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Parkour and Freerunning => Parkour And Freerunning => Topic started by: joey on September 05, 2006, 03:32:34 PM

Title: free running game update
Post by: joey on September 05, 2006, 03:32:34 PM
Game Update from urbanfreeflow
We'd like to extend a big thank you to Rebellion for inviting us to playtest the 'Freerunning' game in Derby. Its nearing completion now and is looking very swish indeed! There are a few minor tweaks to be made to names of moves, but as far as gameplay goes, it is a great deal of fun and a refreshing challenge. Over the next few weeks expect new and exclusive screen shots here, an appearance of playable demo's at our Live Lounge event and as the release date draws nearer, plenty of free giveaways.
Title: Re: free running game update
Post by: Baounit on September 05, 2006, 05:17:13 PM
Its the gay.  >:( Parkour shouldn't equal money.
Title: Re: free running game update
Post by: Mark Toorock on September 05, 2006, 06:21:20 PM
So there shouldn't be any video games? What should = money? Snowboarding? Skateboarding? BMX? Porn?

Anyway, I say "Cool". Yeah, it probably won't be the best representation of Parkour / Freerunning, but personally I like most ways to spread the word and get more people interested = more people getting a chance to possibly gain benefits from Parkour / Freerunning. If they are actually interested, they will seek more info and find good people in the community to show them the real deal.

As for the game, of course it won't be like real Parkour or Freerunning, so please let's not even bring that one up, that's why it's a game :)

Title: Re: free running game update
Post by: Altimot on September 05, 2006, 08:11:26 PM
So there shouldn't be any video games? What should = money? Snowboarding? Skateboarding? BMX? Porn?

Anyway, I say "Cool". Yeah, it probably won't be the best representation of Parkour / Freerunning, but personally I like most ways to spread the word and get more people interested = more people getting a chance to possibly gain benefits from Parkour / Freerunning. If they are actually interested, they will seek more info and find good people in the community to show them the real deal.

As for the game, of course it won't be like real Parkour or Freerunning, so please let's not even bring that one up, that's why it's a game :)



thank you.

ive been sayin that for so long. I dont get why people are saying they are gonna boycott this game and how its gay and all that blah. its not meant to keep you from training, just something fun to do while you cant train.  ::)
Title: Re: free running game update
Post by: klaymen on September 05, 2006, 09:01:18 PM
well, luckily, it is called "free running"  ;D

the game should be good for if you are injured or going on a long trip to pass some time.
Title: Re: free running game update
Post by: Nick on September 06, 2006, 05:23:24 AM
looking very swish indeed!


lol

though I still view it as a bad idea, I guess the idea of a game bothers me less now than it did a month ago.  Still, from a gameplay standpoint, it looks like it wont be fantastic.
Title: Re: free running game update
Post by: Quazar on September 06, 2006, 07:10:20 AM
haha, "swish"  ::)
Title: Re: free running game update
Post by: Kurokaze on September 06, 2006, 07:57:06 AM
well i think i was a little harsh on this game in the previous thread, i think i might play it, but only if one of my friends buy it, and lend it to me.
Title: Re: free running game update
Post by: M1L3S on September 06, 2006, 10:54:06 AM
I'm afraid of the possible bad effects that may come from this game.  What I mean is idiots (maybe drunk or not) who will try to run across a wall from one rooftop to another.  A kid will try to jump off his roof and believe he will be ok because the video game character didn't die or break his leg.  Kids and idiots one time or another will do something out of their scope and will say they saw it on a video game, freerunning".  Anyway I know parkour and freerunning will always live through the ones who truly ptractice and train.  Reports of injuries are to come. 

Diezytres
Title: Re: free running game update
Post by: RunCincy on September 06, 2006, 10:59:23 AM
It will def. have a negative effect on parkours image. I can't wait till I'm out training and hear "gnarly freerunning tic tac 540 to wall run roof gap, sicccccccccck"  :-\
Title: Re: free running game update
Post by: Mark Toorock on September 06, 2006, 01:39:51 PM
Yeah, I was driving today, someone walked up to the guy in front of me in a porsche, shot him , dragged him out of the car, kicked him, drove the car three blocks, then went for the helicopter. Must have seen it in a videogame. then, this kid who played Prince of Persia ... what's the death count now, 57??

1. Video games don't make or break that innate "sense" that people have to not jump off a roof. If someone is stupid enough to do that, don't blame a video game.

