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INVICTA Challenge tells true stories about American heroes by combining video games, interactive graphic novels & collectible toys.
INVICTA Challenge tells true stories about American heroes by combining video games, interactive graphic novels & collectible toys.
235 backers pledged $25,741 to help bring this project to life.

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STRETCH GOAL! We made it to $25k, but we want to get to $30k. If we get to $30k, then all of our backers get a bonus reward - a limited edition "INVICTA Challenge Founders" Club" refrigerator magnet. (This magnet is 3" in diameter.)

Please help us continue to spread the word on INVICTA! 

We have four days left, and room to run! Thank you!

INVICTA Challenge Founders' Club Magnet - Stretch Goal
INVICTA Challenge Founders' Club Magnet - Stretch Goal

INVICTA Challenge tells true leadership stories by combining video games, graphic novels and toys. Please help us raise $25,000 to produce our first product—an interactive game that tells the incredible true story of a Native American paratrooper on D-Day.

INVICTA Challenge’s first game, Leadership Decision Challenge 1: Flash & Thunder, follows the story of Turner Brashears Turnbull, a young lieutenant in the 82nd Airborne Division. On June 6, 1944, Turnbull and his men defended a key French town against almost forty times their number of Germans. 

WATCH THIS VIDEO TO SEE THE TURNER TURNBULL STORY

In this game you play the role of Turner Turnbull, and you make the decisions that determine mission success. You must defend a key French village on D-Day!

The game includes an authentic Operations Packet, detailed maps, and a Mission Module graphic novel. The game also ties to a free, downloadable video game and includes a collectible paratrooper action figure. 

Historically accurate, action-packed, and highly visual, INVICTA games are challenging, fun and inspiring. 

  • Authentic Operations Packet 
  • Two mission maps 
  • INVICTA leadership card 
  • Mission Module graphic novel 
  • Downloadable video game 
  • Collectible action figure 

DETAILED PRODUCT OVERVIEW VIDEO

READ THE OPERATIONS PACKET: 

First, master the Operations Packet, with 20 full-color cards, containing key information about your mission, Allied and Axis forces, your equipment and other details that you need to achieve your goal. 

REVIEW YOUR MAPS:

Study the two operational maps—a map of the overall D-Day invasion plan on beaches in Normandy and a close-up map of the key tactical areas in the game.

TACKLE THE MISSION MODULE: 

The Mission Module graphic novel is written in a choose-your-own adventure format in which the reader makes key decisions leading to mission failure or success. 

  • Highly visual, combining photorealistic art, text and comic style pages 
  • Fast-paced, action-packed narrative 
  • Readers have control of the story—and determine the story’s outcome by making decisions throughout the novel. 
  • Good decisions are based on details in the Operations Packet, as well as on the INVICTA leadership traits. 

PLAY THE VIDEO GAME:

Download and play a linked, tactical, turn based game. Free to download. If you read the maps, operations packet and Mission Module closely, then playing the downloadable interactive game is much easier. Our games promote reading comprehension!

PARATROOPER FIGURE: 

Collectible Turner Turnbull Paratrooper Figure sculpted by award-winning Four Horsemen Studio 

  • Historically accurate and highly detailed 
  • 14 points of articulation 
  • Removable helmet and pack 
  • M-1 Carbine with Folding Stock 
  • 6 inches tall 

Target Age Range – Kids 8-14 years of age and their parents. 

INVICTA Challenge is a multigenerational brand, and we believe that parents will enjoy this Leadership Decision Game as much as kids. 

WHAT MAKES INVICTA UNIQUE? 

INVICTA Challenge’s mission is to tell true leadership stories that inspire kids to reach their greatest potential. We are dedicated to promoting leadership, literacy, and history. 

INVICTA is an acronym for seven leadership traits used to guide decision-making in each story: Integrity, Nobility, Valor, Initiative, Curiosity, Tenacity, and Accountability. 

Good decisions are based on these traits, and good decisions lead to good outcomes. 

Additionally, we want to tell stories that get kids reading, so we developed INVICTA with educational experts. Our products are based on key insights about getting kids—even reluctant readers--to read. 

REWARDS: 

STRETCH GOALS: 

Our $25,000 goal will allow us to pay for the action figure tooling and video game production of our first story, but we also have stretch goals that will allow us to bring other leadership stories to market. Frankly, we want to crush our initial goal, and build a big community of people with a passion for American stories.

OUR RESPONSIBILITY: 

INVICTA Challenge is a brand that stands on the shoulders of giants. 

Because of that, our brand has a special responsibility to tell historically accurate stories and to give back to non-profits related to our story lines. 

In the case of military-related stories, our goal is to talk about leadership and service without glorifying combat and war. 

Additionally, we believe that we have a responsibility to give back, especially in circumstances in which the stories we are telling have entered the public domain. 

Our goal is to create a mass market brand that generates a significant, direct social good by donating a reasonable amount from each product to a charity or charities related to that story. 

GIVING BACK: 

In the case of the first LDC, "Flash & Thunder", we plan to donate a portion of revenue between a charity related to veterans' support and a charity supporting Native Americans. We are currently researching which charities we will focus on, and will announce them during the course of this Kickstarter. 

ABOUT INVICTA CHALLENGE: 

INVICTA Challenge is a veteran-owned business, led by a former Marine Corps infantry officer, Jim Murphy. 

We are committed to building a business that hires veterans who want to work in the creative industries, such as toys, games and entertainment. 

