Honored is a system designed to preserve your gaming achievements across your favorite systems and consoles. We combine all your records into one archive where you can look back on your conquests, gloat about the present, and plan ahead for future games and consoles.
Honored also motivates you to complete the games you already own by offering meta-achievements, recognition unique to Honored for completionists who leave no stone unturned and every bad guy eviscerated.
Lastly, the best part about being among the Honored: physical badges!
By earning achievements and meta-achievements, actively participating in the community, and attending gaming events around the world, you will unlock the opportunity to obtain achievement badges. These are real embroidered patches that compliment a digital counterpart displayed on your Honored profile and other social networks. The physical patches will be manufactured and sent to your home for you to sew onto jackets, pin to backpacks, collect, trade, or simply show off to friends.
Once you register with Honored we will recognize the achievements you secure on Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, Steam, and other gaming services. Our system will track what you earn and mirror your achievements on your Honored profile page while notifying you and your friends when you meet badge requirements.
For example, let’s say you and your friends just conquered Borderlands 2 on PC, every side mission finished netting you 100% completion. Still celebrating victory over Terramorphous the Invincible you log in to Honored discovering four shiny new badges available for purchase, ready to ship and heaved at your chums in exuberance:
We document your brand spankin’ new achievements and award two badges associated with Borderlands 2, one for beating the game and another for hitting 100% completion.
A few years ago you bought and beat the first Borderlands on a console and you have the achievement record to prove it, we saved it in your profile for you. For beating both games you fulfilled the requirements for a meta-achievement and a badge to match.
One of your friends gifted you Poker Night at the Inventory 2 last month and you spent a day with it for a few easy achievements. One more meta-achievement is revealed called “Robot Companion Relationship Expert”: Give Claptrap a high five in Borderlands 2 and then proceeded to rob him of his Best Character Award in Poker Night 2. Claptrap put on a birthday hat when we took his picture for this badge, it’s adorable.
These example badges are not in the system, yet, but are just a few samples of the awards you can earn on Honored with new milestones added every week. Every user on Honored has access to a unique store to buy the badges they unlocked and are estimated to be $5 shipped within the continental US once the site launches. So if you decided to purchase every badge you just unlocked in the above example, it would be about $20 shipped to a continental US address.
Honored will also make appearances on the road. Conventions, LAN parties, and eSports events are more opportunities to pick up unique badges. Won a tournament and a random person on the internet doesn't believe you? The proof is on your profile.
Even if you opt not to buy in to the physical rewards and don’t travel to events, you still maintain a profile that stores your achievement history to share with your friends. Announce to Twitter your undying loyalty to Arstotzka after you obtain the token in Papers, Please. Put naysayers on your Facebook wall to rest and post the 100% completion badge for Grand Theft Auto V. Proclaim your League of Legends skill to a competitive coworker with a Platinum division patch printed and taped to their monitor.
The objective is to raise enough funds to launch the beta of Honored covering site development, servers, and the badges. $25,000 is the minimum amount of funding in order to launch and everyone who pitches in gets the opportunity to participate and sound out on the site as we ramp up to a public release. This way if Honored succeeds it is because your voice and generosity helped make it happen. We hope you like the idea of being rewarded for playing a video game with something extraordinary.
The Honored team is made up of people committing their own free time, money and passion towards the love for video games and the desire to see dedicated gamers rewarded with something uniquely awesome. The funds being raised here on Indiegogo are being raised specifically for a successful beta launch. We anticipate on securing funding beyond Indiegogo to create a permanent platform while constructing an environment in order to dedicate ourselves as a full time business. We just need your help clearing this initial hurdle.
Contributors assisting the Honored beta launch at every reward tier will receive the Indiegogo exclusive “Backer Badge”.
All reward levels get this badge digitally on their Honored profile and reward levels $10 and higher collect the physical badge as well.
Backers at or above the $20 tier are guaranteed a beta invite the moment it becomes available. Rest assured, everyone who pitches in at any reward tier will get a beta invite before the site goes public, if not on the initial rollout then soon after.
The level of success on this Indiegogo determines when beta will launch based upon the number of users we will be accommodating. Hopefully, we will be able to bring the beta to you shortly after the 2013 holiday season.
Individuals eager to power the Honored launch at $50 will be gifted with this radical t-shirt in the size of your choice, available only to Indiegogo supporters.
$75 is when rewards really start to get personal with The Honorable Package. We will thank you personally on Twitter with a tweet plus a follow and send you a slick poster signed by the entire Honored staff.
$150 nets advance membership to our monthly premium delivery service, Alpha Group.
