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Choosies Social is a game where users compete for "grid squares" around the world by playing the hand-game knows as Choosies or Odds-and-Evens. The object is to win as many grid squares as possible. While conquering grid-squares, users meet each other and chat within the game. 

We think Choosies Social is a unique game with so much potential on an iPhone and iOS device game, and it's already available in the App Store for free. We seem to have endless ideas for smartphone apps, but our graphic arts abilities are lacking (screen shots below-not pretty) We have exhaused all of our funds to get this point and realized it was the graphics which really hold back the functionally and playing of the game.  Help us take this plain vanilla graphics to a hot fudge sundae.  Our world needs as many friendly and simple games for people to meet and play-and Choosies Social can be that catalyst anywhere on the planet.

This project will improve the graphics and user functionality of Choosies Social. We want more vibrant colors, a fun and creative look and feel, simpler user navigation, and great looking artwork.

Please install Choosies Social on your iOS device, take it for a test spin, and imagine the experience with improved artwork! Imagine the experience with the map that includes shading of Maidenhead Grid squares that are part of your realm! Imagine the experience with chat functionality that resembles that of the iPhone chat look and feel!

Need more info on what Choosies Social is and how to play? Read on...

Choosies is a hand game, that goes back thousands of years to ancient Roman and Greek times. It can be played to decide issues, much as two people might toss a coin, or for entertainment. Choosies Social takes Choosies to an entirely new level of fun and connectivity, where users Connect Locally and Conquer Globally.

In Choosies, one person is designated the "odds" player while the other is labeled "evens". Players hold one hand out in front of them and chant together "One, two, three, SHOOT!”. On “shoot”, both players hold out either one or two fingers. If the sum of fingers shown by both players is an even number (i.e. two or four) then the "evens" player wins; otherwise the "odds" player is the winner. Since there are two possible ways to add up to three, both players have an equal chance of winning.

Choosies Social uses GPS functionality to establish the location of both you and your opponent. The Maidenhead Locator System is used to establish which grid square you and your opponent are located, and the winner of the Choosies match becomes the owner of both grid squares. You begin as a n00b, battle your way up to Knight, then Baron, and if you are both skilled and relentless in conquering grid squares, you may become the Emperor. Choosies Social allows users to filter online players by location proximity, age, sex, and relationship status. Users may also use the Player Map to select a person to connect with and conquer.

Choosies Social contains user chat functionality and allows posting of your progress to Twitter and Facebook.

Choosies Social Basics & Bylaws:

1. Grids are 75 acres in size.

2. When two players occupy the same grid, the Choosies match will decide who will own that grid.

3. When two players occupy different grids, the Choosies match will decide who will own both grids.

4. When a player wins a grid, that grid is "safe" for 30 minutes from another player conquering it.

5. In the Player Map, you are the blue ball, other players are the red markers, and grids that you own are identified with the green markers.

6. In the Player List, players are sorted based on most recent login.

7. If you do not play a Choosies match for 3 days, you will forfeit all your owned grids and your realm size will be zero.

Risks and challenges

A positive aspect of this project is that we have done this before. Meaning, we have been through two versions of this app working with overseas freelancers. We have proven that we know how to establish and meet milestones, and work through problems by being flexible with requirements when necessary.

Once we meet the goal for funding, we will work quickly to finalize an agreement with a US mobile app programming firm. They form we plan to work with has provided us an estimate in the past and has an established suite of products.The changes to the app will be 80% graphical and 20% usability.

If we do encounter unforeseen issues, we will communicate any schedule changes to all of our supporters.

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    We will let you name a Maidenhead Grid square within the game and design unique ownership controls for that grid square. You will also receive Reward #1 and #2.

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    We will provide you a "once-a-day" functionality to oust the owner of a Maidenhead Grid square without playing a choosies match, and protect that grid for 24 hours. And we'll also give you a Choosies Social magnet and sticker. You also receive Reward #1, #2, and #3.

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