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Play the role of a hitch hiker hitching rides to a final destination. Experience the eerie feeling of taking rides with strangers.
Play the role of a hitch hiker hitching rides to a final destination. Experience the eerie feeling of taking rides with strangers.
Play the role of a hitch hiker hitching rides to a final destination. Experience the eerie feeling of taking rides with strangers.
1,157 backers pledged $32,524 to help bring this project to life.

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Rides With Strangers

$32,524

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  • $32,000 - PS4 & XBOX1 Port! - DONE!
  • $42, 500 - 15 Strangers
  • $52, 500 - Occults Rift Comptable
  • $65, 000 - 20 Strangers

ALL BACKERS GET THE CONCEPT DEMO. THEY ARE NOT SOLD OUT. CONCEPT DEMO LINK IS IN THE UPDATES SECTION

WE HAVE MEET OUR GOAL!!! NOW GOING FOR OUR FIRST STRETCH GOAL OF $32,000 FOR THE PS4/XBOX1 PORT!

If the stretch goal of $32,000 is meet for the PS4/XBOX1 port - all backers can decide which platform they would like, PC, Mac, PS4 or XBOX1. 

(If you're a YouTuber - please scroll to bottom for our contest)

Please watch the above video to see our vision we have for this project!

Rides with Strangers delivers a truly unique video game experience that puts you in a terrifying and desperate position. Relying on the elements of classic horror films and games before it, Rides with Strangers forces you from your comfort zone and into a terrifying atmosphere that exists within the outside world. Just as in real life every car could be your chance to reach your destination, but the horror that exists inside will not come from creatures from another world, or from the imagination. They will come from within the very human people you will encounter.

Every Stranger who will welcome you into their car tonight has been meticulously constructed, from their design to their dialogue, to represent the link that exists outside of polite society. Will you be prepared to face them knowing that these horrors could very well exist within your real waking world? Will you be able to put down this game and return to your regular life, watching strangers pass, knowing this could happen to you? Whoever you end up sharing the ride with, remember to keep a careful, watchful eye. Remember, despite the small talk, that they are not your savior but a wolf in sheep’s skin.

 You studied hard all your life, never missed school, in all the honor programs, 4.0 GPA. First in your family to graduate collage, attend an Ivy League school and on your way to success. Your name is Elora and you have applied to your dream job, the one you have worked so hard for all your life. Now you wait...

Weeks go by and it’s a late Tuesday evening, doubt has overcome you and the night is chilly. You are laying on the couch thinking of other options to pursue and close your eyes. Then you hear it, that sound which makes your stomach drop, the sound of a new e-mail notification. You quickly check your phone and pray it’s the one, the one e-mail you were waiting for all this time. You look...

And your eyes open with excitement, your hands are shaking, it’s the one! The job finally gets back to you and they want you to come in for an interview. You scream loud with excitement, tears of joy start coming down your cheeks but you read more and there is a catch. You must come in tomorrow morning, and it’s on the other side of the state.

You quickly shower, put on your makeup and head to your car and start driving. Hours go by which seem like a life time, you are in the middle of nowhere, the night is dark, the air is thick and you have butterflies in your stomach. Then you hear it, the sound in which makes you fall into a state of panic, your 23 year old car finally decides to break down on the one night you need it the most. You pull over and call the towing company. They tell you that they won’t be able to get the car until the morning and no cabs are around to pick you up.

You say to yourself, this is not gonna hold me up, I didn’t dedicate my whole life for this to happen. You start walking towards your destination in the dark chilly night with the bugs chirping in the distance, the wind blowing against your face, but yet you are determined. You can do this, everything will be okay. You see a car coming from a distance, you take a risk and stick your thumb out to hitch a ride. You close your eyes and take a deep breath... Everything is going to be okay..

Rides with Strangers began its ride of development with the mindset of bringing a truly original and uniquely terrifying experience. Testing the boundaries of what’s acceptable in polite society, Rides with Strangers pushes the envelope of its content and atmospheric environment. With this direction, the creation of each stranger, dialog and asset was carefully thought out and placed accordingly to amplify the eerie and creepy feeling of this game.

