The journey has been as exciting and fun as we had ever expected. We are glad to finally announce that the game is now available in the App Store. Congratulations, you are now going to play the FIRST videogame that plays with reality! Have fun and remember to watch out, tweets just got real! Watch the trailer here.
Also, if you like the game, please give us some 5-stars reviews on the AppStore and help us spread the word among your friends, followers and/or fans. Love ya!
The PSFK consulting team has noticed that as social media becomes more mainstream, it is becoming an integral aspect of gaming by making new experiences possible.One company operating in this space is Tweetland–a company that has created a game using experiences reported on Twitter to create in-game content. ‘TweetLand’ is the first videogame in the world that plays with reality by factoring in real life experiences from people all over the world using Twitter messages to create content inside the game that will affect gameplay. Some events affect the game to help the player, while other events provide challenges and difficult situations that the player will have to confront. For example, if a user in New York reports a traffic accident on Twitter, the gameplay may reflect that event, turning the tweets of the real world into events in the virtual world. PSFK spoke to the founders of TweetLand about their game[…]
We want you to be featured in our official TRAILER. Interested?
As many of you may know, the game is now ready and we are working on the final details of the campaign’s launch! One of these details is an uber important mega cool trailer. We are working on a nice script to go with it, and we want to include you in it! Our plan is to involve tweetlanders all over the world to be featured in Tweet Land´s official game trailer. To do this, we’d like to encourage all of you to record a video of yourselves using an iOS device - similar to the video we are attaching with this message.
The idea is to collect videos of people worldwide using an iPhone, iPod or iPad at different iconic locations - this way, when editing we can show in the trailer people of the world using their device to tweet and/or play Tweet Land. Because of post-production reasons, we would need for you not to show the device’s screen (similar to the reference video we are attaching).
If you possess high video filming/editing skills and know-how, that’s perfect! Just try to record it with the same techniques used in the reference video - focus, illumination, composition, etc. If you don’t, thats also ok! Do what you can and send us your video!
Have fun! Show a smile to the camera! ;)
Avoid showing your iOS device’s screen.
Try to don’t show flags, brands or any similar stuff.
Use the same techniques used on the reference video (focus, illumination, composition, etc.).
Record the video in some nice location that somehow represents the place you are from (for example, if you’re from NY, recording yourself in Central Park or 5th Avenue would be a good idea).
Record in HD (720p).
We’re taking any length and video format videos; send as many takes and/or videos as you want!
We will choose the best videos and include them on the trailer. To all tweetlanders that send us their videos: we will give 1 limited edition Tweet Land postcard signed by all the team members to one lucky winner.
If you are interested in being featured in the first trailer of the first game that plays with reality, send us your video, download link, or YouTube link to imFamous@tweetlandgame.com. The deadline will be November 1st.Hurry up! Maybe your friends could watch you on the next GameTrailer´s or IGN´s featured videos!
Note: Needless to say, by sending your video you are allowing us to use it in our official trailer. :)
Since the end of the Kickstarter project we have been working really hard in every detail of the game. Today we are glad to announce that as a special gift, now we are adding some bonus remixes of the original songs to the full OST of the game.
As gamers, we have been influenced seriously by games such as Mega Man, Sonic, F-Zero, Chrono Trigger, Metal Slug and many many many more. You will definitely notice that, not only in the game art and gameplay, but also in the music. By now we are showing you what we are doing with the soundtrack.
A month ago we only had an idea, and thanks to all of you now we are close in making it a reality!
Thanks for all the support, comments, recommendations, and above all for the incredible vibe we have perceived from all of you. These are the things that motivates us the most to keep on working hard in Tweet Land and provide a new approach on videogame development. It’s a big dream, but all of you helped us in believing that it’s possible!
319 backers helped through Kickstarter.com, with pledges that went from $1 up to $ 1.000 for a final total amount of $8613. An extra $300 were donated directly to our costa rican bank account, which was destined for such use. Also, Bar El 13 contributed by donating 13% of their customer’s consumption total in the “Noche Tweet Land” event they hosted on Monday, April 15th to support the videogame’s creation. Yay!
The next step in this journey is making this game really AWESOME! By now, that would be all. Down you can find some FAQs, but if you have any other question, please feel free to comment it here, or write us firstname.lastname@example.org. Also if you are even more interested, you can download our press kit here.
