Bruce Buffer's all-new social game based in the world of MMA, introducing Real Achievements, Real Teams and Real Fighters! Read more
This project was successfully funded on January 26, 2014.
About this project
Please Note - your Pledge amount will NOT be charged UNTIL we have reached our target goal AND the campaign has come to an end.
Welcome to MMA Federation, a casual social game brought to you by Bruce Buffer and some of the top MMA Teams and game developers in the World. Designed for mobiles, tablets and web browser, MMA Federation brings Real Fighters, Real Teams, Live Statistics and Events together with Strategy and Simulation Gameplay all centered around YOU, the Player.
The vision for the game is the brainchild of Bruce Buffer and one of Bruce's long time advisers and digital entrepreneur who is also a fan of MMA. Both are passionate about MMA and Games.
Bruce Buffer has been personally involved in some of the top fighting games ever, including the 1990's hit Ready 2 Rumble. This time he wanted to do something different, with top MMA Teams, Gyms and Fighters.
MMA Federation incorporates their decades of experience and passion to push the boundaries of Social Games by adding a real world element and connecting achievements in the game with achievements to gamers in real life. Our aim is to produce a truly social game and blur the lines between the real world and the digital game. There will be a strong connection between what you do in the game and what happens in the real world of MMA, both influencing each other as you progress.
There are two unique core Features to MMA Federation that make this game the first of its kind:
- Real Achievements - We have partnered with top global MMA Teams, Gyms and Fighters. We don't license their images and likeness, but work closely and directly with them to give our players very unique achievements - from the Teams and Fighters themselves. This Achievements Engine will give Players the opportunity to earn real achievements including event tickets, signed memorabilia, training sessions, meet fighters and other famous faces from the world of MMA, and much more!
- Live Feeds - Coming into the game from the real world (from people like Fight Metric or Sherdog or others), altering the statistics behind the Live game - meaning the game constantly evolves with real-world events! If your real-world Team and Fighters are winners, YOU, the player, will gain advantages... they are directly linked.
The game is being designed with a flexible scope in mind, meaning initial funding from Bruce and others over the last 9 months has laid the groundwork. Now, we are raising through Kickstarter, to help complete the game vision and bring in Beta Testers to help us test, adjust, and improve the game experience before launching in 2014. This also means we remain an independent game developer. We have Stretch Goals in place to add more languages, original music, and add more complex team quests and tournaments.
Our aim is to launch at the end of 2014 to the general public, however we will be inviting our Backers to join us to take part in our Exclusive Beta Phases from Summer 2014.
In MMA Federation YOU become an MMA Fighter yourself. Begin your journey customizing your martial arts disciplines, designed specifically to fit your own personality and style. You can then join one of a growing number of Real Fight Teams worldwide and affiliate yourself with their organization. You will gain access to their coaches, expertise, nutritionists, strategies and trainers, as you learn new skills along the way and start to earn currency for Real Achievements.
You can also invite friends to train with, all the time adapting and improving your own techniques, skills, and style... Just like a real MMA Fighter!
When you're ready you can enter into an Event and begin your career as a professional MMA Fighter. Choose your opponents from around the world, plan your strategies, train in specific areas to attain specific goals to give you the fight advantage.
The more you progress in MMA Federation, the closer you get to earning real achievements, meaning while you're enjoying playing the game, you could be earning memorabilia and experiences from the real world of MMA.
We'll also be introducing Live Feeds and Content from the Real World, meaning Real World Events will affect the course of the game, as well as allowing you to keep up to date with the latest news and updates from around the world.
MMA Federation will combine deep strategy gameplay (similar to that of Management Simulation Games), with Live Feeds (similar to Fantasy Leagues), with Real Achievements (amazing experiences and memorabilia from the world of MMA).
It is our belief that Social Games are ready to take the next leap in their evolution. Not only do we see the same game being playable on multiple devices, on multiple platforms, both with and without an internet connection, but we also see the bond between the real world and the virtual world becoming stronger... blurring the edges of reality and what happens in game.
By adopting and pioneering this approach, we are not only producing a game that allows you to play with your friends across a network, but also benefit YOU in the real world, from your achievements in the game. In the same respect, as the real world evolves, so does the game itself.
