Honored Brings Your In-Game Achievements Into The Real World
Honored has a plan to change how we all think about in-game achievements, and how these accomplishments can be displayed outside the virtual world.
No matter the game, genre, or platform, achievements and trophies play a major role in gaming for millions the world over. As much fun as achievement hunting can be, however, it’s always stuck in the virtual world, leaving you to brag about your conquests on Twitter while everyone smiles and nods. But Honored has a plan to fix that, all while giving achievements a tangible new angle.
It all starts with gethonored.com, which will eventually serve as “the ultimate achievement archive across gaming systems,” allowing you to connect whatever accounts you have online into one central achievement/gamer profile. Along with offering a single location to display all of your gaming conquests, Honored promises to be a socially active community with deep hooks into the likes of Facebook and Twitter.
If displaying all of your achievements in one place isn’t enough, what if you could bring those achievements to life? Honored will offer users the ability to buy real patches that represent achievements and games, so you can display your true gamer colors in the real world. The badges are palm-sized reminders of your gaming history, in effect.
Honored has been in the works for months now, but an IndieGoGo campaign to support the last leg of development started today. The company is well on its way to the $25,000 goal, having raised over $1,300 in just three hours.
Check out the full press release below, and be sure to check out the IGG page, too.
INDUSTRY VETS LAUNCH INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN TO GET GAMERS HONORED
Crowdfunding Campaign Kicks Off Today To Give Gamers a New Way To Share Their Gaming and Real World Achievements
October 28, 2013 10:00 AM Pacific Standard Time
SAN FRANCISCO — Honored (gethonored.com) is a new free social service for gamers to celebrate their in-game and real world game industry achievements across multiple platforms such as Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, and Steam.
Starting today, the team at Honored is kicking off an Indiegogo crowdfunding effort to raise $25,000 to finalize the last phase of development to deliver the closed beta of the service to gamers worldwide.
Individuals who contribute become eligible for closed beta access in addition to rewards, ranging from physical badges, signed posters and the creation of their own unique badges.
This crowdfunding effort can be found on Indiegogo (http://igg.me/at/honored).
“You’ve invested years of playtime into improving your Gamerscore and collecting achievements, but those achievements are locked away behind each game system’s wall garden, until now. That’s why we’ve created Honored,“ said J Eckert, founder and CEO of Honored. “The passionate community of gamers worldwide wants to recognize each other’s epic achievements, and have a tangible real-world way of representing them. Imagine, 20 years from now, opening up a shoe box, and digging through a treasure trove of badges highlighting a beloved era of gaming in your life.”
Honored site will be the ultimate achievement archive across gaming systems, a place to connect with other gamers and will give members the ability to share their gaming accomplishments across social media. Optional real-world badges can be purchased for members to proudly display their achievements at all of the events and conventions where gamers gather to celebrate the culture of games.
Participating in the Indiegogo campaign is suggested for early access into the Honored beta. Interested gamers and potential partners may go to http://gethonored.com and the Indiegogo page at http://igg.me/at/honored for more information regarding Honored and to learn about free access to the beta program.
Founded by J Eckert and comprised of video game industry veterans from Electronic Arts, Riot Games, IGN Entertainment, Activision Blizzard, and Lucas Arts,
Honored is a new social service dedicated to giving gamers a way to celebrate their in-game and real-world game industry achievements, and provides physical goods in the form of badges that allow gamers to wear their triumphs proudly. Learn more at http://gethonored.com.