Many thanks to all who participated in this project! Thanks to Kickstarter we had a great opportunity to share our idea with many amazing people! Moreover, while we haven't raised funds for our project we've reached our main goal! We've found wonderful people from a great game company who decided to help us with the developing and promoting. With their help we've finished an unbelievable update for our game.
The new game name is 2012 ELECTION.
Find it at the App Store! Play and Vote!
THE MAIN PURPOSE
Who is winning? Donkeys or Elephants? Let's check it out together!
We believe that this project can predict the winner of the coming presidential election because of its main feature. That is the game's global score. When a person plays the game for his/her favorite, the score gets sent to a database where it gets added to the global score. In the app everyone can view who is winning - Donkeys or Elephants (Democrats or Republicans) by comparing the global scores. The main purpose of our crowdfunding is to promote and advertise this game in order to involve more players and make the global score absolutely correct and showing the true winner. Below you could read more about the game and our goals.
Remember, if you do donate, you will only be charged if the project meets its budget goal!
THE MAIN IDEA
Can a mobile game predict the winner of
the next presidential and follow-up elections? We believe that we all together
will be able to figure it out!
In the latter part of this year, another
round of elections will be held in the US for the presidential, congressional
and gubernatorial positions. While the hopefuls for these positions are busy
campaigning and performing electoral tasks, everyone, the law-abiding voter,
can sit back and watch their every publicized move. Alternatively, he/she can
have fun and play Donkeys and Elephants on their mobile devices.
Donkeys and Elephants is going to be a
harmless little game that pits the funny donkey, the mascot of the Democratic
Party, against the amusing elephant, the symbol of the Republican Party. Are
you a Democratic Donkey or a Republican Elephant? The game will let every
player choose between the two animals at the start of each session, supposedly
based on their political allegiance, but he/she can switch animals later on if
they’re so inclined.
The game is going to support Game Center
integration as well as score sharing via Facebook and Twitter. However, the
most important fact that points scored in the game will be compiled on the
special on-line data base, from where every player will be able to track
his/her points along with other players, and see which party is winning more
points or "votes." With a couple months to go before the elections
take place, everyone will have plenty of time to support his/her favorite
While users will have two choices, which
include a Democratic Donkey and a Republican Elephant, even those not
interested in politics, we believe, will still love the game play of this
exciting game! It will simply need to choose the mascot and start playing this
exciting game, where he/she will definitely have a voice in the presidential
and follow-up elections by having fun!
To be sure everyone will be able to check
progress and global score in the special section of this game. It is going to
be an original public opinion research to answer the question, "Can the
game predict the winners of the election races?"
The important battle now and in the coming
months is between Donkeys and Elephants. Let’s play with fun and vote!
Key Chain | Wristband | Bumper Sticker | Coffee Mug | T-Shirt
Other Rewards Include:
- Wallpaper for multiple platforms.
- Case for either iPhone 4/4S, iPhone 3G/3GS, iPod Touch 4 or iPad (All generations).
- The game for a computer (Note: this reward is not guaranteed as we may or may not make the game available on computers.)
- In-Game credits.
NOTE: The reward designs might be changed. For US addresses the shipping is free. If you are donating under $100, and located internationally please add $5 to your donation. If you are donating $100 or more, and located internationally please add $10 to your donation.
EVERY FIVE DOLLARS GIVES YOU ANOTHER COPY OF THE GAME
For every $5 you give to support Chow-Down, you will receive a code good
for downloading one copy of the game. You can (and are encouraged to) give away
the extra codes to friends or even strangers. So, for example, if you donate $25, you’ll not only get proposed gifts and
a copy of the game for yourself, but four other copies. They are for everyone
you want to make a present. We consider each $5 as a pledge for the game. What happens to those copies
of the game afterwards is up to you.
WHO ARE WE?
We are father and son working together to
create this mobile game. We recently created the pilot game and posted
it in App Store. It was a light version, but we decided that we would
improve this game and promote it. With your help we can make Donkeys and
Elephants: Chow Down one of the top social games. We will also port it
to android devices to make it accessible to everyone.
“I am a 14-year-old student, who loves computers and apps, and
of his free time developing apps. My first experience with app
when I downloaded a game template from the Corona, and changed it. My
all graphics and our game was ready. That is how we created our first
how I discovered everything about the app development process and game
creating. Of course both of us were eager to make more games! In a short
my dad and I had a talk. He said that he had an idea for a mobile game
related to politics, and would attract both young people and adults,
program, and I will make all the graphics.” I answered to my dad, “Let's
the app!” We started working. I wrote the script from scratch (with lots
of help from
the Corona API documentation, various tutorials, and the amazing Corona
community on the forum). In about two and half months we were done with
pilot version the game called Donkeys and Elephants: Chow-Down. But we
to perfect the game! So we decided to make a major update with an in
store, global score (you can see who is winning, Donkeys or Elephants),
with many other useful functions such as Facebook and Twitter. I am
quite proud of the games that I have been creating with my dad,” (Stiven Deleur)
am very proud about my son and the game we've been creating together. I
believe that this game definitely can make a difference for our
society by involving youth in the political life," (Alex Deleur)
MONEY IS FOR? WHY DO WE NEED FUNDING?
- The money is going to be spent for supporting us in basic development
expenses in this very important final phase. We have been self-funding for
months but now we are asking for your support to help us get over this project
Most of all we need funds for promoting and advertising Chow-Down through various media to
attract more players and make the game's global score absolutely correct and showing the true winner.
- Purchasing development hardware, such as a computer, and new phones to test
- Upgrading our software with latest versions to get newer tools for creating
- Any funds raised beyond our goal will be used to complete Chow-Down faster
and, what is more important, promote it more efficiently.
Many thanks for your interest in our project. In addition, we never would
have desired to create something like this if we didn't think that there are
really many awesome people out there in our community for which we can make it.
The game's main idea is about exploring new opportunities of democracy - both
literally and figuratively. We would love for Chow-Down to stand out as a new
kind of games. So we wait for all of you with an interest in either games or
elections to see how you get fun.