We feel this approach and our philosophy is still in its infancy, and with YOUR help we can push the limits of truly social gaming together!
Although there are many unique elements to MMA Federation, there is none so pioneering as that of our Real Achievements (ReAch) Engine!
We will be the first organization to combine a Social Game with Real Achievements and Real-World Feeds, to the level that one impacts the other, and the entire game evolves due to this unique union of special features.
At the center of this 'Model' is what we're calling 'ReAch'. Feeding in and out of this core 'hub' will be many different elements that will have an affect on YOU the Player, the Experiences and Memorabilia you earn, your Digital Achievements, and more, and will include the following:
- Access to Real Achievements
- Live Feeds into the Game e.g. Fight Metric
- Core Game Engine (fight mechanic, virtual economy etc.)
- Gym and Fighter Admin
- Connections with popular Social Networks like Facebook
- Playable on Multiple Devices and Platforms including Mobiles, Tablets and Web Browser, using iOS and Android (Windows coming soon), with both Offline and Online modes of play.
You will be able to earn Real Achievements through a variety of ways in the game, depending on how dedicated you are to your MMA Fight Career. Some Achievements will be more easily attainable than others, with some only available within a designated period of time.
Examples of 'ReAch' Achievements include:
- Train with Firas Zahabi, Coach at Tristar Gym - and Coach to champions. Let Firas give YOU pointers.
- Have Bruce Buffer personally hand you two VIP Tickets to the next major Event anywhere in the world, and buy YOU a drink afterwards.
- Receive signed memorabilia, equipment, apparel and actual MMA experiences unavailable by any other means... priceless!
- And many, many more - as the game evolves and new Teams, Gyms and Fighters are added.
Check back soon for exclusive updates on New Teams and Fighters!
There are two core directions that we are approaching this game from: our passion for Games and our passion for Mixed Martial Arts.
Bruce Buffer has been involved with some of the biggest selling fighting games of all time, but this time wanted to be in control, and be a part of a different kind of game; INDEPENDENT from the big studios and more FOR fans, made BY fans of MMA. So, with that mandate from 'The Voice of MMA', and his wealth of knowledge and experience, we are going to push the boundaries of truly fan-driven social gaming, blurring the boundaries of reality and digital, allowing each to influence the other.
On the MMA side, we want to bring the unique lifestyle of MMA Fighters and Gyms to a truly unique game, allowing all involved to benefit from the game's success. Fun to play, but with some achievements you can't find anywhere else, to make it more interesting and add a whole new level of enjoyment.
Our passion for Games and MMA naturally keeps us motivated every step of the way, and we will continue to be passionate about both, long after MMA Federation has launched and become a success. It is due to this passion that we are confident, with YOUR help, we can make this the very best MMA game that it can be!
Because of our personal passion for Games and MMA, we want to push that out to other fans and like-minded people to join us on our journey. We feel with the help of the Games and MMA community we will create a much more honest and successful game, with a truly unique social experience.
We feel that the people behind MMA Federation need to be passionate about Mixed Martial Arts, either as a fan of the sport or as martial artists themselves, to help us build a better game.
We 'could' go to a traditional Publisher, but it would then become just another game, and we feel could become too generic and lose its true spirit. We want fan / gamer input early on.
We want to do something different and have real fan participation!
Our Backers will receive Kickstarter Updates and most pledges will give you access to exclusive MMA Federation Forums, allowing you to communicate directly with our Development Team, giving you the opportunity to feed back into the game every step of the way.
To 'thank' Backers once we have launched, we have created a unique list of Rewards from the MMA World. Check out the Rewards List to see where YOU would like to pledge.
More importantly to us, we will be inviting you to exclusive, behind-the-scenes content, giving you sneak-peeks into the game as it develops.
Our primary goal is to seek active fan participation, and recruit YOU as an official BETA Tester. Because of this we are more than happy with lower pledges, and that's why we return the money to you via In-Game Currency when the game is ready. We are also offering the larger pledges as a bonus for those looking for truly memorable experiences.
The initial funding will be used to help us expand our team, and accelerate production work on MMA Federation. All areas of game development are provided for including game design, artwork, programming, server development, audio production, and not forgetting other areas such as community management, QA and marketing.
