Welcome to the dev-blog!

Hi there! It’s great to have you here. This is the introductory post to what soon will be the development blog for Swift Spark and the Defense Five: The Animated Series!

Currently, we’re just over ten minutes away from the announcement becoming official. In case you’re catching up to this a little later or want to re-watch the annoucement:

So… what is a dev-blog? It’s a blog containing all the latest updates and details regarding Swift Spark’s development. I intend to update this at least once a week with new information! Of course, right now we’re still in the pre-launch phase, which means that everyone gets free access to all the updates in this blog.

BUT…

Once the Kickstarter launches, certain updates will be released to backers only as a reward! After the Kickstarter ends, the blog will mostly return back to being public – with some backer-only posts sprinkled in-between to keep them coming back.

Kickstarter? Backers? Rewards? If you’ve never heard of Kickstarter before, then this might all sound a little confusing. Kickstarter is a crowdfunding website, where creators like me can propose ideas and plans for creative projects, inventions, or products that they want to create, but don’t have the funds for. And that’s where backers come in! Backers are people that donate money to a project in exchange for a reward. Most of the time this is the product that’s being funded, but it can also include extra rewards, that no one else will be able to get! Most campaigns also include free exclusive or early access to content related to the product.

And the best thing about it all is that Kickstarter is all-or-nothing funding. That means that a creator must reach their goal 100% before they get any money! If the goal is $1000, but the Kickstarter only raises $999, then that means no one will have to pay any money. When pledging to a project, you essentially give Kickstarter an I-O-U (I-owe-you); you’ll give them whatever amount you’ve pledged if the Kickstarter is successful. If it’s not successful, it won’t cost you a single penny.

Now my project is of course Swift Spark and the Defense Five, specifically the pilot episode for its animated series. Our first goal is to create a proof-of-concept, but the end goal would be a full, 22-minute episode like the ones you see on TV.

But more on that later… For now, thank you for reading! Be sure to check out my other videos on Swift Spark and the Defense Five down below.

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