BMX Ride on Kickstarter — Crankflip to Funding?

By | April 15, 2015

BMX Ride is a BMX simulator. It’s currently on Kickstarter raising kr350,000. (I had no idea what kr was – Google says it’s Swedish krona.) Unless you’re a BMX fan, most of the game won’t get your heart-rate up. But there is one thing – a very tiny mention near the end of the Kickstarter page that is of some interest:

PC controller & Oculus Rift support. Virtual reality is not simply plain awesome but we feel it might bring a little comfort to those who cannot ride anymore because of medical or other reasons.

I don’t know, it could just be marketing, but for me – a non-BMX fan – it’s the main selling point. Not only is it sweet to help out the disabled, but it’s got to be pretty darn exciting to truly simulate that BMX experience. I’ve never gone up a ramp and did a twirl and spin and all that. It’s got to be kicking awesome and Oculus VR will be the only way to get a taste of that. The small mention might mean it’s still ways off or it just ain’t as cool as it sounds. Who knows, but it’s still radical.

Rest of the game is ho-hum. Customizable characters, bikes, courses, etc, etc. Haven’t those been requisites in a sim for the past twenty years? Not exactly selling points.

As of now, there are still 35 days left to fund it. The game will be on Steam.

Good luck!

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