2. Every piece of media to date has had a negative effect on parkour, and every new person says "jeez, I wish there weren't any more new people to come and screw up this new thing I found" ... in other words, we were all new to it once, and we took our time to learn what parkour is, and parkour has more or less survived all of us, and if we work hard to properly educate new people, it will survive them too.
 
Title: Re: free running game update
Post by: The Manilla Gorilla on September 06, 2006, 01:59:11 PM
Yes! i agree m2, and aslo calling it gay is sure as hell not going to do anything. The game is comming out whether you like it or not, so now te only really helpfull thing to do (besides call it "the gay" of course ;)) is to just get ready for the people that do make it over to this site when it does come out. There is no use complaining about how it will give people the wrong idea about parkour if we dont do anything to counter-act that.

now before we get ourselve worked up i bet this game wont even catch on with the video game crowd, those things are expensive, and im not going to shell out 40 bucks to buy a game with a bunch of brits jumping off rooves(is that the plural of a roof?  ???) unkess i had some prior knowledge of what it was about.
Title: Re: free running game update
Post by: Sat Santokh on September 06, 2006, 02:15:39 PM
Yeah, I was driving today, someone walked up to the guy in front of me in a porsche, shot him , dragged him out of the car, kicked him, drove the car three blocks, then went for the helicopter. Must have seen it in a videogame. then, this kid who played Prince of Persia ... what's the death count now, 57??

1. Video games don't make or break that innate "sense" that people have to not jump off a roof. If someone is stupid enough to do that, don't blame a video game.

2. Every piece of media to date has had a negative effect on parkour, and every new person says "jeez, I wish there weren't any more new people to come and screw up this new thing I found" ... in other words, we were all new to it once, and we took our time to learn what parkour is, and parkour has more or less survived all of us, and if we work hard to properly educate new people, it will survive them too.
 



Dammit M2 you read my mind the GTA and Prince of Persia reference were what i was about to post!!  Oh well.
Title: Re: free running game update
Post by: RunCincy on September 06, 2006, 05:55:31 PM
Oh tay!
Title: Re: free running game update
Post by: Zeus on September 07, 2006, 04:51:19 PM
I think the game will bring some benefits
-One it will spread the word of Parkour to the masses
-and it will encourage people to start

But I don’t think they should even name the vault is the game or at least use their French names (If they do already disregard this because I don’t know much about the game

I probably won't buy it because I don’t play video games that much but I think it sounds cool
Title: Re: free running game update
Post by: wgross05 on September 07, 2006, 05:34:36 PM
i agree with M2, and with most of whats been said. but i do think that we will most likely see a surge of people deciding to jump off their roofs. simply, because you cant capture the feeling of nailing your first kong on a video game, so the producers must then resort to the crazy break-your-neck stunts that can seem cool on a video game. this then shows the wrong side of parkour/freerunning.

i kinda fear this will bring a mainstream aspect to parkour/freerunning. i really hope that it doesnt follow the same path as skateboarding, because i really dislike the whole media, merchandise, and competition of skateboarding. no offense to skateboarders here, just not my thing.

P.S. dont say "gay" instead of "stupid" or something like that. its just mean to gay people and im sure could really offend some people on this forum. i hate to preach, just my two cents.
Title: Re: free running game update
Post by: Jonathan McCarver on September 07, 2006, 11:13:33 PM
One day I played a game called Tony Hawks Pro Skater 2.

a few months later I began inline skating [trick not fitness type] which tremendously improved my health and my overall happiness.

I still played the game too cause in a game you can jump off a 2 story building and bail on a huge trick then get up and grind something.  No risk involved and superhuman awesomeness which is why games are fun.  I'm betting the freerunning game is going to let you do insae stuff no human can do [or at least it better :) ].
Title: Re: free running game update
Post by: ez on September 08, 2006, 12:52:39 AM
The whole UF team spent a day with the game designers playtesting the 99% complete version and its looking very nice. We've requested that a speed vault is put in there along with a more user friendly way of being able to kong. We've also suggested that they rename some of the moves which were the fault of Core Design (who were bought out by Rebellion).
Bottom line is that its a really fun game. For the purists out there, it is 100% possible to play the game by using pure parkour moves with none of the wow techs. However, its also great fun to do all the other stuff too (especially in the gym area where you learn everything).

When the game comes out, anyone who is into Parkour/Freerunning/Tricking WILL want to check it out.........curiousity killed the cat. ;)  The demo that's being doing he rounds on the net for so long, looks hardly anything like the current version.

