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By Animae Technologies
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About this project

What is GO!CATCHER!!!

GO!CATCHER!!! blends paper models and mobile games to create new and interesting play for you to catch virtual cockroaches on tablets with mini cockroach traps. 

GO!CATCHER!!! comes with six designs of punch-out foldable mini paper traps and a mobile game designed for tablets. The paper traps are not only collectibles, but also interactive toys integrated with GO!CATCHER!!! Augmented Reality mobile game. The game is creepy but funny, with realistic simulated cockroaches crawling across the screen, which is a fun way to treat the fear of cockroaches.

The great advantage of GO!CATCHER!!! is that it is a new and interactive play aimed for hands-on activities and treatment of cockroach phobia.

We believe digital media creates additional values to the traditional toys, unleashing creativity and imagination.

What You Can Get

- Physical Play: Six mini paper cockroach traps

- Digital Play: Free App with awesome graphics and animations

- Limited Edition items for Kickstarter backers

INSTRUCTION

Step 1. ASSEMBLE the paper models

No Glue, No Scissors. Just punch out and fold the paper model. Easy to do it yourself.

Step 2: Download the App and Play

It's FREE and will be availblae in August 2017.

Design

1. Paper Models — Mini Cockroach Traps

We researched the history of cockroach traps and found a few typical designs as references to create these designs of mini cockroach traps.

Each mini cockroach trap is equipped with a special magic. Collect all six mini cockroach traps to unlock all the features in the App.

Design prototypes
Design prototypes

 2. GO!CATCHER!!! App

Pick any mini cockroach trap and put it on the tablet to catch cockroaches.

Interact with realistic and simulated cockroaches in real-time!

The App is designed for tablets, supporting English and Traditional Chinese. It’s FREE and will be available on iOS and Android, compatible with iPad Mini, iPad, iPad Air, iPad Pro and Android-based tablets.

Story

Most people find cockroaches disgusting and repulsive, trying hard to get rid of the cockroaches. But the cockroaches just keep showing up once in a while. It sounds frustrating, right? Believe us, we've been there. So we create this game to catch these invaders in a non-toxic and eco-friendly way with traps.

Technology

For the past three years, we have been working on research and development on an interaction technology that enables different physical materials to interact with digital media. 

GO!CATCHER!!! is our first commercialized product that applies our award-winning and patented technology with the combination of paper models and mobile games.

The paper models are made out of paper. No battery is needed to power the paper models. No Wifi or Bluetooth connection is needed to pair the paper models with the tablet. After you have folded the paper models, simply just put one paper model on the tablet screen and start the game.

We believe physical elements provide user an intuitive way and tactile sensation, which create added values to digital interaction.

Our tangible interaction technology can be applied to various applications, including but not limited to, toys, games, entertainment, education, commerce, tools and therapy.

Prototypes

Laser cutting in progress
Laser cutting in progress

We have made some design mock-ups for testing and demonstration. We use laser cutter to make the prototypes of paper models. 

For both the paper models and App, the prototypes can achieve up to 90% of the physical characteristics and functionality of the final product.

Limited Edition items for Kickstarter backers 

1. Collector’s box : A specially designed collector’s box for you to keep the folded paper models.

2. T-shirts : Two specially designed limited edition T-shirts in black and white, exclusive for Kickstarter backers who have supported this campaign. Available sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL.

Rewards

The GO!CATCHER!!! App will be launched in August 2017. FREE download on iOS and Android tablets. You can play the game only with the paper models, which are available in the following rewards: Basic, Basic Plus, CollectorKit, CollectorKit Plus, Gold Package and Platinum Package.

We highly recommend CollectorKit or CollectorKit Plus, with all SIX paper models of mini cockroach traps to unlock ALL features in the App, together with other GO!CATCHER!!! accessories.

We would be appreciate if you support us with Gold Package or Platinum Package, with all SIX paper models of mini cockroach traps to unlock ALL features in the App, together with other GO!CATCHER!!! accessories. Additionally, you’ll receive a Certificate and Thank You letter from our team to express our sincere gratitude to you.

For starters, we suggest you with Basic or Basic Plus, with only ONE paper model of mini cockroach traps for you to try, together with other GO!CATCHER!!! accessories.

 

Community

Please help us reach as wide an audience as possible in 2 ways.

1. Follow our Facebook and Twitter. Hash tag #GOCATCHER

2. Share our campaign to your friends.

We really appreciate your support!

Our Team

We are a group of young but experienced, creative and passionate designers and developers. Our vision is to bring physical and digital play together to create fun and imaginative play, which encourages people to do more physical activities and spend less time on smart devices.

As Seen In

Showcases in Hong Kong, Tokyo and San Francisco

We have also exhibited in TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco, SIGGRAPH Asia, Maker Faire Tokyo, Maker Faire Hong Kong, Taipei Game Show, Digital Taipei, with other products and solutions we developed.

Interview on TV Channel — TVB J5 "創科導航 (Innovation GPS)"

Please support us to complete this creative project.

For Press Kit request, please contact us via <contact@animaetech.com>.

Thank you!

Risks and challenges

PRODUCTION
We would like to bring you the best product possible from user experience to product quality.

PROMOTION
As we are a small indie company, we don't have much resources to promote this campaign on our own. We need your support in helping us to spreading the word about this campaign to reach as wide an audience as possible.

ENQUIRIES
We value user’s feedback so we will respond to your questions as soon as we possible.

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    Basic Plus

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    CollectorKit

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    You'll receive one full set of six paper models of mini cockroach traps, from TYPE-A to TYPE-F.

    Plus one collector’s box to keep the finished paper models.

    Plus one hand-written thank you note.

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    Plus one collector’s box to keep the finished paper models.

    Plus one Kickstarter Exclusive GO!CATCHER!!! T-shirt.
    Available colors: white, black
    Available sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL

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    Gold Package

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    You’ll receive one CollectorKit and two Kickstarter Exclusive GO!CATCHER!!! T-shirts, together with a Certificate and Thank You letter from our team to express our sincere gratitude to you.

    And, your name will be listed on our GO!CATCHER!!! website and App as Gold Sponsor. THANK YOU again for your support!

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    6x10 Distributor Package (50% off MSRP)

    Special offer for bulk purchase here!

    Receive 6 designs x 10 units, 60 units of paper models in total, each with individual package!

    Plus Digital Promotion Kit (incl. photos, videos, logos, posters)

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    You’ll receive five CollectorKit and two Kickstarter Exclusive GO!CATCHER!!! T-shirts, together with a Certificate and Thank You letter from our team to express our sincere gratitude to you.

    And, your name will be listed on our GO!CATCHER!!! website and App as Platinum Sponsor. THANK YOU again for your support!

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