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Box-O-Zombies the iOS Game Kickstarter is LIVE!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/srecinto/box-o-zombies-the-game-0

Rebuild your own city after the zombie apocalypse and defend it from the roaming hordes of undead. Unlock new content with zombie toys!

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NFC DATA CONNECTS COLLECTIBLE ZOMBIES TO iOS GAME “BOX-O-ZOMBIES”
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Top tiers backers will actually become “one of them,” complete with figure and storyline.

The Box-O-Zombies (BoZ) game for iOS allows players to build and defend their own Zivilization™ in this world building and tower defense game that follows a post apocalyptic story of a man and his dog on their journey to discover who they are, what happened to the world around them, and how to fix it. While the game can be played entirely on an iPad without needing the figures, Kickstarter will help fund the creation of packs of collectible, serialized figures that will appear on your iOS device using the NFC reader (“The Puck”) that connects via Bluetooth. Backers can become one of these figures themselves that unlock exclusive in-game content, by pledging at the top tiers.

Game Summary
They say it fell from the sky.  A box of untold wonders, small yet immense, immovable despite its etherial qualities.  The world changed in the years to follow, and a city seemed to sprout up as though it happened overnight.  An explosion of technology and science, largely kept hidden from the rest of the world, started to trickle out like mana from the gods.  They say it led to the fall of mankind…you’ll just have to take their word for it.

With no memory of who you are or how you got lost in the woods you’ll embark on a journey of discovery as you and your talking dog make sense of the zombie filled wasteland of humanity.  You’ll meet people with answers, some more forthcoming that others, who will aid you in your quest to find the truth as well as helping you to rebuild and defend your new home.  Working with other survivors, you’ll work to rebuild a Zivilation of your own using skills and tools left over from a previous life.
How you build and how you defend is up to you.  Will your new Zivilization survive long enough for you to get the answers you so desperately need?  Or will the sea of the undead wash over your walls? Start your journey in April of 2013 and find out for yourself.
The Collectibles
The highly detailed collectible Zombie figures are modeled by Chicago artist Ryan Blake, each figure will have a unique serial number and will allow you to put your figures, quite literally, into the game. The original Box-O-Zombies set has been available since 2011 and currently available for sale on online and in some small brick and mortar locations, these figures do not have any interactive functionality.
The Technology
NFC (Near Field Communication) allows electronic tags to communicate (read and write data) with an NFC compatible device. NFC tags can store encrypted information in the collectible zombie toys that will unlock exclusive features in the game that will be tied to your account.
Social Rewards
You will be able to purchase in-game items as you can with similar games in this genre with real money. Special characters, items, time saving tools, etc. The difference is that you will never have to pay real money for these items if you don’t want to, and can buy them with social currency instead. You can earn Pixels (Pixeldom’s universal online social currency) by preforming social tasks both in and outside of the Box-O-Zombies game.
The Team
Chicago companies; Immersive Realms, Pixeldom, and Eight Bit Studios, have partnered to develop the Box-O-Zombies game for iOS. Immersive Realms brings management, artists and the Box-O-Zombies intellectual property to the project. Eight Bit Studios is an independent interactive and mobile development studio that will bring senior level talent to the coding and backend for the game. Pixeldom will be providing the social reward systems and in-game currency. The team of artists that Immersive Realms has put together will be spotlighted throughout the Kickstarter campaign and some of their bios can be found here.

 

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Game Mechanics

We may be three different companies, but we all love games. We want to combine a lot of elements of games we love and the different technologies we’ve created in a way that is both fun and challenging. Our goal is to make a game that is fun first and foremost.

  • Building

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    Can you guide civilization through its darkest hour? Build your own post apocalyptic community! Build, upgrade and plan a community of survivors in the hopes of rebuilding the world as you see fit.

    • Manage your time wisely while making sure to collect the resources you need.
    • Plan for the future, you never know when the next zombie hoard will come knocking.
    • Upgrade your structures, don’t lose the future because you’re stuck in the past.
    • Choose the right people: when resources are scarce, not everyone is worth saving.
  • Exploration

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    Venture into the dangerous unknown to uncover new buildings, new abilities, and answers to the mysteries surrounding “the box”.

    • Find new resources to help you build the town of tomorrow.
    • Unlock new territories to grow your community and further your quest to uncover the secrets of your past.
  • Combat

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    Battle your way through the zombie infested wastelands in an effort to expand your control and re-establish humanity’s rightful place as masters of their domain.

    • Gain control of newly discovered areas by cleaning out the zombie swarms.
    • Defend against zombie herds moving through the desolate wasteland.
    • Battle rival encampments that want what isn’t theirs*.
  • Social Engagement and Rewards

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    Just because it’s the end of the world doesn’t mean you’re alone. Share your world with your friends to compare cities and trade valuable resources and earn rewards just for playing!

    • View your friends city, swap notes, share stories, brag about who’s town is better.
    • Trade resources. If you can’t learn to live together you’ll die alone.
    • Earn rewards both in and out of the game just for sharing your progress with the world.
  • Real World Interaction

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    Box O Zombies isn’t just a clever name. Get your own real Box O Zombies!

    • Unlock exclusive in game content (Buildings, zombies, bonus resources and in game currency).
    • Show your collectibles to your friends and with the world.
    • Real world zombie survival drop points help you plan for the real Zombie Apocalypse.