With YOUR help we'll be keeping the money in-house. All pledges will go towards building our OWN team. We will NOT be bringing in any third-party development studios to build this game for us. MMA Federation will be produced BY MMA Fans, FOR MMA Fans!
The core team already in place for MMA Federation have many years experience in the games, technology and MMA industries. We've all been responsible for setting up and managing teams and been involved with some of the top fighting and social games in the world over the last 10 years. From Bruce Buffer to Phil Goddard, to our Advisors, our global networks of industry professionals are ensuring that you will get the best possible product for YOUR pledge.
Mixed Martial Mobile was set up specifically to produce MMA Federation, bringing together the very best individuals for this particular game from the games, technology and MMA industries!
Through our unique network we are introducing real fighters, coaches, gyms and other MMA professionals to the gaming world, together with YOU, our fans.
Our philosophy is simple - to bring together real achievements, statistics and other influences, together with a great game on multiple platforms, blurring the edges between reality and digital.
Facebook - /MixedMartialMobile
Twitter - @MixedMartialMob
Blog - mixedmartialmobile.com/blog/
Website Contact - mixedmartialmobile.com/contact-us/
Bruce Buffer - @brucebuffer
Phil Goddard Twitter - @PhilGoddardUK
Karima Dunkley Twitter - @KarimaDunkley
There are far too many individuals to thank that have helped us all get MMA Federation this far. Special thanks of course goes to our families respectively, and all of our peers in the MMA Industry (you know who you are).
Special thanks for helping us get our Kickstarter launched goes to:
Darren Greer - @dazgreer - for his advice and passion for MMA
Marc Greenwood - @MGrnwd87 - for his amazing musical talents
Risks and challenges
With any kind of software / games development there will always be unforeseen issues and technical challenges, especially when truly innovating. To help mitigate this and work as efficiently as possible we have put together the right people, in the right roles, at the very beginning, and each unique individual in turn has a long track record in building and managing teams, and delivering successful gaming and technology projects.
Our Team, and with YOU, our Backers, is the key to this project becoming a success. Our core team already has a wide network of other talented individuals that we will be inviting into the project.
Our schedule is tight, but we'll get there with YOUR help!
We are of course, continuously inviting Teams, Gyms and Fighters to be part of MMA Federation. We have contracts in place with each and it is down to the discretion of the management teams of each to decide who they use and how. We will inform YOU, our Backers, every step of the way on which new MMA Fighters, Teams, Gyms, and Legends have been added.
And of course money... because of the huge scope of MMA Federation it will cost more than we are looking to raise through Kickstarter. We already have the right backers, and people lined up to help get us over the finish line, but we want YOU, the MMA Fans out there to be involved at the very beginning, and involved with our BETA Phases.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Because MMA Federation was founded in the UK we need to ask for pledges in £ GBP - BRITISH POUNDS.
For ease we have included a conversion table to help anyone bidding from the US, rest of Europe.
FYI £1 GBP is approx. $1.65 USD
Your pledge is only billed AFTER we reach our goal. If we don't hit our goal, you will NOT be billed.
Any Backers pledging up to £60 / $100 will receive their FULL pledge equivalent to be spent in game. We will NOT deduct any fees for this.
You will purchase in-game credit in the game using your own native currency i.e. if you live in the United States, you will receive $xxx worth of in-game credit.
If you like to become a Beta Tester you'll have to join us on Kickstarter . It is a crowd funding campaign, where our backers can get exclusive rewards for their pledge.
All pledges from £6 ($10) and up will give you access to the VIP MMA Federation Forum. That will give you the option to view exclusive content of the game, while it is in development and give us your valuable feedback. You will also get an early Beta Access to the game, 3 months ahead of the public and receive your pledge worth in In-Game currency (see above).
YES! Provided that your pledge and payment has been accepted by Kickstarter, we will deliver you your rewards no matter where you live. Our network spreads across borders and we will find a delivery method without charging you extra for this.
If in the unlikely event there are restrictions in your country where we cannot find an alternative to deliver your reward, we will refund your pledge.
