Liana Kerzner has managed to find that sweet spot in the Culture War where she manages to piss off everybody, and that’s the kind of chutzpah that keeps a smile on my face. There’s nothing more savory than the sweet smell of butthurt in the morning, and there could be plenty of that coming down the pipeline with Kerzner’s new project called Bossfight.
The goal of the series is to basically many of the staple myths about gaming, fueled by the media’s misinformation, and bust said myth using straight up facts.
The series would basically be a Mythbusters version of video game culture warfare, giving gamers a nexus point of information to use in order to… bust myths. You can check out the pitch video below to get an idea of what it’s about.
The video series will feature previous characters that Kerzner has introduced in her other series, such as Lady Bits, along with some new characters representing the evil villains attached to myths that have been damaging to the gaming industry for ages. This includes oftentimes touted falsehoods like video games are nothing more than a male power fantasy, or that video games are terrible because they’re a form of addiction, or video games rot your brain, or that they’re a weird hobby.
It also covers the more popular normie misconceptions about games, such as they’re all murder simulators or that games are only made for kids. And for those of you concerned about topics that continue to spread unabated by many media sources, such as video games causes gamers to become sexist or turns them into school shooters, those topics will be addressed as well.
I do like that at every turn possible the text highlights “Bust” in white letters… to compliments the visual commentary nicely.
The higher backer tiers enable backers to contribute more to the shape of the series, enabling backers to offer ideas and story directions for the characters and the way they’re used in the stories. The various tiers also allow you to vote on which myths make it into the episodes.
It’s already at $7,000 out of its $11,000 goal with 29 days to go on the Kickstarter campaign. The stretch goals will include bringing in an artist to design Kerzner’s villains as cartoon characters, while the top-end of the stretch goal, at $30,000, will see Kerzner include all 10 episodes into a single season instead of doing a separate Season 2.
Now unlike Anita Sarkeesian from Feminist Frequency, Liana Kerzner did deliver on her Lady Bits episodes as promised. That 13 episode series is available over on Kerzner’s YouTube channel.
If you want to support or back the Bossfight campaign you can do so by visiting the official Kickstarter page.