Picture this: it's 1921. Picasso sits and paints a masterpiece. He calls it "Three Musicians". He paints one last stroke on the canvas. He sits back and smiles to himself—he's proud of his work. He snaps a picture with his IPhone, and sends it out to hundreds of thousands of followers on "Cubism Twitter". His tweet goes viral. He's stoked. He loves his life as a content creator...
The internet has provided people with opportunities to profit from their artistic talent. Lexington (Kentucky) Local Daniel Gorash is no exception. Gorash participated in the University of Kentucky's Entrepreneurs' Bootcamp 1.0 and won first prize with his entry, Badland Wolves. It's a card-driven strategy game with beautiful illustrations, all done by Gorash himself. Seriously, if Vincent Van Gogh created a card-driven strategy game instead of painting "The Starry Night", it'd look like this.
First prize in the bootcamp awarded $1.5k in seed money, but Gorash needed more—a lot more. So, he turned to Kickstarter—an online crowd funding platform where people can raise money from the general public. In return, donors have dibs on the product when it releases. Badland Wolves garnered the attention of 660 people and raised $24.6k, more than double the initial goal of $10k.
The campaign is over. No dibs for you. But you can still support Gorash by following @badlandwolves on Instagram for updates. They just released their official gameplay video, and the product should be launching soon on their website.
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