August 9, 2012
We’ve finally had a chance to catch our breath (and catch up on sleep!) from the awesome Kickstarter effort.
Our Kickstarter was processed this week (w00t!) and we’re now reconciling things and finalizing the game development plan. Backers, keep your eyes peeled for the Xeko rewards survey coming by the end of this week.
We’re incredibly grateful for everyone’s efforts in making this happen with great big thanks to YOU and special thanks to the team that put in 150% to get us to the goal:
Dylan Hundley and Nolan Bushnell; the HQ crew: Counselor, Sir Hax Alot, Ari, Cohen, Troublemaker, Code Surfer and Dove; Artists Fudo, Michel Gagne, Craig Thomas and Joel Payne; Animal Advisors Liao, Girard, Kurt, Bob, Brian and Luke; Special Agent Seth; Harper Hulk; Mamma Marie; Mateo; Super Fans [you KNOW who you are!]; Xekoshop; Xeko Forums; the SF Animal Ambassadors; El Condor; Twitter & blogger friends; and our special lemur friends at Sifaka Productions.
Last, but not least, special thanks to Michael Williams, Oomba CEO, and Xeko’s biggest fan.
Now, time to make a great game & a big difference!
“Xeko Agents near and far, together a force, each one a star.”
P.S. If you haven’t yet, be sure to join us on Facebook and sign up on xeko.com for email updates.
July 30, 2012
On July 20th, with 12 hours to spare, the Xeko Kickstarter passed its $250K funding goal. Now the fun work of building the new game begins. Alpha and Beta releases are targeted for this winter and the Gold release is slated for Spring 2013. Sign-up for the Xeko email list and join us on Facebook for development updates.
In gratitude to our backers, believers, special agents, and fans.
TOGETHER, we are a force of nature!
July 12, 2012
The Xeko team along with a group of endangered animals took to the San Francisco streets this past weekend to raise awareness. Join the effort and help spread the link. If you’re feeling giving, contribute! Just one week left to back on Kickstarter – pledge deadline: July 21, 10am EST.
July 11, 2012
Join paws and sign the petition: http://extinctionpetition.org
July 10, 2012
Great interview with Ripten and Amy. Read the full article here >>
July 10, 2012
- Xeko fans take over the San Francisco Ferry Terminal
A group of AMAZING Xeko friends and fans showed up this weekend in San Francisco to don animal outfits, dance, pass out flyers, and make merry to help raise awareness for our Kickstarter campaign. In all, we had 10 endangered animals join the parade and passed out almost 1,000 flyers. Stay tuned for the video in the works. Never did I imagine such a remarkable day and group of fans. As of this update, the Xeko Kickstarter is 77% funded with 11 days to go. W00t!!!!
Through the Kickstarter, we connected with another conservation game, Sifaka World, and they’ve emailed their player base and pledged a significant amount to help get Xeko to the goal. We also connected with #RocktheOSA who are putting together a benefit concert to help save an old growth track of Costa Rica rainforest via an Indigogo campaign that ends this Saturday. We love their cause and are happy to support (www.rocktheOSA.com). Turns out they were hosting a similar event the very next day. The universe works in mysterious and magical ways.
On the Xeko front, we’re still not counting any chickens, looking for more animal angels, need each and everyone of you to keep posting and tweeting, and will be hosting another animal event this week with more to come.
Thanks everyone for your amazing support — you’re the best fans a girl or game or panda or bee or tiger or tigress or lion or eagle or penguin or caterpillar or cub or koala could ever dream for….you wild and beautiful homo sapiens sapiens, you!
Here’s the link to the Kickstarter – spread the word & share the link! http://xeko.com/ks
Be a force of nature!
June 25, 2012
Kickstarter offers an exciting avenue for getting “organic content” to market. Organic content being media that’s delicious, high quality, and enriching.
Below are a handful of “organic media” game projects, currently open on Kickstarter, that we love. If you know other great games looking for backers, please post a comment & we’ll add them to the list.
Open Kickstarter Game Projects (Listed alphabetically)
Alaska Predator Research Expedition
A scientific Alaskan expedition to study predators and other wildlife.
Making learning Mandarin Chinese fun!
Kicked Out is an addictive Facebook game that trains financial literacy skills!
Level 1 Science Kit
Excite more children about science at an early age to increase their likelihood of studying science or related fields in college or university.
Help children learn in a fun and captivating way through games.
A dice and word board game. Meld elements. Refine words.
Hopefully you know this one! An award-winning endangered animal trading card game that’s re-launching for online, social and mobile media.
Consider supporting all of these projects — every “like” + backer + dollar makes a difference. Know of other great projects on Kickstarter? Post a suggestion via comments. Have fun!