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Chris SchultzBy Chris Schultz
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Chris SchultzBy Chris Schultz
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$710
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Help us launch Mardi Brah at the Super Bowl!

WHAT IS MARDI BRAH?

Mardi Brah is an iPhone game created as a collaboration between Lionel Milton & Flatstack.

We're creating a fun social game with real gameplay based on traditional New Orleans imagery that will be instantly recognizable.  The game is entirely illustrated by hand using Lionel's signature characters and streetscapes.  Lionel created the characters and the virtual world (pictured below) in a style that is authentically New Orleans. 

The concept of the Mardi Brah game is a street-style Punt, Pass & Kick competition.  We chose this as the gameplay to tie into the Super Bowl in New Orleans.  To play the game, you'll select 1 of 4 characters and execute these skills (punting, passing & catching) to earn points and move to the next level.  As you level up additional challenges will come into play.

Mardi Brah uses a lot of fun New Orleans imagery.  "Passing" is done by shooting the "ball" out of a sousaphone. The "ball" actually is a coconut in the style of a Zulu mardi gras throw. "Catching" is much like catching a mardi gras throw, you reach up and catch the coconut.  Throw me somethin' mister!

WHY NOW?

Lionel and I have been friends for 10 years, and as a fan of Lionel's work, I've always wanted to find a way to collaborate on a project. With the Super Bowl being played in New Orleans this year, we decided it was go-time.  I've always felt that constraints fuel creativity, and as soon as we pulled the trigger on this, Lionel was off and running with amazing character and game concepts.

I realized this fall that some of our best developers at Flatstack love building iPhone games during hackathons, so building a fun game with a world-class artist is a great opportunity for collaboration.  Our team is having fun with it, and playing a big role in the creative process. 

All eyes are going to be on New Orleans on February 3rd for the Super Bowl, and we want to showcase Mardi Brah as a new medium for people to experience New Orleans art.  As far as we know, this will be the first game in the App Store with the unique imagery of New Orleans and we hope it becomes a showcase for creative talent in NOLA.  

WHAT ARE WE FUNDING?

Our goal for the Kickstarter campaign is to raise funds to help us launch the game at the Super Bowl, pay New Orleans contributing artists, and host a Launch party for all friends and supporters of the project. We're investing the budget and resources to develop the game, we need your help to launch it!

The funds from the Kickstarter campaign will cover:

  • Licensing original music from Nesby Phips & Flowtribe for Mardi Brah's in-game music & soundtrack
  • Developing a line of merchandise that will launch with the game
  • Produce a video for the Super Bowl New Orleans tech & creative showcase
  • Host a Mardi Brah launch party in New Orleans during the Super Bowl
  • Hire a PR team to help get the story out 
Mardi Brah is a game that allows the world to experience original New Orleans art and creativity. Our mission is to develop a successful and sustainable game franchise that is creatively true to New Orleans artists and can become a platform for future collaborations to showcase the city's talent in visual arts & music. Thank you for supporting Mardi Brah.

Risks and challenges

We're hustling to get Mardi Brah developed and launched before the Super Bowl hits New Orleans February 3rd.

Under this contraint, its going to be challenging to finish the game, but we're committed to shipping so that its in the App Store before the Super Bowl is played. We want to take this opportunity to showcase this intersection of New Orleans art and technology.

We don't anticipate delays in completing the game, but there are always risks in software development. There is the chance that it becomes delayed.

The physical rewards are going to be top priority, but will be shipped after the game is completed and after the launch at the Super Bowl.

The launch event that certain reward levels include an invite to is currently in the planning phase, and we anticipate a fun party, but details will come together very quickly after the project is funded.

We thank you for your trust and support.

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    Invite to Mardi Brah launch party for you and a guest + Limited edition Mardi Brah Poster +
    Benefactor status on mardibrah.co website

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    Download of Mardi Brah +
    Invite to Mardi Brah launch party for you and a guest + Limited edition Mardi Brah Poster +
    Thank you in credits for Mardi Brah game, MardiBrah.co & Mardi Brah soundtrack + Coffee, lunch or dinner with Lionel & Chris for creative input on our project or yours.

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    Download of Mardi Brah +
    Invite to Mardi Brah launch party for you and a guest + Limited edition Mardi Brah Poster +
    Associate Producer credit for Mardi Brah game & Mardi Brah soundtrack + Co-host the next party @ Lionel's house with Flowtribe & invite your friends.

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