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$757
pledged of $50,000pledged of $50,000 goal
20
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, October 9 2014 1:01 PM UTC +00:00

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The Game

Karma - the Game of Destiny is web-based and mobile dating game designed to help everyone find their soulmates.  Karma Guru, the game's artificial intelligence engine, uses complex algorithms to factor in more than 350 potential characteristics relating to your Values, Compatibility and Intimate Preferences.

A Dating Game for Online Dating
A Dating Game for Online Dating
Dating Game for Online Dating
Dating Game for Online Dating

 The Executive Producer

    
Karma Guru
Karma Guru

The Karma Guru is the artificial intelligence engine that hosts you throughout the game and challenges you to explore who you are and what you really desire while working with you to narrow your search and find your best match and soulmate.

Here's how you play:

Enter through one of three doors – Values, Compatibility or Intimate Preferences.

Select your Avatar. Jump straight into the Game and start meeting other Avatars….

Open your Journeybook and answer as many or few questions about yourself as you like relating to Values, Compatibility and Intimate Preferences.  This focuses your search on people like you and gives others an idea of who you are and what you’re like.

See instantly the list of your potential soulmates get smaller and watch how you get closer and closer to finding people with similar values, compatible in a vast number of areas and brave enough to share their intimate preferences. Watch how at every move your Algorithm Key changes to show you just how close you are to someone and then…

Get to know your potential soulmates through “truth bomb” questions, astrology matches, game challenges and music sharing.  And when you're ready, Ask someone out.

Let's Go Out!!!
Let's Go Out!!!
Keep Safe
Keep Safe

Stay anonymous as long as you would like by storing your photos, video and any other personal information locked in your safe, until you decide to open your safe to a potential soulmate.  In the meantime Chat and Introduce yourself to as many Avatars you'd like.

Chat and get to know someone
Chat and get to know someone

The news page always shows the game stats – how many players have connected in person? How many people have been zapped? Why are people getting zapped? How many people have found their soulmates?

Dating Game News and Stats
Dating Game News and Stats

How many lives will it take to find your soulmate?

Every game has risk.  In Karma, players have the ability to zap other players out of the game.  You don't need a reason, although it could be that someone doesn't represent themselves truthfully, doesn't play nice or they simply caught you on a bad day. But when you zap you must declare why you zapped, even if it’s just because you were in a zapping mood.  Everyone in the community knows how many players you’ve zapped and why.  Overzealous zappers will not go unnoticed.  And watch out - you can be zapped at anytime yourself. 

To stay in the game and find your soulmate, you purchase lives that last up to 30 days. Buy one life for $1.99, six lives for $6.99 or nine lives for $9.99.  Your Avatar stays in the game as long as you have at least one life remaining and you renew at the end of the 30 days.  You may renew with any life package you’d like. 

The (Adjusted) Goal: $50,000

This campaign funds the completion and launch of the web-based version of Karma - the Game of Destiny.  Beta live!!!

We have adjusted our goal to reflect the work that has been done in the last month.  Even though we are working on preparing ourselves for the the month long Kickstarter campaign we haven't stopped development.  And since we had the explainer video made we were able to make great progress in our development.

The User Interface, Graphics, and Database are finalized and awaiting completion of Karma Guru, the engine behind the game.

The Guru - a culmination of the game logic, algorithms, personality and coordinated interactions, requires another 6 weeks of intensive team effort.  We are not just programming but living out the game so that we can deliver something never before seen in online dating.  

Think of the Guru as part game show host and part confidant. 

The Founder and Designer, Rene Reyes, will work alongside our Senior Programmer, Rae Parth, to make sure that the logic and game functions are easy, fun and engaging while not overwhelming.  The game is a balance of letting the Player make their own choices while it leads you to fun and fulfilling relationships of any flavor.  

We have carefully mapped out our plan to go Beta based on our last year of development and we are gearing up to go live within six weeks.

