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Tweet Land – The first set of games that play with reality!

A Video Games project in San Jose, Costa Rica by Villalobos, Espinoza, Vasquez, Cartin(s)

Source: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nestorvc/tweet-land-the-first-set-of-games-that-play-with-r

ABOUT THIS PROJECT

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What would happen if what people share in their social networks turns real? And best of all, if you could play with that? Well, if you like the idea of the twittersphere becoming a virtual universe, this is for you.

Welcome to Tweet Land, the first set of videogames that plays with reality.

This project was born because we always thought that it would be really fun if what people comment in Twitter could turn real. You know, from the serious stuff twitters sometimes talk about, to the really nonsense tweets people make daily. So we decided to start working on this idea, and that’s how Tweet Land was born. We have now advanced a lot and are really excited, but our resources are limited. So we need your help to make Tweet Land what everybody of us dream of.

Initial Tweet Land Games

In this universe you will be able to play several videogames. Tweet Land will be launched with two initial games. A racing game called Route 140 and an action game called Love City. Check out the video to watch the action gameplay. Hope you like them. Enjoy!

How does Tweet Land work?

The game works really simple. Every time someone in the world tweets something, his or her tweets could affect the gameplay of Tweet Land by triggering certain action-keywords. It could be a “car accident” in your racing game, it could be your hate-gun gets reloaded in the action game, it could be anything.

We have created tons of situations that are triggered by their relative keywords that people might tweet. Some of them are:

  • car accident
  • meteor
  • shooting star
  • tsunami
  • volcano eruption
  • fireflies
  • zombie
  • beach
  • love
  • hate
  • shotgun
  • lightsaber

We have many many more, but we don’t want to spoil your game. And we will create even more. Many will be based on trend topics, many on actual events, and many others will be odd stuff people tweet (you know that happens a lot!).

The sweet part comes from the fact that people around the world are always creating tweets for the game based on their real-life experiences; even if they are not playing; even if they don’t know anything about Tweet Land. So the events and the gameplay are always changing within the web and its thousands of conversations.

What makes Tweet Land awesome?

Tweet Land is the first set of videogames that plays with reality, making it different every time you play and endlessly replayable. Its main features are:

 How will Kickstarter help?

We have plenty of Tweet Land done. But we have many more work to do and many things to pay for. We plan to launch Tweet Land before mid 2011, for iPhone and web browser with two initial games. One of the games is a racing game called Route 140 and the other is an action game called Love City. With your support we can:

secure the ongoing development and multiplatform release
pay the dedicated servers necessary to run the Twitter integration correctly
buy software licenses
and lock the Beta-phase so we can launch on date

Backer rewards

As some of the rewards, we are giving to every pledge of $5 or more a pre-order of the game so you can download it when it is ready, and for every pledge of $15 or more we are giving Tweet Land beta-test access before the game is on public release so you can help us build it with your ideas. Check the other cool rewards on the top side-bar.

The faces behind Tweet Land

We are a group of friends from sunny Costa Rica that all of our lives have been really passionate about videogames and the web. For this reason every one of us has specialized since years ago into web/software development, graphic design, audio composition, e-marketing, social media and digital creativity. We already have worked in award-winning projects (‘Romeria Virtual’ won Silver Cannes Lion; ‘Wackylands Boss’ became an AppleStore Top Paid Game; etc.) in our daytime jobs, but we thought it was time to jump out and start working in our own fun stuff. To stop the talk, and start the doing.

Hope you share our vision, and either you help us with a pledge or by spreading the word (give us a Like or tweet about it), we will really appreciate your support.

Gracias! Pura vida.

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And by the way, everytime someone shares the Kickstarter link in Twitter, a fancy event will happen in Tweet Land site 😀