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Welcome to Forest Island

By Bwana Spoons | Graphic Novel | epub, pdf

A 144 page hyperchromatic extravaganza including paintings, maps, sketches, comics, and more — all dedicated to Forest Island: the wild paradise artist Bwana Spoons (designer, zine maker and artist) has been constructing for several years.

The denizens of this mind-bending island include sweet whale-gators, boozy super-cicadas, arrow-slinging, basket-weaving bearded love tribes, an ex-hobo mushroom farmer, and a brutally intense bat who plays drums in a proto-metal band.

"Addictive... wildly fun... each page rustles with motion." Under The Radar

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Happy Birthday Cindy Wei

Dir. Tsveta Lozanova | 11 mins | English | Stream & Download

In this dark-comedy and unconventional coming-of-age story, an awkward, overweight 15-year-old girl is plagued by her insecurities and sexual frustrations while she struggles to survive in the vicious world of teenage adolescence.

In addition to facing constant humiliation at school, Cindy must deal with an aloof father, an absent mother and the occasional harassment by customers at the family-owned Chinese take-away. It’s not until her older cousin, Michael, starts working at the take-away that Cindy finds a light in the angst-ridden darkness, through his flamboyancy and his secret second job as a late night phone sex operator.

Official Selection, Cork Film Festival 2013 | Official Selection, Encounters Film Festival 2013 | Official Selection, Berlin Lichtspeilklub Short Film Festival 2014

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Vienna Waits For You

Dir. Dominik Hartl | 26 mins | German, English subs |
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Anna (Petra Staduan) has moved to the big city to be with a boyfriend who summarily dumps her, so she finds an apartment that an elderly woman is anxious to get rid of. It’s comfortable, government subsidized, and it sucks the lifeblood from whatever tenant signs on the dotted line.

"With so many horror shorts populating the internet, a film like Vienna Waits For You manages to subvert the genre, infusing together impressive style, unique effects, and an unconventional antagonist—thankfully, there’s not a single zombie to be found!" Ivan Kander

Official Selection, Palm Springs 2012 | Official Selection, Fantastic Fest, Austin 2012 | Best Director, Shanghai International Film Festival

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Pouters

Dir. Paul Fegan | 17 mins | English | Stream & Download

Scotsmen Rab and Danny, rivals for over 25 years with huge pride at stake, battle to become the reigning 'Doo Fleein' (pigeon catching) champion. A modern day story of undying commitment, rivalry, family and friendship interwoven by an underground and idiosyncratic Scottish sport.

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2012 | Winner of Scottish Short Film Award, Glasgow Short Film Festival 2013 | Winner of the Channel 4 / Sheffield Doc/Fest Award for Best Short Doc, London Short Film Festival 2013 | Winner, Audience Award, Hamburg International Short Film Festival 2013

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Ampu-Tea

DRM-Free Download & Steam Key

The latest in modern technology, the KS-001 Robo-arm is capable of many delicate tasks - but you will need to learn to use it efficently.

Having recently recovered from a traumatic motorcycle accident in which you lost your arm, you are faced with the rehabilition process. What better first task for the son of an Earl than to make a cup of tea for his father? Good luck son. You'll need it!

"Hilarious!" Craig Pearson, Rock Paper Shotgun



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This Is Vanity

Dir. Oliver Goodrum | 21 mins | English | Stream & Download

This Is Vanity by Oliver Goodrum is a devastating film, which unflinchingly presents the real life story of a mother and her disabled daughter tormented by local youths. Excluded from any conventional lines of personal support, Angela’s pleas to the authorities are futile as she and her daughter slip between the cracks of society–– far out of reach from reason and humanity. Their bully is Michael, a local teen, who will provoke a familiar clutch of panic in anyone who has lived in fear of aggression. It is the familiarity of the hate and hostility that they encounter that wrests us from our impassivity.

Winner, Best Short Drama, Magnolia Independent Film Festival 2013 | Winner, Audience Choice, Bermuda International Film Festival 2013 | Official Selection, London Independent Film Festival 2013 | Official Selection, Hoboken International Film Festival 2013)

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The Troll King

By Kolbeinn Karlsson | Graphic Novel | epub, cbz, pdf

A dwarf falls into a river and is taken to a place beyond space and time. A carrot takes a bath and finds itself transforming. Two reclusive mountain men rejoice when their wish for children is granted, but their sons make a terrible discovery. And throughout all these tales, the spirit of the forest walks on… Welcome to the surreal world of The Troll King, by Swedish visionary Kolbeinn Karlsson. It’s a fantastic journey into the wilderness lurking right outside your town, brought to you by comics’ cuddliest Viking.

