Kids Bible Adventures

A Bible-Based Virtual World for Christian Kids
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Ian Jones
Gaming
Brisbane
Australia
1 Team Member

Kids Bible Adventures is the first virtual world for Christian kids aged 5 – 10 and their families that lets kids explore and experience the world of the Bible and its heroes using tablets and cell phones in a way that simply wasn’t possible before digital and mobile technology.

Kids Bible Adventures virtual world lets kids explore Bible stories, join their favorite Bible heroes on adventures, play games that teach them Christian values, make Christian friends, and share what they have learned with their family.


Who we are

G’day. My name is Ian Jones and I’m a Christian dad from Australia. For the past 7 years I headed up a team that made values-based, award-winning TV shows for kids and their families.

Today, kids hang out on the web, so we decided to create a virtual world that teaches our kids Christian values, helps them learn the Bible, play games, interact with friends all in the digital way they are used to…online. 

As a Christian parent I want my kids to be safe online, to form Christian friendships, to explore the Bible, and to come away with positive values. And I’m not alone. We found over 98 percent of Christian parents are just as concerned that instead of Christ’s message of love our children are all too often exposed to online violence and values that just weren’t Christian.

So our team of great Christian writers, artists and technicians that specialize in faith and values-based entertainment for kids decided to create Kids Bible Adventures.

Why we are doing this?

As Christian parents we were concerned that our kids could play online games about pirates, pets, monsters and evil armies but there was not one Christian Virtual World that offered our kids Bible based adventures, values driven entertainment and online Christian friendships.

With all the concerns about video game violence and young people losing their moral compass and leaving the Church, we decided to do something about this.

Kids Bible Adventures is designed to give our kids a faith-based world to explore, meet Christian friends and get to experience the Bible in an engaging way that is relevant to how they live today.

Kids Bible Adventures is about bringing God’s message to young kids in the way that they understand in this modern digital world. It is the start of their journey towards a life based on spiritual values and the word of God.

Why Indiegogo and crowd funding?

A virtual world costs money. We need your help to raise it. Crowd funding has become one of the most popular ways for projects to secure the funding they need from people who believe in the project and who believe in what it’s trying to do – provide our Christian kids with a Bible-based online destination.

We chose Indiegogo because it is a crowd funding platform that has plenty of flexibility and makes it easy for everyone, anywhere in the world to contribute.  This is a Christian mission, run by Christians for Christian kids and their parents everywhere.

What will the Virtual World do?

Kids Bible Adventures will be like a digital playground for your kids set in the Bible world.

Your kids will go on a series of missions in the virtual world to help Bible Heroes. These missions will be set in the Old and New Testaments as we want kids to understand the whole great story of the Bible.

When they successfully complete each mission kids gain a spiritual value, such as Love, Respect, Forgiveness, Gratitude and so on. Their goal is to collect all the spiritual values across the whole Bible and all the other exciting rewards that they can gain on their journey. There will be lots of other activities also. For example kids can gift values and Angels to friends and family in the spirit of Christian giving. Each completed activity helps kids to understand their role in the Great Commission.

Kids Bible Adventures will allow kids to to show you what they have achieved by posting to your Facebook or phone app, which will be linked back into the Virtual World.

The Virtual World will be constantly updated with new challenges and adventures to keep kids interested and involved.

What it means for your kids?

As parents you would have noticed that kids will sit for hours playing on a smart phone or computer, but won’t sit still for 5 minutes in Church or a classroom. That’s because today’s kids are digital kids. They want to have fun, just like their friends.

If you give your kids a Virtual World based on the Bible that is just as much fun, as interesting and exciting as the ones about monsters and fairies that other kids are playing at school, they will be happy, and will be learning positive Christian values.

What it means for you?

It means you don’t have to worry about what your kids are doing online. It means you know your kids are safe, having fun and learning Christian values.

How you can help make it happen?

This isn’t a donation – this is pre-purchasing the Virtual World for your kids. It means creating something that will be available to kids all over the world.

To get started simply select the rewards you would like, then contribute the amount that is equivalent to that reward. You can use PayPal or a credit card.

How do the rewards work and when do I get my reward?

Each contribution level comes with its own set of rewards which are set out in the column opposite.

Once you have made your contribution we will email you the reward schedule. As a guide, these are the times we expect:

Reward

Timing from end of Campaign

Kids Bible Adventures e-Badge

 

Within 2 weeks

Kids Bible Adventures Wallpaper for phone, pad or computer

Within 8 weeks

Premium Access to Kids Bible Adventures Virtual World

 

November 2013

Kids Bible Adventures T-shirts

Within 4 weeks

ß-version of Kids Bible Adventures Virtual World

Approx Sept 2013

Kids Bible Adventures animated e-book

July 2013

Kids Bible Adventures signed poster

July 2013

Collector’s Edition Kids Bible Adventures artwork book bound and signed

Nov 2013

Kids Bible Adventures logo iPad cover

With 4 weeks

Likeness in the Virtual World as a character for 2 people

 

Nov 2013

 

How will the money be spent?

