Soccer is our Life...
Are you a great sports fan who also loves playing eSports? You fancy playing soccer or soccer games and could talk about soccer the whole day, but you often don't have a ball because the ball just doesn't fit into your pocket?
Besides, are you a huge fan of smartphone games?
Imagine there is a possibility to link these two together!
How cool would that be?
Here is the solution: SoccAR! SoccAR offers just that experience!
SoccAR is the ideal combination of soccer and augmented reality (AR). You don't need anything besides your smartphone, which is your permanent companion anyway ;-)
What is it all about?
SoccAR is a worldwide unique app, developed by BBIT-Solutions, that is based on a completely new technology. It allows you to connect the real world with the virtual world and compete against your friends in thrilling multiplayer duels. All this just by using your smartphone.
With this app, you can instantly transform your surrounding into a soccer field, by placing a virtual three-dimensional stadium directly in front of you on the table or on the floor. This can then be seen by every player through their smartphones as if it were in the real world. Furthermore all players can change their individual perspectives and have their personalized view on the same action on the pitch. The Augmented Reality is shared, so to speak.
It doesn't matter where you are, whether you are at home in your room, office, classroom or playground, in the pub or sports bar, in the stadium, on the beach or just at any location in the world. You immediately have a stadium-feeling and you can start playing soccer.
What is the idea behind it and which problem do we solve?
You have surely experienced the following situation: you sit in the midst of friends, but everybody swipes on his smartphone and is in his separate world. That behavior reflects the standard nowadays, but it's certainly not the ideal situation. After all, why shouldn't you talk to each other while using a smartphone? And why shouldn’t we use this device in a meaningful way?
This is exactly the question that drives us…
That's why our founder has set himself the task of counteracting this growing gap between the real and the virtual world and decreasing the creeping isolation of lone smartphone users. After graduating with a Master’s in Computer Science from the University of Ulm, he has been researching on an innovative and patent-pending technology in the last few years and has developed it in a marketable form in his start-up, BBIT-Solutions.In our opinion, the problem consists of the fact that several people who are actually at the same physical location are mentally at completely different virtual locations. This results partially even in the strange behavior where they may communicate only via social media although they are sitting right next to each other.
Wouldn’t it make more sense to use the smartphone as an extension to “offline“ communication?
That's exactly what our Augmented Reality Multiplayer Technology offers! Instead of isolating yourself, you can learn more on how to use it to improve and augment local communication by reading this short example.
Soccer is just an initial approach to elaborate and develop this idea even better and it enables us to present the idea to a larger audience. This Kickstarter campaign is also designed to help in the realization of further projects and apps. The technology itself can be used in almost all sectors.
⚽ Construction industry and furnishing
⚽ Product presentation
⚽ Joint editing of documents
We already released a game called CheckARs based on the same technology, an implementation of the popular board-game checkers which can be downloaded free of charge from Google Play Store (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bbitsolutions.checkars).
An initial concept of an app for architects and builders is already well advanced and a car racing game is also now in the planning phase. The Kickstarter should give us the opportunity to devote ourselves fully to the development and complete “SoccAR“ as fast as possible.
Whether you are a private individual, an investor or a person in charge of a company – you too can help, even with a small contribution in order to successfully complete research on this technology and make this game a big hit, so that it can assume its role in our vision of letting Augmented Reality change the world in the most meaningful way.
That's why we are asking for your Support!
As active soccer players ourselves, just like you, we are also huge soccer fans, in the real as well as in digital world. It was therefore logical to develop a soccer game as one of our first major projects. The name “SoccAR“ was gotten from the combination of “soccer” and “augmented reality (AR)”.
How is the app used?
The handling is very easy, just watch our short gameplay demonstration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdiZUqjwEnA
Gameplay ("Let the game begin...")
Are you curious and would like to get a first impression and start playing immediately? Then download the exclusive early-access version now and start playing today before all your friends.
Your opinion is important to us!
Several new features are planned for the app in the course of the project. Help us make the app even better by giving us feedback about which features really interest you and what you think of them (e.g. by liking or commenting your favorite one on our Fanpage on Facebook). By becoming a tester and maybe discovering potential bugs and reporting to us about them, you can contribute in fixing them before the app is finally released. Furthermore, we are open to all kinds of criticism, positive as well as negative.
