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$1,965
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41
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, November 6 2013 4:58 PM UTC +00:00
$1,965
pledged of $25,000pledged of $25,000 goal
41
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, November 6 2013 4:58 PM UTC +00:00

About

There are two indisputable facts about the FigureOfSpeech team:

1. We love inappropriate jokes.

2. We love one-upping each other via text message.

Sound familiar? Do we have good news for you! FigureOfSpeech is a mobile game that allows you to compete with your friends while keeping your mind comfortably in the gutter.   On the go? Stuck in class? Need a readily accessible drinking game? FigureOfSpeech to the rescue! Just think of it as a steamy threesome with fill-in-the-blank trivia, your personal humor and turn based tactics.

Game play is never determined by your ability or inability to draw, find hidden words or connect three's.  Only your dirty interpretation of what's hilarious and fun.

FigureOfSpeech Alpha Game Play
FigureOfSpeech Alpha Game Play

Step 1 - The leader of each round draws a "fill in the blank" card.

Step 2 - Invited friends select their most hilarious "answer" card to complete the FigureOfSpeech.

Step 3 - None of our pregenerated "answer" cards quite do it for you? Type your own!  Inside jokes and private heckling strongly encouraged

Step 4 - The round leader blindly picks a winner. Finally settle who's the funniest OF THEM ALL!

Your hilarious answer can also be directly shared to Facebook (so your friends can judge you).

Kickstarting FigureOfSpeech allows us to maintain a pure creative vision, respond to feedback without roadblocks,  put out updates on our own schedule and release it all DRM-free.  To say thank you, we have some amazing Kickstarter exclusive rewards to seal the deal:

Low on coin but super stoked about this game?  Not a problem.  Contribute $10 and receive (3) mobile downloads for you and two of your friends.

$10 - 3 MOBILE DOWNLOADS!
$10 - 3 MOBILE DOWNLOADS!

Anxious to get your filthy paws on our product?  Not a problem.  Contribute $25 and receive a PnP PDF and (5) mobile downloads for you and your friends.

$25 - PnP PDF VERSION + 5 MOBILE DOWNLOADS!
$25 - PnP PDF VERSION + 5 MOBILE DOWNLOADS!

We've got a stack of super sweet tees and we want YOU to wear 'em!  Contribute $50 and receive our Exclusive Tee, a PnP PDF and (5) mobile downloads for you and your friends.

$50 - T-SHIRT + PnP PDF VERSION + 5 MOBILE DOWNLOADS!
$50 - T-SHIRT + PnP PDF VERSION + 5 MOBILE DOWNLOADS!

You're a superstar supporter!  Contribute $100 and receive our Exclusive TableTop Teaser Game, Tee, PnP PDF and (5) mobile downloads for you and your friends.

$100 - TABLETOP TEASER GAME + T-SHIRT + PnP PDF VERSION + 5 MOBILE
$100 - TABLETOP TEASER GAME + T-SHIRT + PnP PDF VERSION + 5 MOBILE

Madly in love with us and want to express exactly how much?  Contribute $500 and receive Author Rights, our Exclusive TableTop Teaser Game, Tee, PnP PDF and (5) mobile downloads for you and your friends.

$500 - AUTHOR RIGHTS + TABLETOP TEASER GAME + T-SHIRT + PnP PDF VERSION + 5 MOBILE
$500 - AUTHOR RIGHTS + TABLETOP TEASER GAME + T-SHIRT + PnP PDF VERSION + 5 MOBILE

SWEET EXCLUSIVE TEE

"Satirical Farting" -  The FigureOfSpeech Kickstarter Exclusive Tee
"Satirical Farting" - The FigureOfSpeech Kickstarter Exclusive Tee

Introducing "Satirical Farting", the Official FigureOfSpeech Kickstarter Tee designed by Raf Kania.  They say an image can speak a thousand words.  Well if that's the case, our SWEET Tee will say words like Martha Stuart FUPA, Carlos Danger, EABOD's, Human Centipede and many more endless combinations to crack you up, your friends and innocent bystandards for minutes on end.  

Raf is the UI/UX ninja behind FigureOfSpeech and everything you see within our Kickstarter project.  With over 15 years of experience in the gaming space, Raf is naturally one kickass dude.

Do you want to play test FigureOfSpeech prior to its launch?  If so you're in luck.  Tune back in every week for FigureOfSpeech Fridays.  Every Friday we will present a new FigureOfSpeech for the Kickstarter faithful to answer.  Every participant will receive points.  The weekly top 10 completed FigureOfSpeeches will receive extra points and be featured in our blog. The top five Kickstarter fans based on total points by the end of our campaign will receive a doubly exclusive REWARD!!! 

Tune in every week for FigureOfSpeech Friday to be eligable for more amazing rewards!!!
Tune in every week for FigureOfSpeech Friday to be eligable for more amazing rewards!!!

We're just a bunch of folks trying to crack you up. We hope you think our game is as kickass as we do!

Howcrio Burley: From original UX like Oregon Trails to WWC, Crio's always been a gamer. When not working on similar UX, he focuses on his tan, iron chef or exploring our great country, Merica!

Snow Burns: Snow does social & digital like Debbie does Dallas. She loves brown dogs and Internets!

Raf Kania: Raf has been a graphical ninja over 15yrs. Mastering art direction, UI/UX design, & conceptualizing games across multiple platforms

Rey Gonzales: Rey began developing in high school with pranks in the computer lab. Since then he's developed at a video game start-up, financial institution, and a SaaS company.

Tom Tripp: Tom hates writing bios. They just aren't funny & nobody cares about his hobbies, pets, or relationships. Just watch the videos vimeo.com/tomtripp

Kate Flynn: Kate likes playing with words, giving out nicknames, and basking in other people's wit. She has a keen appreciation for cheap beer.

