Matt Jenkins, Creator
I’ve created imaginary worlds since I was a kid and my first job was writing and scripting for Avalon: The Legend Lives, the first online RPG. I was also one of the first Masters of Digital Media a graduate degree for games in Vancouver. EA Blackbox paid for it, and I joined the production team on Skate, the first game allowing players to film and upload content to YouTube, Facebook and Twitter directly from a console. I started my own company to make serious games and built Disaster Defender: Haiti, the first tower defense game about humanitarian aid.
I’ve spent my life so far imagining original worlds to connect, inspire and entertain people in ours. I’m here to immerse you in an epic story and inspire you with a new experience you’ll never forget.
The Manaborn is a world of dying magic about children living at the end of time. They live in Allendria, the first world I ever imagined over two decades ago. It’s also the first piece of transmedia entertainment with a deep backstory built organically as an experience that crosses traditional media boundaries.
So far we’ve raised enough for a series of comics and interactive fiction, and we plan to release a mobile game and VR prototype soon. Welcome to the world of The Manaborn, a world I’ve created, imagined and experienced more than half my life.
Now you can too.
Masha Jenkins, Operator
I was in the creative industry before the wall came down.
Yes, that wall! I was born in Moscow and a central part of the crew that launched the first 24/7 electronic dance music radio station in the world, as radio show host, voice-over actor and producer.
Eventually, I found my way over to Canada and fell in love. Matt’s vision for Allendria is endless, and it was at some point while he was reading to me from the many notes, designs, stories and scribbles he’s kept throughout the years that I knew I had to be a part of it.
I work in film and I’m here to make The Manaborn come alive for you as it has for me. Stop by, say hello (or privyet, if you speak Russian).
Be part of an adventure so grand you’ll keep dancing until the walls come tumbling down.