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NitWit StudiosBy NitWit Studios
First created
NitWit StudiosBy NitWit Studios
First created
$13,715
pledged of $75,000pledged of $75,000 goal
26
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, June 11 2013 3:00 AM UTC +00:00

About

Zombie Earth is a Mobile Game App that turns the real world into an infected planet. It will be the first of it's kind available on mobile devices; a Zombie themed, location-based, role playing game (RPG).

Using your device's GPS capabilities, your location will be mapped out with other players using real-time updated coordinates. The game board will be the real World Map.

You will be equipped with one weapon and one item to start and must fight your way through infected players to earn XP to upgrade your character and Z-Bucks which can be used to purchase improved weapons and items from the Survivor Shop.

Just like in the real world, your weapons and items have a limited amount of firepower and range. In order to protect yourself against your Zombie infected peers, you must get close enough to them to use your weapons. We have some advanced algorithms in place to ensure that all players will be able to interact with each other regardless of their location or the density of players nearby.

If you were unable to survive a Zombie attack, don't fret. Now it's time for the real fun to begin. As a zombie, you have the choice of purchasing an antidote at any time to cure your infection OR you can infect your friends and complete strangers to make them suffer the same fate!

Should the entire world be infected and turned into Zombie's, player's will be reverted back to human and the virus will start with Patient Zero once again. *All player progress, inventory, Z-Bucks, etc. will be saved and applied to the new "outbreak"

This game is a fun, intense and never-ending challenge. Nowhere is safe. Zombies can strike when you least expect it -- what will you do to survive?

  • Cross Platform Play allows players to interact with each other, regardless of what type of device they are on (iPhones, iPads, Android Phones, Android, Tablets, etc.)
  • Character roles currently include Medic, Police, Hunter, and Zombie. Each role has different benefits and skill sets. Players are able to change roles at anytime during the game. Each role will track it's own progress and unlock weapons, skills and other unique upgrades.
  • Z-Bucks in-game cash system will allow player's to earn money and purchase better weapons and items to help attack, defend, or heal yourself and other players. The game will only have this one type of "financing", so no need to collect multiple cash objects like gems, rubies, donuts, elixir or any other weird thing.
  • Push notifications will notify you of nearby enemies, attacks, and more. Player's can fine tune what notifications they receive so that they only get the ones they want.
  • Advancement, Skills & Mutations will allow you to level-up and customize your character with a unique skill set, giving them an edge on the battlefield.
  • Achievements when unlocked will reward players with experience, Z-Bucks, bragging rights and more. Players can then show them off on social networks and player leader boards. Contests and giveaways will be integrated throughout time. Will you be mankind's last hope and fight off the Zombie Infection the longest?

With all the incredible success stories we keep hearing about for other teams and their great ideas, we thought to ourselves "Why not us?". We have gotten nothing but positive feedback from everyone we show the app to (and it's not even finished yet!).

Our team has spent countless hours designing, developing, then re-designing and re-developing the app to be even better! Since our whole team are gamers, we know what the pros and cons are of many games and are trying to make ours a well-balanced and constantly entertaining one! And although we are passionate about creating this app and implementing the best features possible, all of the time spent working on it is our own. We have also had to fork up all the capital out-of-pocket to keep development going (i.e. server costs, testing devices, etc.) and it hasn't been cheap!

We hope that with your help we can help cover the remaining costs of development, marketing and distribution. We also want to bring more creative individuals onto the team to help speed up development on all platforms.

Here is a basic breakdown of how your funds will be applied to our project:

  • Rewards - A small portion of the funds will be applied to the costs of manufacturing and shipping the rewards to Kickstarter backers.
  • General Expenses - Funds will be applied to things like server administration/maintenance, devices for testing, web hosting, etc. Currently this is something our entire team has been paying out of pocket!
  • Team Members - Hiring of additional developers/engineers to assist with continued development of mobile application on various platforms as well as the back-end API.
  • Marketing - We want to ensure that we get as many people aware of the game prior to launch so that there are plenty of people to interact with in the game. We plan to use a good portion of our Kickstarter Funds to launch marketing campaigns across social networks as well as local networks like schools and the gaming community. But in order to do so we need the resources to help create great marketing materials and promotional merchandise to give away to potential players through contests and other promotional events.
  • More Features! - We have a lot of cool ideas we want to incorporate into the game (just check out our Stretch Goals!). But more ideas = more time and resources. We plan on getting all our ideas into the game eventually, but the more money we raise now means the more likely we can get them incorporated before launch.

We are appreciative of everyone who has taken the time to check out our project, even if you are unable to contribute. Please feel free to share our project with anyone you think may be interested in funding or even just playing the app!


