Ruby Seven Studios launches Election Slots game, a new way to take a role in democracy!
Our goal is to reach $7,777 of funding. Raising this on Kickstarter will help us finish production of our game! We want to get the game out there so that people see it.
TRY THE GAME ON FACEBOOK! http://bit.ly/U2ecZ2
HOW THE GAME WORKS...
The design: Social and mobile games offer us the freedom to create virtually any game in the world; however, we very deliberately chose to design our game with slot machine mechanics. Slot machine games have grown to become the most popular games in the US. We intend to utilize that popularity to reach the size of audience that can help us make a difference, and grow awareness in the elections this year!
The setting: Players will enter the game through the lobby of an American, election-themed casino. In selecting a slot machine, they will choose to play for the side of the Republicans or the Democrats. The winnings of the machines will be recorded for either the Democrat or Republican party. A global leader board of all players will track which candidate is in the lead! A backer who pledges $5,000 to our project will allow us to add an additional slot machine supporting the Undecided Party - for this pledge we will feature the backer in our game so that everyone knows they made it possible!
The themes: After the player chooses which political party and candidate they will be playing for, they will see election candidates spinning on the wheels of the slot machines. Machines feature the faces of Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, and other US political leaders.
Launch time: Play now on Facebook! http://bit.ly/U2ecZ2
1. Slot machine game play: The game is built around a tried and true casino game mechanic - slots machines.
2. Varying winnings: Election Slots has winnings both big and small. Additionally, each slot machine (in support of a separate political party) will keep a tally of those winnings via our leaderboard to show which candidate is ahead in the race!
3. Social integration: Election Slots invites you to play with your Facebook friends! You can band together to support your favorite party, or start a little friendly competition in support of separate candidates.
GOALS WITHIN THE GAME: As players spin their way through the game, they will reach increasingly difficult levels and achievements. Achievements revolve (literally) around spinning various combinations on the machines and accumulating as many winnings as possibles. The game has 10 politically-themed ranks, starting from the bottom at the Intern Level and ranging through Body, Filibuster, Lobbyist, Muckraker, Figurehead, Pundit, Party Chairman, Elder, VEEP, and rounding out at the final POTUS Level.
WHERE FUNDING GOES: Our overall goal is to finish production of our game. This will require funding for: addition of a multi-player tournament feature to the game, addition of a third party machine within the game, hiring of QA testers, and fixing of any bugs in the game.
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Voter turnout is a growing problem in the US. With turnout at under 40% in the most recent elections, we at Ruby Seven Studios want to give you a new way to take a stand! Election Slots is a light-hearted approach in reminding voters that Election Day (November 6th), is coming soon! Join us in growing political awareness this November!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on November 1, 2012.
Oct 2, 2012 - Nov 1, 2012 (30 days)
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Backer gets to know that they just did something awesome! Thanks for contributing to the growth of participation in the US elections this fall!Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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Backer receives the eternal gratitude of the Ruby Seven Studios team (in addition to promoting awareness of issues in the 2012 election).Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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Backer receives 500,000 free coins to play in Election Slots.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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Backer receives 1,000,000 coins to play in any Ruby Seven Studios game.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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Backer receives an Election Slots t-shirt.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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Backer receives a personalized, signed greeting sent from the whole Ruby Seven Studios team in San Francisco.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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Backer receives an Election Slots shot glass set.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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Backer is featured on the slot machine! See your face spinning among the candidates.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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Backer will be featured in the game as the sponsor whose pledge is responsible for the addition of the Undecided Party slot machine.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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Backer will receive an all expenses paid trip to San Francisco where they will meet the Ruby Seven team, tour the studio, and be treated to drinks and a demo of everything that went into the creation of Election Slots.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012