Some of you may have seen Assassin’s Creed: Artefact; a short film based on the assassin’s creed series. Some revelations about the artifact of Yonaguni evoked in the first Assassin’s Creed game.
The first episode has an interesting story steeped in Assassin lore, and promising martial arts scenes, but the whole thing definitely has room for improvement. So, due to popular demand Foued D. Abbari has decided to take on the task of creating a sequel. This time he wants to create a more professional film with high quality filming equipment, trained actors, and better costumes [specifically Volante Design-made costumes for the Assassin characters].
The first Artefact film was funded entirely out of pocket, but in order to fulfill the image Foued has for the second film, he is now asking for assistance from the fan community, via indiegogo.
Please take a look at the campaign, and consider donating. They are offering interesting awards according to the donation. Prizes go from being featured in the credits to being featured as a co producer. You can also be rewarded with downloadable contents such as: original concepts and illustrations, a DVD version of the short film. You can also appear in the 10 most wanted assassins list… a list that appears in the movie!
Insieme per la Vittoria!
Apparently I got so much press in the last few days that someone in china is trying to pass off my work as their own. They even had the gall to watermark my images.
They also claim their jacket is made out of spandex and satin, which is hilarious.
Please, followers, assassins, burn them with fire. Or at the very least, assist me in bombing them with negative reviews.
EDIT: Here’s another one: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Assassins-Creed-Hoodie-Desmond-Miles-Casual-Professional-Cosplay-Costume-/251153030181?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a79e31c25
This time they didn’t even bother with accuracy, it’s obvious Desmond won’t wear anything like this. Although if he did, I’d be having a talking to with Ubisoft.
Thanks to sir-auditore forgiving me the heads up on both of these links.
EDITEDIT: After a very long search for an Ebay phone number so that I could speak to an actual human, I have finally contacted them directly, and they are taking action. I just feel bad for the people who have already bought them and are now getting a product of questionable quality which is claiming to be the same as what I produce.
This is in my recent FAQ post, but I wanted to reiterate:
I provided firstname.lastname@example.org on the original post for Kenway. I will not send order forms to anyone who contacts my other email addresses or through Facebook. I need to keep myself organized.
I will send them out as soon as I can.
I’m going to call this a Situational F.A.Q post. Some of these questions are always present, I just can’t respond to every question at this point. So here goes, I’ll start with the Big Ones…
Q. How long will it take to receive my jacket?
At this point, I can’t begin to answer this question. I will update it when things settle down, but at this very moment, I have sent out about 50 order forms. Since then I have received 900 emails. That’s since Thursday. Nine Hundred.
I’m doing my best to answer them, but I am also trying to catch up on the orders I had before releasing the Kenway, as well as getting ready for NYCC. So it will take me some time.
I have also hired 4 sewists, who are all now in training, which could take 6 weeks, and most won’t be able to be full time. And I am hiring a dedicated fabric cutter, who also needs to be trained. My method for estimating production time was based on my own capacity. I have no idea what my new capacity will be with 5 workers. I have no way of guessing how long production time will be. And I have no idea how many of these new emails will become orders. But, to give you an idea, last time I posted something that people were excited about, I received 50 emails in as much time. I am currently facing a rush 10 times more intense than anything I have faced so far.