What's up with The Fringe?
Equip your Mech Suit now!
We’re making moves
Mech Suits are live
Five loot cards just dropped
Major progress on Spacecraft
Making a movie
It might seem like it’s been a quiet couple of months, but for the team it has been anything but. For the first time since the launch of the project all of our time and resources have been channeled into getting the film off the ground. For Chris and Zeek this means spending huge amounts of time writing with no distractions. They are several drafts deep on the script and will soon be getting reads from potential actors they hope to attach to the project.
At the same time a huge team of artists have been working on the concept art that will accompany the script when it ventures out to Hollywood. The format took some careful consideration with the depth of world that we’ve developed together. We decided to make a fully detailed twenty page magazine that could exist in the universe of the Fringe. It’s written for kips back out in BC who are curious about the wild frontier. It features articles and “photographs” of locations, spacecraft, and specific characters…
...in addition to an equal amount of glorious advertisements:
Can’t emphasize enough how cool this is. It’s far beyond the quality and immersiveness usually seen in movie pitch materials. We wish we could immediately send the entire community a copy (and hopefully we eventually can), but the decorum of Hollywood forces us to keep it “unpublished” as we are secretly showing it to potential partners.
What’s even cooler is that the team of artists putting it together almost all came from the Fringe community. Taylor Dubose and FutureGhost have been defining the style of The Fringe with layout and graphic design. ThainsOS developed numerous original in-world typefaces. Aaz_wip created an original English typeface. Polynoise has made numerous highly detailed 3D models that allowed us to render photorealistic characters. SamuelStorr and Skillznelson have been making our immaculate spacecrafts which are featured in the magazine, but have ended up creating numerous other CGI generated elements for it as well. Used_Hand_Towel has contributed 3D models and graphic design along with his hilarious perspective. MicroLord has helped us figure out what Hyperspec Vision looks like. Not to mention the magazine is peppered with previously made artifacts created by Sluar3n, Wortspiel and of course, Laurie Greasley. All of it has been run through the curation of Matt Acosta, Terramoto and Zeek. Essentially, this community of drifters is already bringing The Fringe to life.
This morning we recorded a Twitter Spaces where you can hear more detail about where we’re at in the process:
If you have a Mech Suit token you can equip one of your Void Drifters with it now! Don’t have a token? We’re giving them away almost every week in the server for participating in challenges. We decided not to sell any of these tokens but just gift them to community members for contributing. Total quantity is not yet defined, but we’re guessing it will be around 150.
You can use your Mech Suit upgrade tokens here: https://mechsuit.fringedrifters.com/
We took extra time to code a mechanism where you can choose your color of mechsuit. Get prepared to waste hours going through different combinations.
Last week we completed a massive loot card drop. Thousands of loot cards were sent to holder wallets. Check your hidden folder on Opensea, or on Looksrare (Opensea as always is behind on the metadata).
Why should you care about loot cards? Aside from the fact that they’re community created and look awesome, soon you will be able to use them to upgrade or buy more advanced spacecraft. There are some divulged details in the above Twitter Spaces recording.
These traits received loot cards:
We still have five more loot cards from the Void lab to disburse and have plans to do so closer to the release of the spacecraft - and keep an eye out because they won’t all be airdrops.
If you’ve followed our rapidly growing instagram or the art channel in Discord, you will have seen quite a few spacecraft updates already. We aren’t quite ready to reveal all the tiers but so far we have completed 5/8 base spacecraft models and a portion of the upgrades as well.
It’s not completed yet, but we’re hoping to create a system where all holders will receive a “bartering currency” with which they can purchase a spacecraft - loot cards can be exchanged for additional currency as well. More on this to come.
We also still plan on doing a Lego Spaceship Building competition. There will be big prizes and heavy incentives to participate. It’s our goal to get all of you playing with legos. Once the script is completed we will be devoting our attention to this.
The Fringe Instagram account has reached 11.5k followers in just a couple of months. This is primarily driven by the in-universe stories being told there.
Once the script and magazine are completed we will also be channeling more effort into these stories as they have been proven as an effective way to grow our audience ahead of the film coming out.
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