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backers
20days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, September 9 2019 6:59 AM UTC +00:00.

About

The Hit Box Cross|Up is a new competitive gaming controller designed to take aspects of pad, Hit Box, and fight stick, and bring them all together into something new and exciting.  Welcome to the future of fighting games. 

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The Cross|Up outputs analog from the stick, and has four D-pad buttons added on the right side for additional control.  By combining left hand directions and right hand directions, brand new techniques are available to stick players that will change the meta forever.

Compatibility:  PS4/PS3/PC

The Hit Box Cross up is designed for and works best on:

Arcade Fighting Games as well as Retro and Indie gaming

The Hit Box Cross|Up is 3rd party controller and is a product currently in development. 

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We play fighters.  We know that training smarter is better:  Better for your execution and better for your hand health.  We designed the Cross|Up to allow you to break down each individual special move and approach everything in a new and creative light.   

When learning the Cross|Up, there’s no starting over from scratch if you already know how to play stick.  You’re able to play stick as you always have and slowly incorporate new techniques one at a time.  If your main interest is having a faster and cleaner forward dash, then simply incorporate the SOCD Dash technique into your game!

There are tons techniques instantly unlocked for Cross|Up players that standard fight sticks can only dream of matching.  Fighting games have just changed for the better.

What if you could change your buttons anywhere you wanted and fully remap your controller?

You could remove the Up input on your stick so you never accidentally jump again!
You could remove the Up input on your stick so you never accidentally jump again!
You could make a right handed layout that resembles keyboard arrow keys.
You could make a right handed layout that resembles keyboard arrow keys.

Now for the first time ever, you can make the coolest and craziest button layouts.  Craft your own specialized layout in our Designer Software and save it directly to your Cross|Up.  From there you can plug it into any setup anywhere and your Cross|Up will remember your layout.

The Hit Box Cross|Up can hold several profiles at once that you can create, so you can have an individual profile for each game you play, or even specialized layouts for each individual character! 

The Cross|Up is built like a tank!  It’s made out of heavy duty powder coated steel sheet metal.  Its top is a thick 1/16” acrylic Plexi.  All Sanwa Denshi moving parts, including OBSF-30 pushbuttons and a JLF joystick lever.  The cord is an industrial quality detachable 3-meter braided cable.

It’s the same high quality build you’ve come to expect from the Hit Box brand.  The buttons, joystick, and detachable cable are all replaceable.  The Hit Box Cross|Up will help you body the competition for years to come.

Can’t wait to start playing?  The Alpha Program is your ticket to get your hands on a Cross|Up way before the final build is released.  In fact, YOU get to be part of the final development of the product!

The product you see in this Kickstarter campaign is the controller you receive.  It’s our current iteration in development.  You’ll be at the forefront of all the features and give critical feedback so that the Cross|Up will truly be a product of the fighting game community.  

Our Discord server hitboxarcade.com/discord will be the hub for constructive discourse and development.  We welcome you to join the conversation and see for yourself what Hit Box is all about.  Welcome to the Alpha Program!


The Hit Box Cross|Up is designed to be tournament legal.  We're committed to an open and transparent development process with the Fighting Game Community to make sure everyone's voice is heard.  The Cross|Up is truly a product by the Community and for the Community.

By showing your support for this project we’re letting all organizers know that the community is excited and ready to equalize the playing field for the joystick.  Let's bring joystick to the next level!

Risks and challenges

This is not our first time around the block. We’ve had ups and downs since 2011, from soldering in the garage all the way to production management overseas, and our challenges in the past are not something we take lightly. Our commitments and promises are important to us. For the Cross|Up, it is our pledge to keep the development and manufacturing process transparent to our backers and supporters.

Our first Kickstarter, the Smash Box, ran late due to development complications and manufacturing delays. We did our absolute best and learned a lot in the process. We came out with an amazing product beyond our wildest dreams, but didn’t hit our estimated delivery mark by several months.

Since then our company has picked up a lot of steam and experience, including new team members, more efficient manufacturing processes and much more experience on all levels. Company founder Shawn Huffer will be on the assembly line making sure every unit is built to perfection.

For this Kickstarter campaign, we want the chance to show the Community just how far we’ve come. Our projected ETA of February, 2020, comes from our experience of development and manufacturing. We are confident we can meet these projections for you.

Thank you for checking out our Hit Box Cross|Up Kickstarter page, and thank you for your support! Every ounce of support makes a world of difference; whether it is a dollar, a retweet, or an alpha patron, the Hit Box Team sincerely thanks you. <3

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    The second round of us including you in the development process! This tier grants you access to our limited Alpha program, with an expected delivery date of LATE October 2019! You get the current model seen here, so you can start playing immediately and help innovate the future of fighting games!!!

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