We offer the following options:
⚽ Become a beta-tester and give us detailed feedback. We would be very grateful for that and we would consider it in the final release-version and incorporate it into future versions.
⚽ Go to our fan page on Facebook and like the features which interest you most. Those with the most likes will be treated with preference.
⚽ Support us here on Kickstarter and become part of our community. That allows you to leave comments and suggest ideas for features not yet mentioned. We would appreciate that and mention you in the credits of the final app.
⚽ Tell your friends and acquaintances about the app and help create more awareness.
⚽ Your player gets skills (like shooting strength, accuracy, speed), which can improve with time.
⚽ Celebrate achievements and collect titles and trophies in different leagues and tournaments in the single player mode
⚽ Story-Mode, where you can grow in course of your career from the local league up to champion’s league
⚽ Training modes to improve your skills
⚽ Mini-games to get short-term boosts or upgrades
⚽ Different stadiums, balls, jerseys, soccer-shoes etc. (on which you can reserve sponsorship ads).
⚽ Customization of your player (hairstyle, facial characteristics, skin color, etc.) and introduction of different game-characters
⚽ Porting for iOS and/other systems
⚽ We are also always open for other suggestions
Official Stadium Anthem
Listen and get in the mood ;-)
What do you benefit by supporting us?
We have put together a wide range of supporting options. From simple name attribution to sponsoring a stadium, there should be something for everyone. Just select your desired reward from the list.
Your name will be listed in the credits ordered by roles in the team.
You get an early access version of the game, so that you can try out the game now and show it to all your friends.
Become a beta tester by getting a beta version of the game. You can play it now and after playing you can give us feedback and suggestions. We are grateful for each proposal.
Your player has skills like shooting power, accuracy, speed etc. You can improve them step by step while playing, training and winning games. But with this reward you get instantly full skills.
(Caution: The skill system isn't availlable in the game yet. But you get access to it as soon as it is implemented.)
There will be different stadiums, that you can place in Augmented Reality and in which you can play. You can unlock them by playing and winning games. But with this reward you can use them all instantly.
(Caution: There is only one stadium in the game currently. But we have planned to implement a bunch of other stadiums. You can use them as soon as they are in the game.)
Are you annoyed of ingame advertising? Then is this reward the exactly right for you. You will get an ads-free version of the game.
(Caution: Currently there are ads in the game. But we have planned to implement an option to remove them. As soon as it is implemented you can use it.)
Get one of our stylish cases for your smartphone and protect your it while playing SoccAR.
Get one of our mugs and enjoy your coffee, tea or whatever you wish while playing SoccAR.
Get exclusively here our official fan t-shirt and show everybody your favorite game SoccAR. It is otherwise not commercially available.
Get exclusively here our official team member sweatshirt and show everyone that you support SoccAR. It's also not commercially available otherwise .
Place your brand, logo or name on the perimeter advertising in the virtual stadium and become a visible part of the game.
Become an official team sponsor a virtual SoccAR team, by placing your brand, logo or name as chest advertising on the jersey and be a visible part of the game.
Become an official partner of a virtual stadium. By using your brand, logo or name you can be the presenter e.g. the score, the goal replay, the number of spectators etc. It will be visible at the most prominent position in the stadium. Even individual messages or short movie clips are possible after consultation.
Become part of our crowd - either as a player, donor, tester, critic, fan or sympathizer - help us make SoccAR a highlight and an absolute must for soccer fans and support us in making this unique gaming experience a world-wide sensation.
We would appreciate every small contribution because it would help us to implement more apps faster in the future. This will help make the technology more popular and integrate Augmented Reality into the society in the near future so that smartphone users can take advantage of all the strengths and benefits of virtuality in the real world to maintain their social contacts in person.
Risks and challenges
The following challenges could arise during the course of further development, but no delays are expected.
The greatest risk is a never completely avoidable sick leave of the developer.
Some other usual risks and challenges in software development, like problems with 3rd-party software and frameworks (updates, bugs, etc.) or even hardware failures are limited as a result of the skills and the technical qualification of the developer-team and possible data loss is avoided by regular backups. Thus, almost all issues and problems can be solved within a short time.
To prevent economical or legal problems with competitors, a patent was filed for the technology and the name was registered as a trademark.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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