[Seattle, WA] – Traditionally, platform fighters have lured players in by being known as fun party games with established recognizable characters. Only small subsets of players have taken these games to advanced levels of play. JV5 Games is designing Air Dash Online (ADO) against the grain with an emphasis on competitive play, enhanced movement options and an entirely original cast of characters.
ADO is being designed for and by professional Smash Brothers players. Included in the development team is Robert, Wright (Wobbles) which received 2 nd place at EVO 2013 for Super Smash Brothers Melee, as well as, Jason Zimmer (Mew2King) which is known as a top contender for World Champion of Super Smash Brothers Melee and Super Smash Brothers Brawl.
In addition to elite players, the JV5 Games development team includes industry professionals that have worked on the following titles: Skull Girls, Tony Hawk Series, Medal of Honor, Dance Central 3 and Star Wars: The Old Republic.
With an all-star-cast, including youtube celebrity, Andrew Hales, JV5 Games is looking to raise $350,000 for ADO via Kickstarter.
Mike Lau, Lead Game Designer and founder of JV5 Games admits “not everyone will love the idea of a Smash Brothers game with an emphasis on competitive, tournament level play, and that’s okay, but we will include 2v2 matches and free-for-all matches. We also believe there is a large enough fan base and interest in competitive fighting games to raise the money we need.” Mike adds “Smash Brothers Melee was the 2 nd largest stream at EVO 2013 and the game is almost 12 years old. People tuned in to see it because there aren’t a lot of platform fighters and Smash Brothers Melee is an amazing game that people will continue to play for years to come. We plan to take the concepts that the competitive scene loves about Melee and simply take those ideas to the next logical step with the feedback we receive.”
ADO is expecting competitive Smash Brothers Players to come out in droves to provide support and feedback for a game designed specifically for them. The Kickstarter page is live and available here:
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