Toss Potatoes against your friends, anywhere in the world. GPS-location based levels! Amazing concept design.
STOP! DON'T THROW THAT POTA-TO YET!
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Hey Kickstarter, thank you for checking out our project. Just you reading this means a lot to us. We've spent the last few months working on a project that we'd like to present to you now, it's called Pota-Toss. More info can be found in our website: www.potatoss.com
Who are we?
There's two of us working on this crazy idea. We live in Alajuela, Costa Rica, we've know each other since Kindergarden and we went to Elementary and High School together.
Jose 'Caya' Cayasso is currently a 3D Animation Student in Universidad Veritas and is the guy in charge of the look and graphic design of the game. He co-created a 3D short film called Loopio, which was very well received. Some of his work can be found here: www.saborstudio.net
Phillipe Casorla Sagot is an advanced multi-paradigm programmer who is
mostly in love with object oriented languages. He is the guy in charge
of all the programming stuff! He got a Computer Science degree from
ITCR and is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Security and Mobile
There are two main concepts behind the game: Multiplayer and Uniqueness. You can find truly thousands of games out there, and for our idea to shine we not only had to make it cool, we had to make something never seen before!
We have a concept that's simple, easy to use, but still looks great, AND that it allows you to challenge your friends face to face, not just a silly (or overpowered) machine. In PotaToss, you can share your iPod, on the bus or on that boring history class! Or, if you have an Internet connection, you can game online, against a friend or stranger, anywhere in the world.
That's what led us to our second concept, the location based content. We are going to design hundreds of levels based on the geography and landscapes of each country in the world, and that is, we believe, what makes our game truly unique.
Guess where that is?
We are going to take advantage of the GPS in your iPhone, and use it to find out where you are. Your half of the level will be based on that, so if you are playing in Antartica, you'll get nothing but ice, while your buddy in Hawaii will show up on a beautiful volcanic tropical beach.
All the levels are interchangeable, so every left-level will match every right-level, thus allowing us to combine any pair of players wanting to play online.
Just drag your finger to toss your potato. Your finger swipe will give speed and direction to your throw. Obstacles? Of course! Mountains, trees, rocks, wind! Every level is different!
Players will take turns to attempt to hit their opponents. Every time there's a hit, that player will get a point and the game level will be re-generated so that players get a whole new challenge. Remember, we are going to design hundreds of different levels!
We expect around 200-250 different levels at launch, and we'll be updating the game with new levels every month.
Are you planning on playing solo?
Not a problem (for us), but you're gonna have to face some hordes of these darn ugly Spuds, before they spoil your cute Pota-Toes!
Rotten Spuds will try to spoil your plantation! Stop them before they reach it!
So why do we need your help!? Well, We got a bunch of bills to pay, including,
- legal stuff
- software licences
- iOS programming requires a Mac, and we are missing one of those
- testing devices
- App Store licences
- man-power, to help speed up the programming and the design
Our minimum budget allows us to complete the game. However, the greater the amount we are able to raise, the bigger the amount of people we'll be able to hire; which means more levels, and an earlier release date.
Another very important thing, is that Kickstarter will not charge your credit card unless we are able to raise the minimum amount of money required. Any donations will be reverted if we don't reach our goal. We hope that's not the case!
Good one! We have not settled on a price just yet, but we can tell you that it will be on the $0.99 - $3.99 range. We want to reach as many people as possible and having an expensive +$5 App is not the best way to do so.
No, of course not! We'd love to develop Pota-Toss for other platforms, but we had to start with something. If our game succeeds in the App Store, we'll be happy to extend it to other plattforms. Android, you are next in the queue!
Our initial version will work on the iPad, but you'll have to zoom in. All the levels are being developed in HD, so an iPad-specific version is close down the road.
Of course they will be! We want to make the game better every day, and we'd love to make it as specific as possible in regards to local levels, so we'll be keeping it updated as much as we can.
Not a problem! If you are playing online, we'll use your IP address to get an approximate location. The game will also support and option for using random scenes.
