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Video Game High School Season 2 Releasing in July

/ Jun 3rd, 2013 No Comments

Video Game High School Season 2
Video Game High School Season 2

Video Game High School Season 2

Rocket Jump Studios and Collective Digital Studio announced Video Game High School‘s second season will premier in July on rocketjump.com.

Season two of the breakout action-comedy YouTube series spans six TV-length episodes coming around 120 minutes. This season of Video Game High School received partial funds from a highly successful Kickstarter. The release of the second season will be a timed release in mid-July to coincide with San Diego Comic Con.

This season of Video Game High School breaks new ground as the first show ever to shoot in a mixed-frame rate format. The second season’s videogame sequences will be shot using 48fps, a technique popularized in The Hobbit and pioneered by Peter Jackson. Other parts of the episodes take place in the standard 24fps giving the series its signature look.

Funding for Season 2 came through a mix of Kickstarter funding and a partnership with Dodge. Fan support through Kickstarter raised $800,000 for the second season, making the campaign a record-breaker for the website. Video Game High School Season 2 ranks among the most funded film/video projects on Kickstarter. The other source of funding comes with a Dodge sponsorship. This allows VGHS to use a special Dodge Dart to use in the series’ racing sequences.

[adsense250itp]“Fan support for VGHS was greater than anything we could have ever imagined and we feel privileged to have been able to film a second season,” said Freddie Wong, co-creator of Video Game High School and FreddieW,  “The new episodes take the story to a whole new level and we’re sure that our viewers will be excited to see what happens to the whole crew.”

Video Game High School takes place in a world that sees pro gaming becoming the world’s biggest spectator sport. The series tells the story of Brian D. Brain is an aspiring pro gamer who managed to gain admission to Video Game High School. The institution is the world’s most lauded gaming academy.

The second season will deal with the fallout of the first season as Brian D and his girlfriend Jenny Matrix need to lead the academy’s first-person shooter team to victory after losing their star player and student. Video Game High School’s second season will feature plenty of heated battles mixing comedy and action as Brian, Jenny and VGHS battle against the other top video gaming schools for supremacy.

Freddie Wong and Matt Arnold are the co-creators of Video Game High School.  Matt Arnold is the co-founder of RocketJump.com, which will premier the episodes in July. Freddie Wong is a popular YouTube creator. His YouTube channel FreddieW has more than 5.5 million subscribers and over 800 million views between the different programming available on it. Video Game High School has been a successful collaboration between the two creators and a hit with viewers as its resonance helped in raising funds for season 2.

Kalvin Martinez

Kalvin Martinez

Senior Editor at Gaming Illustrated
Kalvin Martinez studied Creative Writing at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He writes reviews, prose and filthy limericks. While he is Orange County born, he now resides in Portland, OR. He is still wondering what it would be like to work at a real police department. Follow Kalvin on Twitter @freepartysubs
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