Thanks to all of you!!
The happy Tweet Land team
When is Tweet Land going to be ready?
Around midyear we are planning on releasing the platform with Route 140, and we expect that Love City will be making its debut shortly after.
How and when am I going to get my rewards?
Next week we will be contacting you to get your information so we can deliver the rewards. And for those who have been asking, we are planning to launch the Route 140 Beta version by the end of May.
My Amazon payment did not go through. What should I do?
Amazon no longer takes payments for our Kickstarter project, but if your transaction didn’t go through, we can always work something out. If you live in Costa Rica, here is our bank account info.
Cuenta cuenta corriente del Banco de Costa Rica 001-0289540-4 y la cuenta cliente para transferencias SINPE 15201001028954040 cédula 3102624038 WHY IDEAS LIMITADA.
Just make sure you post your full name on the deposit and write us an email to email@example.com so we can include you in our rewards list. If you’re in the US or some other location, contact us through this page and we’ll figure it out.
How can I keep supporting?
You can keep supporting us by following at our social networks Twitter,Facebook, or by subscribing our newsletter on our website, so you can know first the new updates and spread the word to the world.
Also if you want to make another donation and lives in Costa Rica, you can find our bank account info in the previous answer.
In order to return all the love we have received, we want to give you guys an Easter Egg surprise and show you some new art and tweet events we’ve been working on. Among the new stuff you will see here, there is one that could be seen a lot depending on Twitter service. So, be careful with the #failWhale that will show up when Twitter starts giving many problems.
Also remember that we still have 10 days to go on Kickstarter, so if you own a blog, know someone from the media, or simply your neighbor have not pledge yet, you still can show them the project and invite them to play with reality. And if you had already pledged, don´t be shy to show it to the world and spread the love. Here we are giving you a twibbon you can add to your Twitter avatar to show the support. You only have to click here and follow the easy steps. Have fun!
Finally thanks again for believing that playing with reality is possible. By now, we are sending you guys a huge hug from Costa Rica and tons of karma for free.
Tweet Land team members
*By the way, if you are interested in making an interview with the team, have a press inquiry or just want to say hi, you can mail us to firstname.lastname@example.org
La primera plataforma de videojuegos que juega con la realidad. —CNN its a nice quote because CNN said it ;)
We recommend that you contribute now–because this game is on the fast track to becoming a phenomenon, and you might end up having to fend for yourself when we tweet zombies at you.—The Creators Project
[…] no me extrañaría que en un tiempo más este concepto sea incorporado por empresas de desarrollo de videojuegos para nutrir aún más las mecánicas en sus videojuegos. —Aula Gamer
At first I was like “Oh, great…a game about how fast you can twitter.” but…I was wrong. Tweet Land is a new type of videogame that plays with reality. What? Let me explain […] —These Old Colors
Using the real world as a “random” event generator seems like such an amazing idea. Although, thinking about it, the real world really is far more random than any random number generator ever could be. Chew on that for a bit. —Touch Arcade
Tweet Land is a different take on social gaming, making use of the public commentary that’s happening every day on Twitter and using it to inject the unexpected into the gaming experience of players. —DDB Canada
L’idea di Tweetland è certamente originalissima, così come quella di autofinanziare il progetto promettendo in cambio, spiritosamente, anche una cena in giacca e cravatta col team a chi donerà più di settecento bigliettoni. —TapPlayer
Tweet Land! What is more enticing than a game called Tweet Land?? Plain old Twitter is so passé by now anyway. —Kickstarter
In effetti, è più giusto affermare che con Tweet Land siamo di fronte a un vero e proprio real time game, e non alle prese con uno dei tanti giochi di simulazione in stile Second Life. —IoChatto
I’m not too huge on Twitter, but I do know a kickass video game when I see it. Tweet Land has just the right mix of retro styling and innovative gameplay to be a huge hit among mobile gamers. I’m calling it now: Tweet Land will be the new Angry Birds. —TrendHunter
The game’s innovative use of Twitter is one of the more interesting that we’ve seen, and pushes the boundaries for what can be achieved with social networks. —Springwise
Siempre es un gusto escuchar ideas innovadoras. Y es mucho más, cuando florecen desde lugares que uno no pensaba. —Therror
This game was conceptualized by 6 Costa Rican friends who love gaming and social media. Imagine they´ve fused it up to one. —VicMadz
Tweet Land! What is more enticing than a game called Tweet Land?? Plain old Twitter is so passé by now anyway. In this video game, social networks meet social gaming as people race through game worlds impacted by real-time tweets. The six game-makers behind the scenes of Tweet Land…
Hi Tweetlanders. Sorry for not recent posts, but it has been a really busy week since we launch this monday our Kickstarter project to make Tweet Land happen. If you have not heard about it yet, please check it out here. Its awesome!