Playing the role of a hitch hiker brings the element of realism into the experience. Knowing that this can happen in real life, we focused our character development to represent strangers you could actually meet. We didn’t want our scares to come from monsters or paranormal entities, but from the sick and twisted individuals roaming the world today.

Rides With strangers is currently being development using the Unity engine. It will be available on both Windows and Mac OS, with a stretch goal of an Oculus Rift port to truly amplify the experience.

 Rides With Strangers will have 10 completely unique strangers to hitch rides with. Here are just a few:

 We also have stretch goals for up to 20 strangers total!

Placed in a rural American highway, Rides with Strangers truly represents the eerie atmosphere of being a Hitch Hiker. Our goal was to design each scene and asset to represent a creepy and uncomfortable mindset. We want the player to really feel as if they them self where the hitch hiker on a dark creepy road, or inside some complete strangers car.

Trough out the game, there will be several stops, pit stops, motels and gas stations. Rides with Strangers goal is really implement the experience of what you might actually come across on a hitch hiker’s journey across state. One of our rewards is for you to be implement in this environment, in the game there will be several wanted / missing signs which we will put your picture and name on. Imagine that your face plastered across the game as a wanted or missing person.

Rides with Strangers is a whole new approach to a horror game that brings the atmosphere to life. Developing this game and dream of mine is a very expensive process, each stranger needs a concept artist, 3D modeler, 3D animator, 3D model of their vehicle, a script written and voice actor. Each of these items require me to hire a specialist, and they must be paid well for the top quality I am implementing into this game.

I have personally have already invested over $8,000 of personal funds into this project and countless hours to bring to you my vision in the concept demo. My dream is to finish this game, and deliver you a truly terrifying gaming experience.

So where is the money going?

  • Most of the money will be used to pay my team for their services.
  • Portion of the money will go into software licenses, assets and production costs.
  • Portion of the money will go towards processing fees and taxes.
  • Portion of the money will go towards living expensive so I can spend full time developing this game.

ALL REWARDS $100 AND UP GET THE VIP PASS!

$10 Reward: The Pedestrian

The full retail DRM-free digital copy of the game for PC, Mac, PS4* or XBOX1* 

$15 Reward: The Follower

  • Full retail DRM-free digital copy of the game for PC, Mac, PS4* or XBOX1*
  • Exclusive hi-res digital wall papers for both your computer and mobile devices.

$25 Reward: The Stranger

  • Full retail DRM-free digital copy of the game for PC, Mac, PS4* or XBOX1*.
  • Full digital copy of the Rides With Strangers sound track.
  • Exclusive hi-res digital wall papers for both your computer and mobile devices.
  • Your name in the credits as a supporter.

$50 Reward: The Suspect

  • Full retail DRM-free digital copy of the game for PC, Mac, PS4* or XBOX1*.
  • Collectible Rides With Strangers stickers.
  • Full digital copy of the Rides With Strangers sound track.
  • Exclusive hi-res digital wall papers for both your computer and mobile devices.
  • Your name in the credits as a supporter.

$75 Reward: The Perp

  • Hard copy of the full retail game wrapped in proper packaging including the PS4 or XBOX1*.
  • Full retail DRM-free digital copy of the game for PC, Mac, PS4* or XBOX1*.
  • Collectible Rides With Strangers stickers.
  • Full digital copy of the Rides With Strangers sound track.
  • Exclusive hi-res digital wall papers for both your computer and mobile devices.
  • Your name in the credits as a supporter.

$100 Reward: The Groupie

You get everything from The Perp rewards tier. Plus an all exclusive back stage pass to the Rides With Strangers Dev Stream.

Stay in the loop with the Rides With Strangers progress, as we will stream each week on current progress of the game, and take your questions!

$125 Reward: The Stalker

You get everything from The Groupie rewards tier, and an exclusive limited edition Rides With Strangers T-Shirt.

$125 Reward: The Idol

You get everything from The Groupie rewards tier, and an exclusive limited edition Rides With Strangers poster signed by the team! Own a part of Rides With Strangers history!

