In our continuing goal of highlighting BlackSci-Fi and contributions by creators of color and works featuring characters of color across the various creative spectrums, we here at BlackSci-Fi.com are going to highlight some awesome Kickstarter, Seed and Spark, IndieGoGo, and GoFund Me campaigns you might want to donate to. Check out the below campaign, and spread the word.
Playing The Odds – A Cyberfunk Animated Series
From the website:
Playing The Odds – “Blade Runner” Meets “Rush Hour”
Remember the first time you saw “Star Wars” or “Blade Runner”? How about “Bad Boys” or “Rush Hour”? Did it ever strike you as odd that many of the most classic sci-fi movies exist in a world without black people, while some of the best comedy/action films of the last three decades were fronted by black people? Why can’t these two genres co-exist AND feature black people? Why hasn’t that happened yet? With “Playing the Odds” – we’re on a mission to fix that.
“Playing The Odds” is a ‘Cyberfunk’ animated series based on the novella of the same name by award-winning author, Milton J. Davis. The story follows Carlos Mejia, a corporate security cyborg who has been living a life of danger and privilege in the United Cites for the last twenty years. But all that changes when he receives a life-altering message. The corporation that employed him and funded his tech has gone bankrupt, and now he has become an asset to be collected and liquidated! Desperate to stay alive, Carlos seeks the help of street hacker, Michelle Carter, in order to dump his tech and become ‘normal’. However, his attempt to disappear uncovers a conspiracy that threatens to set the United Cities on a destructive path . . . unless they can stop it. “Playing the Odds” is “Blade Runner” meets “Bad Boys”, and it’s all the combined awesome we always wanted to see – in one epic animated series.
Head here for more information about the campaign.