In 2012, psychologist, Dana Klisanin, Ph.D., introduced the scientific community to the "cyberhero" a new archetype that stands in stark constrast to the "cyberbully". Rather than seeking to harm others, the cyberhero uses digital technology to help other people, animals, and the environment. In this award-winning interactive gaming adventure, cyberheroes show-off their strengths and skills. (For more about the science of cyberheroes go to the * at the bottom of this page).
Don a digital cape and take on 15 arch-enemies in a battle to save the future of the world. Game play consists of a mixture of action, adventure, and stealth exploration. Gamers build a secret hideout, complete dangerous missions, and extended game play into the real world using GPS enabled smart-phones. Visits to museums, National Parks, and even World Heritage Sites, will unlock in-game mysteries and increase in-game points. In the process of playing, gamer's will be providing people with water, food, medicine, shelter; they'll be saving acres of rainforest, protecting endangered species, preserving World Heritage Sites, even defending the night sky! Gamers who complete all the heroic exploits will earn the badges of the nonprofit organizations, including the badge of the "Heroic Imagination Project". The Cyberhero League game portal is linked to "Project Milky Way," an epic narrative and transmedia adventure. The aim of this first stage of development is to establish an online headquarters that will serve as a gathering place and training ground for cyberheroes.
Cybehero League Founder: All Backers will become founding members of the Cyberhero League. You will have passcode protected access to the Cyberhero League and game, and will earn a special digital "Backer" badge that will forever be on your Profile page (or that of the person you gift it to). If you ever, even once, wanted to be a hero or superhero now's your chance to put on a digital cape and help us create a whole new way to play! Our perks will be delivered by mid-December and are wonderful Holiday gifts for family and friends!
Project Milky Way e-Book: When you're not gaming, you can download the first book of the Project Milky Way trilogy and literally join a cast of characters on their perilous journey across time and space because YOUR NAME will be added to the story.
Cyberhero League Poster: Our "Rise of the Cyberhero Leauge" poster is designed exclusively for our Indiegogo Backers and has a clue to a geocaching treasure hunt. It will become an instant collectable!
Cyberhero League Cape or Tee Shirt: If you like the style of Batman and you're a bit on the eccentric side you'll love wearing our incredible Cape. If you're more of the understated type, we've designed a Tee-Shirt just for you.
Cyberhero League Collector Set: Our special edition Collector's Set includes a 1st edition hardcover printing of the first novel in the Project Milky Way trilogy signed by both the author and the illustrator, 1 adventure Poster signed by the artist, and 1 cape or tee-shirt, plus the rewards at the $50 level.
Cyberhero League Patron: A limited-edition print of orignial concept art is sure to delight collectors of all ages, plus all the collectables at the $350 level.
Cyberhero League Launch Party: Don your cape and join us at our Launch Party in the Dome at the LA Center Studios!
Your contribution will help people of all ages collaborate on tackling real world challenges, all while playing a series of games. Once the Cyberhero League is up and running, our gamers will be continually donating aid to our nonprofit partners. So basically YOU will have made that happen. YOU will have empowered a whole generation of gamers to 'be the change they wish to see in the world'.
Our team of International nonprofit organizations and nongovernmental organizations continues to expand. Some of our current nonprofit partners include: Center for Biological Diversity; Charity:Water; C3: Center for Conscious Creativity; Earth Charter; Heroic Imagination Project; International Dark-Sky Association; Pachamama Alliance; Raincatchers.org; Reef Check; The Converging World; The Millennium Project; World Futures Studies Federation.
Check out our website for more info about our team --combined we have over 25 years experience in the entertainment industry working with industry giants like Disney, Universal Studios, and Warner Brothers. In addition to our creative team, we have team of talented advisors, including Internet pioneers and specialists in social entrepreneurship. We also have over a dozen amazing nonprofit partners that are lending us their expertise in addressing a variety of global challenges. By combining our talents we are bringing art and science together to create entertainment that literally changes the world for the better.
Establishing the Cyberhero League is important to us because we want to give cyberheroes of all ages a way to use the power of the Internet to tackle real world challenges and have fun doing it. Think about it. The actions of cyberbullies and cyber-criminals negatively affects our world everyday. We believe that heroism can be found inside everyone and that through nurturing it, we can positively affect the world -- bringing some balance to the equation -- giving cyberbullies and cyber-villains some stiff competition for the headlines. Last year Cyberhero League was selected as a winner in the World Future Society's Beta Launch Tech competition. Development of the game is well underway and now all we need to get the job done is YOU! Please help us fund this game-changer! We guarantee that you will love our perks and have fun discovering this new adventure.
We need your help because our game design is based on a socially-responsible business model that enables us to give 30% or more of our profits to our non-profit partners based on the gamer's actions. Your contribution is vital to our success because traditional investors aren't comfortable with this business model. To succeed we need to fund our project with money from people who want to be part of a new way of doing business.
CAMPAIGN UPDATE: Our business model is changing. Cyberhero League is applying for nonprofit status in an effort to return the largest percentage of funds to our nonprofit partners.
We will use the money we raise to pay artists, game developers, animators, and musicians. We’ve designed the game to have a flexible budget and scope, so if we reach our target budget goal, we have a list of great stuff we can add into the mix through stretch goals, for example, more hideout options, more vehicle options, more equipment options, more in-game powers. Additional money we raise will go straight into the game to add new levels, NPCs, and the development of apps that add depth to the game experience.
Other Ways You Can Help
We clearly believe in the heroic nature of people and the power of the Internet. We understand that everyone can't contribute money, but if you'd love to see us succeed you can help us by spreading the word of the forming of the Cyberhero League to friends far and wide.
The world needs heroes, and cyberheroes are the newest kind! Use the Indiegogo share tools to make sharing easy! THANK YOU.
* MORE ABOUT THE CYBERHERO:
Cyberheroes have characteristics of heroes and superheroes. They are like heroes because their actions help people in the real world. They are like superheroes because the Internet gives them "superpowers" like shape-shifting, speed, and bi-location. For cyberheroes, taking action against cyberbullying is like warming-up before working out. After they've taken action against cyberbullying, they go on to tackle global challenges like poverty, climate change, diseases, loss of habitat, and protecting endangered species.