I created Freedom of Speech because first and foremost, I love creating businesses. But my inspiration came from my opinion that as a nation, we have forgotten how to laugh at ourselves. This game is just a way to get people to lighten up, laugh and have fun. We live in America and everyone is different; that's what makes us great! I’ve heard of comedians refusing to perform at colleges because no matter what they say, someone will get offended. Right now, with all of this terrorism and general chaos between nations, I think laughter is exactly what we need. That's why I created Freedom of Speech, a game FULL of assinine and ridiculous words to help us all laugh, no matter your race, your gender, your views, or what you believe in.
Who is Nico Muoio?
I am an 18-year-old college dropout that has been creating businesses since the 4th grade when I started buying little trinkets and selling them at a profit. I later (at 13 yrs old), learned graphic design and started designing and selling t-shirts at my school to every club and team that would have me. I knew that I would make more money applying what I had learned in photoshop and illustrator than I would working at a restaurant or ice cream shop, so, I began working on local business websites as well as helping with marketing/branding during my senior year of high school. I started college last September, then dropped out after the first semester to start this business. I had been developing it over the summer going into my freshman year, and with everything going on with our nation, I believed it was a perfect time to launch the game. So with the help of many advisors much more experienced and business savvy than I here we are a year later ready to go!
Risks and challenges
There are always challenges with any new project, but we have spent a good amount of time working to minimize potential issues. The manufacturers we have chosen have stellar reputations and have shown that they are responsive and fair. Our cards and packaging are made in America, but our timers are made in China, and that is where our potential risk lies. With part of our product coming from overseas, we run the risk of potentially not making our deadlines, and it would be completely out of our control. We have minimized this risk, however, by hiring a US company with a great track record and expertise in US customs to transport our product across the globe.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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