The Kickstarter for "Video Game High School" (VGHS) season 2 is now under way. This time around Rocket Jump is asking for $636,010 which was the cost to produce the first season "VGHS". The Kickstarter for season 1 had a goal of $75,000 and raised nearly $275,000 back in October of 2011. In the first couple of days the Kickstarer has already raised nearly $250,000 and still has 29 days left to raise funds.
"VGHS" takes place in an universe where video games have become the dominant form of entertainment and the best players are regarded as superstars. The main character of "VGHS" is Brian D (Josh Blaylock) who gets accepted into the prestigious Video Game High School after killing the schools best player, The Law (Brian Firenzi), in match broadcasted on national TV. This school is unlike any other school where students are taught to hone their video game skills and is where the top student gamers come to train.
The first season follows Brian D as he tries to get accustomed to his new surroundings while also trying to make the school's JV team for the fictional game "Field of fire" and trying to win the heart of Jenny Matrix (Johanna Braddy).
The second season follows Brian D and Jenny Matrix as they must lead the school'sFPS team to victory and defend the school's reputation after The Law is arrested.
The first season of "Video Game High School" was success and can be seen not only on YouTube but also on iTunes, Blu-Ray and Netflix. The nine episodes of season 1 have earned nearly 40 million views combined.
The filming for season 2 is set to being in February and there are plans for six episodes to be produced and for the entire season to be about 160-180 minutes in total.
In a blog post on the Rocket Jump website, series creator Freddie Wong outlined the expenses that were occurred during the production of season 1 to give fans an idea the amount of money that go into developing a feature length web series.