Ace Tales: A game for homeless dogs

What if you could play an entertaining game, and feed a homeless dog by doing so?
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Bugbyte
Gaming
Turku
Finland
5 Team Members

Ace Tales – A revolutionary flying adventure game, combining entertainment with helping homeless dogs.

What if you could play an entertaining game on your mobile device, and help feed a homeless dog at the same time?

So many dogs are abandoned each day, that dog shelters fill up and have trouble feeding and taking care of them. Many of the dog shelters function only because volunteers devote their money and time to help. It is said that around 4 million dogs get abandoned every year in the USA alone, and only 1 out of 10 dogs born will ever find a permanent home.

Our products available for pre-order


Please only enter a contribution that corresponds to the price of the perk you wish to purchase. Excess contributions will be treated as pre-orders for diamond packs and dog biscuits usable in the game with a code.To pre-order only diamond packs and dog biscuits, please choose "No perk" and enter a contribution corresponding to the amount of diamond packs and dog biscuits you wish to purchase.

Bugbyte and Ace Tales Big Mission

Bugbyte started in March 2012, consisting of two brothers with a passion and joy for gaming. We love games and have been playing games since early childhood. We also love animals and especially dogs. That's why we decided to combine the two!

Ace Tales is a game meant to support dog shelters all over the world. This game will be free to play with in-app purchases and advertisement, helping create real life value to homeless dogs. We here at Bugbyte have a vision to unite gaming and helping, by making revolutionary mobile games.

Bugbyte already has developed a game called Daredogs, focusing on helping dog shelters all over the world. The new game will work with the same concept, but this time we are more serious and doing it in a professional way.

Join us on the adventure to make a difference in a homeless dogs life. We find that a game that unites the whole world to help is an idea to fight for!

How does it work exactly?

Ace Tales will be published worldwide on Android and iOS, meaning most of the mobile devices today will be covered. As an easy to play game, it will contain a charity challenge feature, where you - the players - get us to donate simply by playing the game! 

Players main objective will be to collect dog biscuits, which are floating around in the game and rewarded when missions are completed. These biscuits can be donated to a biscuit pool, and when the pool is full the challenge is beaten! Players all over the world collect biscuits to this pool together.

This is all possible due to our revenue model. Our game revenue will consist of in-app purchases but advertisement revenue will also play a big part. The advertisement revenue is the reason why anyone can play the game for free and make a difference in a homeless dogs life. As a total we will donate 10-20% of the proceeds from Ace Tales. Our key focus is to become a company that can make many games, and find new dog shelters to help!

Why are we doing all of this?

We want to combine our joy and passion for both gaming and dogs. Our dog Pikko made our childhood a much happier one. He was always there greeting us when we came home, like he had not seen us in 10 years. This is our way of giving back.

Yes, we want to be a successful company but we also want to give back and be part of something bigger. It's the way of life we have chosen. Our mission is to make one of the best games ever, so that you will be entertained and feed a homeless dog at the same time!

Why indiegogo?

Bugbyte and its projects have been entirely self-funded up until this point. We risked it all to go indie and try to unite entertainment with real life helping. We have completed one project (Daredogs), and are very far on our second one (Ace Tales). Now we want to pre-sell Ace Tales products and Diamond packs for the game, to fully realize the Ace Tales potential.


The impact

If everything goes well, this game will be able to support multiple dog shelters with monthly donations. Which in turn will provide food and care for many many homeless dogs. If our game is a success our company will also be better fit to make new games in the near future, with the same concept.

Together we can change the future for homeless dogs for the better, one dog at a time!

Stretch Goals

The Game


The Bugbyte team

Everyone in our team takes part in making decisions regarding games, we want everyone to be heard and have a say in important matters. Even so, our team members do have main tasks to take care of.

Allan Junkkila, the one who makes it work.

Doc O'Hare, the faithful oddball companion to Ace.

Aksel Junkkila, the one who takes care of business.

Matti Vanhala, the one who makes it look good.

Ace, the hero who flies for his hometown.

Jenny Junkkila, the one who always helps.

Your money is safe with us: We have completed and published one game before, and been able to donate money to dog shelters. We also have a lot of trustworthy partners, which shows that we take things seriously.

Our partners

Kodittomat Espanjan Koirat ry

Founded in 2006, Kodittomat Espanjan Koirat ry has worked to better the life of homeless dogs. The operation is targeted mainly on the area of Costa del Sol in Spain, where the organization co-operates with carefully selected dog shelters. The operation consists mainly of helping the dog shelters with donation and finding new homes for homeless dogs.

