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Create exciting, GPS outdoor racing games featuring power-ups you play on your smart phone. It's kind of like Mario Kart in real life! Read more

Fargo, ND Video Games
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This project's funding goal was not reached on April 24, 2012.

Create exciting, GPS outdoor racing games featuring power-ups you play on your smart phone. It's kind of like Mario Kart in real life!

Fargo, ND Video Games
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Update #1: Awards: FREE Premium Games for Life!

Free Premium Games: Anyone who pledges $25 or more (including present pledges) will receive FREE access to our Premium Power-Up Games for life. Your SteamKeg account will be tagged as a "Lifetime Free Member". That's right you will never have to pay for any present or future power-up game ever!

Web Site Update: The SteamKeg website is now 100% complete. Go check us out, register, connect your Facebook and Twitter accounts, and invite your friends to visit us. You can even create games! The games you create will be saved to your "Saved Drafts" and will be ready to publish when our apps go live.

iPhone App Update: We're about two weeks out from submitting to Apple for final approval.

Android App Update: We have programmers waiting in the wings to get the OK! Once they've been given the go ahead, we should have it available in a little over 30 days.

Future Games Update: What we have planned for future games will knock your socks off! Please give us your support to bring this truly exciting gaming company into full swing.

Finally: A BIG thank you to all those who have already become backers!

SteamKeg: Our Goal

We are SteamKeg, and we are building out a social gaming network with powerful website and mobile app components. There are three main areas we are focusing on: “Events,” “Anytime/Anywhere” and “Video Connection”.

The “Events” section consists of our outdoor GPS-based racing games. We have a completed website, and we’re working hard to put the finishing touches on the iPhone app. The Android app will follow soon after with your support.

The “Anytime/Anywhere” section is under construction, and will be offering games and activities that can be played without the organization required for events. You’re going to love what we’re doing! We really need your backing to complete it in a timely manner.

The “Video Connection” section is still in the research and development stage. We have some great ideas we know you’ll love, and we need your support to continue development.

More on SteamKeg Events: The Next Generation in Geolocation Gaming

We are the future in outdoor real-time racing games. We’ll be launching our first two games (with more to come) in May 2012 in three versions: Free, Power-up, and Commercial Power-up Games. 

Our goal from the beginning was to take our love of gaming and combine it with present day GPS/geolocation technology. 

We were determined to provide a truly unique gaming experience, so we added a third element that merged video-game features into them as well. By combining these three creative worlds, SteamKeg “Events” was born.

With great attention given to detail, our programmer Brian Pattison completed our first competitive real-time chase games for beta testing. These games were created on our web site and played on our smart phones. Each race is based around capturing checkpoints in order to win the game.

Power-ups: Take Control of Your Game


We incorporated power-ups and a token system for purchasing various power-up tools. Power-ups are used to attack other players or protect yourself throughout the chase. You can hide checkpoints from each other, throw out time delays, or use distant check-ins to enhance your game time. Other tactics allow you to make yourself invisible and attack anonymously, or buy shields to protect yourself from attacks. We've incorporated visual and sound effects to give your outdoor chase game a truly unique real-time video-like game experience.

Your Profile Command Center: Fingertip Ready 

With Harvey Schaapman’s background in creating board games, the Achievement Awards Programs became the focal point of our internal gaming system. The profile page becoming the user’s hub for displaying “Upcoming Games,” “Completed Games,” “Games Won,” and “Achievements”.

You can check out your game level, XP and Gold accounts, create a game, and find a game to join. See when your next upcoming game is, check out your past history for completed game, and games won. And much more!


There were eight internal gaming achievement programs added for the gaming enthusiasts. They include most registered sign-ups, most created games, most players in a single game, most combined players from all their games, most traveled game, most played games, most games won, and most XP earned for the year. We added 70 game levels, an XP advancement chart, and an achievement awards chart displaying all the previous achievement award winners. 

Winners are awarded trophies, XP and Gold Coins. Special XP and Gold accounts are created for each user to store their winnings for expenditure toward great prizes.

