We’re not sure what we’d do if the government decided to take away our PlayStation games. Not only would we need to spend our leisure time outdoors, but we’d also be out of a job, and forced to succumb to that dreaded nine-to-five life. Alternatively, we could fight back – which is exactly what the colourful cast of Hover: Revolt of Gamers intend to do.
Currently undergoing a round of crowdfunding on Kickstarter, the Fusty Game developed parkour-‘em-up promises to fuse the free-running fun of Mirror’s Edge and vibrant art style of Jet Set Radio Future in one rebellious release. The title sees a menacing mayor lock away all video game consoles, and it’s down to you and your likeminded associates to get them back.
The studio’s looking to raise $38,000 in order to fund the PlayStation 4 escapade, which it’s already well on the way to achieving. A lowly $10 pledge will score you a copy of the game, with stretch goals including the involvement of legendary SEGA composer Hideki Naganuma. You may want to up your cash injection a little bit, then.
The pitch itself sounds ambitious. In addition to acrobatic, trick-based gameplay, the developer’s also promising character skill trees and a Need for Speed: Rivals-esque online component that will see you dynamically matched against other players as you independently explore the world. You’ll be able to choose whether to take these people down, or team up with them.
Even more interestingly, the studio mentions that the title’s being built with Oculus Rift in mind, which lends us to believe that Project Morpheus compatibility is a possibility. You can check out the release’s complete Kickstarter video in the space below. Has this title got you dreaming of the old Dreamcast days? Hum the bassline in the comments section.