About this project
I Meme It - A card game based on memes! Made by students from Kingsbury High School 6th Form as part of the Young Enterprise Company Programme.
Taking inspiration from Cards Against Humanity, we devised a card game that can take people away from technology while still bringing people together. Two or more can play this fast-paced and tactical game, where the best caption to a meme wins a round. You can even spin the rules and add the best picture to a caption - having the card sizes lets you do that - or even make your own caption to add an even more creative version of the game! What will you choose?
What is this for?
We are currently half way through the Young Enterprise Company Programme, competing in the Brent and Harrow section, representing Kingsbury High School.
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Young Enterprise is a charity that empowers young people by teaching them key business skills that they can use when they enter business in the future. Its been a tough, bruising but yet ultimately experience so far and now we need £100+ to bring our game, I Meme It, to market. But first a little bit about our company...
What is Umbuso?
Deriving from the Zulu word for empire, our company name Umbuso shows the drive, ambition and passion our company possess. It's young, fun and unique, just like us and our product. We recognise that there is a clear problem with young people and their obsessive use of technology and we aim to fix that by taking what people love from the internet (memes) and incorporating them into a portable card game that people will love and enjoy.
Our Company Aim:
Taking people away from technology, bringing people together. What better way to do that, than by taking something that all young people see and do passively everyday and making it into an active game.What is I meme it?
In our game we have two different cards; a blue one and a yellow one. The blue one is the picture card. This has a relatable image on it. The yellow one is the caption card that contains a humorous phrase on it. The aim of the game is to create the funniest meme with the captions you have.
I Meme It is a new, fun and innovative card game aimed at young people who are in search of a memorable time with their friends and that's exactly what we'll give them.
So, will you join our empire?
Why donate to us?
Simply because even though our product aims to take people away from the internet the origins of memes derived from internet forums and social media. We have tried to fundraise online but we are aware that kickstarter is a great way to seek support from those who would enjoy our product most.
Another reason we used kickstarter is it allows us to know the demand of the product before we make it. We are aware that most companies fail within the first 18 months largely because they have underestimated what their customers really want.
Besides, this is a company run by 16/17 year olds and we really could do with your help!
Join us on our journey!
Risks and challenges
As our game is based on pictures, we may come across some copyright claims. However, we have already considered this scenario and have taken precautions accordingly. We have taken advice from some of the leading professional industries and only included pictures that have been labelled as appropriate for re-use and have no copyright.
We are also aware that we might not raise the £400, however, fail-safes like cake sales, car washes and trade fairs will mean that we may reach close to our target.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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