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51
backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, February 17 2016 9:00 PM UTC +00:00

About

Games can be so much more than a way to pass time.

They are powerful motivators, and we believe they can help turn things we HAVE to do, into things we WANT to do.  

Swibo Tilt was invented to provide motivation for the balance training physiotherapy used for ACL injuries, ankle sprains, and a host of other common injuries.
By gamifying the therapy we make having an injury suck a little less.

Almost everyone has the same story of a bad ankle, knee, back, or in some unfortunate cases all three.
They got injured, they didn't do their exercises, and they didn't recover properly.

Until now Tilt has only been available to select testing customers, physiotherapy clinics, and sports trainers here in New Zealand. 
By launching this Kickstarter our goal is to make Tilt available for everyone.

To do this we need to make sure we have the numbers to build boards in bulk and further develop the games.

We're especially excited about using Tilt to help engage kids with active exercises, and in helping to prevent falls among the elderly.

Running for your life in Hexile
Running for your life in Hexile

We are on a mission to prove that gaming has a place in both motivation and measurement for physiotherapy, encouraging people to actually perform the exercises they are already paying for, experiencing all the recovery and injury prevention benefits they should be.

Full Swibo Tilt System
Full Swibo Tilt System

To this end, Swibo invented Tilt, a balance training system that uses our all-time favorite activity; gaming, to make these important exercises something you enjoy and look forward to instead of avoid. Gaming has the power to really help people, and we would love your help turning this from a prototype to an accessible reality!

Swibo Tilt in the Gym
Swibo Tilt in the Gym
Uses of Balance Training;

 - Injury Recovery and Prevention, particularly for ankle and knee injuries 

 - Athletic training through better balance and proprioception (It's a real word we swear)

 - Mobility and independence for those with impaired balance, such as amputees, or people recovering from stroke

Tilt Adds;

 - Active gaming to get you off the couch 

 - Beating your friends in new and exciting ways

 - Entertainment that tests and works to improve balance

So, what are we offering?

Hexile - Puzzle Adventure


Hexile harks back to the days of Spyro and Crash Bandicoot with platformer-style gameplay and puzzle-based challenges. Use the board to navigate through a series of themed levels and collect points along the way. Initial release will include 15 unlockable levels with early beta access. 

Hexile is built for fine balance control and testing your stability. 
Players: 1 - 4

NeoZen - Racing

 

NeoZen is a space-racer that tests your reactionary balance. Gain speed by staying on the track, complete with endless-runner style gameplay and Player vs Player race mode. 

Players: 1 - 4

Unbearable - Survival

Yes, the pun is entirely intentional.

Co-Op survival game in which you try to survive in this camping trip gone horribly wrong. No animals were harmed in the making of this game.
This game is still being developed, the above footage is entirely beta.

Players: 1 - 4

 - Thank You! -

Thank You Pledge
Thank You Pledge

For those of you who are keen to support gaming for a good cause but aren't the balancing-type, we have our personal Thank You's which we will video and release weekly.

 - Smartphone Games Access -

Smartphone Games Pledge (Phones not included)
Smartphone Games Pledge (Phones not included)

In addition to being included in our Thank-You reel, you will also receive early access to smartphone-only versions of 2 games; NeoZen and Unbearable.

 - Full Games Pledges -

For all pledges that include either a Tilt board or case, you will receive access to the 3 full games listed! See above for more details on the games and demo footage.  

Should stretch goals be met, anyone with this level of pledge will have access to the additional content.

 - Tilt Cases -

Swibo TIlt Case Reward
Swibo TIlt Case Reward

For those of you who either have a balance board or want to buy your own, these pledges receive an awesome Tilt case built to attach to existing balance boards, prototype shown below:

Swibo Tilt Case Prototype
Swibo Tilt Case Prototype

These cases will be built to protect your phone while you play and can be placed anywhere on the surface of the board you are using.