Julia Erlandson: Julia is a news junkie, dubbed by some an Internet meme librarian. She loves both language and data, and thinks everything is better with sunshine and delicious food.

We're on Kickstarter because our product needs a little extra TLC!  Not the "Don't go chasing waterfalls" TLC, but rather the tender loving care varietal.  We spent months play testing and recruited some amazing fans along the way.  Now we reached the point were we can only do so much on sleepless nights and volunteer labor of our friends. With your support we can raise $25,000 which will help fine tune FigureOfSpeech, deliver you a mobile game, and spread laughter and gutter humor worldwide. We're convinced we can stretch this farther than Joan Rivers face after a date with Dr. Garth Fisher. REMEMBER: The more you help us in our quest to spread laughter Worldwide, the greater FigureOfSpeech's scope will grow. There will be ongoing conversations with the community as new features are considered, so stay tuned and let us know what you'd like to see in the game!

Our stretch goals were designed for you and your dirty friends.  All backers will receive our stretch goals once unlocked!

$25K "First-Access" Mobile Game YAY!
$25K "First-Access" Mobile Game YAY!
$30k Content inspired by Anthony Medina
$30k Content inspired by Anthony Medina
$35k Content inspired by Jerry Seinfeld
$35k Content inspired by Jerry Seinfeld
$55k Content inspired by (UNLOCK to discover the answer!!!)
$55k Content inspired by (UNLOCK to discover the answer!!!)
$65k Content inspired by (UNLOCK to discover the answer!!!)
$65k Content inspired by (UNLOCK to discover the answer!!!)
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$85k Content inspired by (UNLOCK to discover the answer!!!)
$95k Content inspired by (UNLOCK to discover the answer!!!)
$95k Content inspired by (UNLOCK to discover the answer!!!)
$105k Content inspired by (UNLOCK to discover the answer!!!)
$105k Content inspired by (UNLOCK to discover the answer!!!)
$125k Content inspired by (UNLOCK to discover the answer!!!)
$125k Content inspired by (UNLOCK to discover the answer!!!)
$145k Content inspired by (UNLOCK to discover the answer!!!)
$145k Content inspired by (UNLOCK to discover the answer!!!)

HUGE shout out to all our friends who allowed us to bribe them with food and alcohol to produce this LOW budget HIGH quality video.

  • Music: Tijuana Game Show -by Prolificarts
  • Producer: Tom Tripp
  • Director: Howcrio Burley
  • UI/Animation Editor: Raf Kania
  • Editor: Tom Tripp
  • Grip: Steve Barbo
  • Photography: Christine Tripp
  • Salon: Intava Salon

Actors:

  • Anthony Median, Comedian
  • Christine Tripp
  • Jessica Riano
  • Natalie Jenson
  • Jeremy Harris
  • TK Revane
  • Melanie Araujo
  • Viviana Somech
  • Alan Somech
  • Jessica Robles
  • Chris Hulls

Kickstarter was uniquely founded on the principle of connecting talented people and their BIG ideas with passionate supporters who want to bring creative independent projects to life.  We're proud to say that we are not only a project creator, we're also project supporters! As an indie gaming start-up, we understand the importance of every dollar raised. This understanding has led to us advocating our support for over 15 Kickstarter projects.  Cheers to Kickstarter!  Cheers to creative projects! Cheers to you!

Risks and challenges

FigureOfSpeech presents a different kind of social gaming, but that's what makes it perfect for Kickstarter - a platform for connecting bold ideas with passionate people.

FigureOfspeech is still in it's early stages, so backers will join us for every phase of our development to keep it free from outside interference. FigureOfspeech's core systems are already in place and the biggest technological risks have been mitigated. Given that we want to add a lot of features to aid in your enjoyment, our risk is that the game will not be released on time.

Your direct support in backing our campaign will provide our team access to resources to complete FigureOfSpeech in a timely manner. So please pledge your support for FigureOfSpeech today!

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    PnP PDF VERSION + 5 MOBILE DOWNLOADS! Anxious to get your filthy paws on our product? Help us help you! $25 gets you a PDF file of our game: just print it out and hack it up (like that hooker we promised never to talk about). Donors at this level also receive 5 "first-access" downloads of our beta version for you and your dirtiest compadres. #EarlyBird

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    T-SHIRT + PnP PDF VERSION + 5 MOBILE DOWNLOADS! We've got a stack of super sweet tees and we want YOU to wear 'em! For 50 bucks we'll send a "FigureOfSpeech" tee straight to your door. Plus the previous reward. Get it while it's hot - and share it with your friends!

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    TABLETOP TEASER GAME + T-SHIRT + PnP PDF VERSION + 5 MOBILE DOWNLOADS! You're a superstar supporter and we will roll out the... table top game, just for you! For 100 bones we'll send you a LIMITED EDITION tabletop set of our dirtiest version. Believe it or not, our testers feel some things are too dirty for a mobile game - but rather than let that great content go to waste, we've collected it all here! Guaranteed to alienate your roommate's prudish girlfriend. Donors at this level also receive previous reward. #EarlyBird

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    AUTHOR RIGHTS + TABLETOP TEASER GAME + T-SHIRT + PnP PDF VERSION + 5 MOBILE DOWNLOADS! Madly in love with us and want to express exactly how much? We definitely put out! We want to incorporate YOUR hilarious and hopefully nasty jokes into our mobile product and at this level, we surely will. For $500 we'll incorporate five of your fill-in-the-blanks, author rights, plus suggested best answers into our mobile game. Jokes are fleeting but bragging rights are forever! Donors at this level also receive everything in the 100$ level. #EarlyBird

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