In addition we have been preparing the mobile interfaces with our UI developer Sam Niddam and are excited by our adaptation to mobile without losing any of the game's integrity.  We are confident with your help that we can move through our initial goal of launching the Beta and moving into our stretch goal of launching the mobile app.

The (Adjusted) Stretch Goal: $270,000

The next phase of development is the Mobile platform, including iOS for iPhones and iPad and Android for Android phones and tablets.  This is also includes a costly backend servers to handle growth and requests to the AI (Artificial Intelligence). 

Just to give you an example IBM would want $1,000,000 just to get in the door to use the Watson AI Server.  We spoke to them early in development.  If you remember Watson was used to play Jeopardy and won.  Maybe down the road, but for now we are confident that our own organically grown AI is going to work perfectly for how it was designed around the V.C.IP Algorithm.  Values, Compatibility & Intimate Preferences.

With the Karma Guru artificial intelligence engine already running for the beta for a limited audience, the adaptation of the mobile platform will take just 6 months with full testing and debugging. Because each platform is different it is essential to deliver a sound and exciting user experience.

This includes themes, animations and sounds that deliver more than just the game logic but a seamless and intuitive way to play the game whether the user is on their PC, tablet or mobile phone device. 

Future News
Future News

How Karma - the Game of Destiny Will Disrupt the Market

The current online dating market is valued at $6 billion, and the game market is so large and covers so many areas that it is exceedingly difficult to quantify.

Our focus is on disrupting the online dating market with an actual game that is not a "wannabe" game or gamification, not just online but offline too, without being complicated or time consuming. It will be fun!  It has risks and rewards and creates community. 

The Inventor

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Website and Facebook:

http://www.karmathegame.guru
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Our growing FaceBook Page
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THE TEAM

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Thank you,

The Team at Karma the Game of Destiny

Risks and challenges

Karma – the Game of Destiny has been in development for more than a year. We started with in-depth research going back over 5 years and then created the brain map and developed the algorithms. The user interface, graphics and database are finalized. With the funding from Kickstarter, we will finish building Karma Guru, the engine behind the game. Going from technology concept to end product always holds some risk. But Alquimi Founder Rene Reyes has successfully conceived, developed and produced advanced technology applications throughout his career. Lead developer Rae Parth has the depth of experience that makes us confident we will be able to meet any challenges head on and defeat them.

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    Player: Featured in the Karma the Game of Destiny blog and social media as a supporter, written and promoted by Karma’s PR Pirate, Daniel Lee Hue.

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    Truth Bomber: Backers at this stage get to submit 10 appropriate Truth Bomb questions that will be used in the game to open up communication between players, with credit given to you. For example, a Truth Bomb question could be: “Can you remember your first kiss and how it changed you?” or “Are you willing to meet at the top of the Empire State Building without seeing each other’s picture first?”

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    Challenger: You will receive an "I believe in Karma!" cotton t-shirt and a copy of the original brain map of the Game signed by the Inventor.

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    Believer: Backers at this level will be invited to one of our Date Ideas, Hidden Art of Central Park. Artist and entrepreneur James Kornbluh, Karma’s Chief Believer, will host the walk. You will explore deep aquifers, see amazing sculptures off the beaten track and discover art where you may have walked 1000’s of times without noticing. Maybe you’ll marry your soulmate at one of these special spots (James did!).

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    Journey Leader: Backers at this level and above will be invited to an exclusive Dating Event at one of NYC’s hottest spots, hosted by model and actor Bo Pratt, Karma’s Friendinator.

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    The Karma Council: Membership in a select group we consult about new features early in the design process. The Council will come together to discuss the game as a whole from anthropological, relational and entertainment perspectives. Oh and techie stuff too. This group will participate in a gala gathering at a NYC venue led by Cathy Finley, Message Master.

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    The Avatar: Work directly with the game's inventor to create a unique Avatar that will be used in the game, with credit given to you.

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    Good Karma: Karma's founder Rene Reyes will take you and a friend on a full day adventure to Karma's most popular outing spots in NYC. You'll play the game as you go!

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Funding period

- (30 days)