Our target is to raise $400,000. We hope we will raise more and that Christians will really get behind this.

If we exceed the target we will surprise you with some pretty amazing additions and also immediately do a Hispanic version which we would absolutely love to do. We will provide update bulletins on this site on our stretch goals if we look like exceeding budget.

Of our target budget of $400,000, approximately $40,000 goes on costs for Indiegogo, PayPal and credit card fees and rewards.

Approximately  $50,000 to $60,000 goes towards developing the realistic backgrounds and characters – and for that we need some very special artists.

The programming of all the game play and software coding, and testing is $300,000. We are planning to use a Virtual World designer who has 10 years of experience just in Virtual World platforms for kids, so we know it will look great and we know that the costs will not blow out. 

How long will it take?

The artwork, design, programming and testing of the Virtual World takes between 7 – 8 months to completion. We will be able to give you sneak peeks as it begins to take shape.

Can anyone anywhere in the world contribute?

Yes please!  We would love to welcome contributors from Alaska to Australia, from Britain to Brazil, from Kenya to Kansas and everywhere in between! You can contribute by PayPal or credit card, the details are on this site.

Other questions that we have been asked which you might find helpful

But aren’t video games bad, why should I support this?

Video games where play is based on violence and other unsocial activity are bad and there are far too many of them. This is not a video game. This is a virtual world. There are games offered, but they are educational, inspirational and Bible-based.

Whether we like it or not, today’s kids access computers, tablets, and smart phones and play online. Kids Bible Adventures is an alternative to the inappropriate video games and simply gives kids an online Bible based playground.

How will I know if my kids will like it?

Our track record has been producing award winning TV entertainment for kids aged 5 – 10. Kids love what we do. Kids Bible Adventures is like a TV world but in a computer where they can play and be part of the activities. We will build in all the features that kids love: going on adventures, collecting things, solving puzzles, playing with friends and showing Moms and Dads and grandparents what they have done. 

Kids Bible Adventures is a family experience. We want to bring families back together again on the internet and through the Kids Bible Adventures world. We want everyone to enjoy this.

Will it be safe for my kids to go online?

Yes, Kids Bible Adventures will use a state-of-the art combination of online software and live moderators to monitor activity within the Virtual World.

I want to contribute but I am not allowed. What can I do?

Don’t feel bad, you can help by spreading the word and let others know how they can help. Send us a message of support if you like, we would love to hear from you.

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This campaign ended on March 17, 2013
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  • $5USD
    Novice Disciple

    Kids Bible Adventures e-Badge; Kids Bible Adventures e-Wallpaper; 1 month Premium access to the Virtual World

    2 claimed

  • $10USD
    Junior Disciple

    Kids Bible Adventures e-Badge; Kids Bible Adventures e-Wallpaper; 2 months Premium access to the Virtual World

    2 claimed

  • $25USD
    Apprentice Disciple

    Kids Bible Adventures e-Badge; Kids Bible Adventures e-Wallpaper; 3 months Premium Access to the Virtual World

    1 claimed

  • $50USD
    Disciple

    Kids Bible Adventures e-Badge; Kids Bible Adventures e-Wallpaper; 6 month Premium Access to the Virtual World; Sneak peak of ß-version of Virtual World; Kids Bible Adventures e-book

    7 claimed

  • $100USD
    Disciple +

    Kids Bible Adventures e-Badge; Kids Bible Adventures e-Wallpaper; 6 month Premium Access the Virtual World; Sneak peak of ß-version of Virtual World; Kids Bible Adventures e-book; 1 x Kids Bible Adventures logo T-shirt (kids sizes age 5 – 10)

    1 claimed

  • $200USD
    THE FAMILY PACKAGE

    Kids Bible Adventures e-Badge; Kids Bible Adventures e-Wallpaper; 2 x 6 month Premium Access to the Virtual World; 2 x Kids Bible Adventures T-shirts (kids sizes age 5 – 10); Sneak peak of ß-version of Virtual World; Kids Bible Adventures animated e-book; Kids Bible Adventures signed poster

    1 claimed

  • $500USD
    Premium Level

    Kids Bible Adventures e-Badge; Kids Bible Adventures e-Wallpaper; 2 x 6 month Premium Access to the Virtual World; 2 x Kids Bible Adventures T-shirts (kids sizes age 5 – 10); Sneak peak of ß-version of Virtual World; Kids Bible Adventures animated e-book; Kids Bible Adventures signed poster; 2 x Kids Bible Adventures logo iPad cover; Collector’s Edition Kids Bible Adventures artwork book bound and signed

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  • $1,000USD
    Mission Leader

    Kids Bible Adventures e-Badge; Kids Bible Adventures e-Wallpaper; 2 x 6 month Premium Access to the Virtual World; 2 x Kids Bible Adventures T-shirts (kids sizes age 5 – 10); Sneak peak of ß-version of Virtual World; Kids Bible Adventures animated e-book; Kids Bible Adventures signed poster; Collector’s Edition Kids Bible Adventures artwork book bound and signed; 2 x Kids Bible Adventures logo iPad cover; Likeness in the Virtual World as a character for 2 people

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