1. Map makers take flight.
Two young cartographers are on a mission to create a hub for exploring the future Patagonia National Park.
As the newest national park in South America, Patagonia is a largely undocumented expanse of wilderness. Kickstarter project creators Marty Schnure and Ross Donihue are using their web-based platform for open cartography, Maps for Good, to share the information they collect about the park with their backers and the wider community of wilderness adventurers.

    Map makers take flight.

    Two young cartographers are on a mission to create a hub for exploring the future Patagonia National Park.

    As the newest national park in South America, Patagonia is a largely undocumented expanse of wilderness. Kickstarter project creators Marty Schnure and Ross Donihue are using their web-based platform for open cartography, Maps for Good, to share the information they collect about the park with their backers and the wider community of wilderness adventurers.

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  2. Go west.
A journey to the Pacific through a land with no maps, Meriweather is a game of discovery.
Set in 1803, Meriweather brings players on the historic voyage of Lewis and Clark, a 28-month-long journey across the entire United States and back again. The developers of this new Kickstarter project are combining exploration, diplomacy, roleplaying, and survival to create a historically accurate adventure game that is still an unpredictable experience. Pack your saddlebags and join our Project of the Day.

    Go west.

    A journey to the Pacific through a land with no maps, Meriweather is a game of discovery.

    Set in 1803, Meriweather brings players on the historic voyage of Lewis and Clark, a 28-month-long journey across the entire United States and back again. The developers of this new Kickstarter project are combining exploration, diplomacy, roleplaying, and survival to create a historically accurate adventure game that is still an unpredictable experience. Pack your saddlebags and join our Project of the Day.

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  3. Back from Bhutan.
The Happiest Place is the story of a 42-day journey across Bhutan and a complex reflection on the relative notion of happiness across cultures. 
As the only country in the world to measure social progress by “gross national happiness,” Bhutan suggests a different model for development than that of the industrialized West. After shooting 300 hours of footage on the ground, the film’s director, Ben Henretig, returned to the US and launched a Kickstarter project to fund post-production work and build support for his story. 
Henretig just updated his backers with a mountain of developments, including a new website that offers an intimate look at the process of distilling a film from 36 terabytes of video. 

    Back from Bhutan.

    The Happiest Place is the story of a 42-day journey across Bhutan and a complex reflection on the relative notion of happiness across cultures. 

    As the only country in the world to measure social progress by “gross national happiness,” Bhutan suggests a different model for development than that of the industrialized West. After shooting 300 hours of footage on the ground, the film’s director, Ben Henretig, returned to the US and launched a Kickstarter project to fund post-production work and build support for his story. 

    Henretig just updated his backers with a mountain of developments, including a new website that offers an intimate look at the process of distilling a film from 36 terabytes of video. 

  4. America from bottom to top.

    Ameressence is a project documenting a year-long journey from Tierra del Fuego to Alaska, covering all 15,000 miles of the Americas.

    The plan is to begin at the southern tip of Argentina and journey north, creating an illustrated story every week for a year. The project is the joint effort of a writer and a photographer, both based in Berlin, who plan to collaborate on each dispatch in words and images and publish the results in three languages.

    Over the course of 2013, this adventurous duo hopes to explore the many cultures and environments of the Americas while bringing backers along for the ride. Sounds like all of the breathtaking vistas and poignant moments with none of the 17-hour bus rides!

  5. 3… 2… 1… Go.
Adrenaline junkie Josh Aldridge seems like the kind of guy who likes to do everything with his own two hands, which is why we’re not surprised that he’s tracking the progress of his Kickstarter campaign with paper and pen. 
Aldridge is the creator of Go., an adventure travel series designed to spur inquisitive couch potatoes to get out and explore. As you can see from his chart, Go. has a ways to, er, go. But with 25 days left, a few adventurous backers each day can make the difference. 

    3… 2… 1… Go.

    Adrenaline junkie Josh Aldridge seems like the kind of guy who likes to do everything with his own two hands, which is why we’re not surprised that he’s tracking the progress of his Kickstarter campaign with paper and pen. 

