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The Mobile Game to Learn Foreign Languages.
The Mobile Game to Learn Foreign Languages.
122 backers pledged $20,815 to help bring this project to life.

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Subverses is a spy video game that offers users the unique opportunity to become immersed in their target language through a captivating storyline and fun gameplay. The game allows users to naturally acquire new vocabulary and phrases as they blend into a foreign world to infiltrate Omnisource, an evil corporation, and take it down from the inside.

This game is being developed for Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android by a team of passionate gamers and experienced language learners! What makes our language-acquisition method effective is that it is built as a game first and its content is uniquely integrated with a certified language curriculum.

With the gaming medium, users are in a safe environment where they can be comfortable with making mistakes. No social pressure from classmates, and no teacher with a red pen listening, just you and the covert world of corporate espionage video game!

Once completed, interested users will be able to try our game by playing the first three levels of the game for any of our languages, free of charge. Then users can subscribe to gain access to all available languages and their levels. Use any of your internet-enabled devices: mobile, tablet, and desktop.

We're raising funds so we can build and deliver this video game to you and everyone who wants to learn and acquire a foreign language. Our stealth role-playing-game offers a fun and engaging way to become immersed in a language and is structured to optimize users acquisition of their target languages! With funding, we will be able to continue to pay our software development team to keep writing the code that makes this game awesome. We would also be able to continue funding our lead animator to keep creating the art assets and animations that make this game come to life!

Our Base-Fundraising Goal is $20,000 for 5 months of continued development and we have stretch goals for each additional $10,000 up to $100,000. Each tier having their own special reward.

Estimated $3,250 per month for Language Acquisition Expert Consulting, Software Development, Animation Development and Executive Team survival. 

Estimated $625 per month for software licensing, hosting, broadband, and other operational expenses. 

All Software Developers, Language Experts and Artists are to be hired as Independent Contractors and are compensated based on the deliverables that they complete.

Game Credit, Producer and Executive Producer Status. subscriptions to our language learning game for up to 1 whole year! Cool T-Shirts and other Subverses branded gear. Non-Playable Character in your image! Logo placement of your brand in a thematic integration with our game. Note: If we do not reach our entire funding goal, we will keep moving forward with what we have and will continue to fundraise to ensure that our team is able to maintain our product's development and bring it to market.

Language learning is a difficult task. Many of us start out, eager to try and use various programs, but often times end up getting bored or frustrated. We don’t want to be tied down by expensive classes or unengaging books on tape! But what else is there?! 

As language learners ourselves, we have felt this frustration first hand! We have searched and searched for an alternative that would help us to accelerate our language learning but found only clunky and mechanical programs that neither offered an immersive environment to learn nor an engaging experience that actually made us want to keep using those programs!

As gamers, we knew the power of video games and how they really immersed us in their worlds! They challenged us to explore them, taught us how to solve complex puzzles and crush seemingly impossible tasks! So we decided to merge this powerful medium with the difficult task of language learning! 

Since languages are best learned through immersion and engaging situational context, a language-learning video game would be a unique solution that has the power to get the ball rolling in the right direction! Subverses is a spy video game that offers users the unique opportunity to become immersed in their target language through a captivating storyline and fun gameplay.

           

Executive Team

Creative Director — Leo Creatini
Operations Director — Blaine Stillerman
Technical Director — Michael Buciuman

Risks and challenges

GAME COMPLETION: We started this company to accomplish the goal of creating a better tool to acquire a new language than what was currently available on the market. All of us are passionate language-learners and are developing this product first for our own use and of course for the rest of the world! Our agility and flexibility allows us to optimize the development of our product and the chances of creating a strong and stable company that has a critical role in the language-learning market.

LAUNCH DATE: We have built in extra time for the game development process and are confident we will ship by the projected dates, but there is always a chance that things will take longer than planned. With that, we are obsessive designers with an attention to fine detail and critical design. We are persistent in the face of our challenges and we strive to always improve and evolve to survive and deliver.

CONTINUED DEVELOPMENT: We have an insatiable appetite to learn and surround ourselves with those who know more so that we can improve and evolve! We invite honest and constructive criticism because we can leave our egos at the door to make this an awesome and effective video game. This game is designed to be very scalable and expandable and it is in an industry this is growing and desperately in need of innovation. We question all assumptions that are present in the market and in the available products and challenge everything that makes up our company.

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Thanks! We appreciate all of the support that we can get and are steadfast in our plans to bring to market a truly unique and effective way to help users to learn and acquire foreign languages!

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    +In-game accreditation as "Rank 1 Supporter."
    +Design your own in-game item!
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    +In-game character made after your likeness with desired name and one-liner.
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