Steamkeg Web Site: Try Us Out, Create a Game!

The SteamKeg web site is now fully functional, so go have some fun. You will be able to create your own account, invite friends (Facebook Twitter), upload your picture, create games, and check out the prize page. Just roam around and have fun! 

All games you create will go into your "Last Saved Drafts" on your Profile page. Once the apps are available, you'll be able to activate and publish any one of your saved games. All you'll have to do is change the date of your game!

Once the apps are available to download to your smart phone, an email will be sent to the email address used when creating your account.

Note: We are still tweaking the web site in some areas, so if you have and issue, don't be alarmed, were just tweaking. Try back in a few!

The SteamKeg Evolution

SteamKeg has evolved from two very exciting GPS/geolocation outdoor games to becoming a full gaming system.  Each new game we create will be incorporated into this system.

SteamKeg is the next generation in outdoor geolocation activity. We invite you to travel down this exciting road with us, together!

Use of Funds

KICKSTARTER funds will be used to put the finishing touches to our web site and the iPhone app (both are 95+% Complete). With your enthusiastic help we'll be able to include an Android app, server time, administrative costs, and allow us to start working on our next really exciting games. Wait until you see what we have planned!

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    Pledge $1 or more
    About $1.00 USD

    1 backer

    Every little bit helps us reach our goal, with your single dollar possibly making the big difference. You'll receive an email from SteamKeg stating our sincere gratitude for backing our project!

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    Pledge $5 or more
    About $5 USD

    1 backer

    Receive 5 game credits and name 5 friends to receive the same for free. A “SteamKeg Backer" certificate in steamkeg colors, expressing our sincere gratitude. ($30 value)

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    Pledge $10 or more
    About $10 USD

    2 backers

    Receive 10 game credits and name 10 friends to receive the same for free. A “SteamKeg Backer" certificate in steamkeg colors, expressing our sincere gratitude. ($110 value)

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    Pledge $25 or more
    About $25 USD

    6 backers

    Receive 25 game credits and name 10 friends to receive same for free. A “SteamKeg Backer" certificate in steamkeg colors, expressing our sincere gratitude. ($275 value)

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    Pledge $50 or more
    About $50 USD

    7 backers

    Bronze Membership – You’ll receive our Bronze Membership certificate; have your name in print on our specially dedicated “Thank You” webpage, with your Bronze recognition displayed throughout the rest of our website and app (details @ steamkeg.com). You’ll receive 50 game credits you may share with family, plus name 10 friends to each receive 25 game credits free. ($300+ value)

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    Pledge $100 or more
    About $100 USD

    2 backers

    Silver Membership – You’ll receive our Silver Membership certificate; have your name in print on our specially dedicated “Thank You” webpage, with your Silver recognition displayed throughout the rest of our website and app (details @ steamkeg.com). You’ll receive 100 game credits you may share with family, plus name 10 friends to each receive 25 game credits free. ($350+ value)

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    Pledge $250 or more
    About $250 USD

    1 backer

    Gold Membership – You’ll receive our Gold Membership certificate; have your name in print on our specially dedicated “Thank You” webpage, with your Gold recognition displayed throughout the rest of our website and app (details @ steamkeg.com). You’ll receive 250 game credits you may share with family, plus name 10 friends to each receive 25 game credits free. ($500+ value)

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    Pledge $10,000
    About $10,000 USD

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    Platinum Membership – You will receive our coveted Platinum recognition plaque, hand crafted by a commissioned artist for display in your home or office.

    The plaque will be framed and matted in SteamKeg’s colors, and include a three dimensional platinum copy of your emblem displayed on our website and app. You will receive special space on our “Thank You” page to display a personal picture of yourself or your organization, display a short personal message, and a link to your personal website. After we’ve launched, you will receive free ad space for six months (rotating in-and-out along with the other platinum sponsors) on the dashboard of every game played world-wide. You will also receive first rights to continue this ad space there-after. There are only four Platinum awards being offered.

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Funding period

- (35 days)