    Aldridge is the creator of Go., an adventure travel series designed to spur inquisitive couch potatoes to get out and explore. As you can see from his chart, Go. has a ways to, er, go. But with 25 days left, a few adventurous backers each day can make the difference. 

  6. Legendary game designer Tim Schafer and Double Fine Studios are developing a brand new adventure game and bringing backers along for the ride! They’ve invited Two Player Productions to film the entire experience, providing unprecedented access to the world of game development. Yesterday, tens of thousands of backers pledged in a tidal wave of support that rocketed the project past one million dollars in funding within 24 hours of launch. Incredible! We hope that being our Project of the Day today can even begin to compare.

    Legendary game designer Tim Schafer and Double Fine Studios are developing a brand new adventure game and bringing backers along for the ride! They’ve invited Two Player Productions to film the entire experience, providing unprecedented access to the world of game development. Yesterday, tens of thousands of backers pledged in a tidal wave of support that rocketed the project past one million dollars in funding within 24 hours of launch. Incredible! We hope that being our Project of the Day today can even begin to compare.

  7. Inspired by the wonderfully unusual life of Isabelle Eberhardt, Songs from the Uproar is acclaimed composer Missy Mazzoli’s largest and most ambitious project to date. Working in collaboration with a filmmaker, an acclaimed librettist, and a director, Mazzoli will bring Eberhardt’s journals to life as a fully-staged opera — an achievement when one considers the subject matter: 
Isabelle Eberhardt (1877-1904) was one of the most unusual and independent women of her era.  She was born in Switzerland but left home at age 19 to travel alone through North Africa.  She dressed as an Arab man, joined a Sufi order, fell in love with an Algerian soldier, was nearly assassinated, roamed the desert alone on horseback, and eventually drowned in a desert flash flood at age 27.  Her journals [were] salvaged from the wreckage of that 1904 flood.

The massive production is set to premiere at The Kitchen this February, but it premiere’s as our Project of the Day right now.

    Inspired by the wonderfully unusual life of Isabelle Eberhardt, Songs from the Uproar is acclaimed composer Missy Mazzoli’s largest and most ambitious project to date. Working in collaboration with a filmmaker, an acclaimed librettist, and a director, Mazzoli will bring Eberhardt’s journals to life as a fully-staged opera — an achievement when one considers the subject matter:

    Isabelle Eberhardt (1877-1904) was one of the most unusual and independent women of her era. She was born in Switzerland but left home at age 19 to travel alone through North Africa. She dressed as an Arab man, joined a Sufi order, fell in love with an Algerian soldier, was nearly assassinated, roamed the desert alone on horseback, and eventually drowned in a desert flash flood at age 27. Her journals [were] salvaged from the wreckage of that 1904 flood.
    The massive production is set to premiere at The Kitchen this February, but it premiere’s as our Project of the Day right now.
  8. What’s a mole cat? A hybrid of a cat and a mole. Where do they live? The Molecat Village. What is a Molecat Twist? The challenging puzzle game that takes place in their weird and wonderful world. Molecats like to eat mushrooms and go on adventures, but it’s up to the player to help guide them on their way. 

In an effort to make the game appealing to both casual and master gamers, the Molecats Team have crafted a complex world with simple controls, making it “easy to learn, but hard to master.”  Watch their trailer and lean more on their project page. A $10 pledge gets you a digital pre-order!

    What’s a mole cat? A hybrid of a cat and a mole. Where do they live? The Molecat Village. What is a Molecat Twist? The challenging puzzle game that takes place in their weird and wonderful world. Molecats like to eat mushrooms and go on adventures, but it’s up to the player to help guide them on their way.

    In an effort to make the game appealing to both casual and master gamers, the Molecats Team have crafted a complex world with simple controls, making it “easy to learn, but hard to master.” Watch their trailer and lean more on their project page. A $10 pledge gets you a digital pre-order!