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Underground Kingdom is an interactive book for iPad/iPhone adapted from a classic Choose Your Own Adventure®* book
Underground Kingdom is an interactive book for iPad/iPhone adapted from a classic Choose Your Own Adventure®* book
287 backers pledged $12,293 to help bring this project to life.

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* Choose Your Own Adventure® is a registered trademark of Chooseco, LLC

"I’m telling you, if there’s one Kickstarter project whose fulfillment I’m really looking forward to, it’s Underground Kingdom." - appadvice.com

"Judging from the art that’s been released, this interactive adaptation looks absolutely stunning." - Gamezebo.com

"Visual Baker offers modern updates that take full advantage of the iPad’s technology" - technologytell.com

What is Underground Kingdom?

Underground Kingdom is an interactive gamebook for iPad and iPhone, adapted from the classic Choose Your Own Adventure®* book from Edward Packard. We will bring the experience to a new level, as it will include interactive features, amazing illustrations, animations and sounds.

When this project started, our idea was to use the original stories, so we got in touch with Edward Packard, the creator of the concept for the series and author of the first Choose Your Own Adventure book®* and over fifty other books in the series. 

He offered to make some of his favorite books available to us and help us turn them into apps. We’re starting with Underground Kingdom.
After we finish this app, our idea is to adapt more books from the original series. We will continue with Hyperspace, Invaders from Within, Survival at Sea and Dinosaur Island.

Features:

Interactivity: The book will be full of interactive illustrations and animations that will help the reader be part of the story. We created an interactive map that will show the choices that have been made, so the reader can navigate through the book.
Illustrations: We are creating all new contemporary art for the book with more than 50 illustrations. Each of them will be animated and interactive.
Languages: The application will be available in English and Spanish, and we plan to add more languages after the launch.
Share your endings: You will have the option to share your endings through Facebook and Twitter

Who are we?

We are Visual Baker, an independent studio that is focused right now in this project.
Our team members have a lot of experience making web applications, games, comics, videos, code and digital content.

To create this great adventure, Visual Baker teamed with Edward Packard, creator of the concept for Choose Your Own Adventure®* books and author of the first Choose Your Own Adventure®* book.

Independence!

We thought about presenting the idea to a publisher that would help us with funding and contacts, but we like the freedom of creating a product without corporate constraints that would hold back the project. Kickstarter seemed the perfect platform to raise funds and complete this great adventure.

How can I help?

By choosing your own pledge! In the right sidebar of this site, you will see different levels of rewards that will be distributed depending on the amount pledged.
You can also help by sharing this campaign and spreading the word about this project on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ Blogs, Friends. We know there is a huge community of fans that read the series in their childhood and would love to read it again in this epic digital format.

You can also follow us: twitter.com/visualbaker or facebook.com/visualbaker

How will the money be spent?

With your help we would cover these costs:

  • App development (programming every bit of animation and interactivity).
  • Development and graphic software.
  • Sound engineering and voice acting.
  • Illustrations

The Rewards

* Choose Your Own Adventure® is a registered trademark of Chooseco, LLC

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    RAKA REWARD: You get the app for iPad or iPhone + Your name on our Web Site Thank you page. (iPhone version will be ready in Dec 2012).

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    ARCHPOD REWARD: Previous tier (1 app: iPad or iPhone) + Your name on iPhone and iPad App credits + Wallpaper pack.

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    PROFESSOR REWARD: Previous tiers (1 app: iPad or iPhone) + access to HQ Digital art kit: PDF Concept Art book (15 pages) + 2 Printable Paper toys + 2 Coloring PDFs.

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    MOUTH OF FIRE REWARD: Previous tiers (1 app: iPad or iPhone) + PDF ebook version (not interactive) + Stickers pack (Worldwide shipping included)

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    VERTACRAFT REWARD: Previous tiers (1 app: iPad or iPhone) + Underground Kingdom t-shirt (Kids & Adults Sizes). Worldwide shipping included.

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    Pledge $140 or more About $140

    KOTA REWARD: Previous tiers + Original portrait of YOU made by the book illustrator (we send you a digital HQ version)

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    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    ARCHPOD KING REWARD: Previous tiers (except limited ones) + Your portrait painted by the book illustrator, will figure in the iPad/iPhone credits as part of the backer team!

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    BLACK SUN REWARD: Previous tiers + A copy of the original printed book personally inscribed by Edward Packard to the backer.

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    RAKA KING REWARD: Previous tiers (except limited ones) + you can participate in the creation of a new ending, and be credited as its author!

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    CLERA BIRD REWARD: Previous tiers (except limited ones) + You will credited as Executive producer of the project!

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Funding period

- (30 days)