FREMANTLE, WESTERN AUSTRALIA. – MAY 4, 2012
Would you like to learn how to surf without the need to die trying? Now you can.
Bungarra is pleased to announce that THE SURFER® video game has hit the Alpha phase in its development. THE SURFER® is coming to PC and then the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system. The game’s new physics based momentum mechanic presents a new game-play style for surfing games that will invigorate the genre. To deliver the best surfing experience, Bungarra grounded The Surfer® in real surfing physics with a true-to-life feel and sense of control, but have powered it up for arcade fun.
The PUMP control mechanic enables you to physically pump up and down the wave to build up your momentum and then score big, purely, as a result of the speed generated from the wave. The artificial intelligence of The Surfer® brings to life the experience of intense four man heat surfing, in over-the-top locations from all corners of the globe. Choose one of the international surfers, jump in the water and then paddle your way out into the lineup. In this leader-board style of competition, you’ll compete in a variety of waves that genuinely barrel, peak, break left, break right, or just foam crumble. You’ll need to surf each wave on its merit.
The game is developed in 3 separate sections. In the Section 1, you’ll enjoy a solid single player experience and you can get your toes wet by competing on the Qualifying Tour. The Qualifying Tour sees you contesting a hardcore Leader-board styled competition. If you don’t make the Top 5 in this qualifying series, you miss out on the Pro Tour. Don’t worry though, as there are second chances in the Repechage Rounds where you can go huge in the Big Air Comp, or “float” your way to victory in the Floater Challenge. In the game, everything you do works towards getting you a place on the Pro Tour and if you’re good enough, then one day you might even eventually become World Champ. Not interested in competition? Then just cruise to your heart’s content in the Free Surf mode. Want to know the basics? Then run through our comprehensive Tutorial.
In the upcoming Sections 2 & 3, you compete on the Pro Tour you can buy or create your own equipment, upgrade your character stats and play out core multiplayer modes with friends.
Built upon its innovative momentum based physics, THE SURFER® blends an authentic surfing experience with an arcade feel. Bungarra has released some new screens and a short real-time trailer available to view on www.bungarra.com. THE SURFER® is developed by BUNGARRA in Fremantle, Western Australia and is not yet rated.
Bungarra Software Pty Ltd is a provider of sport video games for the mass market. Building on 12 years of operating history, Bungarra is focused on developing and publishing a wide range of sports video games on leading console and portable systems. Bungarra is located in Fremantle, Western Australia