Tales of Alethrion - Season 2!

Created by Mikkel Mainz

With your help we can produce more episodes of this epic 2D fantasy series - every reward purchased helps us achieve this goal! Come join us on the epic journey of Tales of Alethrion!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

A Little Spring Update from the Epic Realms!
26 days ago – Thu, Apr 30, 2020 at 10:21:55 PM

Mighty Wizards and Fierce Warriors!

Yet another tale is about to be told! I’ll come with the release date and a teaser in my next update! We are in our final steps of the production and next month we aim to finish the clean-up, coloring and compositing. Then we just have the voices and music left to do. Even though this is Season 2, it won't be as long as the first one since we didn't reach any stretch goals, but when that is said, it is going to be 3 small episodes that can be put together as one long film like The First Hero. I really like the story and can't wait to share it with you.

You are probably curious about how we have been working during this COVID-19 pandemic, and yes, that changed our planning a bit. Luckily we were able to set up mini animation studios in each of our homes and work remotely. So… a LOT of downloading and uploading of files. And also a lot of digital meetings and hangouts. But we were able to make the best of it and with regular daily meetings and a lot of hard work from the team we were able to pull through and are only a little delayed in our plan.

A typical Dailies meeting with the Alethrion team

Some of you have asked into the digital rewards now that the physical rewards have been send out. They will come together with the release due to the spoilers they contain. I have uploaded most of the digital packages and really look forward to share them to you. For the few of you that didn’t receive your physical rewards, you are either people I know and will get them as soon as we can touch each others faces again, or I had them returned. If your reward was returned then you have received a private message asking for new info.

Good Old Wilhelm

Thanks to our dear Patrons over at Patreon.com/talesofalethrion , we have been able to continue the Choose Their Path series where we follow Sylvia, Tatiana, Ken and Mik. I recommend that you go watch the Choose Their Path webisodes before Daughter's Revenge comes out if you want the full experience. They are produced with a super low budget, but still with a lot of passion. Here are the Choose Their Path Episodes and the latest release from today.

Playlist (11 webisodes):

The latest webisode from today:

If you have any questions then don’t hesitate to reach out!

Highest of High Fives!

Mikkel Mainz and the Alethrion Team.

New Year's Update, thank you melody and a little sneak peek!
5 months ago – Mon, Dec 30, 2019 at 06:04:31 PM

This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read.

Alethrion Halloween Mini Update and Video !
7 months ago – Thu, Oct 31, 2019 at 02:23:18 AM

I started this tutorial video when strange things suddenly started happening... It was caught on camera...

I will soon make a big November update with sneak peeks and artwork to enjoy, also reveal some of the boardgame visuals, and more. I am also planning a new little drawing event! More about that in next update!

The production is moving forward and we are in high spirits! 

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Oh, and here is a new background sneak peek of a place you might remember ;)

Background by Darina Lapkovskaya

High Five,

Mikkel Mainz

Summer Update - The journey has begun!
9 months ago – Tue, Aug 20, 2019 at 12:59:55 AM

Brother Maynes logbook, The Night where we found the Eye

The stone stood tall and clear as Kenzu, and myself, came nearer. Our research has brought us here. This proves it. I am sure... A deity is involved in this story of ours. I thought Alethrion got the best of them, but nay. I will immidiately start to investigate more about this "Eye" sign.

Dear travelers!

We are moving forward on the designs and storyboards - it is going great! We are an epic little team, or adventuring party, who have gathered to go on a mission. A mission to tell Tira's story. We started in a very "hyggelig" environment and then set up the studio beginning August. We are very happy that we (Skjald) were allowed to set up our workspace at Copenhagen Bombay, another animation company in Denmark. We have a creative and funky environment here!

Here is a little video log of the first two months (July and August, 2019):

*Even though we show a little of the storyboards, it is not certain that any of it will be in the final film.

As we have been mentioning in previous updates, we are almost ready with many of the the physical packages. The boardgame is the only one that still has some way to go. We would like you all to fill out the survey on Backerkit as soon as possible so we can continue on that. We are waiting for some test prints, and if they are good then we can start the heavy packaging work. 

Here are some Tira designs from preproduction:

Tira
More Tira

And here I am with the envelopes... these are only the envelopes and reward packages. By the Beard of Alethrion.

Then I would also like to make a shout-out to this Kickstarter project called True Tail. I remember when I saw this the first time back in 2014 when we were making The First Hero episode - and here they are on a quest to make their pilot episode. This is how they describe their series: "It is a flash animated adventure series for anyone who loves cute animals wielding some crazy magical powers. If you love Dungeons and Dragons we promise you will enjoy this show. Please help us make our pilot episode by funding our kickstarter":

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/truetail/true-tail-school-of-heroes?ref=nav_search&result=project&term=true%20tail  

True Tail

Stay Epic! Exploding High Five!

Mikkel Mainz

BACKERKIT COMING THIS WEEK
10 months ago – Tue, Jul 23, 2019 at 10:19:35 PM

GREETINGS EPIC BACKERS!

Here comes a little update on our preproduction progress! We are now setting up for studio on Refshale-Island in Copenhagen - right across the little mermaid, so she can have her fins on us ;)  

The real fun begins the 5th of August where we start the boarding, props and new designs! We are in the process of preparing that, as well as designing the boardgame visuals and the story - we can’t wait to share it with you! Last week, Mikkel held a talk at the Animator Festival in Poland, where he told about the journey of ToA and how kickstarter and the community (you all) made it possible. Most important lesson: The journey is the true reward - Amerath, Vito and Wilhelm can confirm that!

On another note, BACKERKIT surveys are coming this week, so stay tuned! Both physical and digital rewards are handled there - some rewards may find their new owners Alethrion Universe very soon… ;) Make sure to check out our awesome add-ons section as well. We added this since many of you asked for some specific rewards.

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We would also like to give a shout-out to these two amazing campaigns we love:

AWAY: The Survival Series - An animal adventure game

You play a tiny sugar glider in a world set in a distant future where the animal kingdom reigns supreme. What we love about this game is that you get to fully immerse yourself in mother nature, as if you are in a wildlife documentary - fly, jump and crawl among mighty treetops and lush green jungles and interact with other creatures! This awesome campaign has only two days left, so come back this awesomeness - we are freaking hooked :)

 https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/breakingwalls/away-the-survival-series-an-animal-adventure-game/description 

 Beastlands #1-2: A Heartful Fantasy Adventure

Beastlands is an action adventure story set in a renaissance fantasy world, where people have companion beasts known as "Keepers". After a tragic accident, the king officially outlaws Keepers but as you may expect, not everyone is willing to let go of their faithful companions. If you like comics with a charming fantasy world, beautiful art and a heartful and impactful story - Look here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/979306849/beasltands-1-2-a-heartful-fantasy-adventure