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TRUE SKATE BIG SCREEN
TRUE SKATE BIG SCREEN
TRUE SKATE, the world's most popular mobile skateboarding game, presents its long-awaited evolution to the BIG SCREEN.
TRUE SKATE, the world's most popular mobile skateboarding game, presents its long-awaited evolution to the BIG SCREEN. Read more
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by .
About this project
With your help, we aim to produce the best high-end skateboard gaming experience available.
The unique custom built physics engine behind the success of TRUE SKATE mobile is being amplified to 4K quality to be played on PC and Console.
To demonstrate just how good a 4K skateboarding game can look we have created a proof of concept demo on PC that allows players to control their ride, at the famous skate spot MACBA, via a mobile device or gamepad. The demo also proves that TRUE SKATE will still work after adding an animated character to ride the skateboard.
Yes you read it right, TRUE SKATE now has a character! The demo includes a generic TRUE SKATE character but we aspire to add Pro Skateboarders and other customizable character features to enhance the experience from TRUE SKATE mobile. All goals to deliver a more bespoke game experience.
Like with TRUE SKATE mobile, the lifelike touch based physics enables players to control the skateboard and make it react exactly how you expect to perform tricks that mimic real life skateboarding. We have also figured out ways to translate our intuitive flick controls to the analog sticks on a gamepad and are currently having great fun playing the demo with an Xbox controller.
Across our support loops and on social media there has been intense feedback around the desire for the next quality high-end skateboarding game to arrive and this hasn’t gone unnoticed. We have also been waiting to see what comes next, but after such a long delay, it appears that the big publishers don't believe in the market for Skateboarding games. We want to give you the chance to prove them wrong.
TRUE SKATE BIG SCREEN has also been a dream of ours for a while and we have invested a considerable amount of money, time and resources into creating a successful demo to give a taste of what could be possible. The mobile touch controls feel natural when playing on a BIG SCREEN, as do the traditional gamepad controls that replicate how you flick the board on mobile, we are excited to offer a range of different options to suit player preferences. Even in its current early state, TRUE SKATE BIG SCREEN is already a lot of fun to play and looks beautiful. We wish everybody could be playing the game right now, but releasing a commercial product is still going to take a lot more effort and investment.
So what’s next? This project is our most ambitious to date and we want TRUE SKATE players to help us define what we are creating. We have set our target amount at A$650,000 which is the minimum amount we need to produce a small core product to a very high-quality, which we can then release in the shortest possible time frame. Either the success of this release, or additional funding will allow us to add more content.
The funds will be used to release the game on PC and Mac via Steam. Which on launch will include but not be limited to:
TRUE SKATE BIG SCREEN will launch with the skate spot surrounding the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona, commonly known as MACBA.
Experience real world MACBA videos from our friends at MACBA Life.
TRUE SKATE BIG SCREEN will launch with a second skatepark of your choosing. All backers will be able to have their say on which course makes it to the launch of TRUE SKATE BIG SCREEN. It could be one of the many existing skateparks in TRUE SKATE mobile or a completely new park, it's up to you.
CHARACTER / ANIMATIONS
TRUE SKATE BIG SCREEN will launch with the TRUE SKATE character, however our first priority should we meet our goal, is to get the character animation system looking as realistic as possible. Although we already have a working animation system, skateboarding is highly technical, and a keen eye will be quick to notice that it is still a work in progress. We've learned a lot from what we have done so far and are excited about putting in the work to produce a natural looking animation system to line up with our intuitive TRUE SKATE flick controls.
TRUE SKATE BIG SCREEN will launch with the TRUE SKATE skateboard.
TRUE SKATE BIG SCREEN will also launch with the limited edition skateboards exclusive to select Kickstarter backers.
TRUE SKATE BIG SCREEN will be single player at launch, so start honing your skills in the streets of MACBA and the second to be announced skate spot. For launch you will be able to choose from 10 different camera modes, including a spectator mode.
TRUE SKATE BIG SCREEN will launch with a mobile touch based control system available at the App Store for iOS users and Android users via Google Play and Amazon App Store for Android. We will also launch with an intuitive control system for play on gamepads. We will offer a range of different gamepad control options to suit player preferences.
