Funding for this project was suspended by Kickstarter on February 8, 2013.
About this project
Want to know what it would be like to build *your own* virtual Casino? (for virtual / play money only)
What if you could build your own casino games: Build the slot machines that you would love to play, with your own images and jackpots, and personalise your game tables? What if your game designs become so popular that everyone else’s casinos wanted to license your games?
What if you could choose your own decor and outfit your own Casino however you please? Fill it with staff, make it a massive resort complex like a Vegas strip hotel, or a small intimate poker den for you and your buddies? What if you could become the host and manage your own community of players, giving out promotions and gifts as your games and Casino gets bigger and bigger?
All of this is about to become a reality, through the Chumba Platform, developed by us here at Virtual Gaming Worlds (VGW).
Chumba World is the world’s first Casino MMORPG platform where players can create their own games and create their own casinos.
It’s the world’s first intersection of Massively Multiplayer Virtual Worlds, casual gaming, social gaming, and skill gaming.
It’s Second Life meets Farmville meets Las Vegas: Players can explore our own world and play an entire library of casino, casual and skill games, or they can build their own games and rooms to grow their own Casinos.
Virtual Gaming Worlds (VGW) is led by veterans of Online Gaming and casual gaming. Collectively, our Board and Executive team have founded, run, managed or partnered with premier game developers, publishers and gaming technology suppliers.
To us, this Kickstarter campaign isn’t actually just about fundraising -- we want your help, support and input to help us grow the Chumba platform into something our players will see as truly special and will have so much fun being a part of.
We’ve raised enough money from family and friends to build a basic version of our app on Facebook, but this doesn't offer all of the capabilities we’ve outlined. The small amount we're asking for will help us complete development with these new capabilities -- player created slots, table games and player run casinos.
(Anyone interested in discussing our Australian public unlisted company, however, can contact us further for more details and information via this page:http://www.virtualgamingworlds.com/?page_id=16)
The help we would love is massive player input from our backers -- we want to hear all about the features that you guys want to see in creating your own casino games, and building and running your own casino. So please, add your comments and thoughts on what you’d want in our platform!
Reaching our small goal of $50k will help us finish the platform for players to create their own basic slot machines and table games, run them in their own casino, and license them out to other casinos.
Developing such a broad and ambitious platform isn't cheap - your support will help us fund the team of engineers that develop the front end gaming environment and the robust back end functionality, the artists that create the graphics, animations and interface for the slot machines, and who create our virtual world environments and our thousands of avatar and casino room items.
- Backers get access to our developer community, where you can share directly with our designers and developers the features, games, items and rewards that you want to see in the game! We want to hear all your suggestions to help us guide the direction of the world and platform
- Backers get a set of in-game avatar items; a top, pants, hat, sunglasses and shoes, selected by you -- with in-game play bonuses that can increase your rate of winning, your rate of gaining experience, or many more possible stats that are in development!
$25 TIER - All of the above, plus:
- Limited Edition Chumba Backer Playing Cards - A full pack of limited edition playing cards, available only to Kickstarter Backers!
- 1 Rare in-game full suit item of your choice, with a unique look and great stats, these full suit avatar items are the best in game, and are not purchasable in-game except by limited edition, non-purchasable platinum coins
$50 TIER - All of the above, plus:
- BETA KEY Access - Play as a Beta tester as our new features, games and items become available in the coming months -- Be the first to see and play new Chumba content, and to help us guide the direction of the world!
- Framed Backer Plaque - Receive a limited edition Chumba Backer plaque, with custom 5 Custom Chumba Casino chips framed in a rare backer plaque!
$75 TIER - All of the above, plus:
- Limited Edition Chumba Art Book - A compilation and catalogue of items, graphics and games from the Chumba universe, prepared specifically for our Chumba backers, that shares the designs, sketches and thoughts going into this casual MMO world
$100 TIER - All of the above, plus:
- Your Own Re-skinned Slot Machine - Be the first to try your hand at customizing your own slot machine! Select from our library of hundreds of icons, themes and animations to re-skin your own slot machine
$250 TIER - All of the above rewards, plus:
- A fully customized Slot Machine game - From this Tier onwards, backers have first access to the ability to create your own slot machine games! Our complete library of hundreds of icon themes and animations are available, as well as dozens of different game User Interface elements, multiple Bonus game variants, the ability to edit the math model / payout of the game, and naming rights -- try your hand at creating your own hit slot machine!
$500 TIER - All of the above rewards plus:
- Your own custom Casino Room - Backers from this Tier onwards get access to custom Casino Rooms, where backers can select the room graphics from dozens of backgrounds and themes, and furnish the room with a dozen items from our complete catalogue of thousands of room items! Create your own Casino, arcade, hang out, poker den.. the possibilities are endless! Invite your friends to play *your games* at *your casino*
$1,000 TIER AND HIGHER - All of the above rewards plus:
- Your own custom Casino table games - Not only can you build and customise your slot machines and the run a multi-room virtual casino environment -- but now you can even create and customise the dealer-based table games to include in your own casino. Want to have your own customised card decks at your own poker room, designing the tables, bet limits and multiplayer capabilities of your own private casino? No problem!
Risks and challenges
With a development project of this sheer scale and complexity (it is, after all, a browser-based massively multiplayer virtual world & social game with a dozen casino and casual games, plus thousands of virtual items, and user generated content capabilities!), we, like other game projects on Kickstarter, run the risk of development schedule overruns for all of the features we're looking to deliver.
Thankfully, because of the support of our early investors, the size and talent of our team, and given that we've been in production for over 18 months, the platform is nearly complete so the risks of non-delivery are small (and hence our backing target is relatively small one).
We'll always strive to be open and honest about our development progress and schedule, and keep everyone regularly updated on Kickstarter, our own development blog, and on Facebook & Twitter, about how things are progressing and if we run into any setbacks.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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