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Ramnath SuthakarBy Ramnath Suthakar
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Ramnath SuthakarBy Ramnath Suthakar
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£225
pledged of £3,500pledged of £3,500 goal
13
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Aug 17 2013

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This page will be updated as the Kickstarter progresses, so be sure to check in often!

08/08/2013: - Smart Q45 Featured on Duuro. Read More

07/08/2013: - Our decision for Linux. Read More

02/08/2013: - New Backer Rewards. Read More

01/08/2013: - Update on the game's development. Read More

What is Smart Q45?

Initially planned to be released for the iPhone, Smart Q45 is a unique and innovative puzzle mobile game coming soon to iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone and Facebook. Unique and compelling, not only does it educates players, but it also helps them have a great time too. Consequences are a big part of the game, and the learning experience that players gain is a major factor.

Within the game we have tried to ensure that players gain much more than just another gaming experience. Smart Q45 is so much more than a simple gaming title, and we are proud of this.

In the game, players are required to answer up to 45 questions in each level. For each question that they answer correctly, a tile is unlocked. Behind these tiles is a hidden image. To the complete the level, players must guess this hidden image.

To get a high score from each level, players must guess the hidden image correctly with the least amount of unlocked tiles. In addition, players are also able to earn special reward points by obtaining the best score for each level. These points can be redeemed in our online store to win physical items.

Intriguingly, the player has five lives in the game for each level. Losing all of these lives will make the player lose the level (as well as their level score). However, this can be prevented by purchasing In-App purchase gems which can then be used to access helpful gameplay features such as obtaining a hint for the hidden image and unlocking a tile without having to answer the current question.

Smart Q45 - Main Menu
Smart Q45 - Main Menu

Why Smart Q45?

This game is different. Rather than just offer the standard mobile gaming experience, we have delivered a title that has deep and complex themes. Players will find themselves making decisions that affect their gaming ‘life’ in dramatic ways. These decisions reflect their knowledge, so players gain an insight into the challenges that test their knowledge.

Our goal is simple. We expect one million players to download this mobile app and get involved in the adventure. We expect players to reflect on their own behavior in the real world after playing this game.

Smart Q45 - Level Selector
Smart Q45 - Level Selector

Who am I?

My name is Ramnath Suthakar, and I am the Managing Director of Codeexceptional Ltd. I am very passionate about the gaming industry. My ambition is to make my company an exceptional mobile game development and publisher company.

I am also an upcoming short movie and video song artist in the UK. However, I have also gained a good education alongside these performing arts qualifications, progressing to gain a degree. My vision is to create more jobs for aspiring graduates while doing something I love.

Whilst at University I studied Computer Game Programming. I attended Staffordshire University where I gained a BEng (Hons) in Computer Game Programming. In 2010, Staffordshire University awarded me first prize for my final year project.

Smart Q45 - Game Points
Smart Q45 - Game Points

Why Kickstarter?

We're using Kickstarter because we see it as an incredible opportunity to get gamers involved in the development of the game right from the beginning. This gives us a better understanding of what they want. Gamers get to see behind the scenes, feel an ownership of the game, and be a part of the development process.

Since my teenage years, it has been my ambition and dream to develop my own game. My self, my brother and another 2 individuals who have worked on Smart Q45 on a daily basis. To develop this game we have done everything on our own, including designing, developing, research, and funding.

At this stage almost 50% of the game development is complete for iPhone, with further work needed on the UI, Themes, Music and Development. In addition, we are required to hire a freelancer to help us develop for other platforms.

We want to add more modes, more levels, more questions, more hidden images, better UI, and possibly multiplayer. In order for us to achieve all these objectives, we need your help and funding, freeing up financial resources that will enable us to hire freelancers for the musical and creative aspects of development.

With funding, we aim to complete and release the iPhone version. By achieving our stretch goal we will then start working on iPad, Android, Windows Phone, Tablet, PC and Mac.

Smart Q45 - 165+ Levels
Smart Q45 - 165+ Levels

Why do we need your help?

We have already begun development for Smart Q45, but our budget is currently limited. We want this game to be one of the best puzzle games with a better playing experience. In addition to that, our main focus is to achieve 2 goals with this game.

1.) Having an enjoyable playing experience.

2.) Improve the player's general knowledge and/or educating the player.

Creating such a game requires significant levels of funding.

We're making good progress on the game already, but need to complete on the following aspects:

  • 10 music tracks
  • Sound effects
  • Fonts, Additional Graphic and GUI Design
  • Development-software licenses, compatibility-testing services and more.
  • Hiring a freelancer to help speed up the process and to develop for other platforms.

Our stretch goals are listed at the bottom of the page.

Stretch Goals

£5,000 - In addition to the iPhone platform, we will also release the game on iPad.

£7500 - In addition to the iOS platform, we will also release the game for Windows Phone.

£10000 - In addition to the iOS platform and Windows Phone, we will also release the game for Android devices.

£12,500 - In addition to the iOS platform, Android and Windows Phone, we will also release the game for Facebook.

£25,000 - In addition to the iOS platform, Android, Windows Phone and Facebook we will also release the game for PC, Mac and Linux.

£40,000 - We will create multiplayer capability for all platforms.

