Madefire delivers the most innovative mobile and tablet app with its rich catalog of new digital comics and Motion Books — the flagship reading experience with added interactivity, sound and motion.
Experience a unique way of digital storytelling. Step into the page in our independent VR and XR Motion Books on Oculus Go, Oculus Gear VR, Oculus Quest and Magic Leap One. Publish your digital comic for free with the Motion Book Tool from Madefire.
We have seen its embers ignited with vehemence and this is the fire that beckons us to boil our cauldron of creativity. A cauldron which fosters the new breed of 21st century digital-first storytelling. With the aid of your fire, we may facilitate the voice of the voiceless.
The Cauldron was founded to support Independent Creators as a community platform to develop and publish independent content utilizing Motion Book technology as the primary artistic tool. Our vision is to assure a fair and transparent means of distribution for both creators and developers on the Motion Book platform, and to pioneer the genre of Visual Narrative Storytelling in as many digital formats available – Desktop, Mobile, Augmented, Virtual and Mixed Reality Environments.
Come and join the creative melting pot. We will await you.
As the Ravens watch in the desert night, an unspeakable crime is about to be committed…First episode in a new horror-suspense motion book anthology series to be done in a variety of animated storytelling styles.
In an online world where everyone is connected, we can feel more alone than ever. Even for a 6'6 machete-wielding horror movie Monster stereotype. Sure, he’s a camp-site murderer – but it's not all bad... He's tall and if (like most rational people) you disregard brain eating - almost 95% vegan. Monster, like the rest of the selfie-snapping world, doesn’t want to be alone.READ NOW!
A human secret weapon weapon who wakes up with amnesia is reintroduced to the world when she meets a street smart hustler in the first chapter of a biotechnology adventure.READ NOW!
The master-thief, Jadazaar the Wily, is forced to steal a gemstone of incalculable wealth from that most spiteful of Venusian deities, Alyshakaa, the Spider Goddess…READ NOW!
A short story based on the sonett by Percy Bysshe Shelley.
Androids, a desert and a prophecy. Follow The Travel:3R on his journey to liberate his people in a poetic Motion Book.
Script, Art and Build by Bernd Höllen
A magical ancient book with the secrets of the dungeopn guides the mischievous little witch of Hereva and her ginger cat in this unbelievable adventure. With the book in their hands, Pepper and Carrot explore the forbidden deadly dungeon of Squirrel‘s End. Together they seek the magical treassure of the rare Water-Tree, while being on the lookout for the dungeon‘s big scary boss, The Guardian.READ NOW!
You're sick of consuming all the filthy things of your everyday life? A sunny day turns into a nightmare, driven by capitalism. The only way out: Take a break and lift off. Motion Book meets Hip Hop.
Story and Soundtrack by: Timbo,
Art and Motion Book Build by: Bernd Höllen
A young boy who has lost his parents discovers his inner Monster, his need for change. Unofficial / fan based Motion Book about young Bruce Wayne in an inspiring way.
Story and Art by: Jonathan Baker
Motion Book Build: Bernd Höllen
Albert, the little dog has lost his beloved spot but where did it go?
Follow Albert on his journey.
A classic revenge-fueled spaghetti western with a supernatural and steampunk twist.
'Mercy is Just My Name' is the story ofthe mysterious itinerant preacher and vigilante, Sister Mercy Goode, who travels an epic re-imagining of the American West dispensing justice with a bible or a colt.
A love story about a taiwanese girl's journey to find herself.
By Li-Hua Liu / Snow.
This artbook shows the masked crusader and comic book icon Batman in a different perspective. The Dark Knight becomes a creature trying to quench his thirst for love.READ NOW!
You want to get started and create your own Motion Books but you don't know how? The following tabs will answer at least some of your questions. Just select one of the topics to start.
If you need an answer to a specific Motion Book Build or any other topics that are not listed down below feel free to join our Community Discord Server.
1) What are Motion Books?