At present we are prioritizing iOS and Android - iPhone, iPad and Android Devices, as well as PC / Mac Web Browsers.
If we start to hit our stretch goals we will start to look into Windows Phones / Tablets as well as other technologies such as Linux.
Every few days through our Kickstarter Campaign, we will be sending out Surveys to ask you which Teams you would most like to be affiliated with, and also which Teams / Fighters you would like to see in the game.
DON'T WORRY - When the game launches you will be able to join different teams if you change your mind :o)
Yes! We will aim to seamlessly transfer ALL BETA Accounts to the full version of the game.
During BETA, there may be times we need to reset data, at which point all accounts will be credited with the FULL amount you originally received as your reward, ensuring you don't lose anything.
Pledge £1 or more
Thank you! You'll receive Kickstarter Backer Updates (digital) as your reward, as well as having access to the game one week ahead of the general public at the end of 2014. Your support of MMA Federation helps get us one step closer to making this innovative game concept a reality!Estimated delivery:
Pledge £6 or more
Kickstarter Backer Updates PLUS you'll receive VIP access to the MMA Federation Forums, giving you the option to view exclusive content of the game while it's in development and feed back live to the Developers. We need your input. You'll also get early BETA Access to the game, 3 months ahead of the public! You'll also receive £6 worth of In-Game Currency.Estimated delivery:
Pledge £15 or more
Kickstarter Backer Updates PLUS you'll receive VIP access to the MMA Federation Forums, giving you the option to view exclusive content of the game while it's in development and feed back live to the Developers. We need your input. You'll also get early BETA Access to the game, 3 months ahead of the public! You'll also receive £15 worth of In-Game Currency as well as receiving a 'Special Thanks' Credit in the game!Estimated delivery:
Pledge £30 or more
EVERYTHING ABOVE + VIP Status Badge In-Game, helping you stand out from the millions of other players! Exclusive access to Backers-only In-Game Tournaments, AND an additional £15 worth of In-Game Currency (£30 total!)Estimated delivery:
Pledge £60 or more
EVERYTHING ABOVE + Exclusive In-Game Item, only available to Kickstarter Backers, Exclusive MMA Federation T-Shirt, AND an additional £30 worth of In-Game Currency £100 total!)Estimated delivery:
Pledge £120 or more
4 backers Limited (6 left of 10)
EVERYTHING ABOVE + a Personalized 'Bruce Buffer Ringtone' for your Phone (digital - we'll send you an MP3 File)! PLUS Exclusive MMA Federation Hoodie! AND an additional £40 worth of In-Game Currency (£100 total!)Estimated delivery:
Pledge £300 or more
0 backers Limited (10 left of 10)
EVERYTHING ABOVE + Personalized Signed copy of 'It's Time: My 360 Degree View of the UFC' by Bruce Buffer! AND an additional £50 worth of In-Game Currency (£150 total!)Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge £500 or more
0 backers Limited (10 left of 10)
EVERYTHING ABOVE + Exclusive Fight Gym Poster Signed by the Fighters (choose from any Team!) AND Official Fight Gym T-Shirt also Signed by Fighters (choose from any Team!) AND an additional £50 worth of In-Game Currency (£200 total!)Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge £1,000 or more
2 backers Limited (8 left of 10)
EVERYTHING ABOVE + a Pair of Limited Edition MMA Gloves Signed by ANY Fighter, as well as giving you an 'Associate Producer' Credit in the game and the opportunity to attend a Production Meeting with our Team! AND an additional £100 worth of In-Game Currency (£300 total!)Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge £3,000 or more
3 backers Limited (5 left of 8)
EVERYTHING ABOVE + Two tickets to an Event of your choice PLUS walk out with your Team and Fighter in the Arena PLUS two official walkout T-Shirts (Choice of Events around the world - travel not included) AND an additional £130 worth of In-Game Currency (£430 total!)Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
14 backers Limited (2 left of 16)
EVERYTHING ABOVE + The Ultimate VIP UFC Weekend Experience - We'll put you up in a hotel for 2 nights, take in the Live Event, and then meet Bruce Buffer for a drink! (Choice of Events around the world - travel not included) AND an additional £200 worth of In-Game Currency (£500 total!)Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
- (30 days)