Battle Pig: Las Vegas Students’ Kickstarter Gains Full $5000 Funding in 15 Hours


Gregory Wingert Jr. is available for interview 702-569-4248,

Local UNLV business student has successfully funded a $5,000 Kickstarter campaign on January 27, 2016 to finance a pig themed mobile gaming app.

Battle Pig, a health and fitness mobile game seeking to diminish obesity rates among children and young adults, was an idea formed while UNLV senior Greg J. Wingert Jr. sat doodling a pig cartoon during a business lecture. The idea won first place at a Google Startup Weekend empowering the team to prepare and launch a Kickstarter campaign.

The game encourages users to workout alongside a piglet-warrior friend. Users can choose workouts, exercise and level up their pigs as they progress. Then battle the pig counterparts of their friends for ultimate glory!

The Kickstarter gained $5,036 from 31 backers in just 15 hours of launching. The project creator realeased a list of stretch goals, funding targets beyond the original Kickstarter goal, as the main focus of the campaign’s remaining 29 days of operation. The first goal is set at $10,000

“The success of our Kickstarter on our first day is very exciting. We are planning very big things for the future,” says Wingert, “We want to create a game people will love, while also helping them lead healthier lives. The more funding and backers we receive, the better the game will become.”

Wingert has recruited a team of young aspiring entrepreneurs to help him make Battle Pig a reality.

Our Team

Battle Pig LLC consists of a group of four friends. Our leader Gregory Wingert is a senior marketing major at UNLV (Go Rebels!). Our lead programmer: Leonard Madarang, a computer science graduate from the University of Oregon (Go Ducks!). Our financial expert: Kevin Curry, a senior accounting major at UNLV. Finally, our professional graphic designer: the CEO’s sister Gracie Wingert.

Our motto is: “with ‘hard quirk’ (and hard work), anything is possible!”

Wingert says, “by giving people something to play and healthfully compete with, we can make exercising more interactive, easier and fun.”

History: It all started with a doodle; the doodle was of a somewhat harmless pig carrying an axe and I first sketched it during my business law class at UNLV. That same semester, my professors urged me to participate in a Google Startup Weekend – a competition to create a startup in 48 hours. The idea I pitched won first place at Startup Weekend and so a teammate from the competition, coder/designer Leonard Madarang, and I decided to makeBattle Pig a reality.

Castlevania 1 + 2

Thanks to a friend of mine, I was able to get Castlevania 1 + 2! I wanted this game for a long time but wasn’t able to buy it because money was always tight and the price was higher, $17. I played a little when we got home and it’s a melee game, which I love! I will post a review on both once I finish playing them. I still have a long list of games that I need to start and finish lol. Life is so busy!

The Gamer is Back!

OMG I can’t believe I forgot to post about this! A friend of ours bought us another xbox 360 as a surprise gift! It came with 5 games. This is how it went down.

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He was going to give us $50 then turns around and get us a Xbox! There’s no words that can express how amazed we were and our never ending love for our friend! He didn’t have to do it but he did.

Now we can get our game on again! We might record our playings or do some streaming, who knows! What do you guys think? If we start to record or stream, would you watch?

R.I.P. Xbox

I’m very sad to report that my Xbox was murdered by my cat. He peed on the table and the peed dripped on the Xbox and killed it. I’m very broken by this. That Xbox was 4 years old and could’ve lasted much longer. This would be a opportunity to get the Xbox One but getting a new computer is more important. It saddens me to see it’s corpse in the living room but I can’t find the heart to throw it away. I’m also going home to push the button and praying that it will breathe life again to no avail. It was our first game system together. Star and I bought it as a Christmas present to yourselves. I’ll have to take the hard drive out and pray that I can get all my game data off of it and place it in the new system when I get it. If all is lost, I don’t know what we will do.

As for the cat, don’t worry he’s a live and well. For now.

Rest Day, A day of muscles catching up to you

My poor muscles! The day before I did the challenge and they said no more, we want to take a breathe! So yesterday, we didn’t go to the gym, although I really wanted to go on the elliptical for 30 mins at least and do some stretches. Someone above must have known my secret agenda because I had to stay REALLY late at work and I wasn’t able to go. We had dinner late, not a healthy dinner mind you, and went home to go to bed. My muscles feel a lot better so we will go to the gym today and work out Day 5 of the Run Otaku Run Year Challenge – Give Me Muscles Goku!

Cya at the gym!