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$11,024
pledged of $15,000pledged of $15,000 goal
155
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, October 15 2016 6:28 PM UTC +00:00

About

Vulture Capitalist the Game is an RPG-style, adventure-strategy mobile game based on America's true pasttime: Making boat loads of money at other people's expense.

Play as a young venture capitalist ready to take over 8-bit Silicon Valley. Build your capital empire from the ground up as you navigate a world where startups are a dime a dozen and the competition is fierce. Fight your way to the top as you become the valley's next ruler.

We were influenced to make a story-driven RPG by some of our favorite childhood games including Pokémon and Chrono Trigger. The Silicon Valley of Vulture Capitalist is a money-obsessed world of incessant innovation where greed rules all. As you travel deeper into the office spaces of the Valley, you will encounter ruthless business minds, persuasive cults, and board rooms filled with the world's most powerful characters. Use your skills to outsmart and out-fund your opponents as you unravel the truth behind the inner workings of this money-fueled world.

 

 

Every day you will receive income from your companies as well as a report on your companies' growths. As you explore the game world, there will be various opportunities to spend and invest your money in different ways, such as acquiring companies in battle. After you have acquired a company, it will grow as you train it and invest more money into it. Use your newfound wealth to battle your way through the world of Vulture Capitalist.

STARTUPS 

There are many unique startups that you can acquire in Vulture Capitalist. Each startup has it’s own growth pattern, IPO cap limit, and strengths as well as weaknesses in battle. 

Startups are divided into 4 separate types: Social, Productivity, Data, and Normal. Each type has strengths and weaknesses in against the other types in battle. Join our private blog to suggest and vote on new tech types to be added soon.

Every 24 hours your startups will grow. The amount of growth depends on the startup's particular growth pattern as well as the amount of money you have invested in the startup for that day. Each startup also has attack attributes. 

Companies have rarity symbols (basic, innovative, genius), and there are also several unicorn companies in the game. You have to be in the right place at the right time to land one of those!

As your startups grow, you will hit valuation milestones. At each milestone, you will make decisions that shape the future of the company.

 

To progress in the game you will have to fight battles with other young entrepreneurs around town in order to train your startups, get rid of some competition and to acquire new companies. You will also fight a series of master venture capitalists. Find them at their offices throughout the map.

Once you have defeated them all, you will have the opportunity to battle the board of directors that runs Silicon Valley and claim your place as the greatest Vulture Capitalist that ever lived.

Use your "Vulture Capitalist" app to control your companies in battle (see .GIF in Game Flow section to see it in action). Attacks can be used to hurt you opponents valuation, Items are used to heal or boost attributes of your own startup as well as make offers to acquire other companies, Startups lets you switch between your different companies and Settle allows you to leave the battle for a small fine.

Startup attack power is determined by their Developer attribute level, its defense is determined by its Legal attribute level, and its speed is determined by its Marketing level. Health Points are the total valuation in dollars of the company

As you use your attacks to devalue your competitors, you can either swoop in and acquire them at the last minute or crush them for a cash bonus.

 

$2 GIF Pack - We made some awesome Vulture Capitalist .gif's we want to share with you as thanks for supporting the game!

$10 VC the Game and Early Access - We plan to offer an early access beta where you will be able to try out the first level of Vulture Capitalist before it is released. 

$15 Soundtrack - You will receive our original game Soundtrack created by TOGA.

$25 Exclusive Kickstarter Unlockable Content - With a couple of nifty tricks and cheat codes we will give you the ability to start the game with a Kickstarter exclusive Unicorn Company, bonus cash and/or increased growth rates.

$55 Vulture Capitalist Dad Hat - Vultures are the freshest cats out there and we have just what you need to rep your startup skills. 

$75 Limited Edition Game Prints - These Kickstarter exclusive game prints will spice up any room.

$100 Put Yourself in the Game - You will have the opportunity to have a character created in your likeness. You can also pick a line for your character to say when interacted with in the game. We will place your character in the map and you will be able to find yourself. Note: We withhold the right to reject any offensive or otherwise inappropriate lines, please keep them fun!

$200 One True Vulture - You get ALL of the aforementioned rewards

$500 Add Your Company to the Game - The most recognizable characters in Vulture Capitalist the game are the different companies. Use the game as a platform to get your company name and business recognized. We will work with you to make sure your company is realistically portrayed and in a place where people will know your name and what you do!

$1000 Become an Influential Character - A couple of lines not quite doing it for you? Become a character that carries influence in the plot. We will interview you to get an idea of your personality and place you as an ally or villain in the story of Vulture Capitalist. We will let you put your own personal flair on how the character speaks by allowing you to edit your character's script.

$10,000 Executive Producer - You are a major investor in the game. As such, your name will appear in the opening credits and you will get personal access to the team.

 

 

Kai the Creative Director on Vulture Capitalist (photo left), left his job at the top New York ad agency on the end of Wall Street to pursue his passion of building out VC. Sam who is the Lead Developer (photo right) currently works at a Blockchain startup in Manhattan. Both met each other in elementary school and have been working on creative endeavors together ever since.

TOGA who’s creating the soundtrack for the game is an experienced graphic designer who has a passion for producing. Check out this SoundCloud here. 

 

 

Risks and challenges

As with most software projects, the two biggest risks to finishing Vulture Capitalist are sufficient time and resources. A cross platform game is a labor intensive project that requires a significant amount of brain power and creativity to bring to life. The old software engineering adage tells us that the last 20% of the project will be 80% of the work so we want to make sure we are prepared. Extra resources are essential to making sure we have the time and help we need to see this through to the end.

There is also a very slight risk of being rejected by the Apple App Store/Google Play Store upon completion of the game but we will minimize this risk by staying up to date on both marketplaces' terms and conditions and being receptive to feedback that we get from them.

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    Thank You .GIF Pack

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    Become an early adopter by gaining access to the Vulture Capitalist Beta. You will also get access to our community of entrepreneurs, VCs, and startup enthusiasts on our private Vulture Capitalist blog where you can vote and give input on the type of 8-bit Silicon Valley you want to take over.

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    Become the envy of all your friends when you crush their companies with an EXCLUSIVE Kickstarter Unicorn company, cheat codes that increased growth rates, and unlock special characters.

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    Get a limited edition Vulture Capitalist 18x24 print! Choose from five options around the time of delivery.

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    Put Yourself in the Game!

    That's right! YOU will be immortalized as an 8-bit extra . Upload a photo in your freshest attire with a 140 character blurb and we'll turn you into pixels for the world to marvel.

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    The One True Vulture

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    Add Your Company to the Game

    Use VC the Game to get your company's name out to the masses. Companies are the central characters that everyone will know the names of and talk about. We are willing to work with you to put a creative spin on your company's attributes and attacks so people know who you are and what you do!

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    You will be one of the major characters in the game. The character will have your likeness and you will get the opportunity to make it uniquely you!

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