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Alex JohnsonBy Alex Johnson
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Alex JohnsonBy Alex Johnson
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About

 Quick Contact: alex@aj-3d.com

What is Stoked?

My aim with Stoked! is to produce a multi-format mountainbike game translates the intensity, "flow" and lifestyle/humour of Downhill & Freeride.

Unlike other recreational cycling games, there will be no "just pedalling along"...this is "Balls To The ****ing Wall!" This is "Foot Out Flat Out!" this is "Stoked! Extreme Mountainbiking" and every single second of it is carefully designed to be on the absolute ragged edge!

You can already see the action is sicker than Caligula's daily agenda, but it's only half of what the game is about.

Stoked! is an homage to modern mountainbike culture. This means parodies of bikes, riders, classic stunts and movie scenes, as well as the language, banter,  juvenile behaviour, music and lifestyle that all you hardcore shredders will instantly identify with.

What has been shown is really just the tip of the iceberg in terms of what is possible. Just like the action, the creativity, design and hardware are going to be pushed to the very limit.

Expect creative interpretations of classic MTB destinations/events, insane north-shore stunts, brutal hucks to flat, dynamic camera angles, hire cars, an original mountainbike themed Hip-Hop/Metal soundtrack, savage crashes, energy drinks, shoddy uplifts, race day port-a-loos, bad weather, and much more, all brought to life in a spectacularly entertaining 3D bicycle extravaganza!

The aim is for Stoked! to reach as wide an audience as possible. A massive amount of effort has gone into making sure the game both looks great and runs smoothly on a wide range of hardware and devices. Initially the game will be released on Android, iOS and Windows Phone with a graphically superior version to follow slightly later on the PC via Steam or similar distribution method.

The mobile versions of the game will have a series of levels free to play with additional content available as a very affordable in-app purchase.

This ensures there are no excuses for anyone not to GET STOKED!

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In-game Advertising

In addition to you Mountainbike fans and Gamers I'm looking for investment from companies wanting to advertise their bike related products in-game. Maybe you want your bike to be the star of the game, or you want your clothing, bike components, or even an energy drink product placement in there too?

 In-game Banner Package - £500 per brand

 Company logos (up to 3 designs) displayed on trackside banners, signs or billboards in game. Depending on the amount of investors, it will be possible for your brand to be shown approximately once every 10 - 20 seconds of game-play with a typical level taking between 0:30 and 2:00 to complete successfully.

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Character Package - £1000

  • Includes the aforementioned "banners" and have a playable character clad completely in your branded clothing/protective equipment complete with logos in the "character select" screen.
  • Additional colour/logo variations of similar clothing/protection types that do not affect the silhouette of the character can be added for an additional £200.
  • If there are multiple investors a menu will allow users to select desired character/clothing.  

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Level Package - £2000

If you are a resort/bike park, run a mountain bike event or race series, I’ll create an entire series of levels (8 or less) based on and named after your trails/event, with company logos in-game and on the "level select" screen.

NOTE: Technical restrictions will apply to the accuracy of representation achievable.

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Bikes & Components

 Includes the aforementioned "banners" and have your bike/components and logos shown in the "bike select" screen. If there are multiple investors of the same component type a menu will allow user to select their option. Generic components can be branded with your company name/logo if you do not promote equipment of that type. There are so many variations possible so please enquire about specific requirements, but as a guide:

  • Frame - £1500
  • Fork/Wheels - £800 
  • Small/finishing components - £650
  • Complete bike deal including frame and any components - £2000

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Bike & Rider Package - £2600

  • Logos show in aforementioned "banners"
  • Includes the previous complete bike, or frame package
  • Includes rider character clad in desired clothing/protection.
  • Character can be named after and visually represent a real-life athlete if desired.
  • Rider can have a "signature trick" if desired.

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Energy Drink Package - £3000

  • Logos show in aforementioned "banners"
  • Start & finish line of every level displayed as branded inflatable
  • Player can collect energy drinks in-game for extra points, speed and as a series of challenges.
  • Logo and branding on main menu.

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"Name the Game" package - £5000

  • Re-name the game with your own company/brand!
  • Includes "Bike & Rider" and "In-Game Banner" Packages

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Where does my money go?

The majority of the funding would be used to allow me to pay my bills and support myself while I dedicate all of my time to completing the game much faster and to the highest standard possible.

It would additionally allow me it purchase an Apple Mac computer (this is a requirement for developing any software that is going to be deployed on the iOS platform) and a copy of Windows 8 (required for deploying to Windows Phone), and any other IT hardware, peripherals and services required to ensure smooth production.

It will also allow me to hire additional programming support for any technical issues that may arise both within the game and for the integration of platform specific SDKs.

With funding I'd estimate the game to be available within 6 months.

It would be nothing short of amazing if we could reach the target figure, but the more you pledge the better I can make the game...

Raise £15,000 - I'll  produce a whole series of "Slopestyle" themed levels, bikes, and tricks. I can also purchase  3 Unity Pro licenses: one licence each on PC, Android and iOS @ $1500 each.  This will give me AAA  graphics and rendering performance and allow me to really push the graphical quality to the limit of what's possible on each platform. There will be also MTB related "mini-games" thrown in as bonus levels!

Raise £20,000 + Better everything and more levels, plus I'll include a whole "Enduro" series of levels, races and bikes.

Raise £300,000 - After Stoked! is complete I'll recruit a team of talented developers and build "Stoked! 2" a no expense spared AAA+ mountainbike game for Xbox and Playstation and PC

Raise £1,000,000 + - "After Stoked!" and "Stoked! 2" are complete I'll buy some land and a fleet of JCBs and build a real life bike park of the most awesome calibre in the North East of England, and invite EVERYONE who invested to the opening Jam! Well...you can always dream....

 These are all celebrity endorsements from around the MTB world...

Risks and challenges

It could be famous last words, but I believe the most difficult part of the game's development is over, that is, singlehandedly producing a working game prototype of a quality good enough to show to potential investors. However there is still a massive amount of refinement and content remaining to be created in order to complete Stoked! to the high standard expected.

There are no doubt unknown obstacles ahead in the game's development and especially with regard to publishing on multiple platforms (the game is only tested on Android and PC so far). But with your help and investment you can ensure I have the time to address these correctly and recruit additional support if needed to ensure as smooth a production as possible.

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    My eternal thanks! Every single penny goes toward making the game that bit extra rad!

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    All of the above & come over to the north east of England and ride with me & my buddies on a guided tour of all the raddest riding (XC, DH or DJ) and wildest partying spots! We can even do some cultural visits of Hadrian's Wall or similar attractions if you like! Must be over 18 for the partying bit!? Transport & living arrangements not included.

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