Smart Q45 - Stretch Goals
Smart Q45 - Stretch Goals

What is your money going toward?

Producing Music/Sounds: The game theme, winning, losing, the game theme music, other music and sounds need to be produced. we personally do not have experience in producing music and we require financial support to hire freelancers to help me produce this.

Software Licenses: Since we just started the game, we are missing a lot of software that we need to make this game. Funding is required to facilitate appropriate use of effective software.

Server client development/Hosting: Game API, which will be handling the user interface from a server. We own a server, which can handle a limited number of players.

For the future growth of the project, we need to have 2-8 more servers. Based on the heavy load already experienced on our servers, we want to prepare for future large-scale growth.

This is also the first time that we've worked on server client handling events. When we reach a large-scale impact, the current server will not be able to handle the load, so we want to spend the appropriate amounts of time and effort to get it right.

Art : We want to contract a concept artist to help us with creating a story board, the background images, the in-game UI look and feel and more items exclusively designed for the game.

Polishing: Any funding in excess of our goal will be invested into refining the game even further with more resources, increased functionality, more levels, more items, more challenges and much more.

Budget Breakdown

20% Coding: Game mechanics, AI, influence system, etc.
15% Graphical content; the concept art, GUI and texturing.
25% Music and sound design.
15% Backer rewards.
12% Software license.
5% Marketing.
8% Kickstarter fee & Third-party payment fee

Smart Q45  - Budget Breakdown
Smart Q45 - Budget Breakdown

Note: if you're new to Kickstarter, the way it works is that you can donate to the project using your credit card, and then pick a corresponding reward(s). Your credit card will only be charged on the last day of the project. Until then, you'll be able to change the amount of your pledge and your reward at any time.

Smart Q45 - Global High Score
Smart Q45 - Global High Score

Rewards

[ £1 + ] Thank you Via Email & Wallpaper.
Thank you Via Email & Exclusive Smart Q45 wallpaper.

[ £2 + ] Your question & Wallpaper.
A question of your choice will be added to the game (Terms and Conditions Apply) & Exclusive Smart Q45 wallpaper.

[ £3 + ] Your question, Wallpaper & Thank you postcard.
A question of your choice will be added to the game (Terms and Conditions Apply), Exclusive Smart Q45 wallpaper & Thank you postcard via post

[ £5 + ] Torches/Flashlights, Your question & Thank you via Post
Torches/Flashlights, A question of your choice will be added to the game (Terms applied) & Thank you letter via post with signature of a developer(s) and my self.

[ £10 + ] The Soundtrack
Download the high-quality version of the game’s music tracks. 

[ £15 + ] Grocery Tote & Soundtrack
Customized Grocery Tote & Download the high-quality version of the game’s music tracks.

[ £20 + ] Print
A signed, high quality A2 Kickstarter backer exclusive limited-edition print.

[ £25 + ] iPhone Case & Soundtrack
Customized iPhone case & Download the high-quality version of the game’s music tracks.

Customised iPhone Case
Customised iPhone Case

[ £35 + ] The Soundtrack & T-Shirt
Download the maximum-quality version of the game music tracks.

T-shirt: The T-shirt will be like the print- a limited run Kickstarter backer exclusive. We hope you will wear it proudly.

[£100 +] Game credit
You name will be added to the in-game credits with special thanks.

Download the maximum-quality version of the game music tracks.

Print: A signed, high quality A2 Kickstarter backer exclusive limited-edition print.

T-shirt: The T-shirt will be like the print- a limited run Kickstarter backer exclusive. We hope you will wear it proudly.

[£250 +] Game Sponsor and Credit
You name will be added to the in-game credits with special thanks.

You name will be added to in-game sponsor list

Download the maximum-quality version of the game music tracks.

Print: A signed, high quality A2 inch Kickstarter backer exclusive limited-edition print.

T-shirt: The T-shirt will be like the print- a limited run Kickstarter backer exclusive. We hope you will wear it proudly.

Thank you for supporting us and pledging on our project Smart Q45

If you want to help but can't provide funding, you can definitely make a difference by publicizing Kickstarter to your friends and other places on the Internet. Thanks again for your support.

Your sincerely,

Ramnath Suthakar

Smart Q45 - Level Completed
Smart Q45 - Level Completed

Where to find us:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SmartQ45

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SmartQ45

Web: http://www.smartq45.com

Risks and challenges

We’ll only release Smart Q45 once it’s the fantastic game we know it can be. And we want to get it into the hands of players in mid September 2013. The Smart Q45 is going to be powerful, unique and rather wonderful, with the added incentive of being educational too.

We've already finished the framework of the game and are confident that it will ship in 2013.

Having shipped some apps in the App Store already, and having worked on several others for other publishers, we know that device compatibility and performance is always a challenge. We are currently targeting all iPhone & iPod devices from 2010 onward (which specifically leaves out iPhone 3GS or earlier), and iOS 5.1 and above. Depending on what Apple does with iOS, we may have to trim our list of supported devices and versions.

Android devices have an even broader range of performance than iOS devices. Our current minimum Android version is 2.3, but even within 2.3, some devices with older graphics chips or lower RAM may not be supportable.

Before releasing the game, it has to be tested and perfected. Balancing and bug-testing the game will also take time.

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