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Turning fitness tracking into an 8-bit game that lets you use your step counts for something greater. More steps, more power!
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Update #10  - New Promotional Video

It's crunch time. We have just little more than 2 weeks left and we want to better communicate the concept of StepBOT. 

Please read all our updates

WHAT IS StepBOT? 

Utilize your hard earned step counts for something more than just tracking! StepBOT is a new app that will be available for iOS and Android that gives you the ability to do just that in an awesome, retro 8-bit styled game you can play on your smartwatch or smartphone.

StepBOT may be reminiscent of Tamagotchis or Giga Pets but is far more! There is higher purpose to StepBOT -- the more steps you take the more you are able to help your 8-bit friends complete missions and reach their goals along with your own fitness goals. Each of the characters in StepBOT have their own set of missions and goals that they are trying to achieve. Whether it is finding a new source of energy, saving its habitat, or trying to find an explanation for its tainted food supply. Empower them with your steps!

HOW DO I PLAY StepBOT?

  • Pick your character.
  • Level up your character with your step counts by using the pedometer; Android, Fitbit, Jawbone Up, and Android Wear. 
  • Use the step counts to give it a boost, get special items, and stay ahead of your competition.
  • Take on missions, level up. 
  • Work and compete with your friends, level up faster. 

WHY PLAY?

  • Get rewarded for the step counts and energy you've generated through out the day. 
  • Get motivated, improve your daily behavior, get fit, and have fun.
  • Experience gamification of step counts beyond the ranking board (StepBOT uses all kind of sensors).

WHY PLEDGE?

  • Bring the gaming experience to wearable tech.
  • Support an innovative garage start up.
  • Get awesome swag!

TELL ME MORE ABOUT THE GAME

TELL ME ABOUT THE CHARACTERS

ATTRIBUTES and ARCHETYPES

WHAT DO I GET?

Everyone who pledges $5 or more will receive the beta invitation, access to Kickstarter edition game items, and the game upon completion.

WHO ARE YOU GUYS?

We are a ramen eating, garage sleeping, and below minimum wage making start up in SF. We've been together almost a year now. We currently operate a small wearable device decal company in a small garage out of San Francisco. Since then, we have developed numerous Google Glass and smart watch applications together. 

  • Google Glass Hack-a-thon Winner
  • Augmented Reality Hack-a-thon Winner
  • American Airline Hack-a-thon Winner (best beacon technology)
  • SXSW Finalist 

We believe we have something that will have huge impact in the gaming and fitness industry. Help us grow, we will make it happen together. 

WHAT HAVE YOU DONE SO FAR?

We will update this section as we move forward. But the prototype version is done and ready to play. 

Here is the prototype version on an Android device 

Here is the prototype version on an Android wear device

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge we have is our target market. We need to make sure the game attracts the union of the gaming and fitness group; not the intersection of the two.

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    == BETA INVITATION ==
    Thank you! You will be sent a beta invitation, and access to Kickstarter only in-game boosters.

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    == StePETBOT== Only 20 Available. Have a little pet bot running next to your stepbot. People are going to wonder how you got the pet bot. Of course you will receive beta invitation and Kickstarter only in-game boosters.

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    == HQ MINI DECAL SET ==
    1. Get beta access, 2. StepBOT mini decal set, 3. IceBear mini decal set.

    These mini decal sets are regular index card sized ( 3 x 2.5 ). These are easily removable without leaving any residue behind

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    Get or your StepBOT Google Glass.
    Your StepBOT will receive in game item Google Glass which increases all the attributes by 5%. Only 30 Available!

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    == JUMBO DECAL SET == 1. Get beta access 2. Jumbo decal set is the size of regular notebook paper ( 8.5in x 11in). Create your own scene! - Only 30 Available!

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    Get your city on the map! We are currently working on San Francisco, NY, and LA. You will unlock your city map and back grounds. We will work with you to put the landmark of your choice as well.
    You will also get Kickstareter only PetBot, and decal sets.

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    == VIP SET ==
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    ==VIP + Secret Character ==
    Everything above and Get a Kickstarter edition secret character. Only 20 available.

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    == SUPER HELPER ==
    You are a super helper! You will get 3 VIP sets and 3 extra beta invitations for your friends. Your name will be listed in game credit section.
    Only 20 Available!

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    == BE IN THE GAME ==
    1. VIP Set, 2. Beta Access, 3. Pixel version of your photo to be used as a special item in the game. How are we going to use it? Let's talk! Only 10 Available!

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    == JOIN US ==
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    +5 Invitations
    +5 VIP Sets
    You will also be invited to one of our Monday team meetings via Hang Out. You will be listed as the main sponsor on this page, our website, and in the game.

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