$6,603
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240
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, August 9 2014 10:06 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated August 9, 2014

FitRPG: Gamifying fitness trackers (Fitbit) for iOS/Android

Turns data from your fitness device into a fantasy character that can fight battles and go on quests in an immersive RPG.

FitRPG: Gamifying fitness trackers (Fitbit) for iOS/Android

Turns data from your fitness device into a fantasy character that can fight battles and go on quests in an immersive RPG.

$6,603
pledged of 30 000 $pledged of 30 000 $ goal
240
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, August 9 2014 10:06 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated August 9, 2014

About

FitRPG is an app that gamifies fitness by hooking into your fitness device. Recently featured on Lifehacker, it's currently available on Android and iOS. We started this Kickstarter to transform what we initially created as a text-based RPG into a more engaging experience where users' real-life fitness is transformed into characters that journey through the world of Avalon.

Explore a fantasy world of humans, elves, dwarves and mages by using your fitness tracker in the real world to level up your character and gain steps to move around in the game.

FitRPG is an ultra-immersive game for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and Android where you set out alone or enlist the aid of friends as you undertake epic quests, battle monsters, and acquire unique abilities and equipment . By using your fitness tracker (Fitbit, Jawbone, Garmin, Google Fit) to log your steps, sleep, workout logs, etc. in the real world, you can level up your character’s unique abilities and use these real world steps to travel through the realm of Avalon. Collect gold on quests to purchase weapons, armor and accessories that you can equip to protect yourself as you embark on the adventure of a lifetime to help reforge the fate of the world.

FitRPG is about taking the idea of gamifying fitness (i.e. badges) and making it even better with a game and a story. We’re making fitness more fun, more exciting, and more addictive for everyone with a fitness tracker.

Story, Game, & Fitness App

You have the option to be one of four character classes--each of which has its own special skill. Everyone starts in the same village, and the overarching goal of the game is to travel through the villages as you discover new parts of the map, improving your skills and leveling up so you can help defend the realm of Avalon.

As you travel through through the villages and towns (using steps tracked by the fitness app), you will be approached by bosses that you will have to defeat to gain experience. You can also battle other players in the same village. You will also be challenged to go on fitness quests, which upon completion award you with gold and sometimes rare items. As you continue to play, new parts of the map are revealed. 

Our stretch goal, after making the minimum amount, will allow us to also implement group quests where you can go on fitness quests with friends to gain more gold and experience.

Why We Need Your Support

FitRPG is a pure indie game. The app is currently in the Play Store and App Store, but is just a text-based RPG right now. We're a team of three software engineers that developed the start of a great fitness/game concept that people are already enjoying, but we need graphic artists and story writers to fill in the missing elements of what make a great RPG.

We want FitRPG to be the best game it can possibly be, and that’s where your support will be incredibly valuable to help pay for great graphic artists, story writers, exhaustive testing, and of course, making your rewards!

Stretch Goals

If the campaign hits its target goal, we plan on doing with the following with the extra funds!

  • Extended storyline, side quests, and more shop items
  • Web app integration (for those of you not so mobile-friendly)
  • Windows Phone version
  • Group quests/multi-player mode
  • Jawbone integration
  • Garmin integration
  • Withings integration
  • Integration of other fitness devices (we'll crowd source to get the best ones)
  • For every extra $5k raised, we will create a new additional villages to explore

A Note About Suggestions

We absolutely love and encourage your comments and suggestions on FitRPG, but please keep in mind that if we use them, you cannot claim rights in them and say you somehow own parts of the game. Therefore by submitting comments, you agree we can use them in any rights and ways we like. 

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Risks and challenges

Our main challenge is to find a skilled amazing designer who can keep up with our demands and aggressive schedule. To overcome this, we will make sure, when screening designers, to find the perfect one and speak with them extensively to ensure they are prepared to.

Another big challenge is dealing with scalability. We want to make sure this application can handle tens of thousands (or more) of users. This was built initially as a two-week project for fun, without taking into the possibility of expansion, but the response from the community has been overwhelming, and we want to make sure we build it right this time, for an unlimited number of users.

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