Steampunk inspiration and resources

Steampunk Crowdfunding September 2016

It looks like I was right that we’d see a bunch of new projects now that they “back to school season” has passed. There’s a great variety of Steampunk projects on Kickstarter this month. I’m going to have trouble deciding who gets my pledge 🙂

What’s Going on Right Now

Publishing

Children of Sin (Manga), Ends Nov. 11

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It is a time of darkness where clockwork powers the world. Evil permeates society causing great mayhem, and man’s morals are questioned. Kain, tortured by his past sins, seeks to earn redemption by saving mankind. But can he, whom the gods no longer praise, redeem himself?

The Seven Deadly Sins have taken corporeal form in our world:

  • Pride is an orphan, who along with his brother, got adopted by a high class assassin.
  • Envy is a rich girl who was shipped off to dancing school.
  • Greed was a street urchin who had to become a thief to survive.
  • Wrath worked at a steel plant that made the cogs that turn the town.
  • Lust is a high class French stripper who seems to be in the wrong place at the right time…. all of the time.
  • Gluttony is a baker from the Netherlands who takes a bite out of his problems.
  • Sloth is an ex-opium addict and just so happens to be Greed’s older sister.

Then there is Depression who has lived her whole life in a cemetery.

Kain, the last piece of the puzzle, runs away after betraying his students. Now that he has escaped the Darkness’ great hold on him, he looks to reverse all the evil that he and his followers have caused. Azrael, his mysterious butler and bodyguard, is put into his service to help control the chaos, but he has an agenda of his own…

My Favorite reward: A $10 pledge gets you a digital copy of book 1.

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Gaming

The Adventures of Steam Hammer,  Ends Oct. 7

Your adventure takes place in Victorian London 1892, but dark deeds are afoot, the streets seem eerily quiet but you are soon to realize why, the dastardly Professor Rattwurm is attempting to enslave the fine English folk with his army of clockwork automatons raging havoc all over town.

The Skillington Arms - A good place for the locals to hide out!
The Skillington Arms – A good place for the locals to hide out!

Using this new-fangled steam power and some state of the art 19th century gadgetry along with the guidance and expertise of Doctor Obadiah Springhorn you should be more than capable of victory.

As you look around the Springhorn’s command centre in the Airship ‘Horndenburg’ you will see the other weapons which will be at your disposal in the full game, but our demo ‘drops’ you right into the action and sees you kitted out straight away with three beautiful weapons, the Steam Hammer, the Steam Cannon and the Magnetic Beam.

My Favorite Reward: For a pledge of 15 GBP (about $20) you get the exclusive founder’s edition of the game

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Tragedy of Progress, Ends Oct. 18

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Tragedy of Progress is a Steampunk Tabletop RPG-Skirmish game which allows players to create custom groups of characters and compete, or sometimes cooperate, with others.  Our models are what make us stand out when compared to currently available tabletop miniatures games. We will be offering a selection of 3D printable miniatures players can purchase for a low cost and print themselves, either at home on their own 3D printer, or at a publicly available printer, which can be found in more and more in public libraries.

The most important fact about Tragedy of Progress is that the game itself will be free to play for everyone. All the necessary rules, instructions, and items (such as basic dice) will be posted online once the game is complete and will be freely available for download and use.

My Favorite Reward: 15 CAD gets you all of the terrain you need to play the full game

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 Costumes and Accessories

Steampunk Wolf Accessories, Ends Sept. 27

Steampunk Wolf  runs a successful online shop as well as an Amazon Handmade Store. Steampunk Wolf is ready to expand our brand. We are offering some amazing costume accessories to potential pledges, many in time for Halloween.

steampunk-wolf

My Favorite Reward: $20 pledge gets you your choice of geeky fingerless gloves in a variety of fandoms.

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Other Fun Projects

Filigree in Shadow, Ends Oct. 6

My dearest friends,

As the Curator at The Mysterious Package Company I have told many stories, but today I don’t want to tell you a story. Rather, I want you to experience one! It is a story about a house and its many guises: a family residence, a clinic, an illusionist’s abode, and a club of ill repute. This house harbours a type of madness, a mystery that taints the lives of all of its inhabitants. It began with secrets and shame, but where will it end?

The Mysterious Package Company has a number of tricks up our collective sleeve with this, our seventh curated postal narrative experience. It has more points of customization than any other experience we offer and all-new personalization techniques that will entwine the recipient even more closely with the story than ever before…

My Favorite Reward: For a $15 pledge you can get a collection of stickers from different stories they’ve done in the past.

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2 responses

  1. I don’t know if you include Patreon in crowdfunding but there are some interesting steampunk projects there (dare I say, including my own). 🙂

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    September 21, 2016 at 10:59 am

    • Usually I just cover Kickstarter because they change every month, but I’ve been thinking of doing a Patreon special sometime for on-going projects

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      September 21, 2016 at 11:08 am

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