Zelgor's original offering opened on April 28, 2017 and was completed on July 24, 2017. Except for the Updates section which may contain more recent information, the information on this page was accurate as of July 24, 2017.


Building the Next Level of Interactive Entertainment

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Zelgor Inc. builds alternate reality mobile games that integrate location and the real-world map. Our first mobile game, Noob Tubez, tells the story of big headed, mischievous aliens, called Noobs, that have come to Earth in search of a new home planet. Zelgor shares the story of the Noobs through light-hearted, competitive, and engaging mobile games. At Zelgor Inc, we plan to maximize the long-term value of our games by prioritizing quality, engagement, and retention.

The Zelgor Platform lets us build games using the real world map

The Market

The mobile game space is huge, lucrative, and yet still in its infancy. Companies such as Supercell and Niantic were each able to ride the overnight success of a single game to multi-billion dollar valuations! Since the beginning of the now $36.9B+ industry, mobile game developers have focused on convenient, short gameplay sessions with tap and swipe game mechanics. While these strategies do leverage the strengths of the phone platform, the success of Pokemon Go demonstrated the additional potential of games that use location and alternate reality. As game enthusiasts, our team recognized that potential years before Pokemon Go’s release and as a result, we built a location-based alternate reality platform. We did not anticipate, however, the Noobs seizing control of our platform to use for their planetary conquest...

A Mini Game we built on the Zelgor Platform

Our First Game: Noob Tubez

The Noobs are a race of big headed, mischievous aliens that have come to Earth in search of a new home planet. Noob Tubez, our first mobile game, is a fruit flinging, territory-based, mobile strategy game played on the real-world map. Combining the best elements of Pokemon Go and Clash Royale, users assemble their squad of Noobs and battle for the control of territories using a piece of sophisticated alien technology called the Noob Tube. The Noobs use this bizarre contraption to launch fruit at each other in epic dodgeball-style food fights. Players can compete against each other or team up to conquer key strategic locations such as Fenway Park and the White House, winning real prizes and unlocking new characters along the way.


John Fanning

John Fanning Jr graduated from the University of Miami in 2014 with a degree in Entrepreneurship. He founded Zelgor Inc. in 2012 after graduating from Draper University, where he led his team to first place in the month-long business development competition. At Draper U, he finished top 10 in the VC pitch competition with his idea for a GPS-based mobile game that let users take over the real world. Previously, he worked as a web manager for Netgames, where he worked with Assist Software to develop a web-based chess application for their most successful game website, Chess.net.

Joyce Zhang
Art Director

Joyce’s passion for art started at a young age sketching with rocks and acorns in the park. Graduating Northeastern in 2013 and armed with more sophisticated tools like Photoshop, Joyce has taken her art career to the next level. Connecting with the Noobs from the instant they stepped on Earth, Joyce is not only our Art Director, but our Ambassador to the Noobs as well. She works with artists overseas to design Noobs, Spaceships, and all things Noob Tubez.

Gabriel Tironeac
Lead Designer

Gabriel currently works for Assist Software, and has been the lead designer for Zelgor since 2012. He’s an expert in 3D modeling, rendering, and Unity 3D, and has been working in game development since 2008. He graduated from the Universitatea Stefan cel Mare Suceava in 2010 with a degree in Computer Science.

Alexandru Boca
Lead Developer

Alexandru has been Zelgor’s lead developer since 2012. Currently working at Assist Software, Alex is an expert in Unity 3D and mobile app development. Alex has earned degrees from both the Colegiul National de Informatica “Spiru Haret” Suceava, and 4 the Universitatea Stefan cel Mare Suceava.

Key Investors & Advisors

Tim Draper
Kai Huang
Michael Dornbrook
Nolan Bushnell

Success So Far

Our team has made significant strides in bringing the world of Noob Tubez to life. We started by building a mobile platform for location-based and alternate reality game experiences, then integrated several proof-of-concept minigames into the platform. This experience ultimately led us to the Noob Tubez concept. We’ve done focus-testing on the game concept and artwork, and we’ve put together marketing quality characters and animations.

Use of Proceeds

If the offering's maximum amount of $100,000 is raised:

UseValue% of Proceeds
Working Capital$95,10095.1%
Intermediary fees$4,9004.9%


Investing in Zelgor Inc. means helping us bring the army of Noobs to life; it’s so easy, even a Noob can do it. We’re offering up to 399,998 shares of common stock, in order to raise up to $100,000 to build our game.

Specifically, we’ll be using the funds to build the following:

  • Models, Animations, and Everything In Between for the Noob Characters
  • A Playable version of our Food Fight Battle Game
  • Our internal team of gameplay developers in Boston

Now the choice is yours. When the Noobs arrive on our planet, whose side will you be on?

This is an offering of Common Stock, under registration exemption 4(a)(6), in Zelgor Inc. This offering must raise at least $10,000 by July 24, 2017 at 4:00pm ET. If this offering doesn’t reach its target, then your money will be refunded. Zelgor may issue additional securities to raise up to $100,000, the offering’s maximum.

$10,000 minimum
$94,132 raised

If the offering is successful at raising the maximum amount, then the company’s implied valuation after the offering (sometimes called its post-money valuation) will be:

$0.25 per share
$2,260,382implied valuation

Pitch Deck

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These financial statements have been reviewed by an independent Certified Public Accountant.

