Zomburbia will be an extensive resource in the event of the zompocalypse.. It will keep you alive and preserve the human race.
Today, we live in a relatively safe world, where you have the freedom to leave your house and go about your daily life fairly safe in the knowledge that you'll make it home again.
But what if that wasn't the case? What if you couldn't leave your house because the undead had risen and now hungered for your tasty, delicious human flesh? What if you'd ignored the advice of your friends, when they told you with absolute surety that you would need a "Zompocalypse Plan".
No matter where you go or who you talk to, zombies are a favourite topic of conversation. We’ve talked about escape plans with our friends, our grandparents, and everyone in between. Did you know when you google “Zombie” you get 140 million results, and from those results, you can see people all over the world talking about their plans for when a zombie invasion happens.
Zomburbia is going to be your pocket guide for the Zompocalypse, all contained in your SmartPhone for both iPhone and Android platforms.
You'll be able to interact with Google Maps to find the thousands of existing points of interest and plot your own points of interest, medical supplies, weapon stores, food. It will use Augmented Reality, so you'll be able to hold up your smartphone in any direction and get a visual indication of how far away the points of interest are.
You'll be able to find a comprehensive weapons guide and the pros and cons for each when fighting the recently deceased. There will be detailed weapon information, measurements, weights, ammunition, range, cleaning guides and more.
It will include a detailed Zombie Survival Guide. You'll be able to find out the easiest way to purify water, the best places to go and essential first aid information to name just a few.
You'll need to know the history and anatomy of a zombie. If
you can understand it, you can kill it. We'll make sure you have all that
information at your fingertips. We'll cover off different types of zombies and the best ways to make sure you survive, and it doesn't.
There will be a Zombie Fitness Section. It'll show you safe and effective ways to get in shape and stay there, so that when you need to get away from a horde of zombies, you'll have a chance.
There will be a panic button. If the panic button is clicked, your GPS location is captured every 10 seconds and uploaded to a "Cloud". From there, the data is broadcast to your emergency contacts. Once the user presses the "I'm ok" button; all data is deleted from the Cloud and your contacts are advised that you're safe.
We'll also be including features like a compass and a flashlight. Everything you'll need to ensure your survival.
We have been planning and creating this for a while, but when we asked people on Facebook about it, we were blown away by the response. On the 19th of August, at 9.30pm the Zomburbia page was created. When we went to bed at 11.30pm, there were 6 likes. The timeline for the next 7 days is as follows:
11.30pm 08/20 - 104 likes
11.30pm 08/21 - 481 likes
11.30pm 08/22 - 760 likes
11.30pm 08/23 - 1011 likes
11.30pm 08/24 - 1166 likes
11.30pm 08/25 - 1296 likes
11.30pm 08/26 - 1459 likes
As you can see, people are interested in this app and we’ve had people join from all over the world. As we write this, it's currently at 2000 likes.
We have many talented people involved in this project, but we’ll need to get professional graphics made, and programmers to write the code and that’s where you guys come in. We know this isn’t the most serious thing in the world, but not everything in life has to be serious. This is fun, pure and simple and I think we all need a bit of that from time to time.
We intend to release a high quality app, with interesting and informative content. A lot of work has already gone into this to make sure it's exceptional. Zombie fans all over the world are going to love it.
We’ve tried to think of really thoughtful and interesting rewards. We hope that you agree and you’ll love them like we do.
So from all of us here at Zomburbia we thank you for taking the time to look at our project and we hope to be sending you a copy of our app in the near future.
The Zomburbia Team
We're looking for a December 2011 launch. The content has been developed, it's now up to those techy types to transform it to a usable app.
Paying developers is expensive. We've been quoted $120 to $150 an hour, with the final total for just the programming sitting at around $25,000. Add to that the cost of a graphic designer, marketing and further development, it's an expensive project and one that we've already spent hundreds of hours on. Every dollar will get will only fund the app, it won't go to feeding our pizza and beer addiction, we promise.
We all have full time jobs, this is done in every other possible spare moment. We also have responsibilities, like children, who seem to feel like they're entitled to a roof over their heads and warm food in their bellies :) We've put money into this, and we'll continue to do so, we just can't cover it all.
pledged of $30,000 goal
Funding Canceled Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on October 9, 2011.
Sep 14, 2011 - Oct 14, 2011 (30 days)
Pledge $1 or more
The knowledge you've helped create the most awesome app ever made, well that and a thank you on our website.Estimated delivery: Oct 2011
Pledge $2 or more
Your very own 1" Zomburbia Button. Everyone will think you're absolutely amazing when you wear this little baby. We'll also thank you on our website.Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
Pledge $5 or more
We'll follow you on Twitter and like you on Facebook (if applicable) and give you very public thank you on both. Also included is a copy of the app and a thank you on our website.Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
Pledge $15 or more
We'll send you 3 awesome Zomburbia Zombie Outbreak stickers. It is important to let people know if there has been a zombie outbreak at your place of residence and this will do it. You'll also receive a copy of the app and a thank you on our website.Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
Pledge $25 or more
5 awesome 1” zombie button badges with 1 limited edition Zomburbia button created only for this project, plus a copy of the app and a thank you on our website.Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
Pledge $50 or more
5 "Wish you were here" Zomburbia postcards, guaranteed to be sufficiently creepy enough to send to your friends and family. You'll also receive a copy of the app and a thank you on our website.Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
Pledge $100 or more
An awesome Zomburbia t-shirt. You'll be the coolest kid on the block sporting this stylish and delightful tee, in all shaps and sizes, just let us know what you want. You'll also receive a copy of the app and a thank you on our website.Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
Pledge $250 or more
Have our resident cartoonist immortalize you and we'll create a photo sculpture (approx 8" high). Cartoon will include zombies, either attacking you, or helping you search for brains, depending on what you want. You'll also receive a copy of the app and a thank you on our website.Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
Pledge $500 or more
Everyone needs a great Zombie Research Kit to prepare for the zompocalypse. In this kit you'll find awesome books and movies that will help you get ready. You'll also receive a copy of the app and a thank you on our website.Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
Pledge $1,000 or more
Get your very own Zomburbia Zombie Survival Kit. This is serious business, complete with a branded canvas duffle bag, filled with the things that will keep you alive. It will include items such as a water purifier, zombie outbreak tape, emergency kit, ration pack and much more. You'll also receive a copy of the app and a thank you on our website.Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
Pledge $2,000 or more
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We will use your photo (zombified of course) in the app. Be the envy of all your friends as you become immortalized in the one tool that's going to save the human race. Just to sweeten the deal, we'll also be giving you your very own Zomburbia Survival Kit. Please see $1000 reward for details. You'll also receive a copy of the app and a thank you on our website.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $5,000 or more
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Be THE Zomburbia zombie. We'll send a photographer to your house to take high resolution, full body photos and use them in our Zombie Anatomy section. You will be the main zombie that we use for all of our promotional material (after we've zombified you of course). You'll also receive a life size cut out of yourself as a zombie and a one off, limited edition pair of Zomburbia canvas shoes, guaranteed to help you run away during the invasion. Also included is a copy of the app and a thank you on our website.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $10,000 or more
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Every single reward listed here (except the $5000 reward) PLUS we'll devote an entire page in the app to whatever you want. You could promote yourself, your product, or just write a farewell message to your delicious friends when the zompocalypse happens. We'll also list you as a co-creater of the app, how cool is that?Estimated delivery: Dec 2011