Make no jokes, a video series about the progression of rocks as both tools, scenery, and other misshapen steps that video games have done to these wonderful pieces of nature is being made.
Obviously a (mostly) parody of the whole “Tropes vs Women in Video Games” series, I plan on going over the graphical, uses, and tessellation changes of rocks throughout the decades. This series will go from the 70′s, the decade video gaming really started, to the present. Games like ‘Asteroids’, “Arx Fatalis”, “Red Faction” and even the more obscure “Fracture”. Of course the goal here is to feature a bunch of games that did rocks justice and some that desecrated their creation.
I mean lets be real here, if crowdfunding can give $150,000 for a person to make four videos in over a year then I sure as hell can make more than that in a year given that time and money. I’ve made five video game reviews in video format within that time period as well as conducted voiced interviews, written plenty of article pieces, and done a bunch of other video content in the meantime both video game related and not.
I also do not have an outstanding amount of evidence to suggest I’m not a true gamer. So why not do a crowdfunding campaign about a topic that is unique, hasn’t been done before, and can be done in a reasonable amount of time.
As a note, no I do not compare something as arbitrary as rocks in video games to women, who I believe have a pivotal role both in the games themselves and in the work force, I do however believe that if a person gets $150,000 to make a video series discussing this they should have finished this by now, and should have done it properly. Meaning bought the games themselves, played it themselves, captured footage themselves, and formed their own opinion about it themselves. $150,000 is more than what most people make in a year in this world, how come a person had to steal footage from other people’s “Let’s Plays” and form half-assed opinions?
I do not believe this is the right way to go about content like this, as such I intend to do this what I find to be the right way. With that being said, I only ask for $6,000, enough to get this done, and best of all it’s the original budget of Anita Sarkeesian’s “Tropes vs Women in Video Games”
You can find the campaign on IndieGoGo.