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.

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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  • May 30, 2024
    Hello Netcapitalists, 2023 was a year of...

    Hello Netcapitalists,

    2023 was a year of intense work expanding the Noobiverse in order to get it ready for launch. You can read all about what we’ve been working on here: https://community.zelgor.com/investors/Zelgor-Investor-2023-Review.pdf

  • Apr 5, 2023
    Hello, Netcapitalists! Did you miss out on our...

    Hello, Netcapitalists!

    Did you miss out on our first-ever Noob Investor Summit? We’ve put together a video recapping the entire thing just for you!

    Watch the Zelgor Noob Summit to hear the latest updates, including a sneak peek at Noobs in Space: https://youtu.be/uhphL711JeQ

  • Dec 29, 2022
    Zelgor 2022 Year in Review Hello...

    Zelgor 2022 Year in Review

    Hello Netcapitalists!

    Zelgor has been working tirelessly throughout 2022 to get the Noobiverse ready for a grand opening. After our initial test launch, we learned a tremendous amount about the game, including what was working and what we wanted to improve prior to launch. We recognized that in order to maximize the fun factor, we needed to push toward easier gameplay for new players with a focus on more frequent small wins and incremental progress. In a nutshell, we needed to make the game friendlier to Noobs! Read all about it in our latest investor update here: https://zelgor.com/Investor-Update.pdf

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  • Aug 10, 2022
    Zelgor Summer Investor Update Hello...

    Zelgor Summer Investor Update

    Hello Netcapitalists!

    Our team has been heads down and hard at work, building out the Noobiverse and getting Noobs in Space ready for Soft Launch. We’ve had a tremendous amount of data and insight to work with, thanks to the over 10,000 people who downloaded our game during the test launch and all of you who joined our early access community. With all this information at our disposal, the biggest thing that stuck out to us was the need to add in smaller, incremental wins for players along with interesting choices and a sense of steady progress. With that said, Noobs in Space is no longer simply a game about dodging asteroids and other wacky obstacles…


    • New changes coming to the core game loop of Noobs in Space.
    • Major upgrades under the hood in preparation for Soft Launch.
    • Focused on crafting the story of the Noobs & the Noobiverse!

    Check out our full update here: Zelgor.com/Investor-Update.pdf

  • Dec 9, 2021
    Zelgor reaches over 10,000 downloads in Noobs...

    Zelgor reaches over 10,000 downloads in Noobs in Space Stability Test.


Hello Netcapitalists! We’re excited to share that we’ve successfully completed the third stability test of Noobs in Space. We conducted the most recent phase of testing last month in India over a ten-day span, generating over 10,000 downloads. The purpose of this most recent test was to evaluate the game’s stability over a wide variety of devices along with its scalability. Our back-end technology held up incredibly well and we’re quite pleased with the results. You can read more about our success here: 


    After the success of our third and final stability test, we turn our focus now towards the soft launch. The soft launch is where we’ll release the latest version of the game in a test market like Canada. The primary goal of this stage is to fine-tune the game mechanics based on user feedback, retention, and spending patterns of our in-game store. 

We’ve collected some incredible feedback and seen some fascinating results thanks to all of those who’ve played via early access.

    From all of us at Zelgor, we offer a huge thank you to all of those who have played Noobs in Space so far! We have some incredibly fun and exciting plans for this game after collecting everyone’s feedback, and we look forward to sharing more updates with you soon. 

Don’t miss out on all the fun and join the other 10,000+ Noobs! If you haven’t tried Noobs in Space or NoobTubes yet, get early access to all our games by text “JOIN” to +1 855.522.0738 or by going to zelgor.com and clicking “Early Access”.

  • Oct 11, 2021
    Zelgor Inc Successfully Sells Out Raise on...

    Zelgor Inc Successfully Sells Out Raise on Netcapital

    Zelgor is thrilled to say that we successfully sold out our Netcapital Offering. Thank you to the over 1,300 investors who have backed us this round. We want you to know that we have been hard at work throughout the offering (and since the close of course!) getting the Noobiverse up and running so that soon all of you may be able to join us there.

    The sold-out offering headlines an eventful summer for us at Zelgor, which included launching an initial stability test of our first game, Noobs in Space. We’ve also conducted a second stability test since the offering’s close, driving tens of thousands to Google Play’s Early Access Store.

    Zelgor’s focus this summer has been on building our tools and technology infrastructure to scale up with more users while collecting and incorporating feedback from Early Access testers. Soon we plan to launch our third and final stability test, our largest yet!

    We’ve also been hard at work iterating on the next version of Noobs in Space with the goal of creating content that is more fun, engaging, and motivating to explore and making it accessible for as many Noobs as possible.

    We look forward to sharing some of the great new features and content we’ve created as well as the results of our third stability test with all of you soon. Stay tuned!

  • 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 28, 2017
  • Jul 24, 2017
    Primary offering finalized, selling 376,528 shares
    Sold 376,528 shares at $0.25 for a total of $94,132
  • Jun 27, 2017
  • Apr 28, 2017
    Primary offering of 400,000 shares at $0.25
  • Apr 28, 2017
  • Apr 28, 2017

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