If you need to change anything at all to your pledge or have any questions, please email: INDIEGOGO@ROCKETJUMP.COM and we'll address your needs asap!
FAQ:Q: I couldn't enter my data for which perks / gamertag / preferences for my tier!
A: We will be sending out post-campaign SURVEYS by email once the campaign has ended. You'll be able to tell us what you want to select for your perks, your gamertag, as well as give you the chance to ask a question if you are confused about your donation level.
Q: What is included in which tier?!
A: Check out the campaign page and scroll all the way down – there will be informative graphics for each tier which show you what is included in what.
Q: Is international shipping different for this tier or this tier?
A: International shipping rates are as follows:
For all items $75 and UNDER, add $10 to your order.
For all items $100 and OVER, add $20 to your order.
Q: How do the standalone tiers work?
A: To receive a standalone tier, you must pledge the $50 on top of whatever you currently have pledged. If you have already pledged for a lower tier, pledging the difference between your pledge and the standalone will not qualify you. You must pledge the full $50 for the standalone of either the VGHS board game or the Lootcrate. You will be able to clarify which you pledged for when the post-campaign surveys are sent out.
Q: What if I don't want my lower tier and just the standalone now?
A: If you pledged for a lower tier and now only want a standalone, then pledge the difference to $50 and we will be able to clarify your pledge after the campaign ends when we send out the surveys. For instance, if you pledged $30 for the BluRay but now only want the VGHS boardgame, you will need to pledge $20 again and select no perk, bringing your total to $50. When we send out the survey, you will be able to clarify that you want only the boardgame. You will NOT receive the $30 level, the $30 you pledged before now qualifies for the VGHS boardgame instead.
Q: What if I pledge for Valedictorian and the perks I want are sold out?
A: As long as you pledge for Valedictorian, you will receive whatever perks you like regardless of it being “available” or not. It’s just one of the upsides of being the best in your class!
Q: What if I pledge for Valedictorian and want the same perk twice?
A: You are totally allowed to pick the same perk twice under the Valedictorian pledge, so if you wanted two collector's editions for example, you could choose that when the surveys are sent out!
Q: I added $20 for international shipping/another tier/upgrade – will you see it?
A: We see everything. You’re totally set as long as you added on to your pledge and used the same name and email :)
Q: Will I receive ____ tier below mine if I donate at this level?
A: If the tier says “includes all previous non-limited rewards” then yes! You will receive everything below your current tier that is a non-limited reward.
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Q: I added $$ to my donation and wanted to get this extra item! It’s not showing up and I haven’t gotten an email notification – what’s going on?
A: Not to worry! We have your donations all on record and we will be contacting everyone who re-pledged and added more to their pledge to ensure you get exactly what you paid for after the campaign has ended.
Q: Why IndieGoGo instead of Kickstarter?
A: We answer this question thoroughly in our video update here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQEJmeArntE
A main reason is that we have any international donors and the ability to integrate PayPal with the campaign is very important to us and inclusive to the whole world!
Q: Can I have _____ as my name in the credits?
A: Yes! We will be sending out surveys and the like later on after the campaign has ended where you can specify any specifics about your donation.
FINAL CAMPAIGN UPDATE!
We've only got 12 hours left before this IndieGoGo campaign is over! We had an incredible time last night livestreaming for everyone for 6 whole hours and we raised over $60,000 in that time! We've broken our previous record and are so proud and amazed at everyone's generosity - we hope you had as much fun watching, participating, and winning as we did!
If you've asked any questions we will be sure to get back to you before the fundraiser ends today. Just check your email throughout the day.
We've got a couple of exciting announcements! Peregrine has come in again as an executive producer of Season 3!The Peregrine Glove is an amazing tactile accessory for gamers to be able to control their game using just their hands without a keyboard. Offering faster reaction times and precise control, we are incredibly happy to welcome them aboard the team again. You might remember when they made an appearance in Season 3 when the Ronin fought Ki Swan:
We can't wait to see how they'll be integrated this season. Make sure to check out their website at: http://theperegrine.com/
Also at the Co-Producer level we are happy to welcome LanGGPro (Lan Gaming Group Pro!) who are going to be outfitting our FPS teams with custom jerseys so VGHS and Napalm Energy Drink can compete in style! Their products include tons of custom gaming gear in all different styles. Look for their distinct mark this season 3 for our FPS and other teams! Check out their Twitter at: https://twitter.com/LanggPro
Now that we've broken the $800,000 mark, we've passed our stretch goal and we WILL be professionally translating and subtitling VGHS Season 3 in as many languages as we can - French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, and more! Thank you all for your support and we hope to end this campaign with a bang. Check out the archived livestream from last night at:
And finally, here's a little teaser image of what nefariousness is to come next season... any guesses as to what this means?
Video Game High School is a series set in an alternate reality
where professional video gaming becomes the biggest spectator sport in
the world. It follows Brian D, an aspiring pro gamer who lands an
invitation to VGHS, the most prestigious gaming academy in the world.
Think Hogwarts, but instead of spells and magic wands, it's headshots and IBM Model M keyboards!
Now, in 2014, the series has received over 65 million views and is available on Blu-Ray, DVD, iTunes, Netflix, as well as Xbox and PS3, and was recently named "The Best Webseries of 2013" by Variety.
Here is the breakdown of what you get in each of our reward tiers:
Just like last time, all of these rewards are EXCLUSIVE to this campaign - all the art, designs, and items are unique to IndieGoGo funders ONLY, which means this is your only chance to own some of this rad swag!
