Like Sudoku? Love CharacterKu! Solving a puzzle has never been so much fun. Play with Pets, Monsters, Ninjas, and more!
So what is CharacterKu?
CharacterKu is Sudoku, but without numbers. Instead, you start with 9 cute characters. Choose who you wanna play with - Pets, Monsters, Robots, Ninjas, and many, many more!
Solve the puzzle by putting each of these characters into every column, row, and section.
To move characters just drag and drop them with your finger. Keep placing characters until you solve the puzzle.
You can share a completed puzzle, challenge a friend to beat your time, or compare your time with other players.
But the best part of CharacterKu are the characters. Each collection of 9 characters is called a "character pack". A few basic character packs will be included with the game (available for free download on the iTunes App Store). Extra character packs can be unlocked for 99 cents each.
We're launching CharacterKu for iOS (iPhone / iPad / iPod touch).
So what can YOU do to help?
Smileypop is a small family company. We have lots of great ideas. But ideas without support are just that - ideas. So we need 2 things from you: your backing and your voice. A small donation of $5 can go a long way. And tweeting/sharing the CharacterKu Kickstarter project with your friends can go even further.
What will the money be used for? We can assure you we won't be taking a vacation to the Bahamas. Your funds will go directly to developing CharacterKu. We've already spent hours and hours making the game super fun and will be spending many more before it's ready. Our characters are the cutest around, and we plan on launching the game with several different ones for you to choose from. We need to pay top artists to create lots of high-quality artwork, both now and for future updates.
MORE MONEY = MORE CHARACTERS
The more money we can raise, the more character packs we can create. And more importantly, we are planning on licensing "branded characters." Famous characters like Mickey Mouse require large up front fees and usually royalty payments on sales as well. YOUR DONATIONS ARE CRUCIAL to make sure we can get your favorite characters in the game. We are already have some cute Japanese characters making their way into CharacterKu, but we want lots, lots more and we want you to help us decide. Do you like Disney? Hello Kitty? Pokemon? Be sure to donate and let us know.
Also, if you are a company/brand and would like to get your characters in CharacterKu, we'd love to hear from you. Shoot us a message about yourself and we'll get back to you.
Spread the Word
We will also use the funds for marketing. Every day, more and more games come out on the iTunes App Store. It's becoming harder and harder for developers to get the word out about the games they work so hard to create. But remember, in addition to your monetary donation, word-of-mouth is the best form of advertising, and it's free! So make sure to tell everyone you know about how you're helping to make this awesome game happen.
So what do YOU get for backing us?
Give us your 2 cents, for free!
Use the "Comments" area to tell us what kind of characters you want to play with.
$5 FIVE FOR FIVE
Better than fast food. You're getting five character packs of your choice to play with.
$25 FUN, FUN, FUN
You've just unlocked every single item/character/feature in the game, including all future updates! You're also getting an exclusive character pack that won't be available after launch.
$100 WEAR IT PROUD
A CharacterKu T-Shirt that's as unique as you are. Plus your smiling face slapped on a character icon in the game credits.
$500 MAKE IT YOUR OWN
Your own custom character pack. From monkeys to muffins, we'll make it so you can play with it.
We promise our budget won't break yours. Whether it's a free share, or a paid pack, you can be a part of making CharacterKu happen.
We thank everyone for backing us! We're even happy if you've just read through this page :D
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $25,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on May 8, 2012.
Apr 10, 2012 - May 8, 2012
Pledge $5 or more
FIVE FOR FIVE. You're helping make a game that rocks as much as you do. To say thanks, we're letting you choose any 5 character packs to unlock and play, for free.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $25 or more
ALL THE FUN AND MORE. You like to give, and we love to give back. We're unlocking every character pack and feature in the game for you for free, including all future updates. We're also giving you an exclusive Kickstarter character pack that won't be available to the public. PLUS ALL OF THE ABOVE REWARDSEstimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $100 or more
SHOW AND TELL. Your style is unique and we're giving you something to prove it. Let everyone know you've got character with a CharacterKu T-Shirt. We're also putting your photo and name as a character icon in the game credits for the whole world to see. PLUS ALL OF THE ABOVE REWARDSEstimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $500 or more
YOU'RE THE BOSS! We're creating an exclusive Character Pack of your choosing. Fancy unicorns? Retro cars? Your wish is our command. (Characters cannot be copyright or offensive). PLUS ALL OF THE ABOVE REWARDSEstimated delivery: Jul 2012