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Monstrous Company introduces "Road Rebel," a new pyrotechnic
combat car game that lets you blow up your competitors while
rocking to a star-studded soundtrack. While you’re at it, how
about exploding the very model of how games are made, designed and
Road Rebel's creators are creating the badass vehicles,
custom-designed for real rock legends like Rob Zombie, Motorhead,
and Pussy Riot, for a real battle of the bands. Then, in a
pioneering “crowd-development” effort , Monstrous is
turning over the keys, sharing source code and in-house development
tools to bring in gamers as designers and decision makers. All
while the game is still being made.
"We knew no game publisher in their right mind would go along
with crowd development," says Monstrous Company CEO, Jason Asbahr.
"So we’ve taken Road Rebel directly to gamers via
Kickstarter, where supporters actually become game developers, as
they participate in the design and development of the project."
Together, Monstrous and the newly gathered crowd-development
“team” will use the company’s Soniverse Engine
technology to create a totally new music-driven play mechanic.
“We want to create an unique, musically immersive
cinematic experience,” says Asbahr, "a psychedelic heavy
metal rock opera on wheel". “Nearly everything you see in the
game is affected by the music you hear -- blur effects, rate of
weapons fire, weather, timing of missiles hitting targets, even
terrain-warping and time distortion."
Road Rebel's Kickstarter rewards keep pace with the revved-up,
no-holds-barred theme: Party with the Texas Roller Derby Girls, who
are featured in the game. Shoot machine guns in the desert with the
Monstrous team. Crush cars with real armored tanks. It's like
living in your own game!
Check out Road Rebel's Kickstarter here
http://bit.ly/RRKick -- and get behind the