Session, a game that very much draws inspiration from EA’s much-loved Skate series, has smashed its Kickstarter target in just four days.
Skate 3 was famously republished and pushed back out to retail four years after its initial release after a starring role in a number of PewDiePie videos. Now Canadian studio Crea-ture is tapping into that same twin-stick control authenticity with a new title due out on Xbox One and PC in 2018.
Session has already raised £62k, which is well beyond its £46k funding target. Backers are being invited to vote on possible stretch goals – and with funding open until December 21st, there’s every reason to think they’ll hit a few of them.
“Inspired by the golden era of skateboarding, the early ‘90s and early 2000, Session's primary goal is to make you experience what skateboarding really is; an incredible sport where there are no other goals other than expressing your creativity and achieving success through hard work, perseverance and bits of madness for no one else other than yourself,” the pitch says.
“The main purpose of the game is to live the sport in its entirety. Feel what it is to be a talented street skater. Explore and tame the concrete, film yourself, your friends and share your footage on the internet with the worldwide skateboarding community.
“Session focuses on the authenticity of skating, both in the way the game feels and is presented to the player. Based on this philosophy, each feature makes the game even more innovative, fun and respectful to the skateboarding culture.”
Session won’t feature a scoring system as the developers don’t wish to “dictate which tricks are worth more”. Instead, players are encouraged to share footage of their skills online via the included video editor.
“Although we have already managed to secure some funds to bring Session to Steam Early Access and Xbox Game Preview, we felt that given a little more resources we could give Session that extra edge before putting it into your hands,”Crea-ture added.
“We know we still have a lot of work ahead of us and we need your support to bring this game to the next level. With your help and feedback, Session will become much more than just a skateboard game...”