ABOUT THE SHOW…
COPPERHEART takes place in an alternate reality that finds mankind on the brink of extinction following a worldwide nuclear incident. It’s a science fiction thriller that’s also part mystery, part horror…with a dash of humor sprinkled in.
WHAT’S THE STORY?
COPPERHEART is the story of a group of survivalists, scientists, and soldiers left to maintain a top secret government facility in Nevada several years following a global nuclear mishap. Nuclear Winter has frosted the planet, and earth's surface is virtually unlivable. Satellite communication is limited, and at the very least, temporary.
United States Reconstruction Bunkers (USRBs) house everything needed to sustain what’s left of humanity for the next 60-plus years. Scattered across America, each bunker is its own island of thousands of people closed off from the rest of the world, left to wonder what happened…and what happens next. This is the story of one of those bunkers, and how its inhabitants face the sudden unexpected introduction of strangers from realities outside their own.
HOW DOES COPPERHEART FIT INTO THE HEART OF BRONZE UNIVERSE?
COPPERHEART is a companion piece to the other riggstories projects, The Steam Rollers Adventure Podcast, and the Heart of Bronze novels Clockwork Looking Glass and Clockwork Pandora, but unlike those works, COPPERHEART takes place almost entirely in a familiar modern world…that contains a strange link to the steampunk realities of the other projects.
Simple Nerdspeak Translation: Yes, it's canon.
I started playing around with the idea for COPPERHEART shortly after starting The Steam Rollers Adventure Podcast in 2014. My goal has always been to span every media I can with interconnected Heart of Bronze stories! We have novels, we have a podcast, and now we'll have a serious audio drama.
WHEN IS THE DEBUT OF COPPERHEART?
The current plan is to release by the end of March, 2019. Follow us on Twitter @copperheartpod to get updates as they happen. You can also tune back in over here.
You can also write to Michael Rigg directly through CopperheartAudioDrama@gmail.com
NEW TO AUDIO DRAMAS?
So, what's an audio drama? Unlike The Steam Rollers Adventure Podcast, which is an actual-play comedy adventure based around a role-playing game, true audio dramas blend voice acting, sound effects, music, narration, and the same kind of dramatic (or, in some cases, comedic, horrific, mysterious, or fantastic) experience you'd find in a movie!
If you've been listening to The Steam Rollers Adventure Podcast, you've already heard mini examples of audio dramas in the Lorepisodes "Roose" (Episode 49), "The O'Reilly Incident" (Episode 62), and "The Monroe Doctrine" (Episode 100).
If you want REALLY COOL/AWESOME/SPECTACULAR/NAIL-BITING examples of true audio drama podcasts, check out the links below. These are some of my favorites, and I strongly suggest you binge your way through these!