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We’re helping people stick to their workout routines by creating an online RPG based around real-world physical activity.
We’re helping people stick to their workout routines by creating an online RPG based around real-world physical activity.
143 backers pledged $5,670 to help bring this project to life.

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You’ve just fallen off the turnip truck in Epic, a big city where all the inhabitants are inexplicably obsessed with Awesome. But Awesome isn’t just a concept here; it has physical form as AwesomeTokens, AwesomeStars, and the highly coveted AwesomeCubes. In short, your status revolves around how much Awesome you have. Since everyone in Epic is already incredibly intelligent and attractive, the most impressive thing you can do is show off with feats of strength and stamina. Gain enough status, and they might just elect you Mayor of Epic.

Exer-wha?

There are a huge number of "exergames" on the market now, but few of them get played once the initial novelty wears off. Why? They're good workout programs, but not very compelling games. In fact, many of them aren't really games at all: just interactive workout videos with a few cartoon characters.

How We're Different

We're building a browser-based RPG which turns our workout routine into a game by placing the workouts you already do (or mean to do) into an interactive storyline. So instead of training for a 5k, you're running from zombies. Earn points and power ups for consistent workouts, and play co-op challenges with friends to stay motivated.

We're doing all the design and development ourselves (conveniently, Kelly is a developer and Katherine is an illustrator), and are looking to raise money to cover both technology costs and a few packages of ramen noodles to fuel our progress.

Development of our beta is well underway, and we expect to start inviting people to the closed beta in mid-June.

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    Epic pack! You'll get the super starter pack plus a super fun set of three 1" pins featuring game art and a signed print of your in-game avatar.

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    T-shirt mania! Backers at this level and higher get a sweet City of Epic Zombies t-shirt! We'll collect your sizing info at the end of the campaign. Plus you get the beta code, avatar print, and buttons. You can put the buttons on your new shirt!

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    Naming rights! We'll name an NPC in the game after you (or the name of your choice, provided it's family-friendly), plus you'll get the epic pack!

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    Your Likeness, in game! It's like naming rights, but instead of just naming the character after you, we'll design the character after you as well. Your and your favorite sweater can be immortalized in pixels, bringing joy to the Great Aunt Sue who bestowed that sweater upon you years ago. And to top it all off, you will get a signed print of your custom NPC. Plus you'll get the epic pack!

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    Custom in-game avatar. We'll create special artwork, just for you, for use in the game. Want to be a griffin? We will draw you as a griffin. You'll also get a signed print of your avatar, buttons, and a beta invite.

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