GearCraft -"Minecraft is a great video game, and yet, you can’t take it outside, and play with it. Fortcraft aims to change that."
Tech Cocktail - "Fortcraft allows you to step away from the keyboard and engage in physical activity, collaboration, and creativity with others."
After a long day of mining you look up and see the sun starting to set, and you know that soon the monsters will be out. You need a safe place to hide to keep the Zombies and other creatures of the night at bay.
What do you do? Build a Fort of course!
Fortcraft™ is here to save the day! With 3 different materials per block (Cobblestone, Wood, or Grass), the possibilities are endless. But, whether you build a Castle, a Cabin or a Cave, really doesn't matter. As long as you're inside, you're safe.
These life-size blocks will allow you to bring your Minecraft creations out of the game and into the real world! Its time to step away from the keyboard and start building for real!
What are you waiting for?! Grab your Pickaxe and get to work! There's a whole new world for you to explore.
Get Up and Play
Video games are great, but every once in a while you just need to get up, run around and play. There is just something satisfying about building something with your own two hands, as well as interacting, collaborating and being active in real life that you just can't get from a game.
WARNING: May cause spontaneous fun and creativity!
What's in your Fortcraft Kit?
-16 Fortcraft Blocks (12"x12"x12" each)
-Clear Velcro Dots (for making doorways & windows)
-A Thank You note from us :)
With 16 blocks you can build all 3 of the forts below, or anything else you can think up. It also includes Velcro to be attached to 3 of the blocks so that they can be connected together to form doorways and windows.
Add more blocks to your order to make even bigger and better forts!
- Pledge $60 extra = 10 Additional Blocks
- Pledge $120 extra = 20 Additional Blocks
- Pledge $180 extra = 30 Additional Blocks
Construction & Printing
Each block is constructed from heavy duty corrugated cardboard. Why cardboard? Its surprisingly strong and durable, as well as cost effective and fully recyclable. Allowing us to provide you with the highest quality, most sustainable product at an affordable price.
While we could have used some cheap printing method to make the blocks, we decided to go the whole hog with Litho Lamination printing, a full color process that is most commonly used to make retail packaging. Think of it as the Rolls Royce of printing...needless to say, these are going to be some nice looking blocks.
To make sure you can assemble your fort as fast and easy as possible, we designed the blocks to fold together, no tape or glue required. You'll receive your blocks flat packed in a handsome box, all you need to do is fold and play. Seems too good to be true? Its not, we're just trying to keep things simple for you.
We are happy to be able to offer this product right before the holiday season! As soon as this product funds we will start production and get your Fortcraft blocks out to you right away! Our manufacturer has given us a 10 day production time, so you should receive them just in time to wrap them, or to build a sweet fort to sleep in and wait for Santa.
If we reach:
$25,000 - We will include a Sign to go above the door with every order
(Sign will attach to the velcro on the blocks & is dry erase marker safe!)
$50,000 - We will include 1 Ore Block with every order
(Iron, Gold and Diamond Ores on one side and Blocks of same on the other)
Minecraft is amazing because it allows players to do whatever they want, we tried to do the same thing with Fortcraft. The fun thing about simple products is the potential for creative people to find new and unique ways to use them, that we never even dreamed of. Try to think of some crazy ways to utilize your Fortcraft blocks! Open them up and use them to store things out of sight, or use them to make a wall divider in your home or office. Have fun and let the ideas flow, we can't wait to see what you come up with.
This is just the beginning!
These blocks are just the beginning of what we hope will be a long list of upcoming products from Fortcraft: other cool materials, Ores, Tools, Chests...the possibilities are endless. Help us launch Fortcraft with a BANG! and we promise to bring you some truly great and fun products!
Note: The Pickaxes and Swords in our photos are not our products, they are produced by ThinkGeek. However, we would highly recommend you pick some up to go with your new Fortcraft blocks! Also, Fortcraft inc. is in no way shape or form associated with Minecraft, Mojang, or Microsoft...yet.
Risks and challenges
While there are always challenges that come up along the way in any project, we are confident that we have done our best to plan for any eventuality. Including solid budgeting and strong manufacturing partnerships.
The biggest risk we foresee MAY be the in delivery time, we have been assured by our manufacturer that WE WILL have them finished in time for Christmas, however if the worst does occur and production is delayed, we will revert to Plan B: to send out Certificates to anyone that is planning to give the Fortcraft blocks as a gift. This way you can still present them with something on Christmas, then shortly after they will receive the blocks in the mail. For now though, we are still on Plan A and will keep our fingers crossed that it stays that way.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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