Motion Books are digital Comics that use sound and animation to create a unique reading experience.
2) Which devices are supported?
Motion Books can be read on smartphones, tablets, web browsers, smart TVs, Oculus Go, Oculus Gear VR, Oculus Quest and the Magic Leap One.
3) How do I create Motion Books?
You can create Motion Books with the Madefire Motion Book Tool, a browser based tool in which you upload your files, create pages and projects, arrange your artwork, add some sound effects and start building your whole book.You can start creating by visiting create.madefire.com (2D-Tool) or xr-create.madefire.com (VR/XR-Tool).
4) Is the Madefire Motion Book Tool free?
YES it is FREE – no catch, no contracts. After you have created your Madefire user account or have a DeviantArt user profile, you can start creating on the Motion Book Tool without paying a single dime. Cloud storage for data, in-browser software, available FREE.
5) Are there any tutorials for the Motion Book Tool?
YES, both printed and in video format. For example, just check Madefire's website and Youtube Channel for a comprehensive User’s Manual as well as a Jump Start Guide (with downloadable images and sounds) which can help you. Ask us for advice too!
6) I need help on a specific topic. Can you help me?
The Motion Book Tool is growing and it can be frustrating to search for a specific problem. Just hop on our Community Forum on the Discord website or app (discordapp.com) and we will help you solve the problem. That’s what The Cauldron staff and its community is here for.
1) What is The Cauldron?
We are a collection of independent artists, authors, and creators, who love to create stories. Our community is trying to push the Motion Book forward as a technology and encourage innovation on the platform. We are Creatives and Culture Workers to our bones. CREATORS FIRST is our motto.
2) Are Madefire and The Cauldron affiliated?
The Cauldron has been supported by Madefire since we were founded in 2019. We function as an independent publisher as well as a “first face” assistance hub to facilitate creators who build and distribute their story to the public via the Madefire Reader
3) Why does The Cauldron exist?
Every indie creator knows how complex it can seem to expand their audience base, to create your own books (in any format), and how difficult self-publishing can be.The Cauldron was founded to aggregate a thriving community of creative people and to help them navigate independent publishing using the most advanced form of software for Visual Narratives existing on the market today. Many creators have the same struggles and we believe creative people can become stronger when they come together.
4) Do I have to pay The Cauldron?
We are a FREE community and we won't charge you for being a part of it. If you wish to sell your Motion Book through our own App we will take a small percentage of sales, but only then. Otherwise, after evaluation through our Submission processes, we publish Free books for FREE.
1) Is The Cauldron a Publisher?
Not at this time. We are a community of independent creators trying to become a publisher in future. There is a lot of work to do but with community support we plan on becoming our own publishing entity.
2) How do I publish my Motion Book?
There are actually three ways to publish your own Motion Book.
2a) After you have finished building your Motion Book and uploaded it through the Motion Book Tool, you will receive a unique link to your published book. This will only work in-browser (via desktop computers) and you will not be able to charge for your book through a typical “paywall” feature.
2b) Another way to publish your book is via a DeviantArt user profile (deviantart.com). While uploading your book you can choose to direct the upload into your Deviant Art Sta.sh. It will also be readable in-browser only.
2c) The most efficient way is to publish your Motion Book through Madefire or The Cauldron. We will have to evaluate your book first. If it's a quality build, we can publish it on both Apps. In this way, you will be able to read your book on all supported devices with the best optimization possible.
3) Can I charge for my Motion Books?
You may charge for your Motion Books if you have a contract with Madefire, if you publish your book through The Cauldron, or have established a contract with us through another publisher. We will evaluate “paywall” services as requested.
4) My artwork has been rejected. Why?
We are curating our own App to assure quality content as well as maintain the profile of current users. We are unable to accept every single Motion Book, script, artwork, nor asset for elevation to the App at this time. We will only accept original creator-owned intellectual property as established by Submission Guidlines and reserve the right to refuse service. We only accept complete projects or Motion Books.