You can read more about the company, Citizen Content Group, at citizencg.com

We would also like to thank Eagle Field Foundation for their support of this project. 

All video, photographs and music is either owned, licensed, or in the public domain.

Finally, please note that we are not implying that the Department of Defense, the United States Marine Corps, or the United States Army endorses this product.

Risks and challenges

The challenges are tied to product manufacturing and shipping. However, we have extensive experience in these areas and feel confident that we can deliver on time. We will have the first Leadership Decision Challenge game, and the other awards, in your hands by December 1.

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    PLANK HOLDER - Get your name in the downloadable game credits, as well as an INVICTA Challenge decal, as one of the first to support INVICTA!

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    Six inch collectible paratrooper figure ONLY. Shipping included.

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    THE FIRST LEADERSHIP DECISION CHALLENGE, which ties to the free downloadable game. In this package, you get two maps, an Operations Packet with 20 cards, and a 108 page graphic novel with a "choose your own adventure" format. Includes six inch collectible paratrooper figure. Shipping included.

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    Backer Club Only - THE FIRST LEADERSHIP DECISION CHALLENGE & TWO FIGURES! The first Leadership Decision Challenge, which ties to the free downloadable game. In this package, you get two maps, an Operations Packet with 20 cards, and a 108 page graphic novel with a "choose your own adventure" format. Includes 2 of the six inch collectible paratrooper figures. Shipping included.

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    THE FIRST LEADERSHIP DECISION CHALLENGE & TWO FIGURES! The first Leadership Decision Challenge, which ties to the free downloadable game. In this package, you get two maps, an Operations Packet with 20 cards, and a 108 page graphic novel with a "choose your own adventure" format. Includes 2 of the six inch collectible paratrooper figures. Shipping included.

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    LIMITED EDITION T-SHIRT & LEADERSHIP DECISION CHALLENGE GAME ** "Founder" Bowman Level ** A limited edition INVICTA Challenge t-shirt, as well as LDC: 1 Flash & Thunder. US shipping included.

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    TWO COPIES OF THE FIRST LEADERSHIP DECISION CHALLENGE, which ties to the free downloadable game. In this package, you get two maps, an Operations Packet with 20 cards, and a 108 page graphic novel with a "choose your own adventure" format. Includes six inch collectible paratrooper figure. Shipping included.

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    LIMITED EDITION SWEAT SHIRT & LEADERSHIP DECISION CHALLENGE GAME ** "Founder" Bowman Level ** A limited edition INVICTA Challenge sweat shirt, as well as LDC: 1 Flash & Thunder. US shipping included.

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    International Only - LIMITED EDITION T-SHIRT & LEADERSHIP DECISION CHALLENGE GAME ** "Founder" Bowman Level ** A limited edition INVICTA Challenge t-shirt, as well as LDC: 1 Flash & Thunder. US shipping included.

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    LIMITED EDITION EDUCATIONAL EXTENSION KIT WITH LEADERSHIP DECISION CHALLENGE GAME** "Founder" Pickett Level ** Limited edition educational extension kit to provide additional learning opportunities, along with LDC: 1 Flash & Thunder. US shipping included.

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    LIMITED EDITION C-47 GALLERY-WRAPPED GICLEE CANVAS, GRAPHIC NOVEL GAME & FIGURE ** "Founder" Niland Level ** - Limited edition print of the C-47, the aircraft the paratroopers used to fly to France, LDC: 1 Flash & Thunder. Print measures 10" by 12". US shipping included.

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    CASEPACK OF 6 LEADERSHIP DECISION CHALLENGE GAMES. This is the the core LEADERSHIP DECISION CHALLENGE game. Shipping included. For more than one casepack, please message us.

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    LIMITED EDITION ORIGINAL UTAH BEACH PHOTOGRAPHIC GALLERY-WRAPPED GICLEE CANVAS, LEADERSHIP DECISION CHALLENGE GAME - "Founder" Turnbull ** Limited edition original Utah Beach photo, looking seaward, as well as LDC: 1 Flash & Thunder. Print measures 20" by 30". US shipping included.

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    YOUR FACE IN THE FIRST LDC! PLUS THE GAME ITSELF ** "Founder" Vandervoort Level ** At this level, you become part of the story, as your face is added in as a character in the first graphic novel game. Women paratroopers welcome. Also comes with LDC: 1 Flash & Thunder. US shipping included.

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    LIMITED EDITION ORIGINAL NORMANDY INVASION MAP WITH ERNIE PYLE QUOTE ON GALLERY-WRAPPED GICLEE CANVAS, GRAPHIC NOVEL GAME & FIGURE ** "Founder" Gavin Level ** Limited edition original Normandy Beach map, with Ernie Pyle quote, as well as LDC: 1 Flash & Thunder. Please see the image at left. Print measures 20" by 30". US shipping included.

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    LIMITED EDITION TURNBULL "2UP" FIGURE, GRAPHIC NOVEL GAME & FIGURE ** "Founder" Ridgway Level ** This is a 12 inch limited edition of the Four Horsemen's Turner Turnbull sculpt, as well as the LDC: 1 Flash & Thunder game. Please see the image at left. US shipping included.

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    Our top backer level, you get everything in
    Number 2, along with a second figure with
    a unique head sculpt. In other words, you can send us photographs of anyone and we will turn it into
    the face of a six inch paratrooper figure.

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