The men responsible for YouTube’s most enjoyable video game moments (Real Life Mario Kart, Aimbot, First Person Mario, The Rocket Jump, etc.) are working on their most ambitious project yet. It’s called Video Game High School and you might help it get made.
Hell, you might even appear in it. If you have way too much cash.
Freddie Wong, the most recognisable of the group, and his filmmaking cohorts Brandon Laatsch, Matt Arnold, Will Campos and Brian Firenzi are developing Video Game High School as a “feature-length action/comedy web series” that runs approximately 90 minutes over the course of 10 episodes. Here’s the spiel:
Around the world, millions of players duke it out in fighters, RTS’s, First Person Shooters and more. To the victors go the spoils: glory, clan contracts and million dollar endorsements. The best young gamers are recruited by elite boarding schools to sharpen their skills. The best of the best go to VGHS: VIDEO GAME HIGH SCHOOL.
[Video Game High School]follows Brian, a young FPS player stuck in a town where he doesn’t belong. His fortunes change when he scores a massive kill against the world’s top amateur player: VGHS senior “The Law.”
Brian rockets into the national spotlight and lands an invite into the hallowed halls of VGHS. There his skills will be tested as he fights to fit in with the most talented gamers alive. Along the way he’ll make unlikely friends, fall in love with no-nonsense FPS hot shot, Jenny Matrix, and face powerful enemies — namely The Law, who vows to destroy Brian for good.
Will Brian’s dreams end before they’ve even started? Or will he pull it together and become the gamer he was born to be?
To make Video Game High School Happen, Wong and crew are turning to Kickstarter for funding. They’ve estimated a $US75,000 USD budget, which it appears they’re easily going to make. After a day of fundraising, they’re already a third of the way there.
If you’re a FreddieW fan and feel like contributing after learning more about the project, head over to Kickstarter. Based on the filmmakers’ previous work, I have very high hopes — and will be making my own modest contribution.
Video Game High School [Kickstarter]