SEC Filings

The Offering Statement is a formal description of the company and this transaction. It’s filed with the SEC to comply with the requirements of exemption 4(a)(6) of the Securities Act of 1933.

We’re also required to share links to each of the SEC filings related to this offering with investors.

Understand the Risks

Be sure to understand the risks of this type of investment. No regulatory body (not the SEC, not any state regulator) has passed upon the merits of or given its approval to the securities, the terms of the offering, or the accuracy or completeness of any offering materials or information posted herein. That’s typical for Regulation CF offerings like this one.

Neither Netcapital nor any of its directors, officers, employees, representatives, affiliates, or agents shall have any liability whatsoever arising from any error or incompleteness of fact or opinion in, or lack of care in the preparation or publication of, the materials and communication herein or the terms or valuation of any securities offering.

The information contained herein includes forward-looking statements. These statements relate to future events or to future financial performance, and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors, that may cause actual results to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements since they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors, which are, in some cases, beyond the company’s control and which could, and likely will, materially affect actual results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements. Any forward-looking statement reflects the current views with respect to future events and is subject to these and other risks, uncertainties, and assumptions relating to operations, results of operations, growth strategy, and liquidity. No obligation exists to publicly update or revise these forward-looking statements for any reason, or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future.

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  • Jun 23, 2021
    Zelgor launches first mobile game stability...

    Zelgor launches first mobile game stability test in India and reaches thousands of downloads in first 48 hours.

    Zelgor is thrilled to announce the successful Stability Test Launch of our first mobile game, Noobs in Space, in India, reaching thousands of people in the first week! The game launched in the Google Play Early Access Store in India at the beginning of June, and we’re thrilled at the response we’ve seen so far. We hit our first weekly download milestone in under 48 hours, which we believe speaks to how well the Noobs resonate with new audiences. News of our milestone achievement even made its way into Yahoo Finance.

    Through this launch, we aim to test how the game functions on various devices, identify bugs, and test feature functionality and likability. Launching our first Stability Test is a key step towards Zelgor’s official launch of Noobs in Space. The game is currently available for download on Google Play’s Early Access Store in India and we will continue to conduct a series of Stability Tests throughout July.

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  • Apr 16, 2021
    Hello Netcapitalists! 

 In celebration of...

    Hello Netcapitalists! 

    In celebration of raising $300k from over 900 investors, we’ve decided to give all of you a special treat:

    A new version of Noobs in Space is now available for early access! 

    Haven’t joined the NiS early access community? Text “JOIN” to 855.522.0738 to hop aboard. 

    Updates include:

    • Norb, Major Noob’s trusted Advisor and Chief Scientist, has joined the mothership!
    • We’ve added our first batch of Noob cosmetics! Dress your Noobs up in new costumes, hats, and more. 

    • Some Noob ships have a brand new look to them as well.
    • New hazard animations and sound effects.

    Make sure to follow us on Twitter: @ZelgorGames and let us know what you think of the latest version of Noobs in Space.

    Stay tuned for more updates in the coming weeks as we start introducing our new Noob User Interface, as well as new ships, cosmetics, planets, and more…

  • Jan 28, 2021
    We have now reached $250,000 raised from over...

    We have now reached $250,000 raised from over 600 investors!

    We are blown away by the support we’ve received from the Netcapital community. We have now seen over 750 people invest in Zelgor across two offerings, and as a result, the Noobs continue to get stronger and more ridiculous every single day.

    We’re celebrating this amazing milestone by releasing a brand new version of Noobs in Space to our Early Access community!

    Early Access is available to anyone by texting “JOIN” to 855.522.0738.

    We hope to see you soon in our Universe of Noobs!

  • Nov 3, 2020
    Hi Netcapital Investors! With 2020 being such...

    Hi Netcapital Investors!

    With 2020 being such a chaotic year, it’s easy to forget about what looms on the horizon: the pending Noobs invasion! If you’ve missed out on some of our exciting developments over the summer, here’s a recap:

    We hired former Warner Brothers developer and OtherSide Entertainment lead engineer, Will Teixeira, to be our Mad Scientist and Lead Engineer! Will is a rockstar who went from working on Dungeons & Dragons Online to leading the launch of multiple titles at OtherSide Entertainment for Xbox One, PS4, Mobile VR, and Oculus.

    We also recruited Andres Gonzalez, to be our Lead Designer. Most notably, Andres was the Lead Combat Designer for Bioshock Infinite, which won over 75 awards, is rated a 10/10 on Steam, and sold 11 million copies in the first two years of release.

    Both are world-class and it is a dream come true to have them on our team. Each had worked with our Chief Product Officer, Phil Fogerite, at Warner Brothers and Ghost Story Games prior to working with us, and felt inspired to join the Noobs before they take over the Universe.

    The impact that these two have had so far has been enormous. As a result, we just updated our page on Netcapital to show off the progress we’ve made since they joined. Check out the updated video and amazing art we’ve added!

    We have even more exciting news in the coming days that we’re looking forward to sharing with you as both games move closer to launch.

  • Jul 24, 2017
    Primary offering finalized, selling 376,528 shares
    Sold 376,528 shares at $0.25 for a total of $94,132

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