 - Tilt Balance Board -

Basic Tilt Package
Basic Tilt Package

The custom Swibo Tilt Balance Board! Designed specifically for use with our games the boards have an in-built space for your phone and lid to protect it.  

Updates on the design of the boards will be posted regularly to this page and our website!

 - Limited Edition Tilt Balance Board - 

Early Bird Package
Early Bird Package

Get in quick to get the Limited Edition package at a cheaper rate!

Limited Edition Pack
Limited Edition Pack

For the premium and early bird backers, this limited edition board will only be available for kickstarter backers! Expect a special colour scheme available, with special details and engraving. Updates for this design will also be posted regularly!  

Additionally, these packages will include exclusive digital in-game content including special character skins.

 - Multiplayer packs -

Multiplayer Case Package
Multiplayer Case Package

The Multiplayer Case Package comes with an extra case so you can play with a friend!

Multiplayer Tilt Package
Multiplayer Tilt Package

Like the above package, except the Multiplayer Tilt Package comes with 2 boards instead of 2 cases. You and a friend can both play our system the way it was meant to be played.

Tilt Party Pack
Tilt Party Pack

The Tilt Party Pack comes with 4 boards for the ultimate Tilt experience! Our games are all a lot more fun when played with 3 friends!

 - Design a Challenge -

Design a Challenge Package
Design a Challenge Package

For being such an epic supporter of Swibo Tilt, we want to put a piece of your awesome into our games! Get your say in designing a challenge for one of our games;

 - Challenge piece for Hexile

 - Enemy for Unbearable

 - Track piece for NeoZen

This pledge will also include one limited edition Tilt Balance Board.

 - Design a Skin -

Design a Character Skin Package
Design a Character Skin Package

As above, for being so awesome, we want to thank you with your own specially designed in-game skin!  

Choose a character from Hexile, NeoZen, or Unbearable and we will help to make a special skin for use in our games, released to all Kickstarter backers!

This pledge will also include one limited edition Tilt Balance Board.

 - Design a Level -

Design a Level Package
Design a Level Package

Take your support to the next level! and by that we mean we want you to add your own specially designed level to one of our games!  

Choose a game from Hexile, NeoZen, or Unbearable and we will help to make a brand new level for it including the creation of any new challenges or enemies that would be required for the awesomeness you thought up! Released to all Kickstarter backers!

This pledge will also include one limited edition Tilt Balance Board.

 - Design a Game -

Design a Game Package
Design a Game Package

Ever wanted to be a game designer? Here's your chance!  

For this pledge we will work with you to turn your game ideas into a fully developed game for Tilt! Work with the team over skype or locally (Wellington, NZ) to prepare the game for release!

If you're interested in this pledge feel free to contact us and we can talk through details!

By reaching our set goal we will be able to deliver 3 games to backers. However, if we can exceed this goal we can bring even more content to you lovely supporters! Our initial stretch goals are listed below, with more in the works.

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Extended Game Content - $26,000  

With a little extra funding we can deliver expanded content for all our games, adding:

 - New obstacle for NeoZen 

 - New enemy for Unbearable

 - 5 New Levels for Hexile

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Advanced Game Content - $30,000  

With even more funding, we can add entirely new game modes and mechanics to our games! 

- Race Mode for Hexile

 - Bosses for Unbearable

 - Player vs Player weapons for NeoZen

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Entirely New Game $40,000  

If we can get up to this funding goal, we can add a whole new game to our suite, available to everyone pledging over $100 to receive the full games. 

Current game ideas:

 - Tilt Snowboarding/Skiing

 - Tilt Tournament, multiplayer mini-game tournament

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In the future Swibo also plans to develop Tilt as a VR controller, imagine snowboarding in your living room any time of year

To date Swibo has developed prototype games for our 3 kickstarter release titles, Tilt Balance Boards, Tilt Cases, and our iOS/Android app. We are constantly working on new content for all our games, and will post progress here.

Watch this space!

Last but not least: Nga Mihi Nui Huge respect and massive thanks to all of you!

