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NZ$ 2,903
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Last updated July 18, 2018

The Brave Little Worm for mobile

AL-Oose Rhyming House presents The Brave Little Worm. A Rhyming Interactive Kids Story or "RIKS"

The Brave Little Worm for mobile

AL-Oose Rhyming House presents The Brave Little Worm. A Rhyming Interactive Kids Story or "RIKS"

NZ$ 2,903
pledged of NZ$ 30,000pledged of NZ$ 30,000 goal
54
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, July 18 2018 2:25 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated July 18, 2018

About

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My name is Jason Metcalfe, Creative Director at AL-Oose Rhyming House NZ.

Now, for quite a while we’ve been working on one of these… it's a RIKS.

and our story Is all about a Bird, and a Worm, well lots of worms really, and there's another bird too, so two birds.

It's a story from the past, taking the kids on a fun filled fantasy rhyming adventure, set in a mystical world of floating islands an ancient technology.

 Now after deep-discussion with BadBilly and the rest of the crew, we've decided to craft the story for kids 3 - 7 years. BadBilly made his point that the story had to be designed so a 3 year old wouldn’t get stuck. He gets a bit angry sometimes so we decided to listen to him.

For the older kids there’s also over 100 unique animated interactions to find - but we like to call it exploration.

Throughout the story we'll also meet many interesting characters and they all like to talk, but be warned, some are a lot nicer then others.

 Another cool feature is the alternative ending that can be activated by finding the 30 hidden coins. Some are easy to find, while others are hidden in interactive puzzles.

We envision parents and children being able to enjoy the story together, whilst exploring. Then the Worms got vocal: "The Story has to flow and and It has to be simple". We agreed. If the child follows the visual prompts, they'll complete the story in approx 11 mins, or if they choose to explore they'll be entertained for around 22 mins.

Did we mentioned the story rhymed? Yeah we did : ) and we're really happy to share with you some of the narration:

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Final touches. Let's + in some ambient background music 

and sneak in some good old-fashioned moral fibre for the kids. Greed, Misfortune, Bravery and Justice, should do nicely.

Everything for the app is now complete and we're now at the final stage of coding our app in unity. This is where we need your help.To date, we’ve personally invested $70K and we need another $30K to pay for the final stage (coding) + development of the interactive learning tools. Anything raised over our budget will be put back into trademark investment.

After speaking with early childhood professionals we’ve come up with a core list of basics that will help any child set up a strong leaning foundation, as they start their learning journey at school. We’d love to tell you more about it what we intend to do but we’d like to keep our ideas under wraps for now...but what we can tell you this. All the tools will be visual, interactive or audible and will be designed to get the child interested through engagement of choice and activity.

Well that’s a good question.

We’re super keen to make these types of stories. In fact, we’ve got another 2 ready to go into development. With your support we’ll launch our app and set up our foundation in Hamilton, New Zealand, where we’ll be working hard to bring you the goods.

Thanks for watching our kickstarter. For those who choose to donate and share our story, we thank you humbly.

All the best from"AL-OoseRhymingHouse."

Check out our website for more info

Risks and challenges

We've put a lot of time into this project and made the thing work on a shoe string budget.
But you know what - We're still here and she's still looking good!
We're now at the final stage coding our app in unity.
In fact our coder has finished doing tests and is now coding the foundation for our app.
The timeframe to finish the coding is 6 months.
Then we'll be into some marketting for the release on iPad and Android.
Whilst this is happening i'll be busy working away on creating the prototype for the interactive learning tools, which once finished, will then go into production.
Estimated time of arrival.
8 to 12 months.
Then we release the update.

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    1. $5 Groove Starter

    $5 Groove Starter.
    Thanks for your support. Every bit counts! You will receive The Brave Little Worm Tune for your good deed + 3 digital posters.
    All development updates via fb.
    Front row seat for only $5....

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    2. $10 Colour Me Pack

    Colour Me Pack
    17 page PDF printable colouring in book.
    The Brave Little Worm Tune.
    3 x Digital Posters.
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    Pledge NZ$ 25 or more About $16

    3. $25 Banger!!!

    1 x digital copy of the app on either iPad or Android once released.
    1 x super cool sticker & art pack of BadBilly and the rest of the crew.
    17 page PDF printable colouring in book.
    The Brave Little Worm Tune.
    3 x Digital Posters.
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    4. $45 Digital PAC

    All the best digital bg’s from the story.
    All the digital characters from the story.
    Full digital sound track.
    1 x digital copy of the app on either iPad or Android once released.
    1 x super cool sticker & art pack of BadBilly and the rest of the crew.
    17 page PDF printable colouring in book.
    The Brave Little Worm Tune.
    3 x digital posters.
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    5. $99 Take the House...

    We're super excited to share with you our LIMITED EDITION - The Brave Little Worm Art Book...
    We'll share some development secrets, plus all the awesome art featured throughout the story... Signed by AL-oose.

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    6. $500 STAUNCH SUPPORTER

    WoW!!!
    You guys Rock!
    Your name will be hand drawn into the credits scene as a Special Backer of the project.

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