$150 Reward: The Creeper

You get everything from The Groupie rewards tier, and an exclusive limited edition Rides With Strangers Hoodie.

$175 Reward: The Seeker

You get everything from The Groupie rewards tier, and an exclusive limited edition Rides With Strangers Flash Light.

$250 Reward: The Fugitive

You get everything from The Perp rewards tier, but this limited exclusive tier comes with a limited hard copy signed by the team. On top of this you will also get an exclusive mini booklet(inside the hard copy) of all the strangers and a mini bio about them! Oh Yeah.. You also get a signed poster by the team!

$275 Reward: The Day Hitch Hiker

You get everything from The Groupie rewards tier. 

  • Exclusive Rides With Strangers Singed  Poster
  • Exclusive Rides With Stranger Flash Light
  • Exclusive Rides With Strangers T-Shirt

$300 Reward: The Night Hitch Hiker

 You get everything from The Groupie rewards tier.

  • Exclusive Rides With Strangers Signed Poster
  • Exclusive Rides With Stranger Flash Light
  • Exclusive Rides With Strangers Hoodie

$750 Reward: Infamous

Now you are stepping the game up. With this complete unique reward you will be featured in Rides With Stranger!

We will take your picture and name, and integrated it into a missing billboard or wanted poster. Your choice!

You will also get everything from The Night or Day Hitch Hiker reward.

$3,250 Reward: The Boss

 

With our 2nd highest award tier, you will get a copy of the game both digital and physical, VIP Pass, and you will be a complete custom Stranger inside Rides With Strangers.

We can design the character after your physical self, or your imagination. Your in charge of everything for your character from the script, look / design, ride, voice, dialog.

You will also be listed in the credits as an executive producer!

With this package though you will NOT get any of the previous award tiers such as the t-shirt, sweater, flash light or the Infamous.

$4,000 Reward: The King Pin 

You are a King Pin, boss of all bosses. With this unique package you will be a complete custom Stranger inside Rides With Strangers.

We can design the character after your physical self, or your imagination. Your in charge of everything for your character from the script, look / design, ride, voice, dialog.

On top of this you will receive everything from the previous reward tiers and listed in the credits as an executive producer!

*PLEASE NOTE - THAT WE MUST REACH OUR STRECH GOAL OF $32,000 IN ORDER TO HAVE THE PS4, XBOX PORT

We now have reward add on’s! For example: If you pledged with The Pedestrian reward tier and would like the V.I.P Pass you would make it a total of $35($10 + $25).

$25 Add On: V.I.P Pass

An all exclusive back stage pass to the Rides With Strangers Dev Stream. Stay in the loop with the Rides With Strangers progress, as we will stream each week on current progress of the game, and take your questions!

Also with the VIP pass you will have access to early builds to be our beta testers! Have the chance to play the game before any one else does! 

$30 Add On: Chill Pill Pack

This is an exclusive in-game item, With the “Chill Pill Pack” you will get 5 “Chill Pills”. Take one of these pills to instantly reduce your sketch meter back to zero!  

YouTuber Backer Contest

We are excited to announce a new contest for all the YouTubers out there, big or small any can enter. If you are a YouTuber and enjoy sharing your gaming experiencing with your fan base, then we invite you to partake in the Rides With Strangers YouTuber Backer Contest.

So what is the contest?

Which ever YouTuber big or small brings the most backers to this project, will win the ability to design their own stranger. That’s right - you will get to design your own stranger in the game. It can be after yourself or whatever you desire!

How do you enter?

Pretty simple, just simply do a video of which many of you already have with Rides With Strangers game play and share the Kickstarter link. You can simply just share the link in the desc, or talk about it in the video its self, your choice! Now here are some of the rules:

  • Each backer must pledge at least $10
  • You must actually like the game, and enjoy playing it. If you didn’t then please simply ignore the contest. We would really only like people to enter who truly enjoyed the game.
  • The Kickstarter must meet its goal of at least $25k for this to happen.
  • You must be at least the age of 18

At the end of this Kickstarter, if successful we will reach out to each backer to find out which YouTuber sent them and tally them up. Which ever YouTuber gets the most backers win!