Season Three will be directed by Matt Arnold (writer, showrunner for Seasons One and Two) and Freddie Wong (co-creator of the RocketJump YouTube channel).
Season Three will also feature the writing talents of Will Campos (Seasons One and Two), Brian Firenzi (Seasons One and Two, co-creator of 5secondfilms.com), and Jake Andrews (co-creator rubydog189 YouTube channel).
Get ready for the final level of the show about best friends, first loves, and landing that perfect headshot. In VGHS: THE FINAL SEASON, Brian, Jenny, Ted and Ki face their biggest challenges and fiercest enemies yet.
The race for Class President heats up as Ki battles Machiavellian RTS player Shane Pizza in an election rife with bribery, extortion, and outright cat theft. Will the dirty game of politics cost Ki her integrity—especially after betrayal in her own campaign threatens to undo everything she’s fought for?
Finally public with their blossoming relationship, Brian and Jenny are closer than ever as they gear up for a playoffs showdown against Napalm Energy Drink High School. But when a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity knocks for Jenny, everything will change. Can they face the coming storm and take their team to the championships? Or will tough choices, hurt feelings, and Napalm Captain Ashley Barnstormer bring their dreams crashing down?
Reeling from his broken friendship with Brian, a wounded Ted moves in with the Drift Racers and embraces their hell-raising ways full throttle. It’s detention, bar fights, and joyrides galore— until a tragedy strikes that rocks Ted, his friends, and the entire school to their core.
The Law™ is having one refreshing, flavor-packed, game-slamming time at Napalm™ Energy Drink High. In no way is he about to discover that he’s a slave to a massively powerful corporation, with sinister designs on VGHS that go far deeper than anyone could have expected. The Law™ would also like to remind you to get energized by blasting a can of new Napalm™ Baja Berry Crantini Thunder. DRINK NAPALM!
It all ends here: in six episodes, SCHOOL IS OUT. FOREVER. Join us one last time as we take this web series out in an EPIC BLAZE OF GLORY that will have you laughing, crying, cheering, and staring into space as you have the sobering realization that nothing in real life will ever be as cool as…
VIDEO GAME HIGH SCHOOL: THE FINAL SEASON
We're asking for $750,000. This is more than we have asked for in the past, but we know this will let us achieve the quality we want to in order to close this show properly.
We think that crowd funding is instrumental for small indie content creators like ourselves and we believe in complete transparency, so we put our Season One AND Season Two cost breakdown online where anyone can see it (Click here to view Season One and here to view Season Two).
Season 1 (for the complete figures click here)
Season 2 (for the complete figures click here)
Why crowdfund this project?
The decision to launch a third crowdfunding campaign for a series that has already been successful was not undertaken lightly. There are a number of considerations we took into full account before launching this campaign:
1. VGHS, while much cheaper than a network television show to produce, is still an expensive show that simply cannot be funded by any single online source.
For every season of VGHS, our Kickstarter/crowdfunding campaign was NOT the sole source of funding - each season was funded with a mix of private investment, personal investment, brand deals, and crowdfunding. We break down every dollar we spend on VGHS and release that breakdown publically online and we plan on doing this again for Season 3.
For Season 2, Dodge stepped in to become an automobile sponsor, which paid for a significant portion of our show. However, for Season 3, Dodge declined to renew their sponsorship at the last minute, placing greater importance on our other funding models. While we all would have loved to have crowdfunding be a bonus and not a necessity, the reality of being on the cutting edge of content financing models means that we have to roll with the punches and be flexible.
2. We've received a lot of requests for a 3rd season campaign.
Each season we grow the audience of VGHS fans, and one of the most common things we see on our YouTube channel and social media pages is "When can I support Season Three!?"
We felt it was important to be inclusive to all the new fans who have only recently discovered the show. Additionally, because all the items and rewards we offer here are exclusive to this campaign (i.e. you won't be able to buy any of this stuff on our store), this campaign gives people a chance to get their hands on exclusive stuff, while simultaneously supporting the project.
This is the final season, and we want it to be the biggest and best VGHS it can be, so we've created some group stretch goals to put this show over the top. These goals will benefit EVERYONE.
$800,000 - LANGUAGES! Season Three professionally translated and subtitled in as many languages as we can - French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, and more!
$900,000 - VGHS SWAG BAG! A fun grab bag of stickers, a keychain, temporary tattoos, and a wristband.
$1,000,000 - ULTIMATE DOWNLOAD PACK! You get digital downloads of the soundtrack from all three seasons (including The Law's debut EP), director's cut high-res digital downloads of ALL three seasons (including Season 3 in 4K if your computer can handle it), as well as a digital art pack.
$1,250,000- THE ULTIMATE DREAM! VGHS anime intro, complete with anime theme song, anime cherry blossoms, and fansubs explaining every obscure Japanese linguistic reference in the lyrics (We are totally serious about this).
$1,500,000- THEATRICAL SCREENINGS! We take this show on the road! We go to five cities in the continental U.S. and screen Season Three theatrically.
We believe we're on the verge of a creative revolution - the
intersection of independent and capable content creators with a system
for an audience to fund projects means that, for the first time in film
history, the gatekeepers of content have been made obsolete. We as
creators can be supported by our audience.
If you are in Europe, you will need to pay VAT taxes on what we're shipping to you.