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Kam ManBy Kam Man
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Kam ManBy Kam Man
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AU$ 12
pledged of AU$ 600pledged of AU$ 600 goal
3
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, March 13 2016 8:37 PM UTC +00:00

About

Tacticulum is a development following on a simpler puzzle game called MindSharp that is based on optically illusive colour patterns. MindSharp has been tested at Sunrise Christian School and Northfield Primary School in Adelaide since five years ago and is immensely popular among pupils aged 5 to 11. Teachers commented that MindSharp is both compelling and challenging.

Tacticulum brings a story line, more intrigues and links to learning areas (literacy, numeracy, general knowledge and design).

In order that as many kids as possible can enjoy Tacticulum, the game will be produced and available in such a way that anyone can afford it. Moreover, Tacticulum will be considered free of charge for schools and community groups if the designer's copyright is formally acknowledged.

Tacticulum will be produced in print, electronic and digital media.

-Print version is for younger kids because the boards are larger and have visual effects. Large format prints and floor mats  are also available.

-Electronic version has audible and tactile functions for kids who are visually impaired.

-Digital version allows kids to play together online when they are in different places.

The Story

Sata the Terrible, a mad genius, has taken many children away to Wiza for his mind experiments.

To save your friends from evil, you need to follow them through the treacherous Tacticules, weird looking colour tiles that can trap your mind.

The Game

-Team up with one or more WiSE geek(s).

-Cross a Tacticulum from one side to the other side.

-Answer the questions from an owl.

-Cross Six Tacticula to arrive at Wiza.

-Find the keys and the master key to the vault that locks up the children's minds.

-Answer Sata's riddles.

-If the players win all, the children will be set free.

How to Play

-Crossing a Tacticulum 

1. Two or more players join forces and take turns to crossing the game board.

2. At each turn a die is thrown. The player moves through the exact no. of Tacticules.

3. The other player has to meet the first player before moving on.

4. If they can't meet each other after one whole round, they restart from square one.

5. After completing the crossing they meet an owl, which asked them 6 questions.

6. They can move on to the next Tacticulum after answering all the questions.

-Challenges at Wiza

1. After crossing Six Tacticula, the players arrive at Wiza.

2. Sata has locked up each kid's mind in Wiza's vault.

3. The players need to find the keys that get them to the master key.

4. Each key is hidden within a compact but more tricky Tacticulum.

5. After finding all the keys and the master key, the vault is opened.

6. The players now face the final hurdle – Sata himself.

7. If the players can answer Sata's riddles, the children will be freed.

Risks and challenges

-How to market to a very broad audience

Need to find the right channels and not over spending resources to get to as wide an audience as possible. Whereas social media and advertising channels are available, choosing the right ones and setting the right budget have to be carefully considered.

-How to appeal to parents as well as kids

Parents have different ways to looking at games and different concerns about spendings.

The communication has to appeal to both in order to make sales. There is also the need to keep them interested perennially. Tacticulum has to keep rejuvenating to sell well.

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