Futuristic Parkour Game Hover: Revolt of Gamers Is Already Fully Funded

By Eugene . April 26, 2014 . 12:30pm

We blinked, and free-running Kickstarter parkour game Hover: Revolt of Gamers is funded already. In a quick update, the team outlined plans for adding a mission editor and the possibility of local multiplayer as well.


While a mission editor is “being developed”, the team acknowledged that it might be “technically challenging” to add local multiplayer. Midgar Studios gave the example of two-player splitscreen, noting that “everything must be calculated twice”. Specific optimization technology has to be planned for to even handle this. Of course, the game will have online multiplayer.


The team is also toying with the idea of additional customization perks such as character editors or opening Hover up for modders.


Finally, they also noted concerns from backers of the two exclusively Kickstarter-available characters in the Mayor and Grind-E. Hover will only let backers of those tiers gain access to them, but “similarly designed characters with the same stats will be present in the game”.


Hover: Revolt of Gamers will be out on PC, Mac, Linux, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Stretch goals will allow it to hit the Wii U with a modified version specifically developed to utilize its GamePad controller. You can back it on Kickstarter here.

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  • Raymond


    There was a online game called Freejack online that was parkour racing game but the game died after a few months. When i get a wii u, i will be picking up this game.

    • FitzpatrickPhillips

      Freejack died? Aww, CB was a blast but i stopped after that.

  • Nightstar1994

    *looks at the thumbnail*

    Bills, is that you?

    • Bills enjoys sports too, you know.

  • Niceneasy92

    Well, I bet Woolie is pumped.

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      and Mat

  • CozyAndWarm

    Still waiting for the Wii U version to get funded

    • Gon Janken

      I know there are a lot of people waiting for the Wii U version but it seems like it’ll make that goal soon. Wouldn’t it be better to help fund it now to make it hit it that goal faster?

      • CozyAndWarm

        I’m reluctant to fund it as long as the Wii U version isn’t certain. It’d be quite a slap in the face if I pre-funded a game I can’t even play on my system of choice.

  • subsamuel01

    Curious why they decided to go with the Wii U rather than the PS4 as a stretch goal. I know their both Indie friendly, but seems like PS4 would be the better choice business wise especially with its sales momentum.

    • Kaetsu

      They’re adding additional features and some gamepad gimmicks for the Wii U which brings up the cost. They also said since the Wii U isn’t on par with PC/PS4/XBone they have to do some modifying for the Wii U version of the game.

    • mikebrand83

      From the project page: “The base goal completed, the game is planned for PC/Mac/Linux, XboxOne/PS4.”

      The Wii U stretch goal is for an exclusive version specifically optimised for Wii U hardware, the devs acknowledging it as far less powerful than XboxOne/PS4, but also to: “develop the local multiplayer concepts and the asymmetric gameplay it deserves.”

      • subsamuel01

        Didn’t see that, thanks.

  • Robert Kupper

    I wish it wasn’t ‘gamer’ themed, even if its tongue and cheek. Still, it looks good.

  • MrRobbyM

    Sega should take a hint and make a new JSR game. JSRF is still one of my favorite games ever.

    • John Diamond

      I’m dissapointed in Sega, and so many of these companies. What will it take for them to simply bring an old franchise back to life?
      will they have to wait for someone to make a fan game before they take action?
      look at mighty number 9 for instance

      • Kaetsu

        A lot of companies that were around in the 80’s/90’s are like this and forget about their old franchises like Sega, Squeenix and Nintendo.

  • TempestTwin

    I sure will buy and support this game, being a fan of Jet Set Radio and Mirrors edge hopefully this game will live up.

  • Shadowman


  • Gon Janken

    I can’t wait. Help spread the world about this game. I’m thankful to this site for bringing this game to meh attention~

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    hell yes

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