Dized is the expert at the table who knows the game inside out. Dized teaches you the rules exactly when you need to know them and also answers your questions. You can forget rulebooks and simply focus on having fun with the people around the table! Watch the below video to see how it works!
You can also try it out yourself! The Early Access version is free to download for iOS and Android. In today's market, on average, there are more than 10 new board games being published every day, and we want to make it possible to learn them ALL like this! In order to make that happen, we're running this Kickstarter campaign. Dized will have lots of content and some of it will be priced. You can get the access to the priced content in the form of Credits at a deep discount from this campaign! That way you, the valued early adopter, will not only have helped us make this possible, but will get access to everything for next to nothing! Let's do this!
Dized, the premiere tabletop companion app, will bring tons of helpful content to your gaming sessions. And this content allows you to get more out of your tabletop games! To begin, we're launching with RULES, followed by interactive TUTORIALS!
Tutorials allow you to get into the game immediately. No need to read the rulebook as Dized is all the guide the guide you'll need. The fully-voiced, interactive Tutorials are able to react to what's happening in your game, so you can learn as you go, turn by turn. Dized acts like the friend that explains the game to you while you already play.
Once you already know a game, you still need to check-up on some Rules every now and then. Dized Rules are fast, searchable FAQs able to respond to all the questions you might have. Gone are the frustrating times where you find yourself endlessly flipping through the rulebook or scrolling through forums searching for a "quick answer." And if something isn't covered, the publisher of the game can always update the content in a blink. No game night will be complete without Dized. And with Dized, no game night will ever be the same.
It's also important for us to note that Dized will be able to offer content in multiple languages!
Dized is designed to handle every type of game you bring to the table, including highly-strategic board games, family-friendly experiences, tabletop miniature games, collectible card games, chess, Bridge, and so much more.
We're giving you a look into the future with Dized Early Access, open to everyone right now. Anyone with an iOS or Android device can experience the Rules for a growing library of games, and also the interactive Tutorials for the 2017 Spiel des Jahres winner Kingdomino, award-winning designer Eric Lang's Blood Rage and 2017 Kinderspiel des Jahres Winner ICECOOL. The Tutorials are just a taste of what's to come, so check back throughout the Kickstarter for additional content.
Based on feedback and conversations we’ve had with gamers, families, education experts and others, one topic stands out: everyone learns and plays games at their own pace. There is a desire to use Dized in a way that works best for them according to their gaming experience, with fewer or more details throughout the interactive Tutorials.
Through the success of this campaign, we can address this need by incorporating learning algorithms directly into our Tutorial engine. We call this feature Adaptive Profiles. Your profile will learn the types of games you like and understand your level of gaming experience to better deliver custom learning experiences to you table. It ensures every player is on the same level, so everyone can focus on playing the game and enjoying their friends at the table.
Publishers are on board with how Dized is changing the rules of learning and playing games. Feedback from Early Access tells us players are much more willing to try a new game if they can learn it through Dized. Even better, that leads to adding the game to their collections. That's why so many publishers you know and love are ready to get their games on Dized, which means the library is going to explode with new content.
We're happy to say that the Rules Creation Tool is now available for publishers and content-creators! The Dized Rules for a game can be completed in a very short time using this tool. We're also deep into development of the Tutorial Creation Tool (expected to release in 2019) that will do exactly what the name suggests: make Tutorial creation easy and fast.
Creating the initial content for Dized Early Access took months per title, but we learned a lot about the type of Tools we needed to create. Without sacrificing quality, the Content Creation Tools will dramatically reduce production time for everyone using them and won't require a team of tech experts to use them! With our team, publishers and content-creators using the Content Creation Tools, you can expect the Dized library to expand fast and furious. More information about the content creation available here.
Dized will have both free and paid content available and in both cases Dized charges a Platform Fee from the publisher. For free content Dized charges a flat per download fee from the publisher and for paid content Dized charges a commission of the sale. You can read more about the Dized business model here.
We have a pledge level to suit every need! On this campaign we're offering Credits, game Promos and some other goodies. Read more about them below the Pledge Levels.
