French developers Midgar Studios have an exciting new multiplatform project up for Kickstarter that's going to make you leap on walls. Introducing Hover: Revolt of Gamers, an exciting new freeroaming skating game.
Although Hover most closely resembles and takes cues from Jet Grind Radio, it also takes inspiration from Mirror’s Edge, as well as story elements from Star Wars and the 5th Element. This is literally a revolt of video gamers after the town mayor bans video games in the city. To dethrone the mayor, you will have to go around freeing citizens, retrieve game consoles from control centers, and give chase to security patrol drones. The game is set to be developed for Windows, Mac, Linux, Xbox One, PS4, and Oculus Rift, with a special stretch goal set for the Wii U?
Why is the Wii U singled out, with the highest stretch goal of $ 100,000? Actually this is for its own good, since Midgar plans to optimize the console, and make full use of the GamePad. This requires making essentially a separate port for that console, and they are actually already working on it. As it is, Hover’s crowdfund has already gone past 1/3 of its base $ 38,000 goal, so getting the Wii U version, and all the stretch goals along with it, doesn’t seem farfetched at all, at least right now.
I think the big attention grab on this one, though, are Midgar’s plans for the Oculus Rift. Midgar believes they have addressed any concerns with motion sickness, via a simplified adaptation. Camera movements will be realistic and smooth, so the overall experience will be pleasant.
You must already be sold. The crowdfund just went up and it's getting a lot of attention. You can fund the project here, and check out the pitch below.