"Vivid as a fever dream... sweaty, uncanny, and intuitive rather than logical." Publishers Weekly

"A delightfully mental book, popping with color, and staged with a peculiar but compelling visual rhythm ... In The Troll King I found the perfect marriage of the foreign and exotic with the familiar and universal." Jason Michelitch, Comics Alliance

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El Sol

Dir. Ayar Blasco | 72 mins | Spanish, English subs |
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Sneering at you from a very strange place somewhere between the worlds of South Park, Monty Python and Alejandro Jodorowsky, this hysterical post-apocalyptic Argentinian terrorist act comes bearing gifts aplenty, and by gifts, we mean mutants! Cannibals! Revolutionaries! A cat that dares to dream! Living radioactive potatoes with arms, feet and hatred! Love! Anarchy! Sex! Violence! Drugs! Nihilism! Irony! Meat!”

Official Selection, International Film Festival Rotterdam 2010 | Official Selection, Turin Film Festival 2010

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Second Sight

Dir. Alison McAlpine | 51 mins | English, Gaelic |
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A cinematic, non-fiction ghost story and evocative personal tale, featuring the last generation of Gaelic storytellers on Scotland’s Isle of Skye.

“Imagine a film where time crosses over. Imagine a film populated by wise old taletellers who can call the dead to life. Imagine Bergman meeting Beckett on some ghostly, fog-bound track on the Isle of Skye, Scotland. Imagine a film which has everything to do with the sudden, quick passages of our lives.” Peter Wintonick, Executive Producer

Winner, Special Jury Award, Slamdance Film Festival 2009

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Suburban Legends

By Sam Stall | Graphic Novel | epub, mobi, pdf

Even if you’ve never set foot in the land of culs-de-sac, soccer moms, and neighborhood mixers, you’ve probably suspected as much. But if you live there or grew up there, you know it’s not all pool parties and pot roast dinners. Even on the sunniest days, when the kids play in the lightly traveled streets, dads attend to their immaculately kept lawns, and moms plan their book club meetings, something still feels just a little off. Things are a bit too perfect. It’s as if this great show of normalcy underscores the rampant abnormality festering just below the surface.

If you feel this way about the suburbs, congratulate yourself. Because your unease is right on the money.

“…the perfect mix of danger, horror, and humor to keep kids interested without scaring them away completely.” GeekDad.com

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Q.U.B.E

DRM-Free Download & Steam Key | Original Version & Director's Cut

Q.U.B.E. is a brain-twisting first-person puzzler. Using special high-tech gloves to manipulate cubes in the environment, the player solves an array of conundrums – from physics-based challenges; to 3D jigsaws; to platform-based trials.

"Its ideas for first-person puzzling mechanics are original, and when it starts combining them all into larger and more baffling setups it has great moments with a chilled-out pacing all their own" Richard Stanton, Eurogamer



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Tight & Zoned EP

Freakzone phantasmagoria continuing our collaboration with LA-based Not Not Fun records, which celebrates its 10th birthday this year. The Tight and Zoned EP is a VODO-exclusive 8-track compilation of robot dirges, ghosted madrigals and toxified torchsongs (FLAC and 320kbps MP3) featuring:

Beat Detectives - Trapped in Reality
Outsider chopped and screwed dance from an imagined, weirdo urban radio station floating in the aether
Doll Food - Speed Freaks In Love
Twisted psych-pop rambling with a beat of neurotic simplicity, rusty keyboard riffs and netherworld vocals
Eleventeen Eston - Interzone Broth
Superb, sun-dried memory implant of the soundtrack to a swingers cruise ship circa '79
I IM EYE MY - Buying 40 Cattle With Weak Knees
Eccentric electronic exotica for a planet drunk on dreams of devolution
LX Sweat - Syrup Ritual
Voidist club fantasia, weird codeined lust, and long blurry nights stumbling home through alleys in the rain
Moon Wheel - The Weather
Unsettling, melancholy ghosts-in-the-machine, in derelict robotics factories whispering code in the dead of night
Russian Tsarlag - Island Of Lost Souls
Zombified scrapheap songcraft with sewage-pop and bad acid storytelling across the American wasteland
Super Jam - Directions Through The Midnight Maze
low flying synthesiser psychedelica for an interzone of cybernetically jacked up sound disciples

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Aether Magazine

Ebook Download | mobi

Aether
a: the rarefied element formerly believed to fill the upper regions of space
b: the upper regions of space

The concept behind Aether is a simple one: to reintroduce readers to classic weird fiction that hasn’t seen print in many a year. Now, a cynic might believe that this is nothing more than a ploy to cash in on the public domain. I’ll admit that it’s true that the tales that you are reading here are from the public domain. But to think that the stories included here are nothing more than cheaply available material is doing these stories a grave injustice. These stories are so much more than purely “up for grabs.” What we are attempting to do here is to reintroduce old school weird to a new generation of readers, before these stories disappear into that abyss known as obscurity.

All-new far-out fiction zine from the publisher of the world-renowned Weird Tales magazine.

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Cubetractor

DRM-Free Download & Steam Key | WINNER: IGF China award for BEST GAME!

Cubetractor is a neo-retroesque action-strategy-puzzle hybrid where you defeat enemies through an unconventional cube-pulling, turret-buildling mechanic.The game carries elements of a reverse tower defence and a grounded bullet-hell dodger to deliver a unique gameplay experience presented in a classic top-down perspective.