We are glad to announce that at one week from the launch in Kickstarter, we are 50% of our initial goal. However, we must be sure to reach the $7000 before the deadline, because if we don´t -it doesnt matter the amount of pledges we have- , no money will change hands. So keep helping and spreading the word. Remember that the more support we get, the bigger and funner Tweet Land will be.
In other big news, we have been receiving support from all over the world. You can read the hundreds of tweets here. Also we have been mentioned in blogs, press, tv and radio broadcasters in Costa Rica, Italy, England, Spain, United States, latinamerica, etc. Here are a couple of links so you can watch them:
And finally we want to announce that we are adding two NEW rewards. So if you have a rich uncle or a famous neighbor that have not pledge yet, this is the time to share our Kickstarter project with them.
Let us introduce the ‘Black-Tie’ and ‘God-of-Tweet’ Rewards!
What would happen if what people share in their social networks turns real? And best of all, if you could play with that? Well, if you like the idea of the twittersphere becoming a virtual universe, this is for you:
If you think Tweet Land should be real, please help us make it happen supporting here.
Recuerden que si son de Costa Rica, también pueden donar al proyecto mediante la cuenta corriente del Banco de Costa Rica 001-0289540-4 y la cuenta cliente para transferencias SINPE 15201001028954040 cédula 3102624038 WHY IDEAS LIMITADA.
*Recuerden poner su nombre en el asunto de la transferencia.
An action game where all the love shared in the social networks turns real and you have to fight it with a rebel anti-care bear. Each time someone comments in Twitter that "love" something, the love citizens will try to suffocate you with a hug. You have to defend yourself with the hate-gun, a gun that gets its more ammo each time someone comments that "hate" something.
Also your hate-gun could change and become more powerful with the tweets people around the world do.
Conozcan Love City, el segundo juego de Tweet Land.
Un juego de acción en donde todo el amor expresando en las redes sociales se personifica, y vos debés combatirlo con un oso anti-cariñoso rebelde. Cada vez que alguien en Twitter comenta que "ama" algo, los ciudadanos amorosos tratarán de sofocarte con un abrazo. Y la forma de defenderse será con el hate-gun, un arma que se carga cada vez que alguién comenta que "odia" algo.
De igual forma, el arma puede cambiar y hacerse más poderosa con los tweets de la gente alrededor del mundo.
Ok Maes ... necesito que me pasen la musica de tweetland .... por itunes o por lo que sea pero necesito q me la pasen Por favor .... simplemente no me la puedo sacar de la cabeza!!!
Hola ‘chochera’. Pura vida y gracias por el entusiasmo. Y aprovechamos tu pregunta para sacar primicia y contarte que ya muy pronto vamos a poner todo el soundtrack de Tweet Land para que lo puedan descargar nuestros seguidores. Así que no sólo tendrás el Nighty Valley, si no que podrás ponerle loop a todo el playlist del juego. Por ahora y aprovechando tu entusiasmo vamos a postear otro de los tracks. Y seguí atento porque venimos con muchas sorpresas más.
Por ahora es todo, y no te olvidés de compartir TL y pasar la voz. ;)
The game works really simple. Every time someone in the world tweets something, his or her tweets could affect the gameplay of Tweet Land by triggering certain action-keywords.
We have created tons of situations that are triggered by their relative keywords that people might tweet. Some of them are:
We have many many more, but we don’t want to spoil your game. And we will create more and more. Many will be based on trend topics, many on actual events, and many others will be odd stuff people tweet (you know that happens a lot!).
The sweet part comes from the fact that people around the world are always creating tweets for the game based on their real-life experiences; even if they are not playing; even if they don’t know anything about Tweet Land. So the events and the gameplay are always changing within the web and its thousands of conversations.