Would I buy it?  I consider myself a serious gamesplayer and have an Xbox 360, PS2 and PSP. I would most certainly buy it for the PSP to ease the boredom of being stuck on planes, as right now I'm switching between Tomb Raider and GTA (Tomb Raider sucks and GTA is cool but becoming a tired format in need of some zest).

Anyways, you guys do NOT have to worry about the impact of the game (whether good or bad) because its not being released in the US.
Title: Re: free running game update
Post by: CyanideSoda on September 08, 2006, 02:46:46 AM
Thank you ez for your first hand input. I don't have a psp, but if i did. I would get the game. It's another game, i love games. And it's game about the thing i love  to do. Regardless of weather it features insane stunts, it should still be fun to play.
Title: Re: free running game update
Post by: Sat Santokh on September 08, 2006, 04:47:08 AM
Thank you ez for spending the time to put all these rumors to rest and clarifying what the game will be like.
Title: Re: free running game update
Post by: Matthew Lee Willis on September 08, 2006, 07:07:57 AM
So if I wanted to get the Game for a American PSP...but ordered it out of the UK...it wouldnt work?
Title: Re: free running game update
Post by: ez on September 08, 2006, 08:28:20 AM
As far as I'm aware, PSP's aren't region coded. I bought mine in Singapore and it plays UK and US games.

As for PS2's, they need to be chipped in order to play other regions. However, that's illegal and I wouldn't condone such actions.  :P

There is also talk of a PC version (at some point) and there's also talk of a franchise deal, so if this is a success FR2 and FR3 will be produced.
Title: Re: free running game update
Post by: M1L3S on September 08, 2006, 11:38:25 AM
M2 that was a really bad example, you know what I meant.  I do agree with positive part of your staement.   Anyway, I regocnize the potential pro and con effects from the outcome of this game.  Train on.
Title: Re: free running game update
Post by: Zeus on September 08, 2006, 11:47:47 AM
Do you think it ever will come out in the states?
Title: Re: free running game update
Post by: ez on September 08, 2006, 01:21:04 PM
Its not my call but it was pitched to Lucasarts and another big US game co (sorry forgot name) and they didn't get the concept at all.  The general feel at Rebellion is that although you have pockets of activity in the states, its still relatively unknown and there certainly isn't enough of a profile to warrant the release of the game over there just yet.

From Rebellions perspective, the whole thing is about to blow up in the states with the Bond movie, the X-games and ESPN projects and a bunch of other smaller bits n bobs.
Title: Re: free running game update
Post by: CyanideSoda on September 08, 2006, 01:23:01 PM
How does X-Games relate to Parkour?
Title: Re: free running game update
Post by: Asa Liebmann on September 08, 2006, 05:18:57 PM
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How does X-Games relate to Parkour?

They're both hip?
Title: Re: free running game update
Post by: Andy Animus Tran on September 08, 2006, 05:31:15 PM
Mark, I don't think those are good examples.  People are aware of the consequences of what occurs in those games.  Prince of Persia is a FANTASY game.  they don't expect it to be akin to reality.  GTA is about breaking the law.  A freerunning game will contain these amazing techniques and will also say, "By the way, this is a REAL sport.  People ACTUALLY do this."  And THAT'S when misinformation gets to the point of being dangerous.  There are those who -will- research it, sure, but there are also those who will just go out there and jump.  Luckily, it's not being released in the US, since we have more morons than anywhere else, it seems.
Title: Re: free running game update
Post by: colin jensen on September 08, 2006, 06:15:10 PM
i agree with animus on this one. i agree with everything he said. expecially about the morons in the u.s.
Title: Re: free running game update
Post by: Streetviper on September 10, 2006, 05:07:04 AM
truly.
if it was realesed in the states the death toll and suicide toll would double from 10 year olds tring to jump from there third story windows. and parkour would lose it's scarcity value. and as we have all heard a billion times ( tis could be the death of parkour as we know it blah blah blah..
  parkour has survived britain come over the ocean and is here now it is probably not going to die unless someone does something stupid and turns into skate boarding sans board..duh duh duuuhhh.(horror music)>:)~
Title: Re: free running game update
Post by: Gabe on September 10, 2006, 06:56:38 AM
Tony Hawk's game came very nicely and nobody killed himself by treying to imitate the game (as far as i know).
Let's just wait and see, i don't think that kids will kill themself's trying to imitate. The least they can do is research and learn more.

But one thing is right, once the game is out the number of Free-Runners will increase ALOT!
Title: Re: free running game update
Post by: M1L3S on September 12, 2006, 10:18:30 AM
Animus Light, perfect statement.  Game Recognize Game