How goes it everyone!?

We are thrilled to be back producing content for you all, as today officially kicks off our 2016-2017 Season! We’ve got a lot of great bunch of new weekly sorts of content lined up for you all, as well as the return of some of our older weekly content as well! Such as occasional “KickStart Me” spotlights, throughout the week!

Today we’re featuring a project which caught me by surprise, so I immediately had to share it with you all! I won’t waste anymore time blabbering, so let’s jump right into it!


In the golden green woodlands of the Alpine Slopes, stands Bethel Woods; an orphanage once explored by young, creative minds pushing the limits of space and time, gravity and light. But when an ominous force invades the world, Bethel Woods becomes a distant memory, lost inside the thickets of the forest.

Now a group of young people, wearing the crest of the orphanage, return to finish the work that was started long ago. They must work diligently, however, to repair and restore the machines scattered throughout the forest, before the ominous force finds the technology and destroys the only chance the world has in surviving.

 

If you’ve followed some of the later productions of the band – Falling Up, and or the bands founder and vocalist, Jessy Ribordy, odds are you’ve heard of both the Album and Audiobook “Hours” which were both produced under the members of the band back in 2013. The story of “Hours” is a mystical, yet clever and intriguing story to say the very least, full of twists and turns, and themes that will leave you pondering about the overall lore, within the Falling Up musical universe, as a whole.

While it’s been quite some time since we’ve heard anything about the story of “Hours” it seems the tale will be living on, or even continuing in a way, with the upcoming board game “Bethel Woods” which takes place in the same Universe and location as the tale from “Hours”.

Currently in-development  by Graphill Games, Bethel Woods is a co-operative board game, where all players will play as one of six workers, with the overall goal to construct and finish their machine (6 total, one for each player) – in time before the enemies and spies of Bethel Woods manage to foil your operations.

Since I’m the absolute worst at explaining rules for various sorts of games, I’d advise you all to checkout a Gameplay Run-through, which is featured on the official KickStarter Page, for the project. You can check that out by clicking here.

All in all, the Bethel Woods board game definitely seems to be something any fan of the “Hours” story would love. The game features characters, who we now know were either named after, or relating too – several tracks from Falling Up’s final EP “House Full of Caverns”; Fenn, Violet, and Nova, are all tracks from the EP, and appear as a few of the several playable characters within the Bethel Woods board game.

In addition to the board game, Jessy Ribordy will be producing and releasing a “Bethel Woods” Soundtrack, alongside the release of the board game. This is quite exciting as we all know Jessy is extremely talented when it comes to producing scores, and tracks that will have us lifting off into another Universe. And Bethel Woods seeks to do just that!

There are a few reward tiers that have also been setup for those who are interested in helping fund the project, as well as those who would like to secure a copy of either the board game, and or the soundtrack, upon completion. As of now, the project goal of $14,600 has been overwhelmingly exceeded, as the current amount pledged sits at $21,293 with 9 days remaining! You can checkout the featured reward tiers for the project, below.


Rewards

Pledge $1 or moreABOUT $0.73 USD

UPDATES ONLY

Receive email updates as the project develops.

No add-ons available at this level.

ESTIMATED DELIVERY

Pledge $14 or moreABOUT $10 USD

SOUNDTRACK

14 NZD / 10 USD / 9 EUR

1 copy of Jessy Ribordy’s Original Soundtrack to Bethel Woods (delivered in digital format).

No add-ons available at this level.

INCLUDES

  • Original Sountrack to Bethel Woods

 

 

Pledge $60 or more ABOUT $44 USD

GAME

60 NZD / 43 USD / 38 EUR

1 copy of Bethel Woods, including all stretch goals. Shipping included.

++ Additional copies of Bethel Woods may be added for $54 NZD each (no additional shipping costs).

INCLUDES

  • Bethel Woods Board Game
  • All Unlocked Stretch Goals
  • Free Shipping within US, CA, UK, AU, NZ or HK
  • +$10 NZD Shipping Elsewhere

 

 

Pledge $74 or moreABOUT $54 USD

GAME + SOUNDTRACK

74 NZD / 53 USD / 47 EUR

1 copy of Bethel Woods, including all stretch goals + 1 copy of Jessy Ribordy’s Original Soundtrack to Bethel Woods (delivered in digital format). Shipping included.

++ Additional copies of Bethel Woods may be added for $54 NZD each (no additional shipping costs).

INCLUDES

  • Bethel Woods Board Game
  • All Unlocked Stretch Goals
  • Original Sountrack to Bethel Woods
  • Free Shipping within US, CA, UK, AU, NZ or HK
  • +$10 NZD Shipping Elsewhere

In closing, I must say that I’m not a huge fan of board games, having not played one for years, literally. However, my passionate interest in the story of “Hours” and it’s lore, is more than enough interest for me to pickup board game, just as fan service!

Not to mention, the soundtrack is also another great option to pledge for, if you’re more interested in the musical element of that “Bethel Woods” has to offer. I can assure you, you will not be disappointed.

You can checkout the official KickStarter Page for “Bethel Woods” as well as help fund the project by pledging, by visiting here.

 

With that said, that’s going to conclude today’s featured “KickStart Me!” everyone! It’s a pleasure to be back, and we’ll see you all next time.

 

Peace ~