Geobooty, the virtual geocaching game where you hide and hunt for virtual booty right from your smartphone anywhere in the world. Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on May 24, 2012.
About this project
Do more than just Check In. With the Geobooty smart phone application you can hide digital Booty such as pictures, mp3's, movies and more at your physical location. Create and enjoy all kinds of location based fun!
Geocashing is a fun and adventurous pastime in which the players hide and hunt for booty that is cleverly hidden from plain view. Using GPS players make their way to geographic coordinates and locate the cache of Booty. Until recently players had to physically hide their cache (or as we like to say "Booty") in a clever and concealed manner. Now players can hide virtual booty in plain sight right from their Android or iOS device using Geobooty the Geocashing game you can play anywhere.
Geobooty allows you to virtually hide and find digital treasures at any location you can physically reach. These treasures can be MP3's, Videos, Pictures and Text files. Simply reach a location, log into the app and stash your virtual booty. After you have hidden Booty you can notify friends via Facebook, sending them in search of your hidden stash. If you're feeling a bit adventurous use the Geobooty app to search for hidden Booty using the on screen map. Once you reach the booty simply select the "reveal Booty button" and view or listen to the hidden treasure.
To add an interesting twist to your experience caches can be locked using a riddle. When you stumble across a cache that is locked with a riddle simply solve the riddle by entering the correct information on screen and reveal the hidden Booty.
Quests can be created by stringing together several different caches of Booty. Each cache represents a waypoint which must be reached before the next waypoint is revealed. A Quest is an excellent setup for a bar crawl, arts walk, or simply a fun weekend adventure.
Play for points, or just for fun, there is something for everyone!
Winning the game means playing the game. Rack up experience points by hiding Booty, solving riddles, and completing Quests. Experience points can also be obtained by creating the longest Quest by distance, creating a Quest with the most waypoints, and by completing limited time Quests.
Why we need your support!
Geobooty is still in its baby stage, and as such we need your help to make it a reality. While the concept, interface, and the backend logic have been worked out, we still need monetary help in the following areas:
* Long term web hosting (Fun should be Free!)
* Retain a database expert (keep track of all that booty)
* Retain a graphic artist (spruce up the "Beta" interface)
Booty Backer T-shirt
Thank you for supporting Geobooty and stay tuned for updates.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
Stash that Booty!
Before Geobooty goes live you get first dibs on stashing a Geobooty cache at any location in the world.
Hide a love note, quirky videos, a song, historic information, any digital media content. Remember to pick a location people are likely to reach with their smartphone or your cache is likely to go undiscovered for a long time.Estimated delivery:
0 backers Limited (200 left of 200)
A Booty for Posterity!
You get to stash away one Geobooty cache before launch, and receive a hand written personalized thank you note. In an effort to prevent arthritis this reward will be limited to 200.Estimated delivery:
0 backers Limited (300 left of 300)
A Booty for Two!
For the price of two large burritos you get a little something for yourself and something for a friend. We will send you and your friend a hand written thank you note customized with your own message. You both also get to stash one Geobooty cache. This is a great way to say "Thanks and I like Booty". It is also way more interesting than a burrito.Estimated delivery:
Stash Booty and Get Some Booty!
First dibs on stashing two Geobooty caches at any location in the world before the app is open to the general public. You also get the totally awesome Geobooty Booty Backer T-Shirt, and recognition as a backer on the website. The booty backer T-Shirt features a QR-Code directed to the Geobooty Backer web page.Estimated delivery:
1 backer Limited (19 left of 20)
Booty's Best Friend!
You receive an invitation to Geobooty launch party in Philadelphia, PA, get to design a Quest containing up to 5 caches, 1 Geobooty Booty Backer T-Shirt, and recognition on the website.
Design a Quest with up to three Geobooty caches before launch.
Recognition on website.Estimated delivery:
0 backers Limited (15 left of 15)
Booty Backing Hero!
You get all the above plus you get to design up to 4 Quests using a total of 24 Geobooty caches. For your generous donation you will be recognized for the high level of support, and receive two tickets to the Geobooty launch party in Philadelphia, PA.Estimated delivery:
- (35 days)