It’s been a decade since the release of The Gamers, the cult film that managed to go viral long before YouTube and has been required viewing for tabletop gamers ever since. A sequel, Dorkness Rising, released in 2008, and now Dead Gentlemen Productions are gearing up to go for a trilogy with The Gamers: Hands of Fate.
If the Kickstarter project raises $320,000 by Friday Sep 7, Hands of Fate will be a reality and will see an online release and premiere at Gen Con Indy in August 2013. With 13 days to go, Dead Gentlemen has already raised $213,334, with over 2,000 backers as of this writing.
What will Hands of Fate entail? According to Dead Gentlemen,
In Hands of Fate, the gamers must expand their horizons past pen-and-paper RPGs to explore two whole new realms of geekdom – Collectible Card Games (CCGs) and game convention life – and face off against their arch-nemesis: The Shadow!
*gasp* The Shadow?
If you want to support Dead Gentlemen and the realization of this threequel, show them some love on their Kickstarter, or just spread the word. And if you haven’t seen The Gamers, then stop what you’re doing right now and go watch it. Your life as a gamer is not complete until you’ve shared in this hilarious and quintessential experience.