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The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, December 13 2013 1:28 AM UTC +00:00
$3,440
pledged of $30,000pledged of $30,000 goal
75
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, December 13 2013 1:28 AM UTC +00:00

About

If you're reading this, hopefully it's because you just watched the video and are totally jazzed about Notolio!

The vast majority of funds raised from this Kickstarter will go to initial production of Notolio. We plan on printing enough decks to accomplish three things:

1) Fulfill all of our rewards for you wonderful backers.

2) Sell Notolio through our website, using any profits to continue expanding the game's reach.

3) Supply Notolio to various educational and children's organizations so that more kids can have fun and positive early experiences with the core tenants of music.

A small portion of the funds will be used to maintain a website/webstore and make some final design refinements to the game itself.

A brief description of Notolio in writing:

Notolio is a card game that is designed to teach kids how to read and transpose music. For a breakdown of gameplay, check out the above video. The game comes in two separate decks: One treble clef deck, and one bass clef deck. This makes it possible to ease kids into learning and understanding the notes. As children get better at their notes, the decks can be merged to make the game more challenging, and to make kids into compositional masterminds! As an added bonus, many other games can be played with Notolio cards: Bull/I Doubt It, Spit, Memory, Go Fish, or whatever you can think of.

We've already done the hard part: Creating Notolio! We have a patent pending, now we just need your help to get it out there. Thank you a million times for checking us out, and feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions or comments. All feedback is welcome!

Risks and challenges

So far the biggest challenge has been getting the game dialed in so that kids find it entertaining and easily understood. You probably noticed in the video that the game was being played by real live children (CGI is expensive). This Kickstarter is not to fund development of an idea for a game, it's to fund production of a fully realized game that we believe can make a difference in kids’ lives.

That being said, our biggest challenge will be allocating our funding toward efficient and cost-effective production of the game. We've already heavily researched our options and communicated with a number of printers, so that if successfully funded we can jump over the last few hurdles to get Notolio into the hands of kids everywhere.

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    Everything helps, thanks a million!

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    We'll send you a PDF file immediately after our campaign ends with a starter Notolio treble clef deck. The deck limits the notes to F A C and E so that kids can ease into gameplay. You can print it out on some nice heavy paper and you're ready to play!

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    Early Bird Special! A complete treble clef deck of Notolio. This is a high-quality professional printing with packaging. You will also receive the PDF starter deck download in December. You rock, thank you!

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    A complete treble OR bass clef deck of Notolio. Your choice! We recommend the treble deck for starters, but if you are determined to learn the sousaphone, bass clef it is! You will also receive the PDF download of the starter deck.

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    A complete treble clef deck AND a complete bass clef deck of Notolio, plus the PDF starter deck.

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    A hand-numbered limited edition drawstring bag (it's pretty fancy) including the treble and bass clef decks of Notolio, the PDF starter deck, and a hand-written thank you note.

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    You are a true patron of the future arts! Your name and picture (if you're not camera shy) will appear on our website as a bona fide "Hero of the Arts." You will also receive a complete treble clef deck and bass clef deck of Notolio in a hand numbered drawstring bag, the PDF download starter deck, and a hand-written thank you note.

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Funding period

- (30 days)