San Francisco, CA - June 18, 2012 - Kicked Out!, a Facebook party game that intuitively trains you to make smart financial decisions, announced today the launch of its Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign where they hope to raise $300,000.
Kicked Out! is a fun Facebook game but rather than wasting your time with virtual fruits and sheep, it’s designed to teach you how not to owe Visa $10K by the time you’re 25.
Kicked out! begins with the premise that your parents throw you out of the house, and you find yourself in an empty apartment that needs to be furnished. With some start-up cash in your pocket, you turn your apartment into the coolest pad around. Once your place is ready, it's time to invite your Facebook friends to party, and if it's successful, celebrities like Justin Beaver or Lady Giga might crash them..
But what would a party be without pictures? After you rocked that party, you click on the button “get comic” and receive a 3-strip comic of the main events. Nothing stays secret – the drama, the kisses, the karaoke with your favourite celebrity. There might even be a few surprises…and of course, you’ve got to post it all on Facebook the next day.
Sure it sounds like fun and games, but your journey from poser to party king or queen won’t be easy. Earning a salary and using it wisely is harder than it seems! Maybe you shouldn’t answer the tenth time your friend calls to complain about their ex or hold off on buying that Playstation until you’ve stockpiled some dough for tough times. If you get in trouble, you might have to go to a debt counsellor, but if you’ve got the skills it takes, you can earn party creds by helping your friends advance.
Join the buzz and party with us! Meanwhile, you’ll learn the basics of what it takes to make smart financial decisions, so you can be awesome in the real-world. The more you play, the more you’ll know about the real costs of life.
Our game-developers from Team Vienna Games at boast more than 15 years of experience in game development, having worked for Rockstar on games such as GTA and Max Payne. Our Game Designer Lev Ledit teaches applied game design at the University of Technology in Vienna and co-founded a game design company called Game Gestalt - Play for Change. The creative concept behind Kicked Out! won Central Europe's major social innovation prize Ideen gegen Armut (Ideas against Poverty) foam Coca-Cola, and is supported by big names like Alan Webber (co-founder of Fast Company Magazine), Edward Saatchi (founder and CEO of National Field) and Marie Ringler (country director Ashoka Austria and CEE). It’s currently trying to raise $300K through Kickstarter to complete development.
Please support this project by backing it on Kickstarter today!