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Orphan - A Webshow Pilot w/ an Alternate Reality Game Twist

A project in Las Vegas, NV by Ian Hinden

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After the untimely death of his father, Jason Diego inherits a document which he is told is an account of Genesis written by Eve.
Backers: 110
Average Pledge Per Backer: $39

Funded: $4,331 of $12,000
Dates: Apr 3rd -> May 18th (45 days)
Project By: Ian Hinden
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Latest News

24 Hours Left

May 17th - via:
Hello! It's just about 24 hours left on this humble Kickstarter. There's no reason that we can't pull something miraculous in the last day! If you know anyone at all that has a large social reach, please ask them to post about our project! It is... (Read More)

Scavenger Fashion - The Costume Look of 'Orphan'

May 4th - via:
Hello Or-fans! Some cool stuff going on over here. It appears that over the weekend we were retweeted by Amanda Fucking Palmer! Retweeted by Amanda Palmer Kevin Bacon-wise, that means we are just one step away from Neil Gaiman, who was thanked on... (Read More)

A Treatise on the Middle Finger

April 28th - via:
 Hello! We're making some slow but sure progress. We've found that simply posting the Kickstarter page on your Facebook or similar social media sites does not yield donations. If each of our supporters could directly approach five of their friends... (Read More)

Mood Swings - A Cocktail Recipe

April 21st - via:
The Mood Swing Negroni: A Bitter Classic Mood Swing Drink 1.) Make Orange Ice: Squeeze and strain orange juice through a fine-mesh sieve into a large ice cube tray and freeze solid.  2.) While the orange juice is freezing, consider the many bad... (Read More)

Lessons Found in a Lost Deck of Cards

April 17th - via:
Hello, everyone! It looks like a backer purchased our limited prize for the secret transmissions for $777. That is very exciting news! They will be getting some interesting transmissions from a character on the show shortly... In the mean time, to... (Read More)

Interview with Ian Hinden of Orphan, a new alternate reality game

April 16th - via:
I recently spoke with Ian Hinden, creator of a fantasy web show called Orphan. It has elements of an alternate reality game (ARG): After the untimely death of his father, Jason Diego inherits a mysterious document which he is told is an account of Genesis written by Eve. In his quest to translate it, he must travel to a land claimed by no country but ruled by a villain who controls a masked anonymous army. The Kickstarter is currently at $1,100 of its $12,000 goal with 33 days to go. (Read More)

Crowdsourcing Mornings: Orphan Webshow/Game

April 15th - via:
Orphan tells the story of Jason Diego. Upon his father’s untimely death, all Jason is left with is a mysterious document called the Escapist Manifesto. Armed only with the knowledge that it’s a supposed account of Genesis written by Eve, Jason finds his way to a city hidden from the rest of the world, claimed by no one but filled with trouble – including an army of masked killers that will stop at nothing to get a hold of Jason’s newly-acquired heirloom. Orphan is both a show and a game. Each episode is a subtle puzzle, and solving it can reveal more of the story. The goal is to blur the lines between watching a story unfold and being a part of it. In fact, just by looking at the Kickstarter, you’ve already started to play. (Read More)

Reached $1000! Thank you all so much!

April 14th - via:
Hello! Today, we passed a milestone. We made it over $1,000! Thank you all so much for your donations.  However, there is still a lot of work to do. If we don't reach the full amount, no one will be charged or receive their pledge gifts, and we will... (Read More)

‘Orphan’ Breaking Boundaries [Exclusive]

April 12th - via:
A new web show is in the works that is prepared to change everything one knows about television. Guardian Liberty Voice sat down with Orphan creative director, Ian Hinden, and costume designer, Chris Chiu, to get the exclusive interview on the exciting new series that is breaking boundaries. (Read More)

Developing Hiroshi - Zero Light

April 8th - via:
Hello, everyone! The campaign is going very well so far. We will have some more surprises for you in the coming weeks in regards to what you can expect from the show.  I wanted to thank you all so much for playing along with the first riddle. For... (Read More)

Clues for the Riddle

April 8th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

In the beginning...

April 5th - via:
So, what's in a name? They say that if you know every name of God, you can create a golem out of inanimate matter to do your bidding!  Words are just that powerful. With the right turn of phrase, you can convince even the already conscious to be at... (Read More)

Downtown ZEN - March 2014

March 19th - via:
Ian Hinden teaches us to see the Internet with awe despite the general inclination, for most of us, to acclimate to our quotidian web-based routines. (Read More)

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