We would also like to thank Matai Media for their assistance with the awesome video you just watched, and Axel Olsthoorn for the sweet banners.

Proud supporter of kicking it forward

Risks and challenges

The key challenge we've encountered in providing Tilt to people, is that we need significant numbers of orders to be able to produce the boards. The key challenge in delivering Tilt is the custom hardware we provide; the cases and boards. So far we have had to build these boards by hand ourselves, which is very expensive and time consuming.

We have set the funding goal such that when we meet it, we will be able to bulk manufacture our boards so that we can deliver to backers at the reasonable prices in the pledges!

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    Thank You!
    We will issue a video every week of the campaign, thanking our backers personally for being the awesome people they are.

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    Not only will you be thanked profusely as above, but you will receive access to Android and iOS versions of both NeoZen and Ubearable!
    A small taste of Tilt.

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    This pledge is for those who want to use their own balance board, which is totally cool with us!

    Early access to all three Kickstarter release games;
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    - NeoZen
    - Unbearable

    1 x Swibo Tilt Case, attachable to existing balance boards for use with Tilt software.

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    Multiplayer Case Package!
    The same as above but with TWO cases to play with friends!

    Early access to all three Kickstarter release games;
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    - NeoZen
    - Unbearable

    2 x Swibo Tilt Case, attachable to existing balance boards for use with Tilt software.

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    Tilt Balance Board and Games!
    Use our specially designed balance board, perfect for playing our games.

    Early access to all three Kickstarter release games;
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    - NeoZen
    - Unbearable

    1 x Swibo Tilt Balance Board, for use with Tilt software.

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    Early Bird Special - Limited Edition pack for the regular price!

    The way Tilt was meant to be played.
    Early access to all three Kickstarter release games;
    - Hexile
    - NeoZen
    - Unbearable
    Limited Edition character skins included for each game!

    1 x Swibo Tilt Balance Board, Limited Edition, for use with Tilt software.

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    Limited Edition Pack

    The way Tilt was meant to be played.
    Early access to all three Kickstarter release games;
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    - NeoZen
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    Limited Edition character skins included for each game!

    1 x Swibo Tilt Balance Board, Limited Edition, for use with Tilt software.

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    Multiplayer Tilt Package
    Games are always better with friends, get the most out of Tilt with more boards!

    Early access to all three Kickstarter release games;
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    - NeoZen
    - Unbearable

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    Tilt Party Pack
    All our games are made for up to 4 players, this is the ultimate Tilt experience.

    Early access to all three Kickstarter release games;
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    - NeoZen
    - Unbearable

    4 x Swibo Tilt Balance Board, for use with Tilt software.

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    Design a Challenge!

    Ever wanted to design part of a game?

    With this pack, not only do you get access to the games and a Limited Edition Tilt balance board, but you get to have your say on a challenge we use in our games!

    We skype you in and talk through ideas for new challenges in Hexile, NeoZen, or Unbearable and we build your design.

    Also includes Limited Edition character skins included for each game!

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    Design a Character Skin!

    For those of you who like your game characters to look extra fly while you play.

    With this pack, not only do you get access to the games and a Limited Edition Tilt balance board, but you get to have your say on an additional character skin we use in our games!

    We skype you in and talk through ideas for new skins in Hexile, NeoZen, or Unbearable and we build your design.

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    Design a Level!!

    Get your creative juices flowing.

    With this pack, not only do you get access to the games and a Limited Edition Tilt balance board, but you get to help us design an additional level we use in our games!

    We skype you in and talk through ideas for a new level for one of Hexile, NeoZen, or Unbearable and we build your design.

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    Design a Game!!!

    Now we're talking! Make your younger self proud!

    With this pack, not only do you get access to the games and a Limited Edition Tilt balance board, but you get to have your say on an extra game we create!

    We send you the product and let you get familiar with it. Then we skype you in and talk through ideas for a new game and we build your design.

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