"...one of those rare games that almost always seems to have a new trick up its sleeve, and yet never betrays its own simplicity." Games Radar



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Dustforce

DRM-Free Download & Steam Key

Clean up the world with style!

As an acrobatic janitor, you are an adept force against dust and disorder. Leap and dash off walls and ceilings, and deftly traverse precarious environments. Cleanse each level swiftly and thoroughly to achieve mastery in this 2D sweep-'em-up platformer.

"The addictive platforming and good level design make this something I know I'll come back to." Anthony Gallegos, IGN

"The difficulty curve is smooth, but when it hits its apex, the challenge within is brutally satisfying." Maxwell McGee, Gamespot

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Freeze Puppy

14 tracks of joyfully off-kilter abstract pop from Tom Wilson, aka Freeze Puppy (flac and 320kbps mp3).

"Previously only self-released on CDR in 2003, Heads or Tails is a truly rare treat from a unique composer whose home-produced pop music is quite unlike any other you will have heard before. Be it pan-generational British guitar pop from The Kinks to Blur, the alluring glitzoid bombast of Broadway musicals, songcraft standard-bearers like Scott Walker, Bacharach and his namesake Brian, Zimbabwean mbira players, celestial Sardinian folk...Wilson has approached the art of listening with a rare democracy, resolving to learn a little more every single time he opens his ears." Pickled Egg

"Even if ideas-wise your average Freeze Puppy composition features everything including the kitchen sink (often with most of the plumbing dementedly ripped out and chucked in for good measure), there's always a big fat hummable snake of melody slithering irresistibly through its core" John Stevens, Venue Magazine

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Weird Tales Magazine

Ebook Download | epub, mobi

Weird Tales is the place where two storytelling concepts meet: speculative and alternative. In 1923, when the magazine was originally founded, those two ideas amounted to the same thing. Weird Tales was launched to showcase writers trying to publish stories so bizarre and far out, no one else would publish them — stories of unearthly dimensions and dark possibilities, gothic seductresses and cosmic monstrosities.

Today, Weird Tales carries that mission forward into the 21st century, finding the most talented new writers, artists, and creators whose visions are too incredible to fit within the comfortable little boxes of everyday experience.

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The Far Out bundle

Discover dozens of talented creators and their wonderfully cracked, skewed and off-kilter games, films, comics, books and music in a bundle that will positively bend your mind. VODO's mission: bring you the freshest, amazingest stuff from the undiscovered frontiers of digital content. This is a bundle that puts you not just ahead of the curve but far beyond it... deep in to weird-space. It’s quite simply a mind-bending, WTF-ing, OMG-ing, can’t-be-useen kind of bundle. We call it FAR OUT.

We commissioned the art for our first Far Out bundle from Marsh Davies. You can download it here in glorious HD. If you make a t-shirt, send us one! :)

Who is VODO?

A gang of filmmakers, musicians, artists, writers and technologists, spread from Wales to Germany, Canada to China . We’re dedicated to finding amazing content and getting it to you in ways that make sense. Meet our people.

& what do we do?

A good deal of searching, watching, listening, playing and reading. We consult a network of hardcore enthusiasts in their fields. Then we email, persuade, negotiate and cajole. We commission art and music and wrap it all up in an amazing release. Find out how we do it.

Content Partners

  • Wiley
  • Disinformation
  • First Hand Films
  • IDW Publishing
  • Phase 4 Films
  • Rare Bird
  • Top Shelf
  • Vinegar Syndrome
  • Britdoc
  • VODO is discovering & distributing amazing indie content... stuff that all too often gets lost in the digital noise
    Erik Martin, General Manager, Reddit

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Where does my money go?

  • 70% creators
  • 25% VODO
  • 5% charity

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Our chosen charity

5% of every Far Out purchase goes to the Cowalition charity. Our aim: raise enough to buy one whole VODO cow (alive and mooing!) for a Cambodian family. In a country where 20% are living on less than $20 a month, owning a cow can be debt-free step out of poverty.
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How does it work?

Bundles have been around for a while generating great exposure for indie games, audio and books and we figured we could spice things up a bit and offer them all at once, bringing film into the equation too! It's like what we've done before, offering different kinds of goodies when you donate to a film, but this time it's all up front and in the mix.

What do I pay?

Pay-What-You-Want means just that! Choose an amount that works for you and you get links to the bundle content. This includes permanent streaming access to the movie, with game, audio and ebook download links. The average price that people are paying for the bundle is figured on a rolling basis and if you choose to pay more than this, you get a whole bunch of other stuff too - Steam codes for more awesome games and more great special-edition ebook and audio book delights. Bonus! The bundle is only on offer for a few weeks though, so grab it while you can!

Are there any restrictions?

There is a limit of one purchase per customer. If you want to top up your purchase to gain access to more content you can do this from your order page.

A steam account is required to download Ampu-tea for PC.

We provide you with unlimited access to the content you’ve purchased. Unfortunately some people re-distribute their content commercially, so we’ve had to set a soft limit of 30 downloads per user. If you need more downloads, just mail us and we’ll reset your limit.

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