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Last updated October 22, 2015

Win or Snooze - a gamified alarm clock app

Get rid of your snooze habit by playing a game with your friends. Wake up to defeat monsters and win points. You snooze? You lose!

Win or Snooze - a gamified alarm clock app

Get rid of your snooze habit by playing a game with your friends. Wake up to defeat monsters and win points. You snooze? You lose!

$3,614
pledged of $40,000pledged of $40,000 goal
161
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, October 22 2015 2:33 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated October 22, 2015

About

Waking up to the sound of an alarm clock sux. And you know the snooze button only delays the inevitable - sooner or later you’ll have to get up. But the temptation to “keep the dream alive” often overcomes even the bravest of us. So you hit "snooze". Again. And again. Hoping you’ll get more rest. But coincidentally, by the time you finally do get up, you just end up feeling more tired, groggy or even late.

☞ Why using the snooze button is bad for you (video)

Win or Snooze motivates you to get up on time by leveraging various game mechanics.

 

Win or Snooze transforms waking up into a fun game you can play with friends.

Win or Snooze is being developed for Android and iOS. We plan on making it available free and keep it ad-free.

YOUR CHARACTER

Start off as an average sleepyhead. A snooze loser. While you're getting better at waking up on time, your character gets more badass.

DR. SNÖZE

The main villain in the game, addicted to "snooze ooze" a mysterious energy that generates while you're snoozing.

THE DREAM MINIONS

Dr. Snöze controls an army of dream minions, twisted creatures from the dream dimension that visit you each morning and try to put you back to sleep.

You can support the development of Win or Snooze by backing our campaign. Choose from a set of rewards and find the one that suits you best:

App development begins the moment the Kickstarter campaign ends. We already have a bunch of design layouts and artwork ready, but there is still a lot of work to be done.

We expect to deliver a fully functional early access version of Win or Snooze by mid December 2015 and it should include most of the major features presented in the campaign.

The public launch is scheduled for February 2016. We wish to fully test and polish the app before we go live and give early access backers a chance to truly contribute to the final version with their ideas and suggestions (not just bug reports).

After launch, we plan on updating and improving the app further. We see a lot of potential and have some interesting ideas on how to further evolve the Win or Snooze experience. We intend to closely monitor how users use the app and develop new features accordingly.

To test the concept we have already developed and silently launched a basic version of Win or Snooze for Android, limited to Slovenia (iOS version is fully developed but remains in Beta for now). It enables you to level up your rank, track your progress and unlock achievements. It does not, however, feature any other game elements or multiplayer.

We are a small team of independent developers and designers based in Slovenia. Each of us has at least 5 years of experience with digital product design and development. Some of us have full time jobs, others work as freelancers. If the campaign is successful however, we would be able to fully dedicate our time to the project. It would be a dream come true.

Why we need your support?

Win or Snooze is an indie app/game. Our team has no financial backing and all the development so far was completely self-funded. Contrary to the popular belief, developing an app with these kind of functionalities and on two platforms is neither cheap nor easy. To complete the project in line with the presented vision, there's a lot more work to be done:

- a lot of artwork: more dream minions, character and item designs that look good

- figuring out and thoroughly testing all the details that make for a balanced and fun RPG game

- coding coding coding

The raised funds will also go towards server bandwidth costs and renting a small office space where we can continue our work together.

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KICKSTARTER VIDEO CREDITS

Motion graphics and editing: Jure Lavrin

Music and sound effects: Marko Lavrin

Camera: Juš Premrov

Guy: Luka Marčetič

Girl: Dorotea Škrabo - Skrabzi

Special thanks: Tomaž Umek, Emil Kozole, Maša Cizej, Lena Hofman, Gašper Vozelj, Tine Eržen, Marko Pirc, Tomaž Štolfa, Tea Dežman, Andrej Venta, Dino Kužnik, Dražen Perić.

Risks and challenges

From a technical standpoint, we do not expect any major hurdles. We will probably need some help on the server side, but raising enough funds would enable us to do just that. Compared to Android, iOS is somewhat stricter when it comes to triggering alarms, so we will be forced to do what most iOS Alarm clock apps are doing - use notifications as alarms. We have, however, already figured out a lot of this while we were developing and testing the current, experimental version of Win or Snooze for iOS and Android.

None of us have ever started a company, but most of us have experience working in a startup environment or in a fast paced digital agency. Most of us also have experience working abroad (USA, Germany, China) and are of course, highly motivated and eager to learn.

Our goal is not just to create a fun alarm clock app that has a couple of neat features, but instead try to build a proper and constantly expanding game environment that would continue to grow with new content and features. Since this is the first time that the waking up process is being turned into a multiplayer game, there are a lot of possibilities how this could evolve. Some of our ideas might not work well, but to control for that, we need your feedback and support.

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    Receive a pack of 7 neat Win or Snooze stickers featuring dream minions, Dr. Snöze and clever headlines. You know your laptop wants them.

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    Receive a cool T-shirt. Perfect for a gift or to sleep in. You will be able to choose your size and between various designs.

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    You want the app as soon as possible and you'd love a cool sleeping mask.

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    Receive a witty sleeping mask. Nobody is going to bother you while you snooze off on a plane.

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    Receive a high quality print signed by the artist. Choose between one of three designs featuring dream minions.

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    You're special and want to make it show with a unique avatar.

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    Send us your photo and we'll create a unique personalized character for you to play with.

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    You're awesome and want to co-create Win or Snooze content.

    ☞ DREAM MINION*
    Describe or sketch your worst nightmare and we'll create a dream minion based on it. Or we can turn YOU into a monster so you get to scare players around the world each morning.

    * subject to approval, no commercial uses.

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