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$161
pledged of $25,000pledged of $25,000 goal
7
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Oct 4 2012

About

QUICK NOTE: As the page states below, the Gridiron GamePak is a software development set that allows you to create your own football game for PC. This is not a game. I repeat; THIS IS NOT A GAME :-) , this is a football game creation system. This is also not just an editor where you just edit things. The Gridiron GamePak is much better than that. With the Gridiron GamePak you can make a football game completely from scratch or by building off of the included examples in the Pak. 
 
All graphics you see on this page are just placeholders within the Pak used for demonstration purposes; you can take them out and add your own graphics. You can add your own 2D or 3D models to the game, create your own A.I., animations, sounds and more, with no programming knowledge required. If you can drap & drop, point & click and can follow simple instructional guides, you will love the Gridiron GamePak.
 
Please read all information on this page carefully, and if you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me, as I would be more than happy to answer them.
 
Thank you for stopping by, and be sure to pledge. The initial Gridiron GamePak will only be released if we reach the pledge goal!
 
 
Best regards,
D.M. Noyé
Creator
The Gridiron GamePak
 

When you pledge, you immediately become a true active part of the Gridiron GamePak's development from suggestions, to testing, to finalization. Check out your hot rewards:       

3D Engine Alpha - Inside The Helmet Version
3D Engine Alpha - Inside The Helmet Version
3D Engine Lighting Alpha
3D Engine Lighting Alpha
Photorealistic Light & Fog Beta
Photorealistic Light & Fog Beta
"Maximum Speed Control Running" Beta
"Maximum Speed Control Running" Beta
Real-Time Physics Engine Alpha
Real-Time Physics Engine Alpha
Team Selection Program Beta
Team Selection Program Beta
Limited Edition "Pak Monster" Desktop Toy
Limited Edition "Pak Monster" Desktop Toy
Gridiron GamePak Developer's Edition + 2 Data Backup Discs
Gridiron GamePak Developer's Edition + 2 Data Backup Discs

  (^Artist Render. Final art is subject to change)

Custom Gridiron GamePak Jersey
Custom Gridiron GamePak Jersey

(^Size, color, and design are subject to availability)

Please see the full Pledge-Rewards information at the right of the screen.

The Gridiron GamePak is a collection of EASY-TO-USE, drag-and-drop, point-and-click software starter sets for PC that allow you to create (not just edit) your own American (or Canadian) Football game; fully CUSTOMIZABLE, fully OPEN SOURCE,  and with absolutely NO difficult language programming required! Every play, whistle-to-whistle will be your own creation made the way YOU want it to be, the way you've always dreamed. You can create any league you want, with any number of teams you want, with no restrictions. You will be creating YOUR game. This is YOUR moment.

Point & Click, Drag & Drop. Open Source. Easy To Use!
Point & Click, Drag & Drop. Open Source. Easy To Use!

   >>> Click Here For a Quick A.I. Creation Example <<<

There was a time not long ago, that the Football video gaming genre was exciting. Each year, we would wait with baited breath to hear the details about the next big football game. Competition was fierce, and the hours of fun were incredible. It seemed like the dream would never end. But then it did.

In 2004—the greatest season that video game football has ever seen—it all came crashing down. Exclusive licensing and the resulting efforts killed the competitive balance, halted innovation, sent many of our favorite football franchises into early retirement, and turned our once seemingly indestructible dream into a nightmare. 8 years later, the nightmare hasn't stopped, and it keeps getting worse.

It's time for a change.

What if I told you that right now you have the power to change the course of football video gaming history? What if I told you that you can make your own football game and you didn't have to be a programmer, spend a fortune in resources, or have any special equipment? And what if I told you that all you have to do to see this change happen is pledge a few dollars? What would you do?

Hi, my name is D.M. Noyé; I'm an avid football gamer, and a well accomplished and experienced professional of various endeavors (see bio). Like you, I understand that football gaming is just not what it used to be. It used to be great.

To return to greatness, we need a change; but in order to see change occur WE must be that change... and we WILL be.

Instead of complaining year after year for one company to finally get it right only for us to be let down each time, or hoping for past legendary companies to return and save the day; the reality is that the only way for us to gain our pride back as football gamers is to stop fighting each other, start supporting each other, roll up our sleeves, and produce our own football games ourselves.

But How?

While succesfully making it through several stages of development for an indie football video game for XBOX 360/PC...

Early 2010 Prototype (Non-Playable)
Early 2010 Prototype (Non-Playable)
Later 2010 Prototype (Playable) - CLICK HERE FOR GAMEPLAY FOOTAGE
Later 2010 Prototype (Playable) - CLICK HERE FOR GAMEPLAY FOOTAGE
 
2011 Prototype, Pre-Alpha
2011 Prototype, Pre-Alpha

... I made future plans to give football gamers a way to develop their own football games. The goal was to create something that everyone could get involved in. Something everyone could afford. Something versatile. Something that everyone would find EASY TO LEARN. Something OPEN SOURCE. But more directly; something that would allow us to make our own football games so that we wouldn't have to continue to rely on the big companies to do what we want. Enter the Gridiron GamePak.

