An interactive children's book where you read the story aloud and the pictures come alive as you read.
Muvu Media is a startup company founded by Sean Patrick Richards. We're trying to raise money to launch our first product: an interactive children's book called "The Boy and the Bears."
Achieving our dollar amount goal will enable us to complete this beautiful app, which has been 3 months in the making, and enable us to bring this innovative learning tool to many people, including you!
What We Need & What You Get
To pay for the required programming, art assets, music and sound production we need $50,000.
$1 - You get your name in the credits in our Hall of Fame.
$5 - You get our 1st beta edition of the app as soon as we're done.
(the first two prizes come free with each higher donation amount)
$10 - Poster of The Boy and the Bears
$20 - T-Shirt of The Boy and the Bears
$50 - Book of Concept Art from the production of Boy and the Bears
$100 - Collectible figurine of any of the 6 bear characters
$150 - IPad Book Case custom designed for The Boy and the Bears
$199 - Statue: a 1 foot tall, hand painted Boy model, limited edition
$5,000 - All expense paid trip to visit our Studio and the SF Bay Area
$10,000 - You choose the star in our following app!
If we don't reach our full goal, we will use the funding to finish the product and do everything we can to make this app as we've envisioned.
WHAT YOUR HELP WILL DO:
We believe this is a great new invention that is going to revolutionize kids' learning. We've already finished more than half of this app, with awesome art work, and we have very talened artists and programmers on board ready to fininsh this app. Helping us to complete this project will help bring a about a new app innovation that will promote reading skills for kids around the world.
If you can't donate but like our idea, please share us on facebook!
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We would like to refine our voice recognition technology and make it even MORE intuitive and user friendly than it already is, if that's possible, so that even the worst accent that properly says a word will pass through the voice recognition every time. To do this we need to approach the best and the brightest in voice recognition technology. We've already talked with them, and they're waiting on a sum of money to refine our product and make it work even better.
Programming the app and converting it to different platforms such as Android and Kindle fire will cost a bit in terms of time, and we'd like to hire the best programmers to do this, as well as to integrate all of the art assets into these platforms in a way that best suits each platform.
Talented artists don't come cheap. To really get top notch animation, the kind that's appealing and conveys alot of emotional content, we need to pay some experienced animators. We've already been seeking out a lot of experienced professionals to go to work using our storyboards, but they cost a bit and the work will take them a good number of hours.
None of these tasks are risky or overshooting our mark. The app will certainly work intuitively and look amazing if we can make our $50,000 goal. In fact, a lot of the professionals we've contacted have already begun work demonstrating their skills and showing how well their services will work and look in our app, and the results are even better than we've expected. So rest assured your donation will really help and contribute to creating a truly wonderful new innovation in kids' learning.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $50,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on November 19, 2012.
Oct 1, 2012 - Nov 19, 2012 (49 days)
Pledge $1 or more
Your Name goes in our credits where you'll be featured in our "Hall of Fame."Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $5 or more
You get the App. You'll be provided with our 1st edition of the app as soon as we're done.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $10 or more
Promo Poster of The Boy and the Bears.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $20 or more
Limited Edition T-Shirt with original artwork from The Boy and the BearsEstimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $50 or more
A Book of concept art from the production of The Boy and the Bears. We also explain our working process and how we make all of our art and program our games. Useful for artists and anyone interested in what goes on in a game studio.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $100 or more
Collectible Bear Figurine. A Hand Painted toy of any of the 6 bear characters of your choice.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $150 or more
IPad Book Case custom designed so you can read The Boy and the Bears like a traditional children's book. Make your IPad look and feel like a real story book, but with moving pictures and sound!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $199 or more
Statue: a 1 foot tall hand painted model of The Boy from "The Boy and the Bears". A wonderful collectible piece for your desk. Show your love for your favorite kids app!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $5,000 or more
Vacation: an all expense paid trip for 3 to the SF Bay Area to visit our studio and hang out with our artists and crew. You'll get 2 days lodging for 3 at the Hyatt Palace at Fremont CA, in the heart of the silicon valley.Estimated delivery: Dec 2013
Pledge $10,000 or more
Choose the star in our following App! We'll design a cartoon caricature of you, or someone you know, and base the character of our following app after them! We can even integrate a story you provide about them and work with you to make it a wonderful story, hopefully read and played by millions!Estimated delivery: Feb 2013