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Wall Display Unlocked!
You can officially add-on a Wall Display to your order for $55 US backers and $70 for INT backers!
To make life simpler, we have also added a new tier to get all four Quest Keys and a Wall Mount Display!
To add-on to your order please follow the instructions below in the section: How to Add your add-ons.
Stretch goal unlocked!
Each Type A and Type B bottles openers will come with one free of charge!
Intricately designed and engraved with a lovely green finish. Only available to the S1: Special Edition Tier!
Years ago, a malevolent sorcerer stole hydration from the world and sealed it into crystal bottles. When his time was nigh, the sorcerer scattered these bottles across the globe to ensure his wicked legacy and to ensure no one would know the spells of unlocking after his passing.
The world has since become a dry abyss and a relentless thirst plagues the land. Citizens croak with parched throats for salvation. They pray for rain, for snow, for any moisture to end their desperation but alas, it still remains locked away.
When all seemed lost, four objects came into being. Willed by the cries of the people, these objects have the power to break the sorcerer's spell and unleash the hydration.
These objects are The Quest Keys!
Now the Quest Keys have come to Kickstarter to search for worthy adventurers to wield them in their destiny to end the thirst.
So we ask you, are you ready to unlock your bottle?
Quest Keys: Type A - Gold plated finish. Approximately 4"x3" solid cast metal.
Quest Keys: Type B - Antique gold finish. Approximately 4"x3" solid cast metal.
Quest Keys: Type C - Antique silver finish. Approximately 4"x2" solid cast metal.
Quest Keys: Type D - Gold plated finish. Approximately 2.5"x2.5" solid cast metal.
We've always wanted to make things that people would enjoy but at the same time, be useful. To do so, we gathered a gaggle of creative minds and enlisted their help. After multiple brainstorming sessions and dead ends, one designer popped up with an idea. After a week of toiling away, he came back and presented it as the Quest Key Bottle Openers.
According it him
"These bottle openers were inspired by my favorite video game that I played when I was younger and I'm certain many others as well. It blends my childhood gaming experiences with the perks of being an adult, namely enjoy a cold drink."
We can't help but agree with him.
We've always tried to keep it simple with "Let's make something cool" and we think this one knocks it right out of the park. It's gorgeous and it's useful but we'll let you be the judge of that.
The process was a very good learning experience for all of us at Ai and Play. First step was the modelling:
We were novices at 3-D modelling at best but we saw that as a challenge to learn. It took some time but it's a very valuable skill to know.
That being said, seeing them on the computer screen is different from having them in hand and we had to see if it would actually work. Of course we had reference physical examples of the leverage action of bottle openers but you never know until you try it out.
We chose to color each iteration of the prototypes to make sure it is easily recognizable and to make our lives easier when figuring out why the iteration worked or didn't work. Of course, some took longer than others to figure out.
In the end, what we came up with is something we're very proud of. Like adventurers, we had to go on a learning journey and at the end of lay the Quest Keys! Was it worth it? We certainly hope so!
Leather Strap Holders!
As we said previously, we sought to keep this as simple as possible but we couldn't help ourselves. We decided that a very good companion to go with these were leather straps that you could attach to a belt loop, key chain and etc! They're made with genuine leather and is a fantastic compliment to the keys. If the stretch goal is met, each & every Type A and Type B bottles openers will come with one free of charge!
How to Add Your Add-ons:
Special thanks to our model the beautiful Kelly Yamagishi
Risks and challenges
Though this is our first kickstarter, we have researched countless other campaigns to figure out the best way to fulfill and ensure that this project goes as smoothly as possible. There may be the risks of the unforeseen but we have prepared ourselves enough with knowledge and research to minimize it if necessary. If there is anything you need help with please be sure to message us!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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