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David J KelleyBy David J Kelley
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David J KelleyBy David J Kelley
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About

It is not so much about game or building a business but doing what we love to do. Funding Spell helps us get out of jobs that suck the life out of us to doing something that we love. Spell allows us to combine elements of the games we love (magic the gather, dungeons and dragons, live action role playing) with the technology we love to work with. From collecting and trading spells to wizard duels in the park between my friend with the iPhone, my other friend with his Google glass and my android or windows phone using them as magic wants to blast each other with magic spells to see who is the better wizard.

What we want to do with Spell is create the next digital crack and create the infrastructure for people to create their own AR digital content and live action role playing were we blur the lines between reality and the game using AR (Augmented Reality) and virtually any mobile device.

Currently we have a version running won WP8 and want to get Android then iOS and then Google Glass and Atheer and more all up and running. The infrastructure is ready but we need to extend that and do more content development. This Kickstarter will help us get started and turn this into a real company instead of a garage project. So help us build our Indy game studio around Spell.

Here is what we plan on doing:

  • At $10,000.00 that allows us to build out the WP8/W8+ version of the game as well as the content.
  • At $30,000.00 that allows us to finish the basic Xamarin based version for Android
  • At $60,000.00 that allows us to build the iOS version
  • At $100,000.00 that gets us on to Glass and other AR glasses
  • And at $250,000 that gets the design team and engineering team out of their jobs and doing this full time.
Help us and help build the coolest AR (Augmented Reality) role playing digital interactive game… ever ever…
Help us and help build the coolest AR (Augmented Reality) role playing digital interactive game… ever ever…

we have a site up already here: http://www.SpellTheGame.com

If you want to play with the working POC if you have a windows phone you can test it here: http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/spell/74a5d595-fec0-4a8c-822d-823672831ac2

but rest assured on the exciting version will be on Android and Glass and other AR devices.

For those that want to know more about the game.

Game Details 

The following is the first cut and what we call IA (Information Architecture) with the various interaction models used to think through the game mechanics for mobile devices like the phone.  (been working on glass model and its a bit 'different' due to the Key UX (user experience) differences with the device)

First Draft of Information Architecture
First Draft of Information Architecture

 the following is the first draft of the UX (user experience) design based on the aforementioned IA and is the basis for the POC (Proof of Concept) that is live now.

First Draft of UX (user experience) Design
First Draft of UX (user experience) Design

 And for those that are super geeky software engineers, the current POC is built on an Azure Cloud based RESTful API over SSL using XML and JSON where the public POC is based on Silverlight for Windows Phone XAML and C# where as the cross-platform version is built on Xamarin currently.  IF you followed that feel free to send me questions as I love to talk about this technical stuff. 

Here is a video about how the POC for Spell works currently:

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 Keep in mind that this is to test the infrastructure but really the game in terms of functionality the spell board, AR view and map view will do 'similar' functionality.

Risks and challenges

The risks are fairly minimal, I’m currently the CTO of a multinational software engineering company as well as an author and speaker in this field, the designers helping are all industry experts but really the risk is not having enough money to complete the project to pay everyone to get the job done. Based on the amounts listed in the description we eliminate risk has been mitigated to the low bar allowing us to hit the key deliverable we are hoping for (which is the game in the marketplace for people to play). For a look at my qualifications in particular please review my linked in profile.

www.linkedin.com/in/davidjameskelley/

Our lead designer Michael Greenwood:

https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view…+

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    Unlocked code for the Special Edition in game Founders Protection Circle Spell; 10 in game booster pack's (15 randomly selected spells, fill up life points, +100 power, +100 experience ); 10 in Founders game booster pack's (15 randomly selected spells from the founders list, fill up life points, +100 power, +100 experience ); 2 Unlock Code's to one unique spell you create; Listed on founder’s wall in the gam Unlock Code for Founder Skin; Secret Scrye Window Unlock Code; Unlocked Code to create and own in game guild (with logo you upload);4 Easter egg Unlock Code; Will let you define 5 in game augmented location's including hidden spirits, and spells; Join code for Founders Guild (with all the secret benefits such as guild only spells…); Unlocked Code to create 10 unique spell’s for Guild; Limited Edition Spell The Game Shirt With Spell Logo; the unlock code for the golden circle of protection

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