Sneaker Invaders pays homage to one of the greatest culture waves of the past century. Worldwide, people go to the furthest limits (sometimes too far, guys calm down) in order to put their hands on the latest kicks. Brands contend for the hype and in most cases this is thanks to a piece of rubber, synthetic leather & credibility. As creatives and aficionados we wanted to animate this literal invasion into the youth culture through an experience, an experience that not only celebrated the hype but also some of the greatest pieces of design ever made.
Sneaker Invaders is the first arcade videogame based on the history of one of the greatest sub-cultures of this past century.
>> Gameplay will be web based (no app, only browser) and on its dedicated console: handheld, mini and maxi arcade.
>> Online version is totally free!>> The game has 10 levels in which you'll be able to discover your favourite sneakers for a total of 30 pieces and unlock 10 mystery kicks as well.
>> All results will be shareable through social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)
>> Rules and layout are identical to the original Space Invaders videogame. Our version is as simple, captivating and vintage as the old gameplay, but we've added a lil' modern twist to it.
>> The game levels follow the original sneaker release time, so you're going to experience not only the great design of the most iconic kicks translated throughout the 8bit aesthetic, but also their big little timeline that shows how they literally invaded our lives and lifestyle.
>> What about the soundtrack, you may ask? We've got you! We are sure that our selection of Hip Hop covers entirely made in the 8bit style by the guys at 8bit Universe LLC will please your ears and enhance the whole game experience even further.
Our team is working on the console production with experienced producers both in Europe & Asia. We want to deliver not only an entertaining game, but also a piece of actual design that you can carry around or place into your house/shop/bar or wherever you wish!
Our plan is very simple. We have organised two events where you will be able to try out our arcade, test it, meet the team and discover our project in more depth. Starting with the White Street Market in Milan from June 16 till June 18 and as we are already thinking international we want to bring Sneaker Invaders to the hometown of the sneaker subculture: USA. Yes, that's right! We're going to see ya in LA very soon! Meanwhile, we will obviously work hard on the products themselves, delivery planning and other technical stuff that needs to be done on the basis of the campaign success.
Come and say hi if you get a chance to see us at those events!
And here come the rewards! We appreciate any kind of support and we would love to give you back some of our main goodies:
*shipping costs: NOT INCLUDED
Hi, hello again! We are The PPW, a little product & development design studio with big hearts and even bigger ideas. We're specialised in footwear, but as you can see, sometimes we just get off our main route and try to bring crazy projects to the world such as... Sneaker Invaders.
This time we've got backed by a whole team of enthusiastic people that believe in our project:
>> Jacopo Pozzati: co-founder, specialised in marketing and sales. He's also a deep pot of culture knowledge, so... kudos to you, sir!
>> Enrico Usberti: game/web designer. Without him, we wouldn't have any of those awesome pixel sneakers, nor even a functioning website.
>> XPLORED: our wizards aka game/programming team. Thanks to them we could see our idea come to life.
Risks and challenges
This is our first Kickstarter campaign ever. Putting it together wasn't the easiest thing to do, but we are discretely confident about what we are doing and we hope to manage our project/campaign and communicate with our backers in the most clearest and fluid way possible.
The smallest but one of the most important challenge is to hear all the best feedback from you and incorporate it into our project. Feel free to leave comments in the section above, tweet us, contact us on Instagram or just drop an e-mail. We would love to hear from you!
From the practical point of view, our biggest preoccupation is about delivery of the maxi cabinets. Not surprised, huh? We've got this, though! It might be a little bit nerve-wrecking, but we are confident that our production and shipping partners will do a great job and will support us with their over 15 years experience in the field.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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