Members of Alpha Group will discover monthly care packages of loot in their mailbox and inbox. Inside the boxes of loot may also hide gifts and other neat treasures from Honored and our gaming partners. Alpha Group members select up to 8 physical badges (provided you unlocked them) to be included in the monthly shipment without paying the individual cost for each badge. Members may be privy to beta invites for new games, sneak previews of new Honored features, and perks when we hold shindigs at conventions including additional high fives beyond the first.
When Alpha Group launches the cost is estimated to be $15 a month, but if you anticipate using the service or simply like getting cool stuff in the mail we are offering a discounted prepaid year of the service only through this campaign. Pioneers get The Honorable Package already valued at $75 plus a year of Alpha Group when the program launches, a $255 value for $150. Alpha Group memberships during this fundraiser are limited to the first 150 interested parties so don’t miss out. Alpha Group is expected to roll out around April 2014 but is unfortunately only available for shipment to US addresses at launch so please check back with us in late 2014 for news regarding Alpha Group International.
The highest tiers of backing is where we wander into VIP territory.
Ten contributors at the $1,000 level and three at the $10,000 level will be invited to visit the Honored offices, meet with the team, provide input on site features, obtain a limited badge for VIPs, and have the opportunity to create their own Honored badge. VIP badge creators can distribute their badge to friends, make it available for the entire community to earn as a meta-achievement, or be selfish and not give it to anyone.
The three $10,000 backers will have their travel accommodations paid for (flight must be within the continental US and includes a one night stay at a hotel) and also be invited to a private dinner with the Honored staff and several of our business advisers who just happen to be game industry icons living in the Bay Area. Talk about your game ideas, argue how certain games should have ended, or stare lovingly into the eyes of the lead developer of your favorite game who by sheer happenstance also wanted to hang out for food and drink. At some point in the day we will also take a profile picture of you and use your silhouette in the design of a future badge that is designed to be highly coveted.
In the event our fundraising hits the $125k mark, a celebration will be held honoring you, the Honored supporters, at a to be determined location in Boston during the weekend of PAX East 2014. Supporters of every reward level will get VIP treatment: open bar, music by the sickest nerd ballers, and the opportunity to chat with the entire Honored staff while suggesting new ideas for the site.
We also have a special prize for people utilizing Indiegogo’s sharing tools. We will select the individual with the most referral contributions and contact them for the creation of their own unique Honored badge, just like the VIPs, to be distributed at the whim of the referral master. In the event we also hit our $125k stretch goal, the top referrer and a friend will join us at PAX East 2014 to design your badge and party with us in person. Airfare (from anywhere in the continental US), hotel, passes, we pay for it. If you want to support Honored but can’t afford the top tier rewards, this is an amazing way to help.
We have further stretch goals planned but we will get around to announcing those as they get closer within reach.
We appreciate your time in visiting our page and learning about our vision. Any contribution is more than welcome, even if it is only telling a friend to check out our page. Most importantly, SHARE! We are relying on people like you to help get the word out, and tell you friends! We will be making updates weekly during the fundraising process with new videos, pictures of our rewards being manufactured, additions to the stretch goals, partnership announcements, FAQs, and pictures.
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If you seek more information or want to contact the Honored team, please email us at email@example.com.
Q: Do you ship internationally?
A: Absolutely, if you live outside of the continental US and are requesting a reward from the $50 or $75 tier, just add an extra $8 to your contribution. If you are only receiving a physical badge and are outside the US, don’t worry about it, we got you covered. Remember that Alpha Group is only available for shipment within the US. Check back with us late 2014 for when we start gearing up for Alpha Group International.
Q: What is the design process like for the VIP badge creation?
A: You will be working one-on-one with our lead designer on the actual badge, molding your vision into something that makes you happy and ensuring everything is kosher with our badge manufacturer. The community team will also chime in with everything that is possible based on achievement data, capabilities of the Honored system, and keeping everything PG-13.
Q: I am a game developer, publisher or other video game industry company or personality. Can we talk partnership options and unique badges for my fans?
A: Sure! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: Do I have to pay to get into the beta?
A: Not at all, just go to http://gethonored.com leave us your email, and we will keep you posted. Provided, people who back us will get into the beta before we send out invites to the general public so keep that in mind.
Q: Why Indiegogo?
A: Of all the crowdfunding platforms out there, Indiegogo's features and support compliment our business plan best. They are the perfect partner for allowing us to deliver a quality closed beta for our user base as quickly as we hope to.
Q: Why do Flexible Funding and not Fixed?
A: Given our timelines and current strategy we want to limit the number of middlemen so we may finish our product in a timely manner. We chose the option allowing us to work directly with Indiegogo rather than third parties, which fixed funding requires.
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