Metal Heroes and the Fate of Rock: A Rock/Comedy Gamebook

Created by Swen Harder

Bring the world's loudest gamebook on air! [ENGLISH HARDCOVER EDITION]

Latest Updates from Our Project:

The Number of the Feast, After Show Update #1
over 1 year ago – Sun, Dec 13, 2020 at 11:15:45 AM

Hello Heroes supporters,

this little update is in response to questions about the PRODUCER pledge posed in the comments/update sections yesterday. We're answering in this way as it might be of interest to many of you.

The truth is, the PRODUCER pledge was once planned as a small goodie (a beer mat with the MH logo), but we’ve changed our mind about it, while the campaign reached its final week, because the stretchgoal for the numbered Backstage Pass was out of reach at that point and IMO this one gives the special edition much more value than the planned beer mat.

It’s true, we promised the extra for “every” book, so we’ll add the Backstage Pass for the 22 backers who went just for a regular edition (but without a number), as well. We hope this decision is in your favor.

And we want to take the opportunity to announce that the Metal Heroes pledge manager for late pledges and all add-ons will start in mid January to get everything set and done properly.

We wish all of you very happy holidays and a rockin’ new year!

Swen + FuFu

God gave Rock'n'Roll to You! END OF CAMPAIGN
over 1 year ago – Tue, Dec 01, 2020 at 01:38:43 PM

Hey, Heroes supporters!

That’s it! We made it. 246 backers funded our special gamebook project Metal Heroes and the Fate of Rock with 9,322 Euros! Many thanks to all who shared, liked and backed this. YOU ROCK!

To be honest, we were hoping to reach a five digit number (as you can tell from the stretch goal list), but don’t get us wrong, in the end, we’re happy with the outcome. These are difficult times. Many people have better things to do than support a crazy gamebook.

And… the opportunity to support the Metal Heroes project won’t end tonight! Remember, this time we’ve got a pledge manager, which lets you add more stuff, and newcomers can get their copy as a late pledge.

I’ll send another update concerning the pledge manager later, when everything is set and done. This will take a while, so please be patient.

I'm well aware many of you hoped and waited for a hardcover stretch goal, like we did with the Rider of the Black Sun campaign. Well, unfortunately this time the funding just wasn’t high enough. Some of you probably think:

What’s the problem, just make a soft and a hardback, give the backers the option to back the edition they want, and add some bucks to the hardcover costs?

Well, it’s not that simple with Metal Heroes. The Special Edition box has the perfect size to fit in the book we produced already in Germany and all the Bonus content (as you can see in the unboxing video). Fitting a hardback in the box isn’t possible. The only solution would be to make a new bigger box, which is really expensive (and printing just a few hundred hardcover books isn’t cheap either). I hope you understand our dilemma. But… we'll discuss if there's something we can do about this in the next weeks, maybe we’ll find a solution—no promises though.

As a final thing for today, here's a very special little clip we decided not to widely use for promotion while the campaign was still running. It’s sad and somehow motivating at the same time. (Music used with kind permission of Napalm Records.)

What a ride! Good night!

Swen + FuFu

We can be Heroes, in just one day! FINAL DAY #30
over 1 year ago – Sun, Nov 29, 2020 at 11:09:10 PM

Hey, Heroes supporters!

Our Metal Heroes and the Fate of Rock campaign is heading towards its inevitable end—just a few hours left until the hammer falls!

So what's new? Another stretchgoal was passed!

With MORE COWBELL bonus songs are added to the Metal Heroes soundtrack giving you more decisions of music tracks in the story.

And pretty close by on our playlist of stretch goals lies GIMME SHELTER. The cover will get an embossed and glossy effect. With your support we’ll reach this one for sure! 

Well it’s not time for a resume quite yet, we all know many things can happen on the final day. All we can do now is crack open one last cold beer, turn up the volume another notch, and rock HARDER than ever before!!!

Swen + FuFu 

Share-way to Heaven, Day #29
over 1 year ago – Sat, Nov 28, 2020 at 04:25:03 PM

Dear Heroes supporters!

The time has come. The recording studio is booked, the Heroes are ready to play.

And we've reached the final stretch of our campaign

Sure, in the last hours we've had a bit of an up-and-down, but the next goals are still in sight and we’re sure to convince many Kickstarter backers to chip in for this one-of-a-kind gamebook this weekend.

Nevertheless, we count on all of you already involved! Please help us to spread the word—share at will!

We know, there are many Heroes supporters doing their best to let this project end on a high note. And we really appreciate all your efforts! Keep it going, guys!

Heroes forever!

Swen + FuFu

Write the Lightning, Day #26
over 1 year ago – Thu, Nov 26, 2020 at 03:11:31 AM

Hi Heroes supporters!

Sorry, this update took a bit longer than expected. (To be honest, I thought we could break thru the 200 backers mark last night, which would have made a  great headline, but this didn’t occur so far. Maybe while I write these lines…)

Nevertheless, many things happened in the past few days stretch goal wise, and I'm excited to present you another oppotunity to enhance your playing experience with Metal Heroes and the Fate of Rock. But let's not get ahead of ourselves. First things first…

New goals accomplished!

The stretchgoal at 7,400 was HERE I GO AGAIN: I've committed to writing a some more sections. And that’s great! I'm looking forward to meddling with the story again after all these years and spicing it up a little bit here and there.

You've also unlocked the BACK IN BLACK stretchgoal at 7,800, which means FuFu will be drawing three additional full-size illustrations. Uh, yeah, that's only fair!

Goalgivin’ Day

As I mentioned in the last update, to celebrate Thanksgiving we are giving you another stretchgoal for free today! It is JUKE BOX HERO, adding another song, written and produced by Garagedays exclusively for Metal Heroes and the Fate of Rock. Awesome, dudes!

What’s on the line?

The next goals coming up are MORE COWBELL (at 8,200) and GIMME SHELTER (at 8,600). The first giving some more songs to the soundtrack as well as adding more flexibility to the story, especially when re-playing the book. The second one will add some effects to the cover, like an embossed logo and glossy highlights. Fancy!

The 250 backers threshold

Finally, if we reach 250 backers (yes, we're believers!), another bonus will be unlocked: WALK THIS WAY. This stretchgoal extra is a complete digital walkthru PDF, in which all 1,300+ sections of the Metal Heroes story are displayed as a decision tree. So you cheaters will never get lost. Once unlocked, you'll also be able to add this walkthru as a physical booklet in the pledge manager later on. 

As you see, still a whole lotta stuff to discover in the final days of the Metal Heroes campaign! Stay with us!

Swen + FuFu