Tour De Rue - Better Virtual Cycling
Tour De Rue - Better Virtual Cycling
Get the Most Out of Your Stationary Bike or Trainer By Exploring The World Virtually -- Take Charge Of Your Workout At Home Or The Gym!
Get the Most Out of Your Stationary Bike or Trainer By Exploring The World Virtually -- Take Charge Of Your Workout At Home Or The Gym! Read more
About this project
You've Danced with Zumba and Dance Central on KinectTM, Now – Get Ready to Expand Your Workouts And Your Horizons. Bike the World From Your Living Room… Let’s Ride!
Dare to See the World! Introducing a Fun, Engaging Way to Get the Most Out of Your Stationary Bike or Trainer. You Deserve A Better Way To Bike.
Dear Kickstarter Supporter,
Thank you for checking out our project. We are super excited to share with you our revolutionary new idea -- it's a better way to bike, allowing you to hop on your bike trainer and bike the world right from your living room or gym. With your support, we will transform the "Tour De Rue" biking technology into an innovative solution used around the globe everyday, putting you in control of each turn.
Right now we have a product we are passionate and believe in, but it's not yet complete! The clear outcome for this Kickstarter is to stretch the normal limitations of bicycling at home or at the gym and push the envelope of the new biking exploration. We must raise enough buzz and support to elevate "Tour De Rue" to the next level and take the game through the rest of design and final product development. We will use the existing prototype model of the game and, with your support, in just a few short months it will be transformed into a useful, user-friendly, finished product that can take you biking anywhere in the world and, most importantly, put you in the driver's seat.
What is the "Tour De Rue" biking system?
"Tour de Rue" takes the equipment you already have at home and then bridges the gap between you and the incredible virtual world. This game lets you use the widely available KinectTM sensor to bring your biking experience onto your PC or Mac. Your virtual ride can then be viewed on your TV or projector for an incredible immersive experience.
We are delivering the software piece that connects your KinectTM sensor to your computer and allows you to quickly and easily tour the world virtually. Additionally, with the help of the advanced technology of the KinectTM sensor your movements put you in the driver’s seat – taking you anywhere you want to go and providing you with a workout you never dreamed possible.
Where's development at?
We currently have the first software prototype version in progress and have working solutions available to fully program and develop the final game. The KinectTM sensor technology, which is currently being used with popular dance games on the Xbox like Zumba, is linked to either a PC or Mac computer with just a USB port. Initially the game will be released on a disc or download for use on a normal internet browser. As the project advances, future versions will use existing Bluetooth sensors and mobile apps for smartphones and tablets to make Tour de Rue even more accessible and exciting to use.
What's the money for?
As mentioned, we are currently developing the robust, completed version of the software for Tour de Rue. Our project has come to a halt because we need funding to tie design elements together and complete the programming so that our game becomes easily accessible for everyone, in one awesome, deliverable product.
The contributions that you make to Tour de Rue will specifically go towards:
1. Initial professional design
2. Advanced building
3. Testing for improved design
4. Implementing beta response
5. Final programming
6. Data analysis
7. Improved overall user experience
How long are we thinking this will take?
If funded, our expected launch date for our final game will be late spring 2013. When you choose to take part in "Tour De Rue", you will receive regular exclusive updates on the progress of the game and its launch status. We believe in 100% transparency upfront and want you to also be a part of the journey as we develop the final game.
Bike trainers contribute to riders in many ways including these advantages:
- Accommodates specific training sessions
- Super convenient
- No need to dress for the elements
- Great for all weather conditions
- No wasted time – time maximizer
- Less bike maintenance
- Kids can be playing in the next room -- multi-task
Negative aspects of training on a stationary bike?
- It's Boring
Currently similar products require thousands of dollars in equipment and monthly subscription fees; no product out there allows you to ride YOUR bike quite like this, and the potential is unlimited. With your help, the world of virtual riding is only going to get more exciting. Please take action so the world can experience this new revolution of biking -- never before have you been able to so easily ride interactively on the real streets of the world. Tour de Rue is the first fully functional motion-sensored biking solution; it is the first game to connect all of these advanced technologies and create one incredible game that will transform biking forever.
Have you ever dreamed of taking a bike tour through the French wine country? The streets of Rome? The hills of San Francisco? The Australian countryside? Or The French Riviera?
Now you can explore all of the world's wonders without ever leaving the comfort of your own home!
Say goodbye to your old boring workouts with your trainer or stationary bike and hello to the world of fun rides filled with exploration and excitement! Never again miss a workout because of bad weather, bad routes, or lack of time.
But What If I Don't Bike?
Even if you are not a biker this game is for you! Tour de Rue is awesome for kids (it keeps them active and safe) and great for adults who want to explore the world with each turn of their stationary bike. Even those who hate the tedium of riding a stationary bike will love this project -- Tour De Rue was developed just for people like you who want to be engaged and entertained while also increasing their heart rate. By transferring your focus from the boring wall to the streets of Paris, you will have more fun and you'll be more likely to ride longer and reach that next mile marker quicker and easier.
So why are we doing this and why we believe in Tour de Rue?
We are incredibly passionate about biking. We love its ability to take us anywhere in the world, let us see amazing sights, all while staying fit and healthy. Biking, however, isn't always fun and games in the real world. The sport can be dangerous, impractical, and at times down right impossible.
We believe that Tour de Rue can change all of this.
By allowing you to ride and train safely and effectively without the boredom that is so often associated with stationary training, our game is a universal solution to all of your biking dilemmas. We know that Tour de Rue will revolutionize the biking experience for everyone, from kids to professional bikers, avid cyclists and even your grandma.
We want the world to know how much fun biking can be -- why not see the world while you're at it?
Hurry Before It's Too Late - Pledge Your Support And Get Your Copy of The Finished Game Plus Other Cool Rewards:
Don't Wait - Join The Revolution And Help Be A Part Of Making The Ultimate Biking Experience, Tour De Rue, A Reality.
THE WORLD OF BIKING THANKS YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Special Thanks for video production -Dominic Pettine at AbqFilmPro
Risks and challenges
As with all software development it is possible a few bugs in the current beta stage may arise. However, because we are using proven existing technologies and not re-inventing the wheel, our team is confident that we are fully equipped to deal with any obstacles that we may face. Furthermore our team is highly skilled with this type of specific game development and will continue to work day and night to streamline the finished product, ensuring that you will get an amazing biking adventure.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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