Freddie Wong’s company RocketJump has successfully completed a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo with more than $900,907 raised during a month-long campaign to finish "Video game High School," a popular sci-fi series about competitive gamers who attend a high school all about video games. Wong was seeking $750,000, but the project proved to be so popular that it set a record for a crowd funded web series on Indiegogo.
Speaking to GamesBeat, Wong said that the final season of the series will offer a bunch of surprises including the death of a major character. Wong describes the show to us as "Harry Potter, but with video games, magic, and it doesn’t take itself too seriously." He also said that Season Three will debut new characters, including the captain of the rival Napalm team, who made a brief cameo appearance at the end of the last season.
Indiegogo said that the VGHS campaign beat out the previous record of $872,133, raised by Bee & Puppy Cat. Wong said that he chose Indiegogo over Kickstarter to fund the third season of the series because it had a more international audience. His gamble has certainly paid off.
The show is now distributed on Blu-ray, DVD, iTunes, Netflix, Microsoft Xbox Live, and Sony’s PlayStation Network.