The following rewards will be available to backers who support the project. Each tier will consist of one or more of the following:

The following additional features will be added to the game should the goal be met for each one.

$1,000,000 Stretch Goal, Augmented Reality in action!
$1,000,000 Stretch Goal, Augmented Reality in action!

Meet the Team

Keywords: zombie, earth, planet, undead, dead, walking dead, apocalypse, ios, android, location-based, location, rpg, role playing game, mobile, game

Risks and challenges

Risks:
In terms of developing the game, there are no risks for us. We are a small team that have already spent many months building out the app and as you can see from our images and videos we already have a lot of work done.
But we need help in funding the remaining development as well as adding the many features we have listed above.

In terms of the game, there are only a few minor concerns. Since the game is based on peer-to-peer interactions there is always the risk of not enough players in the game to make it engaging and fun for others.

Lack of players may result in difficulty with location based (ranged) attacks. We have already begun implementing a more dynamic algorithm that will ensure that every player will be able to interact with others, even if there are not enough players in their surrounding area. This will ensure that everyone has the ability to play the game and develop their character's skills regardless of player population near their location.

Players may also be reluctant to allow their locations to be constantly reflected in the game. We hope that our current implementations have prevented this concern of player's privacy. We have implemented a few methods to ensure all players privacy and safety when it comes to location-based gaming. These methods may include, but are not limited to, the following:

The ability for players to remove themselves from the game at any time.
The ability for players to "anonymize" their location to not display their exact location.
The limiting of the map view to a specific zoom level that prevents displaying precise locations of players.
The limiting of the map view to a specific type that does not display detailed information (i.e. Street Names).

Challenges:
Building this game on several platforms (iOS, Android, Windows, etc.) will be very time and resource consuming. We plan on building the app on iOS platforms for launch, with further development on other popular platforms such as Android and Windows phones. If we receive enough funding, we will be addressing this issue by hiring more developers to assist in these development areas. We hope to have the game launched at the same time for both iOS and Android phones and tablets.

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    SCAREDY CAT - 100 Z-Bucks + Your Name in the Credits in the App and on the Official Zombie Earth Website + A Desktop Wallpaper Graphic (Poster #1 from Recognizer Package).
    Thank you for your support and we look forward to feasting on your brains in the game!

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    PISTOL WHIPPED - 500 Z-Bucks + Your Name in the Credits in the App and on the Official Zombie Earth Website + A Desktop Wallpaper (Poster #1 from Recognizer Package) + A copy the Theme Music custom created for this game (MP3 Format). As our special thanks to you, you can enjoy the creepy and tantalizing music that will soon be associated with the end of the world!

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    PATIENT ZERO (iOS) - Grab a BETA key to get early access to the game for ONE iOS Device!
    *BONUS* : 1,000 Z-Bucks + Get a digital copy of the wallpaper graphic (Poster #1 from Recognizer Package) + Theme Music (MP3)

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    PATIENT ZERO (Android) - Grab a BETA key to get early access to the game for ONE Android Device!
    *BONUS* - Get a digital copy of the wallpaper graphic (Poster #1 from Recognizer Package) + Theme Music (MP3)

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!!! - LIMITED COLLECTOR'S EDITION ZOMBIE PIN. Grab yours before they are gone! Only available on KickStarter.

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!!! - 3,000 Z-Bucks. Packages: Recognizer + BONUS: Grab printed versions of both artworks to complete the set!

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    DISTRACTOR - 7,000 Z-Bucks. Packages: Recognizer + LIMITED COLLECTOR'S EDITION ZOMBIE PIN + A copy of the Theme Music custom created for this game (MP3 Format).

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    CONTAMINATED - 20,000 Z-Bucks. Packages: Recognizer + Collector

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    LIMITED COLLECTORS EDITION PIN SET - Grab all 4 replica pins! (Police, Medic, Hunter, Zombie).

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    INFECTED - 50,000 Z-Bucks. Packages: Recognizer + Collector + Representer

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!!! - 500,000 Z-Bucks. Packages: Recognizer + Collector + Representer + Bullseye + The Hunted (BRONZE Pins)

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!!! - 1,000,000 Z-Bucks. Packages: Recognizer + Collector + Representer + Bullseye + Patient Zero + The Hunted (SILVER Pins)

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    BE IN THE GAME! Grab the Wanted Package that includes character modeling for the following character: POLICE.

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    BE IN THE GAME! Grab the Wanted Package that includes character modeling for the following character: MEDIC.

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    BE IN THE GAME! Grab the Wanted Package that includes character modeling for the following character: HUNTER.

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    BE THE ZOMBIE IN ZOMBIE EARTH! Grab the Wanted Package that includes character modeling for the following character: ZOMBIE.

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Funding period

- (32 days)