If you grew up watching Bill Nye, or just love anything that combines education with entertainment, you can fund Nye's latest project, a video game that teaches players about the physics of flight. Also on the crowdfunding table this week is the long-anticipated Showrunners documentary and a poster featuring all the ACME products Wile E. Coyote ever ordered.
AERO 3D Bird Flight Game with Bill Nye and GameDesk: The Science Guy is partnering with the nonprofit game developer GameDesk to create a game that teaches players about the dynamics of bird flight. AERO will help break down concepts like lift, drag, thrust, constant and terminal velocity, gravity, banking, turning, and more by having players fly a bird through a 3D environment filled with islands they can land on, take off from, and explore. For a $10 pledge, you'll receive a copy of the game for iPad.
Showrunners: A Documentary Film: We've been eagerly awaiting the Showrunners documentary since last spring, when we first learned this film would give us an inside look into Fringe, Lost, BSG, Torchwood, and many of our other favorite television shows. Showrunners takes us behind the TV scenes with the folks who keep these shows running day in and day out. For a $25 pledge, you'll receive an HD download of the film, a copy of the original score, and more.