I turned a bar dice game my friend taught me into a multiplayer game center game. Its basically done, but needs flow to be changed.
I have been involved in the mobile space since about 2004. I entered the field with a part time side job as a mobile content creator, and then aggregator. I started out by creating ring back tones, and was able to get about 80 of my ring back tones on the AT&T (Cingular at the time) deck when they were first released. In the past year, I created a few apps for fun, and one of them became a top selling news app. I decided to take a break from my longtime martial arts instructing and started building a team of developers and designers to create more iPhone apps.
I have been paying attention to the industry and the market for some time. I have been able to release about 27 titles since April of last year, and have accumulated about 60,000 downloads. At first, I only had made very simple apps and started using free platforms. I was able to turn $99 apple developer fee into about $12,000 in less than a month, with very minimal html and css programming.
Since then I have learned a lot about successful out sourcing and monetization, which is the key in this business.
The game is 1-4-24, or Midnight - a classic bar game! I have taken a fun, interactive game that my friend and former coworker, Sam Lam, taught me and turned it into a beautiful looking iPhone app. 1-4-24 is designed as a multiplayer Game Center game, with achievements and leader boards. It works great and looks phenomenal. I have also included In-App purchases. These will allow the user to increase In-App currency as well as to customize the appearance of the game.
HOW YOU WILL HELP
The game is basically ready to go, except for one aspect. Currently, the multiplayer element works like an old-school 8 bit game. As a result, when you play, you have to watch everything your opponent is doing. Thus, you really cannot have multiple concurrent games with friends.
I am working to change this! My goal is to have the game flow more easily, and allow multiple concurrent games to be played (as in Words With Friends or Draw Something). This change in flow will make all the difference in game play and will keep you and your friends coming back to play!
WHERE THE FUNDS WILL GO
1) Continue to allow me to work to change the game from the old-school multiplayer style to a new turn-based multiple game multiplayer interface. Once that is successfully completed, I will work to add any new features that people suggest.
2) Pay server, bandwidth, hardware, and other day-to-day costs. These costs will increase as more people start using 1-4-24. But if there is the demand bringing this app to the Mac OSX and Droid platform will take more time ($$)
3) Fund the second phase of development. If the fundraising goal is reached, artist Nicholas Patrick will have music featured as the soundtrack. This second phase will also allow me to improve the editing tools along the way, benefiting the entire user community.
SPECIAL PRIZE ADDED:
If you are an Instagram fan, then I have a special treat for you. A donation of just $5 you will get an early release of the next great Instagram app - Instasave.
Originally bottoms was in the game plan but was going to take too much time ($$) to complete so if this can raise $5,000 bottoms will be added in either v1 or v2
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You Got 5 on it! You win a free promo code for the, FULL version of the game, once it hits the App Store. You'll also have access to an exclusive set of 1-4-24 digital wallpapers, in full HD!Estimated delivery:
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Still under a 12-pack of the okay stuff. You win a free promo code for the FULL version of the game once it hits the App Store. You'll also have access to an exclusive set of 1-4-24 digital wallpapers in full HD!Estimated delivery:
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Thats like a quarter x 100. Less than a sixer of the really good beer. All of the above PLUS, get an official 1-4-24 coaster set! Stay thirsty my friends.Estimated delivery:
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Nooo waay! Everything already listed AND you get all the In-App purchase content for free. This is way better than part of a BS date. You know it.Estimated delivery:
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HARD CORE GAMER - Skip all the junk - just BETA test as well as get a free promo copy. I mean the only thing I am missing is the year supply of Mountain Dew.Estimated delivery:
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All rewards on the $1-$50 (so no beta test) range plus an SCHWEET 1-4-24 T-Shirt, shipped straight to your home! (shipping to the Americas included, please add $20 for overseas shipping). No $75 night at the bar gave you a app and a tee shirt!!Estimated delivery:
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COWABUNGA BRO. Get an official 1-4-24 Hoodie and not only do you get all other gifts (minus the beta tester), but you will be included in the game credits. You can show your grand kids that you made a game. Way better than a keg.Estimated delivery:
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First, become a BETA tester! Yeah you heard it! You’ll have access to the beta version of the game, weeks before it hits the app store, so that you can help us test it before it even drops. Get all the other cool stuff too.Estimated delivery:
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Daring designer package! You get all of the above, AND you’ll get to work with us in designing the look of a new table and shaker cup. Awesome! You’ll get the chance to work directly with our development team, so that we can create an exclusive look for your In-App purchase package, which will have YOUR name on it in the game. AND, you’ll be featured as part of the designer team on the game credits!Estimated delivery:
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Truly be immortalized! Incredible! Your name, company name, or someone's name will have its own place at the table as Player 3 and Player 4. Can you find a better place for advertisement than the next-best-thing on the App Store? Don’t think so! Plus, all of the rewards above!Estimated delivery:
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Dang big baller. We will load 2 matching iPod Touches with every app we sell plus this new game. And you get a free copy of every app we ever make 4 life. Plus everything above. (minus the player 3 or 4 name)Estimated delivery:
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We love you too! Seriously! We will put you up in a hotel in los gatos and take you for a dinner at cin cin, then go to a c.b. hannegan's and play some 1-4-24 while drinking libations and chatting for the rest of the night. Plus everything above expect getting your name as a player. You will be included as a major sponsor.Estimated delivery:
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