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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Sep 7 2019
Last updated September 7, 2019

AvA the Immersive Story Tent (Canceled)

Take Back Creativity and Imagination

AvA the Immersive Story Tent (Canceled)

Take Back Creativity and Imagination

$31,059
pledged of 50 000 $pledged of 50 000 $ goal
152
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Sep 7 2019
Last updated September 7, 2019

About

 We as a society are being bombarded with content and visuals from our technology and devices. But we are not being creative ourselves. 

With AvA we bring you stories that let you visualize and create by taking  out the details and engaging you emotionally and creatively with lighting and sound effects that allow YOU to fill in the gaps and create. We call this technology MDI. Minimally Defined Immersion. 

 AvA creates an extraordinary reading experience. AvA lets you explore new worlds, stories, and characters all while benefitting your brain, your home life, and your education. 

AvA's MDI technology stimulates all four hemispheres of the brain and will engage you and your child as you actively think, create, and imagine. 

 AvA and her stories will bring you and your family joy as you build a bond through stories and discuss all the ways in which you imagined the characters, monsters, and places in the story looked!  

Our content can be aligned with the National Learning Standard, so not only will your child be laughing and giggling as AvA brings stories and worlds to life, they will be learning too!

 You can check out all of Dr. Tanya Altmann's interview, hear more about Dungeon Master Trevor Adams' AvA experience, and read teacher Lauren Provenzano's thoughts on each of their links! 

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The app connects to your AvA tent. The app is loaded with a library of minimally defined stories that power imagination. By “minimally defined,” we mean the stories intentionally leave out descriptive details so that individual imagination drives the experience.  

 When AvA launches her story effects, she elicits sensory responses. For example, red and white flashing lights and a rumbling sound could be interpreted as a volcano, a monster, or even an animal stampede--and every answer is right! And we think that's AWESOME! 

 Let's encourage our children's creative potential. We don't need to spoon feed them exactly what to imagine. Instead let's provide them with environment that stimulates them to think individually and creatively!  

 Make story time a daily ritual and immerse yourself in an experience that you can all enjoy together as a family.  

 When you purchase your initial AvA you will receive:   

 After you are set up with your initial purchase of AvA, your experience does not end. You will receive a subscription of new content regularly!  

But fear not! The late arrivals can still join in on the fun. AvA and her content will still be available with an initial purchase package and  subscription plan!  

 An environment is an atmosphere created by AvA with lights and sounds to transport you to another world. Our environments range from a blue toned ocean scape to help you and your child to relax to being amongst the greenery and colors of the forest.   

Our stories are original content and timeless classics that inspire creativity! Stories accompanied by the magic of AvA's lights and sounds will immerse you in the world of the characters.     

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The education content can range from basic reading lessons to identifying animals or musical instruments. AvA helps game-ify the lesson by rewarding your child with a fun reaction every time they get the answer correct!   

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All of these incredible packages will be available to you with your purchase of an AvA. 

You, the Kickstarter community, will be the reason AvA becomes a success. With your contributions we will be able to deliver our first fully realized AvA.  

The possibilities of how she can develop are endless.

Join us in taking on the trend of technology and use it to benefit our imagination and creativity, not take it away. Join us, a small company, as we take on the big guys to finally take back control of our own creativity and imagination.     

Allow us to further minimize the distractions between you and your child by getting us the funds to move AvA into  Voice Recognition. Instead of pressing a button on the "action text"  simply allow AvA to take the reins and listen along to your story and react when you say the "action word" instead!

 By using AvA's capabilities we believe that we can positively impact the worlds of education, neurodevelopment, and therapy for children and families.

We are currently in planning and development with our research director for our efficacy beta testing and will test the efficacy of AvA's efficiency in each of these categories, and the impact she can have on benefiting society overall. 

Plus, AvA is a great friend your kids will love! 

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With AvA we deliver revolutionary storytelling technology, Minimally Defined Immersion (MDI). In our stories, we strip away the details and replace them with lighting and sound effects that are specifically designed to engage a child’s emotions and personal imagination. 

Let's use imagination as a storytelling mechanism.

  •  Lynotaur - What does that look like?
  •  Shadows - Where are we?
  •  Hunger - How does that make you feel?   
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Your answers to these questions will be completely different from your child, your spouse, or the other members of your family and we think that’s awesome! 

These unique perspectives will spark discussions between family members and encourage conversations on how each of you view the world.

But why? What do we have against the magical, flying, mythical creature?

Dragons are overdone. Dragons are the result of fantastic, magical, and engaging storytelling from early mankind. A social community gathered around the fire and exchanging beliefs, memories, and entertainment. At Burble we want to move BEYOND dragons.

Let’s inspire our children with an environment where they can create the NEXT legendary creature of the ages.    

We need your help. We are a diverse group of 8 people who have spent our time and money to get to this point. Help us blow the doors off of Kickstarter so that we can convince investors that it is time to re-design AvA and achieve something that is scaleable.    

We know how to scale the content.

We already have a great team of talented designers, writers, and producers who know how to create our content and understand what it takes to build even more.

We know the steps needed to take AvA to scale and we have the team to make it a reality. But we need the traction from you to get there.  

 It is up to you our friends, family and future customers to take our hard work to the next level.  We are all in on this Kickstart launch! 

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 As with any project or revolution, we may run into some unexpected monsters on our way to success.

This is even more likely when combining the the components of creative audio and lighting design with the other hardware, components and software that make AvA the magical experience she is. We are already in talks with product design specialists, engineering, and manufacturing companies to minimize these delays and obstacles as much as possible.

We will focus on the storytelling magic that we think to be the most crucial part of our content and keep the software development in parallel with our hardware manufacturing and creative content production. 