 With a lot more right on YouTube, just search "Rides With Strangers"

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge this project faces is keeping everything under budget. With the scope and ideas this projects have we have to carefully budget everything according to be sure the game gets finished. Since the launch of the concept demo a lot of the challenges I was previously facing where solved. With all the testers and feedback we have received we found the right formula to provide a truly terrifying experience.

The biggest risk for this project is not meeting the deadline, but be for sure if this project gets funded it will be completed.

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    The Follower

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    The Stranger

    - Full retail DRM-free digital copy of the game for PC and Mac.
    - Full digital copy of the Rides With Strangers sound track.
    - Exclusive hi-res digital wall papers for both your computer and mobile devices.
    - Your name in the credits as a supporter.

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    The Suspect

    - Full retail DRM-free digital copy of the game for PC and Mac.
    - Collectible Rides With Strangers stickers.
    - Full digital copy of the Rides With Strangers sound track.
    - Exclusive hi-res digital wall papers for both your computer and mobile devices.
    - Your name in the credits as a supporter.

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    The Perp

    - Hard copy of the full retail game wrapped in proper packaging.
    - Full retail DRM-free digital copy of the game for PC and Mac.
    - Collectible Rides With Strangers stickers.
    - Full digital copy of the Rides With Strangers sound track.
    - Exclusive hi-res digital wall papers for both your computer and mobile devices.
    - Your name in the credits as a supporter.

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    The Groupie

    You get everything from The Perp rewards tier. Plus an all exclusive back stage pass to the Rides With Strangers Dev Stream.

    Stay in the loop with the Rides With Strangers progress, as we will stream each week on current progress of the game, and take your questions!

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    The Stalker

    You get everything from The Perp rewards tier, and an exclusive limited edition Rides With Strangers T-Shirt.

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    The Idol

    You get everything from The Groupie rewards tier, and an exclusive limited edition Rides With Strangers poster signed by the team! Own a part of Rides With Strangers history!

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    The Creeper

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    The Seeker

    You get everything from The Perp rewards tier, and an exclusive limited edition Rides With Strangers Flash Light.

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    The Fugitive

    You get everything from The Perp rewards tier, but this limited exclusive tier comes with a limited hard copy signed by the team. On top of this you will also get an exclusive mini booklet(inside the hard copy) of all the strangers and a mini bio about them! Oh Yeah.. You also get a signed poster by the team!

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    The Day Hitch Hiker

    You get everything from The Perp rewards tier.
    - Exclusive Rides With Strangers Danger Whistle
    - Exclusive Rides With Stranger Flash Light
    - Exclusive Rides With Strangers Signed Poster

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    The Night Hitch Hiker

    You get everything from The Perp rewards tier.
    - Exclusive Rides With Strangers Signed Poster
    - Exclusive Rides With Stranger Flash Light
    - Exclusive Rides With Strangers Hoodie

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    Infamous

    Now you are stepping the game up. With this complete unique reward you will be featured in Rides With Stranger!

    We will take your picture and name, and integrated it into a missing billboard or wanted poster. Your choice!

    You will also get everything from The Night or Day Hitch Hiker reward.

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    The Boss

    With our 2nd highest award tier, you will get a copy of the game both digital and physical, VIP Pass, and you will be a complete custom Stranger inside Rides With Strangers.

    We can design the character after your physical self, or your imagination. Your in charge of everything for your character from the script, look / design, ride, voice, dialog.

    You will also be listed in the credits as an executive producer!

    With this package though you will NOT get any of the previous award tiers such as the t-shirt, sweater, flash light or the Infamous.

    Includes shipping!

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    The King Pin

    You are a King Pin, boss of all bosses. With this unique package you will be a complete custom Stranger inside Rides With Strangers.

    We can design the character after your physical self, or your imagination. Your in charge of everything for your character from the script, look / design, ride, voice, dialog.

    On top of this you will receive everything from the previous reward tiers and listed in the credits as an executive producer!

    Includes shipping!

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Funding period

- (30 days)