MyVatar is an app for iPhone and Andriod that allows you to create an RPG avatar for games like Pathfinder and Dungeons & Dragons!
We've finished drawing all the initial launch art! Here is a sample of some of the different MyVatars you can create. Obviously the races aren't to scale because we wanted you to get a good look at the gear!
Interface Design Complete!!!
Using MyVatar is as easy as selecting your gender, race, and physical features (like hair style / color, skin color, eye color, scars, tattoos, etc.
From there you just pick out whatever gear you want from our easy to use interface and you are ready to roll 20's (rolling 20's not guaranteed with this product). These are just a few of the screens that will make equipping your character super easy!
We've added some rewards! To simplify, if you would like to select multiple rewards, just select a reward level, then add more to your pledge. Then, simply send us a message about what rewards you would like to include.
Funding to Finish!
The Best Thing about this project is that we are already 75% done with it! We have a ton of art already complete; we just need some additional funds to get it out to the public!
Bonus Reward Level - ART!!!
Here is an awesome example of art you could receive if you select the art pledge level!
Have you ever been sitting around the game table while everyone is describing their character, when that one person holds up an amazing picture doodled on the back of a character sheet? Yeah, MyVatar was invented because, let's face it, we aren't that guy. We're the people who get to describe our character after that guy is done, and end up holding a piece of paper with a stick figure wielding glaive that looks like a halberd. And then the whole game is bogged down in the age old glaive/halberd discussion.
If you want to show off that sweet character you dreamt up, this is the app with which to do it! The goal of MyVatar is to let you create an avatar for use with any fantasy pen and paper RPG game. We want you to be able to select sex, race, skin color, hair style, hair color, scars, tattoos, eye color and a multitude of other options! And that is just the physical character. Once that is finished, you will be able to equip all different types of armor, clothing and weapons. Huzzah! We'll even figure out if it's a glaive or halberd for you!
The goal is to create a mobile/tablet app (iPhone/Android) that allows you to construct your own basic characters. We will add more character options as we reach each stretch goal.
The app will be free and allow people to make a male or female version of the races listed above. There will be basic gear to equip free of charge but all other gear will be an in-app purchase using gold coins. The coolest of you Kickstarter backers will get gear unlocked just for helping us out!
As word and popularity spreads for this little app, future versions of MyVatar will be made so you can create avatars for cyber punk, steam punk, sci-fi, gothic horror, and whatever else our audience desires!
All stretch Goals are in the chart below. Look below the chart for the next description as each one is unlocked!
Stretch Goal #1 - We will create 3 more heads for each race (male / female) so you can choose from different facial expressions and even change your eye color!
Mystery Bags of Holding!!!
In case anyone missed it, this is a sneak peak at the mystery bags you'll be getting! They will be chock full of awesome stuff from Sand Diego Comic Con and Gen Con so hurry and get yours!!!
How the Money Will be Spent:
The initial funding amount will be spent finishing up art, coding the application, writing descriptions for the remaining items, and in marketing the app once it is complete. Some of the money will also go toward kickstarter and credit card processing fees.
Oh, and in case you were wondering...
Risks and challenges
Outside of the standard risks and challenges presented by natural disasters, this is a fairly low risk project. We have done a lot of the work already so are well invested in it's success. We also have the artists and programmers ready to go to finish it out.
That being said, depending on when this funds, we may not be able to start immediately if one of the resources earmarked is not available. Our deadline to complete reflects this. We would prefer to move forward with a proven resource than to waste time trying to get someone new up to speed.
We do face a challenge regarding copyrighted races and, to a smaller extent, equipment. We will reach out to Paizo and Wizards of the Coast regarding licensing for these few exceptions. We may not be able to put those races in the app, though. However, our launch goals reflect all open source content that can be used by anyone. So we are mitigating copyright risk in that way while maximizing content for the user.
Since we are planning on launching in the apple store, there is a significant chance that we complete our end of the project and it sits for several months in review. There is very little we can do to hurry their approval process, but we have added time into the project schedule to try and account for this.
Our team just hired an Android developer, but the development cycle will be slightly behind the IOS version so it will launch after the apple version.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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