The Reward was one of our favorite short films of 2013, a dialogue-free animated tale of two men who go on a heroic quest and become great friends in the process. Now the creators have released a longer prequel film and are raising funds for a webseries.

The First Hero tells the backstory behind the map that kicks of the events of The Reward. The films come from Sun Creature Studio, which is now running a Kickstarter campaign for Tales of Alethrion, a webseries set in this world of bromance, romance, and monsters. You can read a bit more about the characters we’ve already met and the other characters they want to explore — and the backers can vote on which characters they’d like to see. If you want to help bring Tales of Alethrion to life, head over to Kickstart and chip in.

Tales of Alethrion - Season One [Kickstarter]