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Turf is a free location based iOS game set in the real world where you hang out with friends, amass gold coins, & collect properties.

PEOPLE OF KICKSTARTER HEAR ME NOW! 

Stop playing Portal 2 for five minutes and let me ask you a question. Have you ever wanted to be rewarded for being you? Turf Geography Club has heard your caw! Turf is a free location-based game set in the real world where you hang out with friends, amass gold coins, and acquire goods and properties in a battle to tame your surroundings. It's like Foursquare meets Monopoly. First things first -- allow me to thank you for taking the time to feast upon my words.

OWN YOUR TURF

Don't check in a million times and just become mayor. Spend your turf coins wisely and purchase your favorite places from under your competition's feet. Customize your properties with additional floors and unique details. Not only does this make your places cooler and increase their overall value, but when others visit, you get even more coins. Who knows? You might even take over your entire city!

GET RICH

Every time you do something in the whimsical world of Turf you earn coins. Check in alone at a cafe? Earn coins. Invite a friend to hang out at the cafe and they actually show up? Earn coins. Rescue baby sea lions from a cruel evil genius? That's a freebie. Coins are the currency of Turf and being rich means you're the best.

COLLECT TROPHIES

The Turf Geography Club believes strongly in positive reinforcement. So when you do fun and unique things, special trophies are unlocked. Whether it's being exceptional company to a bar or locking down your 20th property like a boss, we think you deserve a cookie. There will be hundreds of trophies to collect! That's not all. We provide a shelf for you to proudly display your hard earned keepsakes. When your friends cruise your profile, they get a full unrelenting blast of how amazing you are.

GET THE SHIRT

Pledge $25+ and you will receive this handsome t-shirt. Add your own reflector tape & play turf at night. See the shirt modeled.

THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT

Turf has been a personal labor of love. Every pixel you see was drawn by me with either my 2 or 5 pixel brush. The game mechanics have been completely fleshed out.  I have the background in art and interaction design needed to make all that happen, but the one skill I lack in bringing Turf to the world is computer programming. Every penny from Kickstarter will go towards supporting my developer for the summer. The more money raised the more I can put towards adding details and sweet sweet features. With some luck I might even get another person to push pixels with me.

There are a whole slew of things that I have planned for future iterations. 

  • Cool data visualizations of where you've been
  • Form virtual gangs to take over portions of your city
  • Even bigger buildings & more trim options
  • plus much much more!

Get Updates Faster(er) @TurfHQ Twitter

Some more stuff TurfGeographyClub.com

Questions? TurfHQ (at) Gmail (dot) Com

FAQ

  • Yes eventually. Strategically I plan to see if I can get enough funding to launch on iPhone. If all goes well a droid launch will happen. See the updates for more on this matter.

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  • Pledge $5 or more
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    For the cost of a scrumtrulescent latte you will receive enough in game Turf coins to give you a healthy boost over your friends as well as the 1st song off the Turf soundtrack by Cosa Mas (mp3 format)

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    39 backers

    Get the limited edition in game Kickstarter Trophy to place on your shelf for all to admire and worship (+ coins + mp3)

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    54 backers

    The Turf T-Shirt is exactly the thing to declare your fealty to the Turf Geography Club. You will receive one very impressive shirt in your designated size (+ coins + mp3 + trophy) - outside of US & Canada add $15 for shipping

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    A silk screened Turf poster (approx. 20x15) will be delivered to your doorstep. There's more, I'm offering a club WITHIN a club. From the launch of Turf until eternity you will receive special virtual in game surprises on a surprise basis. Also your name will be added to the credits! (+ coins + mp3 + trophy + shirt) - outside of US & Canada add $15 for shipping

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    Pledgies at this level will play the game a month ahead of the general populous (+ coins + mp3 + trophy + shirt + poster + cool kids club + credit) - outside of US & Canada add $15 for shipping

  • Pledge $250 or more
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    I will design & name a Turf Trophy after you. You will also be the proud recipient of a real Turf coin minted in silver (+ coins + mp3 + trophy + shirt + poster + cool kids club + credit + early access)

  • Pledge $1,000 or more
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    A place of your choice will be designed and dropped into the world of Turf as a unique landmark (+ coins + mp3 + trophy + shirt + poster + cool kids club + credit + early access + custom trophy + real turf coin)

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