Jacob Louis Beaney’s Modern Moral Society is a series of 12 digital drawings that take a satirical look at the current socio-economic state of the United Kingdom.
Created by 24-year-old artist and writer Sam Maiden, Reboot is the first issue of a new comic-book collaboration.
Congratulations to the first UK project to raise over £1million, Elite: Dangerous. That’s what 25,681 backers can do.
Bring It On (Kickstarter).
Beyond Clueless is a quirky film essay on the heady heyday of teen cinema, 1995-2004.
Fans of a certain age will almost certainly remember this era — from Clueless to Mean Girls — as a paradise of teen angst on the silver screen. Writer/director Charlie Lyne leverages his credentials as both a popular movie blogger and ’90s baby to craft this clever love letter to the teen movie revolution. It’s, like, totally our Project of the Day.
It takes a village.
Waverton Writes is an anthology of original writing by the residents of a tiny English town.
The project began more than ten years ago as a village-wide book club, prompting hundreds of Wavertonians to read voraciously and write reviews. Now the village is organizing contributions to form a collective book, designed to bring secret scribblers into the limelight.
48-hour movie marathon.
The Fitzroy is a currently funding Kickstarter film project, which tells the story of a submarine hotel set in a post-apocalyptic version of the 1950s.
As an early “thank you” to his backers, creator Andrew Harmer solicited suggestions from his fans and produced an entire short film — set in the same universe as The Fitzroy — in just 48 hours. If he can pull off this “MiniFitz” in just two days, we can only imagine what the full feature might look like.
Take a look at the short and then explore The Fitzroy — it’s our Project of the Day.
A little dough goes a long way.
Homebaked is a hot oven at the heart of Liverpool.
Two years ago, a bakery that had occupied the site for nearly a century sold its last scones and quietly shuttered its doors. In a neighborhood trapped in a decades-long battle over its own revitalization, the bakery had long been a symbol of the community and the sense of loss was profound.
Now a group of local bakers, artists, and organizers are reopening the bakery as a community-run business, bringing neighbors together to create the new Homebaked Co-operative. Sounds like the best idea since sliced bread.
This hot ‘n’ crusty approach to community building isn’t just delicious, it’s our Project of the Day.
Battle bison beatdown.
Fist of Awesome is anything but subtle. Ever wanted to punch a bear in the mouth? Then come for the pixelated, time-traveling shenanigans, and stay for the woodland critter smackdown.
Our virtual hero, Tim Burr, is an industrious lumberjack trapped in “a needlessly complex interstellar plot to enslave Earth by populating history with homicidal wild animals.” Burly Burr must battle his way through herds of bloodthirsty bison and raging reindeer in a nearly impossible bid to save the world. Oh, and time travel.
This epic retro beat-em-up just might be a future classic. And no matter what, it’s our Project of the Day.
Projecteo is a tiny Instagram projector.
Benjamin Redford, a UK-based designer, has developed a technique that prints Instagram images on 35mm slide film. He then cuts the film into a wheel — like the mechanism in a vintage View-Master — and presto: a projector the size of a matchbox.
Release the hounds.
Sir, You Are Being Hunted is a first-person survival game that pits you against mechanical aristocrats and their robot hounds. Traverse a procedurally generated British landscape, replete with creepy moors and lonesome cottages, while doing your best to escape the inhuman hunters that have made you their prey.
The game world is never the same twice, making this slice of tweedpunk endlessly replayable. Tally ho, gamers — Sir You Are Being Hunted is our Project of the Day.
Off the grid.
Macro Micro is an experimental architecture lab committed to reducing the environmental footprint of new buildings through technology and design.
A project of the University of Dundee in Scotland, Macro Micro’s current endeavor is an energy-neutral studio designed for the city’s Botanic Gardens. The student-led team has finished designing the structure and has turned to Kickstarter to raise about a third of the necessary funding. If successful, the studio will be the first off-grid, carbon-neutral project to be designed and built in the UK.
It’s been just one week since we opened Kickstarter to UK-based creators and we’re excited to report on some major milestones.
Our latest post on the Kickstarter blog breaks down the most up-to-date stats and shares some of our favorite UK projects. Fanciers of DIY gaming, trained pigeons, and/or epic love stories — this round up is especially for you.
On to Week Two!
Kickstarter in the UK
Beginning today, creators in the United Kingdom will be able to launch their projects on Kickstarter. Hip-hip-hooray!
For more, take a look at today’s blog post outlining the developments as we land on a new shore.
We’re incredibly excited to meet creators from across the pond and share their stories. And — spoiler alert! — there are some gems on the way.