NaNi Dogwear

NaNi is a Finnish company, which designs and makes handmade clothing for small dogs. The inspiration for design has been our own small dogs and their need for clothes.

HelsiTar

HelsiTar takes great pride of their custom made products and always try to be as environmentally friendly as possible. HelsiTar products are made by hand and with high quality which Finnish Avainlippu label also identifies.

Nina Ottosson

Nina Ottosson's philosophy is that the dog has four legs and one head, and all five need activity in different ways - both physical and mental. Nina Ottosson's range of durable interactive games have been designed to stimulate a dogs brain whilst reinforcing his relationship with people. Each design has a unique mechanism that requires mental as well as physical dexterity to work through the challenges and reveal hidden food rewards. 

Planet Pet Society

We are proud to offer your pet the best products available keeping your pet's well being in mind. We currently carry products for dogs and cats but in the near future our product range will also cover rodent and bird products too.

Risks, challenges and order cancellations

We feel very confident in our capabilities to complete this project, because we have done it before. Even though we are a young team, we have already gathered up a lot of experience. We know so much better now what it takes to make a good game. Our working methods have also changed to much more efficient ones, striding the project forward at a good pace.

1. The difficulty of porting the game to iOS is a little unknown. Our game development platform supports porting to some extent, but not yet perfectly. It might require a little tweaking, but with time we will have the game running on iOS as well.

2. Delays may occur with the deliveries of products if the amounts become really big, which we hope will happen by the way! Don't worry, we will work hard to get your purchases to you in a timely manner and keep you updated.

3. The confirmation of your order will be automatically e-mailed to you by indiegogo to the address you have provided to the service when signing up.

4. Orders of the Hau-Hau Wildlife Toy and the Treat Maze by Nina Ottosson may be cancelled within 14 days of receipt of the delivery. If you wish to cancel an order of such products, please provide the seller Bugbyte Productions (VAT FI24658122) with a notice (including your bank account number) to the e-mail address support@bugbyte.fi and return the unopened products in their original condition to the address Bugbyte Productions, Käsityöläiskatu 4a, 20100 Turku, Finland, whereupon we will refund your payment for the returned products by bank transfer.

5. Please note that orders of other Ace products sold on this page are non-refundable and order cancellations cannot be accepted. However, all contributions are naturally refunded if our campaign is unsuccessful in accordance with indiegogo's refund policy.

6. Our privacy policy. Should you have any questions with regard to the products or this campaign, please contact us: support@bugbyte.fi

We are committed and ready to take on all the possible challenges that may lie ahead of us. Since we are a small indie team it means we are also more dynamic, and adaptable to changes.

Frequently asked questions

What happens if the goal of $50 000 is not reached?

We will still complete the game for Android with basic features. Sadly, we cannot implement everything we wanted in the game. If the game brings us enough revenue, we will port the game to iOS later on.

We will also have to say good bye to Matti for now, which saddens us a lot.

How much do you donate?

As with our last game called Daredogs, we donate 10% of proceeds to good causes. We feel 10% is a good number, but hope to be able to donate more in the future. Now, when we are in the beginning, we also need money to build up the company.

If our 100 000 or 200 000$ stretch goals are met, we will up the donation ratio to 15% and 20% respectively!

How is it possible that I can play the game for free, and still help in real life value?

Our revenue model is based on in-app purchases and advertisement. So even if you don't buy anything, you are always worth something as a customer for advertising. It's just like in tv, the advertisements will have a slight negative impact on the game, but they will also make donations possible through free gaming.

You talk about a charity challenge, is it possible the challenge is never beaten and you keep all the money?

No. The challenge will always be beaten eventually. Our key focus is to be able to donate as much as we can, while keeping our company making new games and finding new dog shelters to donate to. The donation amount depends on how much the game has been played.

If I buy something in the game will I affect more?

Yes. A portion (10-20%) of everything that is bought will be donated to dog shelters.

I want many different products, how can I get them?

You can select and contribute multiple times. So select one perk and go ahead with payment. After it's done you can repeat the process with another perk you want.

How do I choose the right t-shirt?

If your dog weighs 1-6kg or 2 to 13lbs choose the Ace Dog T-Shirt small. We will send you an e-mail and ask you for your dogs exact size and color preference.

If your dog weighs more than 6kg or 13lbs please choose the Ace Dog T-Shirt big. We will send you an e-mail and ask you for your dogs exact size and color preference.

