October 12th, 2015

Dead Gentlemen Productions Announces Kickstarter for The Gamers: Natural 20 & Accompanying Board Game in Partnership & Collaboration With Lynnvander Studios

BELLINGHAM, WA – On October 12th, 2015, Dead Gentlemen Productions announces partnership and collaboration project with Lynnvander Studios (based in Ontario, Canada) to create a new film, The Gamers: Natural 20, and an accompanying board game entitled CYBER:RUN. On October 20th, DGP will launch a Kickstarter to fund the new film and game with an initial goal of $120,000 USD. The Gamers: Natural 20 will be a sequel to the award-winning film, The Gamers: Natural 1, a coproduction between Seattle-based Zombie Orpheus Entertainment and Lynnvander Studios.

“I was really impressed with The Gamers: Natural 1,” said Don Early, president of Dead Gentlemen Productions. “It took The Gamers in a whole new genre, and cyberpunk worked really well. It was exciting to see our previous films receive a really cool spin-off. When Lynnvander approached us to do the sequel I was excited to see if we could work it out.”

Christian Doyle and Scott C. Brown will reprise their roles as Gary and Leo respectively. They will rejoin Monica Zelak, Daniel Johnston and Thomas Gofton from the first film, and will add a few new faces as the story expands. DGP & ZOE veteran, Andy Dopieralski, will be penning the script and directing the film. Scott C. Brown and Thomas Gofton will produce the film. Don Early and Thomas Gofton will serve as Executive Producers.

The CYBER:RUN board game is described as is a fully cooperative action-strategy board game for 1-4 players. The game takes place in a corporate headquarters where players must work together, fighting the security forces, hacking security systems, and collecting resources to complete a series of objectives. As the turns pass the game gets more difficult, forcing players to work quickly to complete their objectives. CYBER:RUN is drenched in the humor and style of The Gamers: Natural 20, and includes a series of optional video-clips that feature the characters of The Gamers: Natural 20, and replace many of the game’s cards.

To help announce the Kickstarter, DGP is using a Nouncy Campaign where fans can set their own social media announcements to be released simultaneously.

Dead Gentlemen Productions is a multimedia company based in Bellingham, Washington. Best known for The Gamers movies, the Dead Gentlemen have produced sketch comedy, web series, an improv show, an online comic and two roleplaying games.  

Lynnvander Inc. is a Southern Ontario based company with a vision for storytelling. Founded in July of 2005 by Thomas M. Gofton, Lynnvander is responsible for the inception of several media initiatives including projects of film, literature, game design and company leadership.  Lynnvander is responsible for Legacy of Mana, a fantasy literature series of role-playing supplements and novel’s as well as the successfully crowd-funded and officially distributed table top games, Albion’s LegacyDeep 5 and Sherwood’s Legacy.

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You can watch The Gamers: Natural 1 below.