This is a game to make genealogy easier and more fun. Family history is social, and it'll help players connect to find the missing people.
Minneapolis, MN -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/22/2013 -- Learning about ancestors fascinates Joe Roushar. Like many enthusiasts, he could spend most of his free time researching information about his people. He loves to read their stories, and try to see what may be locked away in his own DNA. Sometimes he would get frustrated because the work is so hard, so he decided to make it easier for everyone.
Long Lost Cousin will be a cool game, with an innovative interface for mobile devices including iOS and Android phones and pads, and a smart web miner that will help players find their ancestors. The points, incentives and advancement in levels help them mark their progress and see how others are doing. For those who opt-in to the collaboration features, Long Lost Cousin will help them connect with others with shared ancestry or shared ethnic interests.
They have also designed and are building smart web mining tools that use artificial intelligence to cut through the noise, clutter and false positives (and false negatives) to find people the players are trying to learn about. Using both time and geographical intelligence, as well as special rules that apply uniquely to genealogy research, they can make the game more rewarding by speeding up the players’ progress.
This project will only be funded if at least $50,000 is pledged by Friday Aug 9, 5:34am EDT.
Kickstarter Page: http://kck.st/1bqugeL
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