We plan on releasing the game for every country Apple allows us to, which should cover pretty much everywhere. About the levels? We'll match the geography of your country as best as we can, and hope to have at least one landmark per country after a couple updates.
El iPhone está teniendo una penetración inicial en el mercado de Costa Rica. Aunque estamos orgullosos de incluír niveles especiales para nuestro país en el juego, el mayor mercado de productos Apple está en el resto del mundo, así como la mayoría de backers de Kickstarter. A todos nuestros donadores estaremos enviando actualizaciones periódicas tanto en inglés como en español. Pura vida!
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Our sincere thanks, always and forever for supporting our idea. Also, you’ll be featured on the “Special Thanks” section of our website. Plus, we’ll send you exclusive updates on the art of the game.Estimated delivery:
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Wow! The reward above, plus a free, FULL version of the game, once it hits the App Store. You'll also have access to an exclusive set of Pota-Toss digital wallpapers, in full HD!Estimated delivery:
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You’ll get the above rewards, plus an exclusive game postcard shipped straight to your home, signed by the development team. Does it get any better than this? Keep reading!Estimated delivery:
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- NEW REWARD - Now THIS is amazing!! Remember that Postcard on the $10 reward?? Well, we are going to do a virtual tour of Saborstudio over video call (Skype or Facetime), sign the postcard while you watch, and then send it over to you! Ain't that cute?Estimated delivery:
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All of the above PLUS, become a BETA tester! Yeah you heard it! You’ll have access to the beta version of the game, weeks before it hits the app store, so that you can help us test it before the official launch.Estimated delivery:
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- Nooo waay! A free version of every other game we develop EVER! So you’ll get all of the above, plus one free download for every other game that Saborstudio publishes in the App Store, EVER!Estimated delivery:
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-NEW REWARD- All rewards on the $1-$50 range plus an AWESOME Pota-Toss T-Shirt similar to the ones showing up in the video, shipped straight to your home! (shipping to the Americas included, please add $20 for overseas shipping)Estimated delivery:
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- Get Potato-ed. Amazing! We’ll create a potato version of you (or whoever you want), that will be FEATURED IN THE GAME!! Yes, now THAT is AWESOME! We'll also send a print of your Potato-self, hanging around on a Pota-Toss styled version of your hometown. AND you will be featured on the game credits!!Estimated delivery:
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Amazing designer package! You get all of the above, AND you’ll get to work with us in designing the look for your area. Amazing! You’ll have the chance to work directly with our development team, so that we can create an exclusive look for your geographic area, which will have YOUR name on it in the game. AND, you’ll be featured as part of the designer team on the game credits!Estimated delivery:
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You get all of the above, PLUS an incredible, delicious, perfect and amazing dinner with our production team, at a fancy restaurant in town (Costa Rica, that is)! (No Potatoes will be harmed in the cooking of the meal, transport to the location is not included).Estimated delivery:
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- NEW REWARD - Sponsor a level! Amazing!! For one WHOLE year one of the levels in Pota-Toss, (that corresponds to your company location), will have a "Highway Banner" in the style of the game, with a picture of your company's logo, and the URL for its website!! Is there a better place for advertisement that a level in the so-called "Next Angry Birds"?Estimated delivery:
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Sponsor a Pota-to! Incredible! Your name, logo or company name will have its own potato! If your logo allows it, we'll create a potato based on its shape, otherwise, we'll 'stamp' a potato with it. Can you find a better place for advertisement than the next-best-thing on the App Store? Don’t think so! Plus, all of the rewards above!Estimated delivery:
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Sponsor a Spud!! Your name, logo or company name will have its own spud (one of the bad potatoes in the game, for single player mode)! ! If your logo allows it, we'll create one based on its shape, otherwise, we'll 'stamp' it on one of our own. You get all of the rewards above, of course!! (Except the Sponsored Pota-to)Estimated delivery:
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Your brand's level!! We'll create a Special Unlockable Level on the game!! The level will be based on the colors and shape of your brand, and it will have a big banner in the sky, using our "hanging clouds". Plus, of course, all of the rewards above (Except the Sponsored Pota-toes and Spuds)Estimated delivery:
- (44 days)