The first two tiers (Guardian and Adventurer) contain digital deliverables. Champion level ads in even more credits and a set of physical game promos! The Fellowship level is for those who want to share the loot. It comes with several sets of the promos and also sewable Dized badges. At the Jester level you can really SHOW your support by getting the ridiculously big one cubic meter sized inflatable die. Alternatively, in case you're a publisher (or really want to surprise your favorite publisher), you can get game rules to Dized with the Dized Rules level. Please read the Dized Rules and Dized Tutorial level conditions.
* Publishers, please read the Dized Rules and Dized Tutorial level conditions.
Credits allow you to access the paid content on Dized. For each credit you can choose to get either get all-access subscription for a month, or permanent access to single game's content (game pack).
As an early supporter, we want to ensure you’re getting an amazing value. That's why credits are being offered for deeply discounted rates. Subscription rates are estimated to be $5 per month or $50 for an annual deal. For example, the Champion Pledge Level Credits could be used for 2.5 years of subscription at the price of 1 year!
Credits will be delivered to each backer as a code. Each code can be redeemed to one Dized account. Redeemed Credits are not sharable. Please note that the $99 and $250 pledge levels come with multiple codes which allows redeeming those Credits to multiple different Dized accounts (or all on the same one). Credits system is not yet available on the app, but will be implemented as development continues.
Some of the hottest publishers working with us have produced unique promo items for a variety of games. From the Champion to Jester Pledge Levels you'll receive:
We have some great stretch goals lined up which will be unlocked if the campaign becomes really successful. You can help us offer you an even better deal by sharing the campaign!
Check out what community members have been saying at different shows we've visited:
We've also heard from several industry members, including publishers, distributors and more:
Back to us for a moment. The Dized team is a passionate group of board gamers, developers, and artists. Based in Helsinki, Finland, but with team members all over the world, we've spent our careers working on several cool board games, tabletop RPGs, video games, and more. If you're interested in learning more about what we do at Dized, check out this recent blog post.
We also have an incredible group of shareholders. In fact, after our initial pitch a couple of years ago, industry veterans became immediately interested, including the amazing Eric Lang, who became one of our first investors.
For Our Previous Crowdfunding Supporters!
If you supported Dized during our Indiegogo, we salute you! Without you, Dized wouldn’t be at this next great step in development. The Kickstarter does not impact the delivery of your digital and physical rewards, and no action is required by you. If you choose to support the Kickstarter, the new Reward Credits will stack with your previous ones. Whether you pledge to this Kickstarter or not, we appreciate the immense support you’ve already shown. We'd also love (and be very grateful) for you to help us spread the word about Dized by sharing this campaign with anyone who missed out before. Let's welcome new fans to our amazing community!
So Why Kickstarter?
We decided to bring Dized to the Kickstarter community for a couple reasons:
- The reach Kickstarter gives us as a startup company is invaluable. We have an amazing base of supporters already, but the larger the community the better. This includes our awesome Dized users along with publishers. The more people who know about and use Dized means more content!
- Our team is amazingly talented, but scaling up production and introducing features like the adaptive profiles takes time, money, and a larger team (Want to join? Check our open positions here!). Achieving a successful Kickstarter will ensure increased support after the campaign, including: New Dized Users; More Publishers; Government Funding; And Much More.
You can read more about the Dized Crowdfunding efforts here.
We'll be shipping all promo items from our hub in China. Shipping all over the world is $4. Additional shipping may applied through BackerKit if you add additional pledges when the project is funded.
For this campaign, we are using BackerKit, an amazing third-party service that assists in ensuring your rewards are well managed! You will confirm your shipping and email addresses are correct through their system to receive your physical and digital rewards.
Risks and challenges
Developing software, especially something like Dized that has never been done before, is incredibly challenging. Timelines shift, staffing changes, and unexpected costs and delays arise. While we do our best to mitigate any of these issues, the unfortunate truth of developing software is that it is difficult to foresee every possible roadblock. We fully believe in our ability to deliver on this project, as is evident by our Early Access already being available, but timelines may shift despite our best efforts.
Physical Delivery of Promos
We're always in touch with the publishers that are working with us on the promos. While we're carefully planning production and delivery so that everything goes smoothly, something might be delayed by the factory or during transportation. Luckily, all of our partners have an excellent track record with logistics, so everything we can do to avoid issues is already being taken into account.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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