Carpet racing

by Dimitris Giordas

    Drive your real miniature cars on an actual carpet race track by simply tapping on your smartphone app!

    Carpet racing is a fast paced racing game, played on an actual carpet racing track, dictated by player's simple taps on a smartphone application! Pick your favorite race car, name your club and join the local racing tournaments of your city to win prices!

    Carpet racing is divided in two main pieces (as seen in the picture).

    1. The actual physical carpet racing track and miniature cars 2. The smartphone application

    The carpet racing track, consists of several carpet textures, simulating tarmac, gravel and mud, providing several challenges for the players to drive their car upon those surfaces without crushing while at the same time surpassing their opponents and finishing 1st place.

    The Smartphone application provides a beautiful and simple environment for the player to keep track of the race with details such as lap, round dice rolls/car movement, condition of the player's car, penalties, club finances etc.

    My part

    We've worked 4 years on this project. We've written all its rules, we've tested the game (using pen and paper instead of the app), we updated the rules and we've expanded the game to reach its maximum magnitude. We know its weaknesses and its strong points and our part is to provide you with the fundamental structure of the game and framework so you can work on it and make it what is should be.

    (Expected) Revenue

    Carpet racing has two was to go (or both ways):

    1. Carpet racing "a game to play at your home", where you buy a track with miniature cars, download the app and play with your family and friends.
    2. Carpet racing "a game to play at your local tournament", where people join their city annual tournament and compete for prices from sponsors.

    We must admit that we're no experts when it comes to financial revenue. It is not our field of knowledge. We're here to find the right people to make this amazing game come true. But we do know that in order for carpet racing to work at its fullest extend it must work with sponsors. Those sponsors at first will consist from small local stores in the player's neighborhood as they will be advertised in the tournaments the player takes parts in! As the players advance to national tournaments, sponsors become bigger companies. And we all know that where there are sponsors there is a lot of money involved.

    Risks & challenges

    The application, is the only thing that is the easiest part of the project to make. Carpet racing uses a simple framework with simple tap and roll functions.

    The main challenge here is the carpet track. We've worked on it for almost 2 years and we're still having trouble of finding a solution of reducing its cost while retaining high quality and aesthetics standards of the carpets texture and looks.

    Another challenge, is the fact that such game is something that does not exist and as we know we people tend to be skeptical for the success of a product if that product is not similar to something else that we know has been successful.
      • Product designer

      • 2-4 h.p.w
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      Function description

      By accepting, you instantly become a member of the family of "Carpet racing" as it is you who will shape and deliver the final product! You have the most challenging part of our project. You will have to figure out a way to create a carpet that consists of several textures, simulating tarmac (smooth surface), mud (semi-rough texture/medium) and gravel (rough texture/hard difficulty). It is crucial for the cross overs between those three textures to be smooth in order for the cars to have a fair chance to pass from one texture to another without turning over and crushing every time a texture change occurs. Several aesthetic elements such as modeling trees and tires/bumpers can be placed along the track as removable pieces but that's a secondary goal for the moment. Since this is a start up, we're not going for the perfect final product. What we want here is something beautiful and functionable to showcase to the potential investors.

      Requirements

      Craft Expertise! Produces high quality design work — balancing usability, beauty, relevance, and delight Exhibits big picture product and business sense; demonstrates deep understanding of the product from a user’s perspective Deeply empathetic towards our pros and customers — their lives, their values, their needs — based on research, data, and intuition Synthesizes a wide variety of inputs like analytics, customer support, and user research into a clearly defined user problem Asks penetrating questions that get to the heart of the matter Owns their design process and takes responsibility for building up their context [This is an excerpt from a tweet that represents exactly what we want from you]

      Offer

      Percentage of profit maybe even for life (in case of delivering the final product and sticking with us for the later on addons and expansions). We are open for negotiation!
      • Proggrammer

      • 2-4 h.p.w
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      Function description

      By accepting, you instantly become a member of the family of "Carpet racing" as it is you who will shape and deliver the final product! You get the "easiest" part of our project! You need to follow our framework and create a simple static environment with tappable buttons that act as dice rolls, penalties (-3 from your dice) or bonuses! Since this is a start up, we're not going for the perfect final product. What we want here is something beautiful and functionable to showcase to the potential investors.

      Requirements

      Your programming experience on iOS and Android apps and your nicest attitude!

      Offer

      Percentage of profit maybe even for life (in case of delivering the final product and sticking with us for the later on addons and expansions). We are open for negotiation!

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Dimitris Giordas

Athens, Greece
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  • smartphone
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