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iBeg Social Change Game Enters Final Hours For KickStarter Campaign

mini-orby [1]In development over at Last Pick Productions [2], iBeg is a mobile game for the iOS and Android platforms that simulates the life of a homeless person living on the streets of Vancouver. Players step into the shoes of a homeless avatar and have to beg for money in order to survive. The game’s creators hope the game will raise awareness of the issue in our city, as well as around the world while providing an avenue for players to support organizations that help the homeless. The game has a projected release window of Spring 2013.

The KickStarter campaign [3] ends in 34 hours (as of posting time) and has raised $ 8 172.00 of its $ 15 000.00 goal. Here is a breakdown of their budget:

Total Goal : $15,000

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The game was conceived by Chris Worboys in January 2012.  He felt moved to create a game on the issue of homelessness, having witnessed many representatives of Vancouver’s homeless population during his daily commute.  Inspired to build a new experience for the mobile gamers of today, he developed an idea where players would be put in the shoes of someone down on their luck, so they could experience the struggles of life on the streets.  Chris approached two coworkers with the concept, and soon gained a programmer and an artist to bring the game to life.

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#1 Comment By Tami Quiring (@VillageGamer) On Wednesday November 7, 2012 @ 11:58 pm

iBeg #socialchange Game by @lastpickprod Enters Final Hours For KickStarter Campaign [8] #gamedev #homelessness

#2 Comment By Chris Worboys On Friday November 9, 2012 @ 10:24 am

Thanks for the post Tami!

#3 Comment By Village Gamer On Friday November 9, 2012 @ 12:17 pm

You’re welcome – good luck with the campaign!