” It’s crazy total ! “Matthieu Levisse did not return. Not more than the employees roubaisiens of Ankama. Since Monday, the counter, monte, monte. On Wednesday morning, 8 168 fans of Wakfu have already given away nearly 675 000 euros for a new season of the animated series may see the light of day. ” It is incredibly touching, this is love “, quickens the marketing director of the company, which shares its activity between animation and video games as with Dofus. ” Wakfu, this is our baby, a member of our family ! “
However, a new season means the day was not obvious, far from it. In 2008, France Télévisions will broadcast the first season of the cartoon born from the imagination of Tot – Anthony Roux, co-founder of Ankama. But with the time, the characters have grown up, matured, and did not fit in the box youth. For season 3,” Netflix has worked with us on a half-season. It was thought that this was going super well, it has not been the case. “Big disappointment for Ankama, which despite the insistence of the community, has struggled to revive themselves on this project, mainly for reasons of financial.
“To make an animated series, it takes huge amounts ! “
No diffuser, which is financing part of the investment, this means no public support from the CNC. Gold” to make an animated series, there must be huge amounts. ” A episode, it is 300 000 euros. Multiplied by thirteen,” it is expensive “. For a long time reluctant, Ankama has finally yielded to the call of the crowd-funding wanted by his fans.
A project Kickstarter was launched on Monday, with of course rewards for the backers. It provides that Ankama is committed to produce three episodes as soon as the first level of 100 000 euros has been reached, each additional tier of 100, 000 euros for unlocking one more episode.
Things are so well under way, and we can glimpse the writing and then the production of future series, in Roubaix and Paris. But this does not resolve everything. By 29 June, the end of this crowdfunding, Ankama, which will assume the major part of the cost of production, will account and will measure what it is possible to do. Find a diffuser is still required. ” The first two seasons have spent ten years to become profitable
! “With the help of his community, Ankama hopes to force the destiny for the new season.