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By Martin Webber
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About this project

Come and play with us!

Be part of the secret smiling society and become a super-hero or secret agent. Your mission is to make people smile. Together we will dissolve the world of its fear. Let’s tackle missions with the support of a small team and create secret Headquarters along our way.

Missions? What's that all about then?

Missions are fun tasks for players to complete within a certain amount of time which they would normally not do alone. Players set their own missions, or undertake missions which have been set for them. Some examples from playtests:

Friendfinder - get hugs from three different people at random in the street telling them that hugging reduces stress. Observe their reaction.

Funfinder - get two strangers to sing a Christmas song with you on a crowded shopping street; go into town and ask people about interesting places to go to and things to do.

Factfinder - go into town and ask three people for one interesting fact about the town. Spread the news on Twitter (#ClearFearGame)

Crowdfunding campaign

Help us to take the game to the next level. With the support of the RSA we have created a game scenario for recovery groups to play, but we are seeking £5,000 to:

  • create a version of the game for individuals to play 
  • develop a fully-functioning website with clear instructions how to play the game and to share success in our completed missions across the globe
  • 50 pre-defined missions in a set of cards
  • a gamers tool kit for groups to play the game

If we exceed our target, there is so much more we can do.

  • if we reach £6,000 we will create a playful illustration of the game description
  • if we reach £8,000 we will create a new scenario for playing the game
  • if we reach £10,000 we will create a second set of 50 mission cards

What do players say about the game?

We have worked with people recovering from drug and alcohol misuse problems. Imagine what a fearless world would mean to them. Some of them have said:

"Well, why should I play it? Besides getting active, being outside of my comfort zone, enjoying good company, having done something I would not have done otherwise and having fun, what do I get out of it?"

"First it seemed impossible then it released so much fun. It was so good not to be serious." 

"Let’s meet up again and play it more often."

Stuart Taylor, lead of West Kent Drug and Alcohol Recovery Project, RSA: "It was very heartening to see the enthusiasm that was so palpable within the group. What had started as a rather pensive atmosphere was clearly dispelled and replaced by a bubbling and laughter-filled sense of fun and can-do amongst the group members."

Who is creating the game?

The creative talents of Philippe Greier of playmakers industries and his international team of playmakers have helped to create the ClearFear game. Along the way, we have harnessed the expertise of people recovering from substance use problems at Kingston Recovery Initiative Social Enterprise and in the West Kent Recovery Service, and of researchers in the Connecting People study team. ClearFear has been developed and tested in the UK, Austria, Bolivia and Sweden. Please help us to bring the game to you!

Please visit our website and facebook page to find out more about us and the game.

I have blogged about the development of the game and if you are interested you can find out more here.

The development of the ClearFear game has been made possible with the support of the RSA Catalyst Fund.

ClearFear project plan
ClearFear project plan

Please support us with your pledge and tell your friends and family about ClearFear. Let's clear fear together!

Thank you!

Risks and challenges

I have expertise in leading teams through the successful completion of projects, which includes the ability to negotiate, delegate and ensure tasks are completed to a high standard within deadlines. I am confident that we are able to overcome any challenges, should this project be funded.

We are an international team working on this project which poses its own unique challenges. However, we have developed a trusting relationship and have been effective in collaborating thus far.

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    Pledge £10 or more About $16

    Receive a huge thank-you on our wall of fame on the ClearFear website.

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    Receive your set of ClearFear stickers limited to founding members of the secret smiling society and a huge thank-you on our ClearFear website wall of fame.

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    Pledge £35 or more About $56

    Get a copy of the original and unique ClearFear Game card set and game templates delivered to your door, and a huge thank-you on our ClearFear website wall of fame.

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    Celebrate your completed ClearFear mission with the world. We will post your story and pictures to our website and share them with our followers. And you will receive a huge thank-you on our ClearFear website wall of fame.

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    Pledge £75 or more About $119

    Receive your own copy of the ClearFear superhero annual including pictures and stories of selected completed missions from the global community of ClearFear players, and a huge thank-you on our ClearFear website wall of fame.

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    Pledge £100 or more About $159

    Give the game developers a mission! Choose one three-hour mission which you would like the game developers to complete. We will post our stories and pictures on the website for all to celebrate our successful missions. And receive a thank-you on our ClearFear website wall of fame.

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    Pledge £500 or more About $794

    Having trouble deciding upon your mission? Can't motivate your superhero into action? Get expert ClearFear game skype coaching from Playmakers Industries. Feature in our ClearFear superhero annual; receive card sets and game templates; and a thank-you on our ClearFear website wall of fame.

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    Pledge £1,500 or more About $2,381

    Let's organise your ClearFear day! One of the ClearFear game developers will come to your company / organisation / team / community to play the game with you. This will include card sets, game templates, a feature in the ClearFear superhero annual and a thank-you on our ClearFear website wall of fame. Great for team-building and community building. Travel and subsistence costs to be added.

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    Pledge £5,000 or more About $7,938

    Hire one of the game developers to be your personal superhero for one day. Missions should not include peril, sexual activity or anything illegal in that country. In addition, we will organise a ClearFear day for your company / organisation / team / community to play the game with you. This will include card sets, game templates, a feature in the ClearFear superhero annual and a thank-you on our ClearFear website wall of fame. Great for team-building and community building. Travel and subsistence costs to be added.

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Funding period

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