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Gil De Palma

THE STORY:

ADOPT THE WORLD'S COOLEST WORD GAME
by Gil De Palma

When I'm asked if playing a video game can make a difference, I think about 12-year old Rosa Formanes.

Rosa's family can't afford tap water so she gathers water in a pail every time it rains. She seldom gets a square meal a day. Still, Rosa is a consistent honor student and a talented artist.

“I want to be a teacher,” she said. Her goal? To help her family and other poor children rise from poverty.

With a little help from WordTrotter

My name is Gil De Palma, writer/artist/filmmaker and creator of WordTrotter, dubbed “World’s Coolest Word Game.”

I granted Caritas Manila, the lead Catholic agency for social services and development, Rosa’s scholarship sponsor, free use of my video game to help send her and 8,000 poor brilliant kids in the Philippines to school.

I created The Play 4 Scholars Project, a play-to-give project that offers an enjoyable and educational way of raising money for the scholars of Caritas Manila by simply playing WordTrotter.

You may check it out here: www.play4scholars.com

To help more, I will put WordTrotter as a social game on Facebook. But I need your help to achieve that.

So, I’m placing my video game for adoption…

Adopt the World's Coolest Word Game

Now people all over the world can become an online foster parent of the World’s Coolest Word Game with a gift of $7.

It’s not about giving up ownership of WordTrotter; it’s about sharing with you the dream, the challenges and the excitement of sending a video game out into the world of social gaming—and the rewards that come with it…

As you help send poor kids to school.

The unique thing about WordTrotter adoption is that foster parents get to own one duplicate or clone of the game for every dollar given.

Priced at $7 each, foster parents can keep them forever, sell them or share them with their friends.

Will you be WordTrotter's Foster Parent?

I created WordTrotter like the classic video game Pacman, mobile game Snake and word game Text Twist rolled into one, yet it is its own game.

If you can guide the uncanny word bug Wordtrotter in a quest to catch mystical alphabet bugs and form the Anti-Spell, a secret magical word that will save the world from being destroyed by the curse of the evil word witch Grimmar, you can play the game.

Heads up! If you fail to catch the right word, a monster will eat you alive.

My team worked for two years to develop WordTrotter’s three game versions—Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.

Now you can have WordTrotter clones to call your own.

Simply support the game with a gift of seven dollars ($7), although you can contribute as much as you wish.

You get the following REWARDS:

Clone Parent 7: GIVE $7 OR MORE

Adopt 7 WordTrotter clones worth $7 each. You’ll get your own download link where you can either sell or give them away to your friends.

Other Freebies:

• WordTrotter Computer Game – Beginner Edition
• PDF version of our Illustrated WordTrotter Sourcebook
• WordTrotter wallpaper

Clone Parent 25: GIVE $25 OR MORE

Adopt 25 WordTrotter clones worth $7 each. You’ll get your own download link where you can either sell or give them away to your friends.

Other Freebies:

• 2 WordTrotter Computer Games – Beginner and Intermediate Editions
• WordTrotter bumper sticker
• All the other freebies of Clone Parent 7

Clone Parent 50: GIVE $50 OR MORE

Adopt 50 WordTrotter clones worth $7 each. You’ll get your own download link where you can either sell or give them away to your friends.

Other Freebies:

• 3 WordTrotter Computer Games – Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Editions
• WordTrotter button
• All the other freebies of Clone Parent 25

Clone Parent 100: GIVE $100 OR MORE

Adopt 100 WordTrotter clones worth $7 each. You’ll get your own download link where you can either sell or give them away to your friends.

* Your name in the game’s credits under Clone Parents 100

Other Freebies:

• Special Edition CD containing all three WordTrotter Computer Games-- Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Editions
• WordTrotter poster
• WordTrotter mousepad
• All the other freebies of Clone Parent 50

Clone Parent 500: GIVE $500 OR MORE

Adopt 500 WordTrotter clones worth $7 each. You’ll get your own download link where you can either sell or give them away to your friends.

* Your name in the game’s credits under Clone Parents 500
Other Freebies:
• A rare animated dance video featuring Grimmar the Word Witch
• WordTrotter T-shirt
• WordTrotter laptop sleeve
• All the other freebies of Clone Parent 100

Clone Parent 1K: GIVE $1,000 OR MORE

Adopt 1,000 WordTrotter clones worth $7 each. You’ll get your own download link where you can either sell or give them away to your friends.

* Your name in the game’s credits under Clone Parents 1K

Other Freebies:
• A copy of the first rough-and-ready WordTrotter game ever built (with bugs and all, it might just become a precious collector’s item someday!)
• WordTrotter iPhone or Samsung Galaxy or Blackberry case
• WordTrotter hat
• All the other freebies of Clone Parent 500

Clone Parent 5K: GIVE $5,000 OR MORE

Adopt 5,000 WordTrotter clones worth $7 each. You’ll get your own download link where you can either sell or give them away to your friends.

* Your name in the game’s credits under Clone Parent 5K

Other Freebies:

• A copy of “The Spell of Grimmar,” the original video game script for the WordTrotter Story Mode version signed by creator Gil De Palma
• WordTrotter Messenger Bag
• WordTrotter portable Doodle Speaker
• WordTrotter iPad case
• All the other freebies of Clone Parent 1K

Good news WordTrotter Foster Parents!

There are still unannounced freebies for you. But please remember that it’s not all about getting rewards. It’s about reaching out to support a unique, exciting project and experiencing the thrill of video game development—to help send poor but talented kids to school.

Here’s where your help will go…

Facebook Project Budget

Design upgrade $25,000
Ongoing development/testing/infrastructure $50,000
Project management, hosting fees and extras $30,000
Promotion and marketing expenses over 6 months $60,000
Live operation (maintenance and content updates over 6 months) $60,000

TOTAL PROJECT COST $225,000

Where WordTrotter Donations to Caritas Manila go...

WordTrotter donations to Caritas Manila are pooled with other donations to provide the scholars and their families with the following benefits:

* formal and non-formal education--elementary, high school, college, and vocational levels
* values formation for leadership, family life, and environment protection
* sacramental appreciation
* primary health care, nutrition, and crisis intervention
* child rights protection
* livelihood and skills training
* opportunities for self/wage employment
* other socio-economic development programs

Learn more about our Play 4 Scholars Project here: www.play4scholars.com

If for any reason you can’t adopt WordTrotter, please help us raise funds by getting the game for FREE here:

http://www.trialpay.com/checkout/?c=663a784&tid=9ahhMOF

Also, please don’t forget to tell your friends about the Adopt the World’s Coolest Word Game Project. I’d be much obliged.

Thank you very much. Please drop me a line at: wordtrotter@gmail.com. I’d like to hear your comments and suggestions on how to make this project work well. If you want to know more about my works and me please visit: www.wordtrotter.com/AboutUs/TheCreator.

DREAM, ADOPT AND GET YOUR REWARDS...

Dream the Facebook dream and be a part of an awesome social gaming adventure.

Adopt the World’s Coolest Word Game; no one has done this before so let’s make online history together.

Get your freebies, but don’t miss the most special reward of them all: the joy of helping transform the lives of poor but talented kids.

Priceless.

Let’s do this together…

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