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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Mar 10 2015
$4,669
pledged of $50,000pledged of $50,000 goal
85
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Mar 10 2015

About

What is Kinskii? Kinskii is a way to have family playtime with your little one from any distance. Kinskii will be available in the app store or on your PC/Mac. We are creating every single game with education, safety and engagement in mind. 

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Why does it matter?
Families living under the same roof is ancient times. We now include traveling parents, military family members and faraway relatives who are craving the playtime with the little one in their life. 
On the other end, current video chat solutions are made for adults. Playing is more than just fun. It’s the way that kids connect with the loved ones in their lives. The less we play, the farther apart our families grow. No matter how fast or clear the video chat program is-It wasn't designed for family-It wasn't designed for play. 

"You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation" -Plato

  • Engagement 
    Our games are made for families by families. We have play tested our games with over 30 families and children from ages 2 to 10. Each game will entertain your family and build conversation through teamwork and imaginative play.
  • Education 
    The best way to learn is through play. Each game we design and build will feature a component of learning whether it's colors, numbers, reading or shapes. Just think about the possibilities when your child can learn from every member of your family!
  • Safety 
    Each family will have their account, accessible by added family members only. 
    THE BOX-What's in it?
  • A snapshot featuring you and your loved one! We will include a camera button in each and every game that allows you to take a picture of you and the little one in your life. 
  • A new figurine every month
  • Stickers with our characters
  • Story card. Each card will have a Kinskii monster with their story and personality in the back because like every kid, every monster has a different personality. 
  • Samples from brands that our team love and trust (1st delivery of boxes were Lion Bear Naked Soap Co.) 
  • Activity for you and the little one in your life to do (1st delivery were Kinskii Cookii recipes with Kinskii cookie molds) 

But why?
We could just have Kinskii as a platform without the box, so why go through all the trouble of creating the box and finding stuff to put in it? BECAUSE IT MATTERS TO YOUR KIDS. For a child, seeing a picture of them and their family member puts playing games into context and moments into memories. Think about all those albums full of childhood photos in your attic, why do you keep them after all those years? Because looking back at them makes you think of all the amazing things that made the person mean so much to you! 

Reward Tiers!


T-Shirt!

 Giant Lumii Collectible!

 Create Your Own Kinskii!

"Can we still play the games even when you come back daddy??"
-Austin Lee, age 4
"I want the Kinskii monsters life-size on my wall!" 
-Alex Reinecke, age 9
"I love how educational the games are, seeing my son learn with his grandpa touched my heart"
-Rochelle Green, Mommy
"Typically I'm all about less technology, but if they are going to do it, this would be how I would want them to"
-Rheanna, Cammo Style Love

We are creating a video chat platform made for kids, by people who have kids. Kinskii was created by moms, dads and the grown-up version of those children who experienced this problem. We have passion for this platform because we have suffered for far too long.

Rachel, Education Expert. My son is seven years old and my daughter is five years old.As a traveling working mom, Kinskii spoke to me. I am always on the lookout for innovative ways to connect with my kids when I am on the road.Since my children also live 3000 miles away from our extended family, I immediately saw how this platform could also enhance my children’s relationship with their grandparents and other relatives.

Jim, Co Founder and Game Developer Kaiden loves his Papa (Grandpa) dearly but only gets to see him about once every year. They have phone calls occasionally but can't truly connect and I know Kaiden's grandpa misses seeing his grandson grow up. Considering how much I miss the little guy when I'm out of town, I can't imagine only being able to see him once a year. 

Helen, Co Founder and Marketing Director. I moved to Texas from Taiwan when I was little and communication was a huge problem. I remembered always wanting to play with my grandparents, aunts & uncles and especially my dad but that just wasn't possible. Now I am a proud aunt to two adorable kiddos. I don't want them to have to go through the same struggles as I did with a family that was thousands of miles apart.

Risks and challenges

For now, bandwidth is our biggest challenge.With Kickstarter's help, we will be able to put more money into servers to support network infrastructure and make Kinskii available to families everywhere.

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    Rock Your Vote!

    Our Kinskii monsters will send you a special thank you for your support! In that thank you email we will also include a link to vote for the next game we make.

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    Early Access!

    Receive the download of our platform and initial library of games way ahead of everyone else!

    (This is also included in all tiers below.)

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    Exclusive Kickstarter Game!

    Receive the download of our platform, library of games AND a Kickstarter EXCLUSIVE game only available to our backers.

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    EARLY BIRD:
    Kinskii Box!

    Receive all of the above AND our Kinskii box! The box includes our collectible Kickstarter figurine (There will be a different one every month), sticker sheets, samples of products from companies we love, an activity to do with your kiddo+supplies, trading cards, coloring sheets and a snapshot of an awesome memory made on Kinskii featuring the faces of you and your kiddo.

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    Kinskii Shirt n' Box!

    You get the platform, the box AND an awesome monster shirt! (Pictured under Rewards Galore section.)

    Receive all of the above AND our Kinskii box! The box includes our collectible Kickstarter figurine (There will be a different one every month), sticker sheets, samples of products from companies we love, an activity to do with your kiddo+supplies, trading cards, coloring sheets and a snapshot of an awesome memory made on Kinskii featuring the faces of you and your kiddo.

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    Kinskii Creature Collector!

    You get all of the above AND a limited edition JUMBO SIZED Lumii figurine.

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    Kinskii Box (3x)!

    Get three months of the Kinskii box with an early release of ALL the games we make as well as an awesome box with different stuff every month.

    (Shipping reflects 3 separate deliveries.)

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    Create Your Own Kinskii!

    Submit a drawing of your most imaginative monster and we will turn it into a real life Kinskii! You will receive a figurine of your very own Kinskii and it will be put in our game too!

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    Developer for a Week!

    Come to Dallas, TX and we will build a game together! From idea to programming to art, we will walk you and your kiddo through the whole process until your game is complete and on our platform!

    Trip includes an awesome tour of Dallas. Come see where Kinskii calls home and we'll show you and your kiddo everything we love about Texas!

    (Flight and accommodations not included)

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    Kinskii Class

    We will fly to you and teach your kiddos everything that goes into making a game! Together we will come up with ideas, see the programming that goes behind the game, create all the art together and see the Kinskii team in action!

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    Corporate Kinskii

    Thank you for your company's support. We will feature you on our Kinskii box. Not only that, we will work with you to create a game for our platform.

    *Companies must be approved by the Kinskii team.

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Funding period

- (30 days)