***UPDATE*** The game will ship in April no matter what reward tier you buy into. Those dates are for the delivery of the rewards described, not the delivery of the game.
It's here! Jib Life is real and we're ready to open up our early development build to the public!
For those who don't know, Jib Life is a skiing/snowboarding game built around the freestyle, or newschool, aspects of the two sports. We are utilizing the Unity3D engine, which will allow us to publish the game to both PC and Mac, as well as a possible browser integrated version of the game. Whether you're obsessed with getting your tricks clean on an insane urban rail, dialing in your double corks on a massive park jump, or finding that pillow line deep in the back country, this game will have it all.
We need your HELP!
In order to bring Jib Life to the next level we need your love and support!
This Kickstarter campaign offers a unique opportunity for Jib Life to bring our loyal fans and newfound enthusiasts into the inner sanctum of Jib Life’s development, while also being able to push out our first playable map (Camp of Champions Proving Grounds) as well as some incredible in-game rewards that will only be available to purchase during this campaign and will accompany you and your account into the next release of the game.
And the best part about this campaign? (Besides getting access to the first map, and the sweet in-game gear, and the custom art, and your own personal in-game element?) Your pledge and support keeps this game in our control, which allows us to keep it legit. Period.
Check out some of the awesome in-game rewards we have available for our different level of supporters. Details (and purchase) for each can be found to the right in the Pledge section.
About the Project
“What we like about Jib Life it's a bunch of ski / snowboard dirties like us making this rad game that's gonna blow people's minds. It’s going to be really cool for people to ride our park at home in the middle of winter. Forget second life, this is JIB LIFE!” - Ken Achenbach, Founder, Camp of Champions
Jib Life is currently in the very early stages of development. The current focus is on the urban build (i.e. getting rails and other urban features locked up). That is where the funding from this campaign will go. Given the game’s many areas of focus (urban, parks, big mountain), we felt it best to tackle each aspect one at a time.
What about snowboarding? Getting boarding into the game is our #1 priority along with refining the gameplay we currently have. After all, it wouldn’t be much of a winter sports game without snowboarding...
Combining skiing and snowboarding into Jib Life will be a major milestone for both sports and the gaming industry as the first winter-sports game that has an urban environment allowing both skiers and boarders to coexist.
Jib Life isn’t just about what we think the game should be, it's about what you, the riders and players think it should be. We want to hear your feedback as we build each portion; this game is as much yours as it is ours. We all love these sports and we all know that we have been LONG overdue for a proper game!
"If anyone is doubting Ben with regards to this game getting done, it simply cannot be for a lack of effort or drive. [...] The second I sign-in I am bombarded with updates and details regarding the game... I am inundated with questions, comments, and ideas on a daily basis. After two years of experiencing this any doubts I may have had about his efforts and determination no longer exist for me. And anyone who had taken on a project with the scale and scope of this knows that you must have unwavering passion and borderline delusional focus." - Pete Drago - Founder of Jiberish Clothing
What does the future of Jib Life look like? Well, all of us have one vision of the game: to be the best winter sports game ever. Our plan to achieve this is to stay grounded and take things one step at a time.
The immediate plan is to lock in the urban/rails portion of the game for both the skiing and snowboarding sides. If we happen to overshoot our fundraising goal we’ll be looking to work on adding in filming and photography as character choices. Beyond that our goal is to bring jumps into the world, refine them, and apply them to both the urban and park portions of the game. All the while, updating content and bringing new maps online (about one a month).
Further into the future holds the big mountain build, but, as we said above, one step at a time. We can say we’ve got a few surprises up our sleeves we can’t yet discuss...
Everyone here is INCREDIBLY stoked to be a part of Kickstarter and even more excited to finally have a product we can open up to the community through this campaign. With your help we can get a huge boost on our development launch and secure that Jib Life WILL be the best winter sports game to ever hit the market.
Our sincerest thanks to all who cross this page and pledge support by picking some of our incredible rewards!