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Risks and challenges

The risks linked to this project are essentially risks you would find in any ambitious technological projects.

Even though our technology is new and disruptive, we’ve secured its introduction in the field. First of all, we’ve spent years and years in R&D to make it fully operational and robust. In addition, we’ve already deployed the technology in a couple of high-end products, mainly for the special events market. It has been live, and we know it really works.

As we are dealing with hardware, the main risk is on the production side. To reduce this risk as much as possible, we’ve partnered with one of the biggest consumer electronic manufacturers. These guys know how to produce this kind of product, ranging from a couple of thousands units to several millions of pieces. We are in good hands!

The second risk is about content. To insure backers will be able to play when they open the box, we will develop a couple of games, revisiting some standards games from the arcade gaming era to offer well-known gameplays to the community. We also partnered with several publishers to add more content, and finally, we opened the system with a free SDK to get as much content as possible from the community and for the community.

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Les risques associés à ce projet sont essentiellement les risques que vous retrouvez dans tout projet à orientation technologique.

Bien que notre technologie soit innovante et divergente, nous avons pris les dispositions pour sécuriser son introduction sur le terrain. Tout d’abord, nous avons passé des années et des années de recherche et développement pour la rendre opérationnelle et robuste. De plus, nous avons déjà déployé la technologie dans quelques produits haut de gamme, principalement pour le marché des évènementiels. Elle a été exploitée et nous savons que ça marche vraiment.

Comme il s’agit de matériel électronique, le risque principal se situe au niveau de la production. Pour mitiger les risques, nous nous sommes associés avec un des plus grands fabricants de matériel électronique grand public.
Ils savent comment fabriquer ce type de produit de quelques milliers à plusieurs millions d’exemplaires. Nous sommes entre de bonnes mains !

Le second risque porte sur le contenu. Pour s’assurer que les « backers » puissent jouer dès l’ouverture de la boite, nous allons développer quelques jeux, revisitant des jeux standards de l’ère des jeux d’arcade aux mécaniques de jeu bien connues. Nous avons également établi un partenariat avec quelques maisons d’édition pour accroitre le contenu. Pour finir, nous avons ouvert le système avec un SDK gratuit pour permettre à la communauté de s’approprier la plateforme, développer librement du contenu et le partager à volonté.

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    Pledge €5 or more About $6

    WALL OF FAME!
    Help us support our project!

    "You will receive project updates and be front and center on our Wall of Fame on www.epawnarena.com.

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    Pledge €30 or more About $33

    FOUNDER'S CLUB!
    Welcome to the club!

    As a founder, you will have your name mentioned in the credits of the applications, and you'll receive the Software Development Kit (SDK) including the ePawn Arena Emulator, that allows you to create applications without owning the hardware.

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    Pledge €159 or more About $176

    EARLY BIRD DUO PACK!
    Get the best deal on ePawn Arena by being among the first early bird backers!

    You'll get:
    1 ePawn Arena
    + 2 customizable bots
    + 3 apps and mats (Battle Bot, Bot Race and Wings of Glory WWII)
    + 1 Software Development Kit (SDK).

    This pack can be extended with options, directly by adding the cost of the options to the pledge.

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    Pledge €190 or more About $210

    EARLY BIRD QUAD PACK!
    Get the best deal on ePawn Arena by being among the first early bird backers!

    You'll get:
    1 ePawn Arena
    + 4 customizable bots
    + 3 apps and mats (Battle Bot, Bot Race and Wings of Glory WWII)
    + 1 Software Development Kit (SDK).

    This pack can be extended with options, just by adding the cost of options to the pledge.

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    Pledge €199 or more About $220

    EARLY BIRD QUAD PACK WAVE#2!
    Get the best deal on ePawn Arena by taking advantage of our second wave of the early bird quad pack!

    You'll get:
    1 ePawn Arena
    + 4 customizable bots
    + 3 apps and mats (Battle Bot, Bot Race and Wings of Glory WWII)
    + 1 Software Development Kit (SDK).

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    Pledge €239 or more About $264

    QUAD PACK!
    Enjoy the connected board with four players!

    You'll get:
    1 ePawn Arena
    + 4 customizable bots
    + 3 apps and mats (Battle Bot, Bot Race and Wings of Glory WWII)
    + 1 Software Development Kit (SDK).

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    Pledge €269 or more About $297

    EARLY BIRD RPG PACK!
    Get the best deal to play with the brand new ePawn tags and a new RPG game

    You'll get:
    1 ePawn Arena
    + 2 customizable bots
    + 10 ePawn Tags
    + 1 RPG game (app and mat)
    + 3 apps and mats (Battle Bot, Bot Race and Wings of Glory WWII)
    + 1 Software Development Kit (SDK).

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    Pledge €319 or more About $352

    OCTO PACK!
    A bundle for gamers with lot of friends!

    You'll get:
    1 ePawn Arena
    + 8 customizable bots
    + 3 apps and mats (Battle Bot, Bot Race, Wings of Glory WWII)
    + 1 Software Development Kit (SDK).

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    Pledge €789 or more About $871

    CHESS PACK!
    The ultimate pack for chess fans and backers willing to push the system to its limits!

    You'll get:
    1 ePawn Arena
    + 32 customizable bots
    + 4 apps and mats (ePawn Chess, Battle Bot, Bot Race, Wings of Glory WWII)
    + 1 Software Development Kit (SDK).

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