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Ethan/Helen GilhoolyBy Ethan/Helen Gilhooly
First created
Ethan/Helen GilhoolyBy Ethan/Helen Gilhooly
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£31
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backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, May 28 2015 10:13 AM UTC +00:00

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Help a High School Game Developer Get his Game Online

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OurStory:

Hello I am a 16 year old student, currently working on completing my General Certificate of Secondary Education. I live with my Mum, our dog and two cats in Northern Ireland. Two years ago,my family fell into some financial problems, and our home and my mother's business were both repossessed, and she was forced to sell everything. She works so hard for us and putting away so many of her wants and dreams to help me achieve mine.

Recently, I have spent my time learning how to design computer games, and developed an indie platformer game for the PC gaming community. An indie platformer game is a PC game created separate from the branded market of PC and online games, often designed and developed by self-taught young programmers, and is sold via online download on a number of websites dedicated to the craft. With the help of the crowd fund community world wide, I am looking to get the game fully developed and marketed for distribution through a variety of indie platformer gaming sites.

Impact:

Indie platformer games are really very popular right now, and there is a lot of money to be made if you have a unique idea for a fun-filled game. The gaming world looks to indie platform games for new ideas, and some have been tapped for wider release.

While I had a lot of fun creating it, and learned a lot about the process of designing a game, Unlike many games being funded through Kickstarter,I am not one of those game developers who go online claiming they need funding but already have an amazing, fully realized game being marketed worldwide. I am just a 16 year old kid in high school who created this game in his room with the help of his mum. My skills were mostly learned trial by error, and I can only take the game so far on my own.It's a basic game, but with your support, imagine how fantastic and developed it'll be! Only through your donations can I make it to that level.

What We Need & What You Get:

For my crowd funding project, I am looking to fund raise £35,000 (about $58,000 US)to fully develop my game and bring it to life.I have used my 16th birthday money to get game this far, but as I am only a high school student with limited income, I am not able to invest the amount of money required to make this kind of a project really take off. Additional software, memory for the computer, programming tools, etc, are all expensive and not in my budget (or my mother's) at this time. With your help, I can do this without having to lean on my mum for more money.

Besides my love for playing and designing video games, I want to do this mainly for my mum.She believes in me and this game and helped me find a way to patent my game idea so I could protect it. I want to develop this game and make it available for download online, so we can hopefully make enough money to take my Mum on (long overdue and a very much earned) holiday to the USA. Any additional donations would be put toward getting a new house, and hopefully tuition for University.

By donating to my project, you are helping me and my Mum get our finances in order, and hopefully pull us out of debt. My Mum deserves a holiday, and I owe her so much for everything she has done for us. Please consider donating to my project!

Other Ways To Help

If you can't donate at this time, there are still many ways to help us fund our project!Please share our story via social media, email and word of mouth to tell your friends about our campaign. Thank you in advance!

Risks and challenges

My risks and challenges beyond getting funding and kids to like my game will be to find the best priced web designer to work with me and my mum and help bring this game to life and fulfil so many other dreams. I risk my Mum feeling sorry for me and funding me behind the scenes. If people believe in my game that will spur me on do whatever it takes from selling my Xbox/p.c./ part jobs everything . I know I have a vast Irish family and so many in different fields I will tap into their knowledge and people they know to guide me to the right places people...

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    Have your face in the game on the cereal boxes or milk carton as a gimmick of missing person/child.2 digital copies of game with 2 keys to beta and 2 names added to credit, digital copy of game on full release, full soundtrack used in game or digital artwork and graphics, all previous rewards, a heartfelt thank you and digital hug from me and my mum.

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