Allow me to ask you the following questions:

Do you want a customizable Real-Time Physics Engine?

Do you want progressive lighting?

Do you want progressive and variable weather?

Do you want the option to create in 2D or 3D?

Do you want interactive sidelines?

Do you want customizable AI?

Do you want to be able to create your own plays and playbooks?

Do you want in-game saves?

Do you want custom button-mapping?

Do you want tiered playcalling?

Do you want a fully-editable franchise mode?

Do you want custom stadium sounds?

Do you want 24 hour, 7 day a week development support?

Do you want to be able to sell your game ROYALTY-FREE?

If the answer to any of those questions is 'yes', then the Gridiron GamePak is what you've been waiting for! The Gridiron GamePak makes all of these features—and more—possible. And best of all, it's totally expandable allowing you to easily create your own features and add your own unique personality and style to your game.

Please look to the right column of this page. Notice that the pledge goal is only $25,000. It is a small amount, but it will ensure that the first version of the Gridiron GamePak is released to the public. That said, we need to deliver a crushing, finishing hit to our football gaming issue once and for all, and to do that it's going to require more resources.

I can do quite a bit on my own, but no man is an island. I have strong working relationships with some of the most talented indie developers around, but they won't walk away from their own projects and work with us for free. Because of time and valuable human capital, product development is not a cheap proposition especially when you want to produce the highest-quality product with all the bells and whistles we crave. 

The following information explains what reaching each goal level will allow us to implement into the Gridiron GamePak:

$25,000 Level (LOCKED) = Release of the initial Gridiron GamePak and all of its tutorial guides.

$50,000 Level (LOCKED) = All of the above, and the finalization development and release of the finished 2D Real-Time Physics Engine Set, plus a pack-in animation set that the whole community can use, and a Play-By-Play Commentary set.

$100,000 Level (LOCKED) = All of the above, and the finalization development and release of the finished 3D Engine Set, and the development and release of the finished Franchise Mode Set, and the development and release of the finished 3D Real-Time Physics Engine Set

$250,000 Level and beyond (LOCKED) = All of the above, and the development and release of various stadiums/fields, development and release of 3D player models, development and release of an Online Play Set, integration with mobile devices, integration with consoles (present and upcoming), and Pak's spanning multiple development platforms so that our base of indie football video game developers grows larger and larger, stronger and stronger, and more diversified:

Remember: The more you pledge beyond the goal, the stronger this gets. The ball is truly in your territory.

Because the games we'll all be creating can be developed as shared projects amongst the communities, what better way to advance the project and promote the spirit of community cooperation than to have a support base that is 100% by the gamers for the gamers? Kickstarter is the place to be.    

Simply put:

“There is no force so powerful as an idea whose time has come.”

- Everett Dirksen     

                  ... The time is now. Buckle your chinstrap.

Special Thanks to my Development Partners, Consultants & Associates:

                                        Daven Bigelow 

                                        Ashley Gullen

                                        Living It Up Studios

                                        VidFX Media

                                        Fina Designs

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    You'll get the full Gridiron GamePak (DRM Free) for this special backers-only low price in December! ALSO, you'll gain instant access to the comments board, as well as access to all development updates!

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    You'll get everything in the previous reward, AND all of the Gridiron GamePak tutorial guides for this special backers-only low price in December! ALSO, you'll get a Limited Edition Gridiron GamePak Backers Image in October!

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    You'll get all previous rewards, AND the playable Team Selection Beta in October! (Keyboard and XBOX 360 controller enabled).

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    You'll get all previous rewards, PLUS a Limited Edition Gridiron GamePak Desktop Toy in October!

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    You'll get all previous rewards, PLUS the playable "Maximum Speed Control Running" Beta in October!

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    You'll get all previous rewards, PLUS the playable Real-Time Physics Engine Alpha in October (Keyboard and XBOX 360 Controller enabled), AND the playable 3D Engine Alpha in October! (Keyboard enabled).

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    Pledge $499 or more About $499

    You'll get all previous rewards, AND the playable 3D Engine Lighting Alpha, AND the playable Photorealistic Light & Fog Beta (both Keyboard enabled)... PLUS a custom made Gridiron GamePak Football Jersey in December!

    (Colors and sizes are subject to availability). (U.S. backers, please add an additional $15 for shipping and handling costs)... (Backers outside the U.S. please add an additional $25 for shipping and handling costs).

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    You'll get all previous rewards, PLUS priority software updates, PLUS a guaranteed roster spot (with name, face, and stats) on any of the teams in the Pak, PLUS a spot as an Official Gridiron GamePak Team Beta Tester...

    PLUUUUUUS a Special Commemorative Boxed Developers Edition Set of the Gridiron GamePak which includes the OPEN 3D Engine and Real-Time Physics Engine Alpha's which you'll get before the general public gets them, PLUS two data backup discs in December!

    (U.S. backers, please add an additional $15 for shipping and handling costs)... (Backers outside the U.S. please add an additional $25 for shipping and handling costs).

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