot to say MC is a city-state), and lots more tech. I also have to finish my Flash mockup of kCelia/Transfire. Yeep!
Check the money section because I have news about the structure of the Liberty Bell project from now on.
I am looking for world architects to help flesh out MC. I figure we can divide work depending on expertise. I am willing to trade "shares" for this. If you are interested, contact me via the contact form (which is either working now or will be soon).