The people at Wayside Creations are putting together season two of their popular fan-made series Fallout: Nuka Break, and they’ve decided to see if Kickstarter can give them the bottlecaps they need. Their original fan film Fallout: Nuka Break and the series it spawned have almost two million views on YouTube. It looks like they’re shooting for more production value with season two, and have also managed hire Doug Jones of Hellboy and Pan’s Labyrinth to play one of this season’s new characters. Even though the first season was well done, it’s good to see them attempt to expand on the series for season 2. With the popularity of gaming projects within Kickstarter growing, maybe this is the perfect time for a fan-made spin-off series.
To be honest, I’m pretty surprised Bethesda’s lawyers haven’t shut this all down, I mean they jumped all over the Notch and Mojang when they used the name Scrolls because they felt it infringed on their Elder Scrolls trademark. This past week Bethesda lawyers sent Erling Løken Andersen a threatening letter to take down a non-revenue generating website full of Fallout posters he had made for fun. So yeah, I’m pretty surprised Bethesda is cool with this, especially since Wayside Productions are attempting to raise $60,000 from Kickstarter for season 2. However, considering they got through an entire season without getting sued, at least that we know of, they are probably in the clear.
If they don’t get the axe however, and if they manage to successfully complete their Kickstarter, there are plans to have more locations, props, and special effects in season 2. There are of course sets of rewards for those who choose to donate more than the $10 minimum. Some of these include a poster signed by the cast, behind the scenes commentary, a signed DVD of the first season, and even a replica of the PIP-Boy 3000 worn by the main character, Twig, on the show. If you’re willing to pony up $5k for the last reward tier you can be listed as an Associate Producer on the show and get a walk on role in the series.
The Kickstarter has a whopping 58 days left to go, and with already $10K in the bank the Wayside team is well on their way to meeting their goal. That should give you plenty of time to check out the first season and decide whether or not to toss them a few caps.