We will contact you after the campaign is over and ask you for the exact size and color you want.

Do I have to pay separately for shipping?

No. We have included the price of shipping to the products, making it easier for you to participate.

Get the word out & Referral Contest!

Even if you can't contribute, we are very grateful for your help in raising awareness. You can share this on social media with the IndieGoGo sharing tools up under the video, or emailing the page to someone you feel would be interested in this campaign.

Top 100 referrers will be rewarded with diamond pack prizes!

You can participate in this competition simply by sharing this campaign through the indiegogo tools below our video up top. Please do this while you are logged in to indiegogo! (Ensures that your actions are registered). Read about how it works here: Indiegogo referral contest

Places 1-20 will be rewarded with $100 diamond and biscuit packs.

Places 21-50 will be rewarded with $50 diamond and biscuit packs.

Places 51-100 will be rewarded with $20 diamond packs.

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  • $10USD
    Friend of Ace

    You play a role in making the future for homeless dogs better! You will receive a $10 worth of diamond pack and dog biscuits in the game! Usage with code. Your name will appear in a special credits Friend of Ace section.

    3 claimed

    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $20USD
    Best Friend of Ace

    You play a role in making the future for homeless dogs better! You will receive a $20 worth of diamond pack and dog biscuits in the game! Usage with code. Your name will appear in a special credits Best Friend of Ace section.

    3 claimed

    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $30USD
    Planet Pet Wildlife Toy

    Give your dog something squeaky good to chew on! These wonderful fluffy flat toys will brighten your dogs day. Your dog will love his new soft best friend, and he can carry him around proudly. You will also receive the Best Friend of Ace perk. Shipping included.

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  • $40USD
    Ace Denim Scarf

    Give your dog that special aviation look with this exclusive Ace Tales handmade scarf by NaNi Dogwear! Made from used jeans or denim shirts, these scarves are unique and differ in color. When wet, the scarf is also perfect for cooling your dog in hot weather. You will also receive the Best Friend of Ace perk. Shipping included.

    0 claimed

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  • $40USD
    Ace Treat Bag

    Clip this exclusive treat bag to your waist and feed your dog some treats easily. Handmade by HelsiTar! Embroided with an exclusive Ace Tales logo. You will also receive the Best Friend of Ace perk. Shipping included.

    1 claimed

    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $50USD
    Ace Dog T-Shirt Small

    Make your dog a fan of Ace with a great T-Shirt handmade for dogs by NaNi Dogwear. Fits all dogs 1-6kg or 2-13lbs! We will contact you and send the appropriate size. See Ace Dog T-shirt Big for bigger dogs. Feels warm in cool weather and cools the dog down in hot weather when wet. The shirt’s elastic material makes it easy to put on and allows for easy movement. Also suitable for cats! You will also receive the Best Friend of Ace perk. Shipping included.

    2 claimed

    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $59USD
    Dog TreatMaze by Nina Ottosson

    Let your dog keep himself entertained while you sit and enjoy a cup of coffee. This toy amuses, entertains and activates your dog. The unpredictable movement keeps the toy challenging. Dog Treat Maze is easy to clean, rinse with running water. You will also receive the Best Friend of Ace perk. Shipping included.

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  • $69USD
    Ace Trainer Pocket

    Hand-crafted Training pockets by HelsiTar are practical in any hobby and outdoor activity use all year round. Embroided with an exclusive Ace Tales logo! Edge color choices: Lime, Red, Blue, Pink. Sizes: 100-135cm or 39-53 in. Please add an extra 10-15cm (4-6 in) to your hip measurement to see if there is a size for you. We will contact you and send you the right color and size. You will also receive the Best Friend of Ace perk. Shipping included.

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  • $70USD
    Ace Dog T-Shirt Big

    Make your dog a fan of Ace with a great T-Shirt handmade for dogs by NaNi Dogwear. Fits all dogs more than 6kg or 13lbs! We will contact you and send the appropriate size based on your dogs weight. Feels warm in cool weather and cools the dog down in hot weather when wet. The shirt’s elastic material makes it easy to put on and allows for easy movement. You will also receive the Best Friend of Ace perk. Shipping included.

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  • $100USD
    Wall Of Fame

    Get featured in the Wall Of Fame! You or your dogs picture will be inserted into the wall of fame with your chosen name, vintage style. The Wall Of Fame will be in the game and on our web page. The faster you are the higher you will appear on the list! You will also receive the Best Friend of Ace Perk. If you want another additional perk please add the perk sum to contribution. Example: Wall Of Fame + Dog T-Shirt Small = $150.

