A set of 4 game controllers that physically snap together via magnets, encouraging inter-personal play.
This project's funding goal was not reached on December 17, 2012.
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I want this project to get funded so much. I would love to have a set of four and just have a blast with friends, and taking a crack at developing some games for it would certainly prove to be fun.
The funding seems to go very slowly. Are you guys talking to the press? I would love to see this product succeed.
I had the opportunity to play with Combiform at the CHI conference. What I saw was a very polished product that people walking by, who didn't know each other, took up and played together. We aren't talking about the worlds most accurate accelerometers, or ghost miming gestures. These controllers are tangible an interactive, which is taken advantage of in the games I played. Fantastic party system!
While some part of the previous comments were my personal opinions as an individual.
Please take it as grain of salt. =D
Thanks for the support again!!
Thanks for the support!! I personally was expecting the question. $300K was the estimate of running the company with 5 co-founders taking bare minimum wage to support our living and hire the most talented people to refine the project to something like the Wii.
$90K is the bare minimum that we need to just finish the project without supporting ourselves. We decided to take it step by step similar to Romo. We were planning to release the product in a smaller scale and if people like it, we will further refine it through traditional funding method and bring it onto Kickstarter again.
We believe Combiform is one of the few gaming hardware projects that DOES innovate in recent years. Yes, it looks "weird" but I think to have something different is the most important part of the innovation process. Creating a better looking typical game controller/console is not innovation but progression. The Wii is innovating, but the Move is not. That is why we have put in a lot of money ourselves for the project to come to this point. $20K just for the patent and $40K+ for the development cost.
I understand that the change of goal might look skeptical, but unlike lots of other products, Combiform is fully functional. You are not backing an "idea" but a product that is proven to work, proven to be fun.
I really believed you guys were onto something amazing the first time you launched this idea. I was surprised you canceled as early as you did, but I am backing you again. I think that some of your original backers are now skeptical of the project and one thing that I have to ask is why is it that you needed 300,000 dollars a few months ago and now only need 90,000. That's what makes me question the project a little?
wiimote is what I meant. Not the actual Wii Console... =D
Open to the option =)
In fact, we are using the exact same bluetooth chip as Nintendo Wii. If you can pair Wii to the Ouya, you can pair Combiform to it.
Just a quick question but have you guys thought about teaming up with the Ouya team? Allowing the controllers to be used on an open platform as Ouya might provide lots of possibilities...