We are fully aware that unexpected clashes with evil forces on the road may raise, but our team is dedicated to doing whatever it takes to keep our promises. 

 We will update you on our progress; and communicate with you in a totally transparent way. We have already been sending out a newsletter to our early Burble fans on the regular, and we are very much looking forward to hear feedback from our backers.

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    I Believe in Burble!

    Thank you! You're AWESOME. We believe in our mission too and your support means the world!

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    - Membership in the Burble fan club

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    Burble Sticker & Bookmark

    Not only can you show off your Burble Pride online you can rep it IRL with our Burble Sticker and Bookmark!

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    -And the above

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    Creativity Booklet (Digital)

    The Burble Creativity Booklet is our spin on a collection of imagination sparking and creativity engaging activities for you and your child to participate in together. Our Creativity Booklet will include drawings, mad libs, finish the story, draw the scene, and other such imagination sparking activities.

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    No dragons T-Shirt & Name on Website

    Our mission is to inspire creativity and move BEYOND dragons as the creature of the ages. Let's inspire families to imagine the next legendary creature!

    Your contribution to our mission is AMAZING and to thank you we want to add your name to our website as a Cultivator of Creativity.

    Plus, we want to give you a half year subscription to our AvA content free!
    (A $240 value!!)
    You can redeem your subscription whenever you purchase and set up your first AvA down the road!

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    -Name on the Burble website
    -A half year subscription to AvA content
    -And the above

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    Burble Treasure & 1 Year of Content

    Receive a piece of BURBLE TREASURE! Burble treasure are pieces of Burble history that are placed on/in a display for you to show off to all your friends and family. When you have guests come over you can point out: "Oh that thing? Well, you know that new storytelling company Burble Creativity? YAY that one! This is a piece of one of their earliest AvA prototypes... I know crazy right?!"

    Oh and we will up your subscription to a full year of AvA content!

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    -A one year subscription to AvA content ($480 value)
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    AvA & 1 Year of Content - Early Bird

    Your own AvA!!
    You will receive the first fully realized AvA with our adjustments post beta testing.
    Whether that is AvA Model 1, 2, or 3 is yet to be seen!

    Plus, a year of Burble Subscription Content free!! (A $480 Value)
    *Your free year of content will begin on the date you receive your AvA in your home.

    Includes:
    -AvA the story tent
    -1 year of content (A $480 Value)
    -And the above

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    AvA & 1 Year of Content

    Your own AvA!!
    You will receive the first fully realized AvA with our adjustments post beta testing.
    Whether that is AvA Model 1, 2, or 3 is yet to be seen!

    Plus, a year of Burble Subscription Content free!! (A $480 Value)
    *Your free year of content will begin on the date you receive your AvA in your home.

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    -1 year of content (A $480 Value)
    -And the above

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    *AvA & Full Beta Test Member*

    Join the beta test of our Model 1 AvA! Be among the first to get AvA in your home and give us feedback on exactly what content you enjoy the most and what you and your family want to to see more of!

    Outside of the beta test content you receive you will also be provided 1 year of content to your next AvA model.

    YES, we will trade out the Model 1 Beta AvA that you initially received with the newest AvA Model that goes out to the rest of the Kickstarter family after we make adjustments from the beta testing.

    Includes:
    -Beta access - Model 1 AvA
    -Upgraded next model AvA
    -1 year of content ($480 Value)
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    Family Recipe Revamp!

    In the spirit of creativity, Cat, our creative manager, will take inspiration from one of your go to classic family recipes and give you her own spin on it! She will make the recipe herself, then see how she can transform it into whatever direction you like!

    Have a lasagna recipe that you want to see transformed into something unicorn inspired? You got it! She will experiment and send you back a recipe with her final transformation!

    Includes:
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    -Everything early beta access and above

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    Family Theme Song!

    We like to be creative and we think Austin, our audio director, is incredibly imaginative with the way he composes the music for our stories. Now you can have his talent compose for you your own family theme song!

    So now, when you embark on that big family adventure you can have the soundtrack that should accompany you as you slow motion go onto your adventure.

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    -Everything above early access beta

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    Story Time with CEO TAYLOR!

    No one can tell bedtime stories quite like Taylor.
    Experience the fun that is story time and have Taylor tell you an improvised and thrilling story for you and your family at bedtime.

    Includes:
    - Story Time with CEO Taylor
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    Your Own Family Legend

    Our director of creative writing, Paul, will write for you your very own Family Legend. It can be about you as a family, or even your family pet. Just let us know a few details you would like to have in the story and we will take it from there!

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    Family Coat of Arms

    Phil, our visual director, will draw for you your own unique Family Coat of Arms! You can then use it to brand your own family branded swag, or commission a custom wood carving to place of your door so that people know who they are dealing with before they enter your home!

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    Custom Burble Story

    You will work directly with our creative team to create your own Burble Universe story for the world to experience. Do you want your beloved pet, Slurpie, to be the hero? No problem! We will create a special story for you, your family , and the world to experience in AvA together!

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    Sky Dive with Burble CEO Taylor

    Taylor is a world class skydiver and champion! Take a leap out of a plane with him and have him record you on the ride of your life! We can fly Taylor out to a landing zone by you, or if you are more local you can come by Taylor's usual drop zones in SoCAL!

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    Join CEO Taylor in Vegas

    Come join Taylor and some of the Burble Team in Las Vegas, where we will have you and Taylor go on a hot air balloon ride and watch Taylor as he ditches his flight with you to sky dive off the ballon, as you contemplate life and how awesome AvA and Burble are with the beautiful view. We like doing fun and imaginative things!

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