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$420 pledged of $20,000 goal
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About this project

I have developed an Android App that will assist users with getting detailed and precise information on clearing a section of a game.
Finding the right information is oftentimes much more difficult than it sounds. If a gamer is stuck on a section of their game, they must pause the game, go to a search engine, type in a walkthrough name or details of where they are stuck, and they will then be delivered a wide range of options. From there a gamer must navigate through what is oftentimes just one massive text document or through dozens and dozens of pages that may be marked with something that means nothing to a casual gamer. 

To exemplify this problem is the fact that the latest methods of search engine optimization will lead to more confusion for the average web user. Since SEO (search engine optimization) is still a relatively new concept, many sites have not yet adopted the best practices of optimizing their contents to rank well. Due to this fact, users will oftentimes end up landing on pages that are created with the sole point of redirecting people to click on an ad or signup for some kind of affiliate program. While Google has been working to improve their search results via the Panda and Penguin updates, there are still a lot of spammy sites that gets through their filters and ranks highly. When a user does happen to land on a well written and established walkthrough they must then navigate through those dozens of pages and then search the page for the very specific area they are looking for. This is far from being user-friendly, and many gamers end their search in frustration.

 There is of course still the option of buying a physical guide book from a company such as Prima, but most print media is working its way online, further diminishing this option.

Supported Games

Right now this application supports Ocarina of Time. This game was used as a test for the project's feasibility. The app can support any and all games with a distinct mission goal.

Adding new games to the application is fairly easy. I am hoping to partner up with game developer's to get them to provide me with the data I would need at a quicker pace.

Funding Needs

The money collected through this Kickstarter will be used to add more functionality and features to the app, including more games. Storing all of a game's data is extensive and costly.

This funding will also be used to assist with the launch of the application via marketing and other mediums.

GameSnap at the University of Cincinnati Tech Expo
GameSnap at the University of Cincinnati Tech Expo

Risks and challenges

My application is currently developed and functional, but without funding it will never see the light of day.

When it is completed it will cover several games and hopefully I can raise enough to get even more games entered into the app.

My sites already have a large following and community. So making the app successful upon launch will not be a problem. I also have a lot of connections, through the various trade shows, that will help to bring the app more success.

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    For $10 you will get a GameSnap logo sticker and knowledge that you helped fund a great project. Get the app for free

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Funding period

- (30 days)