The Green Wave - A Holographic Surfing For The Looking Glass Display - (Feedback/Funding)
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I’ve been working on this game idea ever since I backed the campaign for the looking glass on kickstarter. Being a 23-year-old independent game developer can be pretty hard, I’ve run out of budget to finish my game so I was hoping to create a kickstarter campaign to help raise funds to complete it so that I can release it for free or at a really low price point at some point in the near future as well as to generate some seed funding for my next idea depending on the responses I get using this thread.
Idea 1 - Raise money, to complete this unfinished surfing game so that it runs completely smoothly on Windows and Mac.
Idea 2 - Raise money, to convert an already owned area of land to an artificial outdoor shark habitat and nursery. The habitat will be viewable online globally through a 24hr live streamed holographic video channel from various different views. Again depending if this is possible to create. Option 2 would be weekly updates of footage shot and put together that reports progress and information about the sharks in the habitat, possibly using the vimeo channel.
My second idea basically entails purchasing these small sharks that are caught and that would otherwise be killed and sold by local fishermen in rural parts of India such as a in a small village called Alibaug just across the harbour from Bombay (My city) and rehabilitating them in a safe artificial habitat till they are large enough for release back into the ocean.
This is purely due to the fact that the regulations on fishing in these rural parts of India are close to zero.
I have attached a short clip of this type of fishing and the size of sharks caught to the end of the video of my game, being a certified PADI open water diver and seeing the sheer number of small sharks caught and sold in these rural markets touches that part of my soul that is a diver and therefore makes it exactly what I would like to focus on for this project.
The nursery and habitat would oversee the feeding, nurturing and general care of these sharks before finally releasing them back into the ocean when they are at the right size.
The reason I wanted to try and raise funds for such a project piggybacking of looking glass factories holographic displays is because of the following.
A holographic channel that live streams holographic video of these sharks from various different views would allow people who care about ocean conservation to have holograms of real life sharks on their desks. Thus allowing full transparency allowing backers to see what the money raised is being used for.
The natural order of nature isn’t harmed, as these camera rigs would only be set up in an artificial outdoor space where small sharks that would otherwise be killed are being cared for and grown so that they can be released back into the wild. It doesn’t involve introducing these foreign camera rigs to the natural environment in spaces such as coral reefs which could cause some level of disturbance to the natural order of things as I strongly believe reefs should remain as untouched by humans as possible.
It would involve the setting up of a few pretty advanced camera rigs sensitive to depth, but since these sharks are being saved from being killed and then sold in these more rural parts where no laws or governing bodies regulate this type of fishing. I feel the lifespan of the video content generated from the nursery itself would be relatively short but could have a very large impact on the non existent marine conversation laws in these more rural parts as it would serve as a tool to raise awareness.
Then again the second still requires a lot of refinement but is still something I have thought of creating - the possibility of creating it still remains100% feasible according to me as the land to build it on is already owned and the only additional requirements would be the funding, the technological know how on how to set up the rigs, and the finally channel/platform to be used.
Still in the feedback phase, so I would love to hear what people think about the game and Idea 2.
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- Rahul Kapur.