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You work a clerical position at Abs Co. - a subsidiary of The Skies Corporation - managing data entry and the like. That is, until you receive an email from your supervisor, offering a live-in position at TSC's new subsidiary: Geo Co. According to the email, it pays more, so your answer was quite obvious.
 

This new job entails capturing multiples of an object known as a "Geo". But, what exactly is a Geo? Time to find out.

While on this job, you come across three different Geo types, and each Geo type exhibits unique qualities that changes the way you handle them. Speaking of which, how do you get these things to their goals?

Tapping the screen creates a powerful explosion that sends Geos and other objects caught in its wake flying. One of the three explosion types may be created, based on the location of the tap. Powerful as they may be, they tend to be hard to control. Perhaps a more direct method is in order?

Swiping the screen generates a forceful slash that bends Geos and other nearby objects to its will. One of the three slash types may be generated, based on the direction of the swipe. These methods are now your tools of the trade, and they come at a price.

Both explosions and slashes consume energy; how much energy they end up taking is different for each area, and you're only allotted a certain amount of energy per area. Be sure to use it wisely. Did I forget to mention the obstacles? Because, there are obstacles.

Bizarre architecture, crumbling structures, flooded floors, and gusts of wind stand in your way. Nobody said it was going to be easy.

Geo also features some great music. For every five areas, there's a new song that plays in the background, to keep things interesting. With 27 songs planned for the official soundtrack, what's not to like? Here are a few below.

Of course; but first, a bit of pre-information. The game thus far has been developed in the free version of Unity. With that in mind, the game is 50% complete, and a majority of the remaining tasks requires that I use Unity Pro, two of the Unity Pro Addons, and a couple of plugins I need to purchase from the Asset Store in preparation for some of the game's features. Put simply, I can't make this game happen without your help. Here's a breakdown of where the money is going.

Geo is a very "bare bones" kind of game, in that getting more funding beyond the goal won't afford me anything else to create for it. However, I do have a few ideas in mind that may increase the overall experience, given that there's enough interest for the game, which are listed below.

$2500: Geo for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone
The base funding to put Geo on the market in March of 2015

$3000: Unlockable Themes
Two, unlockable themes to change the way you look at Geo; Industrial and Night Life

$4000: Versus Mode (Local Only or Live is TBD)
Play against your friends in this fast-paced, mini-game where you score points to win

$5000: Level Builder
Think you have what it takes to work for Geo Co.? Challenge your friends with puzzling contraptions of your own design with this level builder

The stretch goals will be released as free DLC as they are completed, as to not extend the wait time for the base game of Geo.

Risks and challenges

This is my first mobile game, along with my first KickStarter campaign; however, I've spent months in development and preparation for the game and KickStarter, respectively. The game's main mechanics are already completed, and level design is underway. All project files are backed up in three locations, and the game has been tested on Android and Windows 8 Phone with no issues. Honestly, the main risk is that Google Play, iTunes, or Windows Store denies the submission for Geo once it's complete. Every project will have its risks, but the fact of the matter is that I'm doing everything I can to make sure that this game happens. Thanks for your support.

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