We are looking to expand our Spot-On series of games with a new exciting take on a classic word-creation game.
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Company and Project
Chances is Spot On: Chances Media Entertainment is focused on delivering social and participatory entertainment experiences for the 21st Century. We have plans for multiple platforms but have started with mobile devices and specifically, location based games. Our first game series is called Spot On Games and we use this general framework of Locate. Play. Challenge. Win. All of the games that we want to include in this series work on the premise of playing games with people in the real world, making locations actually part of the game and subsequently rewarding people for playing them. We think this type of hyper-local interaction on mobile devices (and other ones) is the way the world is moving in.
Starting Simple: We have started with some fairly simple game dynamics to test out our concept. We soft launched our first game, Spot On Trivia, a few weeks ago and we would like to get working on our second one. Our first game is available in the App Store and Google Play (albeit, we have not been able to push updates for all Android devices). The next game, lets calls it Spot On Wordler for now (the actual name will probably change) is our take on popular word games. We have been playing with a mock up for a few weeks and most people who have seen it think it is very cool.
Location Aware is Where the World is Going: Going back to our general framework, our games work like this: you can practice in a single player mode, you can get go head-to-head against friends or family and most importantly, you can compete and throw it down against other people in the locations you play each day. Within each location you go to, there are multiple ways to play. We use the foursquare api to pull in locations so people can just about play anywhere. People are already playing games as they go about their day, we are just taking it to the next level. With that idea, over time, there will be general rewards or rewards from the location you are in. As we see it, if you are playing a game, besides bragging rights, you should have the chance to get a reward.
Word Games are Just Fun: With Spot On Wordler, the basic premise is to make as many words as possible in the allotted time, getting extra points for creating special bonus words. There will be familiar scrabble-like letter values and point multiples for words and letters. You will also have the ability to gain some advantages over your competition with power ups. Besides being able to play anywhere, anytime, what makes this game even more exciting is how the pieces move around. For those that donate, we will be happy to put you on our test flight beta version so you can see the progress of it.
So Why Kickstarter
Watch out for curve balls: We always say that if life wasn’t full of challenges, it wouldn’t be interesting.
We were cruising along with the company, using private funding from friends, family and friends of friends. We hit a big snag in late February when a good deal of the committed funds did not come in. It has put us into some jeopardy as we try to overcome this unexpected shortfall. The friends of friends had an emergency and needed to pull all funding, which while disastrous for us, was absolutely necessary. We had not been aggressively fundraising as our planned commitments had us covered for many months. We were using a form of milestone funding and some of our future investors are not ready just yet to pull the trigger.
Careful Spending: We are very careful in how we spend money and most people in the company wear a lot of hats. That said, we do have to pay an artist, some engineers and cover our bills. Luckily, a lot of the framework we are using has been already developed so we are not starting from ground zero and instead can focus on polish and improving the game experience.
The Planned Product: With the available funds,we will create Spot On Wordler for Iphone and Android. Depending on total funding, we should be able to produce free and paid versions of the game (the paid version doesn’t take much more money to produce). With a higher level of funding, we think we will be able to start integrating rewards into the games (this involves hiring another web developer so we will have to see where we end up).
A Big Thank You
We really appreciate you looking at our company and even more thankful if you choose to donate. We are extremely emotionally attached to this project and would love to see its true potential.
The Future of Chances Media
We love making games and creating new experiences for people. We hope to be able to continue making Spot On Games and move into other areas where we think we can create more participatory experiences for people.
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