    3 claimed

    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $200USD
    Special Backer!

    You will receive the $100 Diamond and Biscuit pack. You will also unlock every air plane in the game, including an exclusive air plane that can only be unlocked with this perk. You will also receive the Wall Of Fame perk. Additionally, you will be mentioned in a Facebook post as a special backer. If you want another additional perk please add the perk sum to contribution. Example: Special Backer + Dog T-Shirt Small = $250.

    1 claimed

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  • $300USD
    Name A Boat! Limited 9x!

    Name one of the 9 zone boats in the game! Your chosen name will be shown every time on a level boat. (Randomly generated between levels 1-9). Max 8 characters name. No offensive language or trademark infringement. You will also receive the Special Backer perk. If you want another additional perk please add the perk sum to contribution. Example: Name A Boat + Dog T-Shirt Small = $350.

    0 out of 9 claimed

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  • $400USD
    Be A Sailor! Limited 9x!

    Send a picture of you or your dog and become one of the sailors in the game! Get featured in the starring section of the game, with your picture and the representing character side by side. Developers interpretation. You will also receive the Special Backer perk. If you want another additional perk please add the perk sum to contribution. Example: Be A Sailor + Dog T-Shirt Small = $450.

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  • $500USD
    Custom Air Plane! Limited 5x!

    Design a custom air plane with us and name it! Send a sketch/idea and we will draw it into the game! Max 3 revisions, has to fit in the theme. Developers have final say. You will also receive the Special Backer perk, and be credited with a Producer status in the game! If you want another additional perk please add the perk sum to contribution. Example: Custom Air Plane + Dog T-Shirt Small = $550.

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  • $500USD
    Design A Background Asset!

    Send a picture/sketch/idea and we will draw it into the game. It could be your house on an island for example. Max 3 revisions, has to fit in the theme. Developers have final say. You will also receive the Special Backer perk, and be credited with a Producer status in the game! If you want another additional perk please add the perk sum to contribution. Example: Background Asset + Dog T-Shirt Small = $550.

    0 out of 10 claimed

    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $1,000USD
    Story Appearance! Limited 3x!

    Ace Tales story is driven forward with beautiful story articles. Send a picture of you or your dog and be in one of them! The article will mention you as a special friend to Ace. A character drawn from your picture will be cheering Ace on land every time he takes off. Developers interpretation. You will also receive the Special Backer perk! If you want another additional perk please add the perk sum to contribution. Example: Story Appearance + Dog T-Shirt Small = $1050.

    0 out of 3 claimed

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  • $2,000USD
    Custom Industry Air Plane.

    Help us design an air plane according to your specifications. Get your company colors and logo on it. Name the plane, write the description and have a link in the game shop description text for the plane to your preferred site. Interactive, clicks on link will be directed to your site. Max 3 revisions, even own graphic design. Developers will have final retouch to fit it in the game.

    0 out of 5 claimed

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  • $4,999USD
    Island Placement

    Get an interactive island sign in the game, which will be shown in the first two levels every time. (1 minute playing time). The island with your logo and/or short text will float in the water for players to see. See picture for size estimation. Interactive, clicks will be directed to your site. Max 5 revisions, even own graphic design. Developers will have final retouch to fit it in the game.

    0 out of 5 claimed

    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $5,000USD
    Blimp Placement Part 1

    Limited 3x. Get your company/product shown in a blimp balloon! Shown in first level every time, (35 seconds playtime). And last level. Interactive, clicks will be directed to your site. Max 5 revisions, even own graphic design. Developers will have final retouch to fit it in the game. To work around paypal's transfer limits we are breaking up the "Blimp Placement" perk into 2 chunks. If you want this perk, please choose one part 1 and one part 2.

    0 out of 3 claimed

    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $5,000USD
    Blimp Placement Part 2

    Limited 3x. Get your company/product shown in a blimp balloon! Shown in first level every time, (35 seconds playtime). And last level. Interactive, clicks will be directed to your site. Max 5 revisions, even own graphic design. Developers will have final retouch to fit it in the game. To work around paypal's transfer limits we are breaking up the "Blimp Placement" perk into 2 chunks. If you want this perk, please choose one part 1 and one part 2.

    0 out of 3 claimed

    Estimated delivery: December 2013
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