Our objective is to make the world's most realistic skateboarding game available on all gaming platforms so we do have stretch goals. We have a huge roadmap of ideas and we are sure you do too. With the help of your Kickstarter pledges and existing players, TRUE SKATE BIG SCREEN will include content and capabilities including progression through an arcade mode just like real life skateboarding and the ability to play and compete in multiplayer mode that will rival any other AAA game on the market.
TRUE SKATE mobile has integrated some of the world's biggest skateboard and griptape brands and we will be inviting these brands and more to TRUE SKATE BIG SCREEN.
TRUE SKATE BIG SCREEN IS HERE, BECOME PART OF THE MOST REALISTIC SKATEBOARDING GAME EVER BUILT.
ALL Backer Rewards are EXCLUSIVE to this Kickstarter. We appreciate your early support and confidence in our vision.
Note: Street League Skateboarding (SLS) rewards will be available at the announcement of the 2017 SLS World Tour Schedule which is happening in Los Angeles this Tuesday 21st March.
True Axis, is a multi-award winning, indie mobile game development company headquartered in Australia. We use our own real world physics simulation system to enable accurate touch based controls on mobile phones. We have two leading mobile titles TRUE SKATE and Jet Car Stunts 2. TRUE SKATE is the world’s #1 mobile skateboarding game. TRUE SKATE reached the #1 iPhone App in 40 countries and the #1 iPad App in 67. Hundreds of thousands of people play each day. Millions each month.
The core team has experience working on some of the world’s best video games including Madden, Need for Speed, Real Racing and The Sims. Our team’s experience extends beyond games working with evolving media platforms and brands including NFL, Hawk-Eye, Fox Sports and DC. We have a unique blend of experience accumulated from years of executing some of the world’s leading games and digital products that places us well in a converging digital world.
Luke Ryan is the Founder and Managing Director at True Axis. Luke has been responsible for the control systems for some of the world’s leading sports mobile games. Luke’s goal is to make games people care about. Luke’s specialty is game development involving physics or ‘hard maths’. Luke wrote the physics simulation engine that powers TRUE SKATE. View Luke's profile on LinkedIn.
Andy Coates is a senior programmer at True Axis and has been involved with all True Axis games. Andy has been making games since the mid-80s accumulating a vast knowledge of 2D/3D graphics programming through many years of experience. Andy’s focus for BIG SCREEN is on real time database interactions. View Andy's profile on LinkedIn.
James Gale is a senior programmer at True Axis and has been working on TRUE SKATE for over 4 years, starting before it was initially released. James' career has been mostly in game development, predominantly coding sports and racing games, but has also spent time working on business tools and teaching game development. Aside from games, James is a skateboarder and enjoys making his own ramps. View James' profile on LinkedIn.
Kwan Hui is a senior programmer at True Axis. Kwan has a lifetime of experience in game development having started making games as a teenager. Kwan now almost has his own teenagers. Kwan was an early supporter of mobile game development and was a founding member of several successful studios. View Kwan's profile on LinkedIn.
Shane Warild is the Art Director at True Axis. Shane has been making digital art content for big name companies in games, post production and stage events. Shane’s role on BIG SCREEN will be to ensure that you experience the most immersive visuals possible. Shane loves skateboarding around the block with his kids. View Shane's profile on LinkedIn.
Nick Barry is the Chief Operating Officer at True Axis. Nick’s background is in creating world first digital sports products and delivering them to their fans. Nick has worked with leading sporting federations, telco and sports media companies. Nick’s focus on BIG SCREEN is with our technology and content partners. View Nick's profile on LinkedIn.
Ruben Garcia is VP of Marketing at True Axis, based in California. Ruben is a former professional skateboarder. Ruben’s expertise is global marketing, previously Ruben was Skate Marketing Director for DC Shoes EMEA where he introduced the skate world to the DC Embassy in Barcelona. Ruben’s goal is to make the most realistic and authentic skate game the world has ever seen. Ruben’s BIG SCREEN focus is to ensure game credibility and aesthetic but more importantly, Ruben has a special interest in using the game as a platform to give back to the global skate community. View Ruben's profile on LinkedIn.
Risks and challenges
As highlighted by other Kickstarter projects, video games are complex projects and our vision is BIG however our team has extensive experience in launching and operating large concurrent audience games.
There is always the real possibility that we may have to launch later than we’d like, which might be the largest risk of all. We promise to keep in touch regarding changes to schedule, gameplay or events that may impact you.
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