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Hey all, here is some updated news on The Surfer®. On the PC side, we’ve just release our updated PC build v1.09. The software is getting tighter and although there is plenty more to do, we’re getting closer to where we want to be. Give it a spin and tell us what you think. The PS3 building is coming along and we’re building more content in general. We’re in the alpha stages of our beach-break level, the tow in level basics are place, we’ve got a cool big left hand wave level planned as well and our native split screen game mode is up and running. We’ve also begun work on the character and equipment creation side, which is exciting for us here. We’ve also received developer approval for the WiiU from Nintendo, so if we’re lucky we’ll be looking to move to the WiiU at some point as well.
Whoa… it’s Xmas and we’ve been a bit busy. We’ve just released V1.08 and a V1.08 Patch. In this update we’ve implemented some Direct X fixes, all of the cameras are now active, we’ve also got a new cheat code area that is pretty cool. If you want to unlock all of the levels and just cruise, type in “MattandJack” and surf your brains out. We’re now looking to focus primarily on the PS3 version in the New Year, so stay tuned for more news as it comes to hand.
Sincere thanks to those who have supported us this year – in our first few months of release. We are truly grateful and we wish you a Merry Xmas and a truly wonderful 2013!
The Surfer® combines high-speed momentum based surfing with big carves and air tricks on incredible waves from around the globe. THE SURFER® is an arcade surfing game built by hardcore surfers – for everyone.
In this leader-board style of competition, complete with waves that barrel, peak, break left, right, or just foam crumble. Pro Tour “hopefuls” battle it out on the Qualifying Tour trying to earn a place on the lucrative Pro Tour. Three different gameplay modes will allow the surfers to test their skills in a variety of exciting surfing events. Want to learn how to surf? Our comprehensive Tutorial condenses 25 years worth of surfing experience down to about 15 minutes. Feel like brushing up on some tricks and getting a feel for the water? Free Surf is the way to go. How about a core competition? The Qualifying Tour is the season long fight to make the Pro Tour. You’ve got to progress through an array of different events, ultimately leading up to a place on the Pro Tour.
To deliver the best surfing experience, Bungarra grounded The Surfer® in real surfing physics with a true-to-life feel and sense of control, but have powered it up for arcade fun. Players physically pump up and down the wave to build up momentum and then score big, purely, as a result of the speed generated from the wave. The artificial intelligence of The Surfer® brings to life the experience of intense four man heat surfing, in over-the-top locations from all corners of the globe. Players choose one of the international surfers to jump in the water and paddle their way out into the lineup.
THE SURFER® utilises a unique episodic based approach to sports game development. For Section 1, the player experiences a solid single player game and the major core game systems in place. Players get to save out their progress from Section 1 and use that saved game for the next Sections 2 and 3. For Sections 2 and 3 there are new levels, new single and multiplayer modes to share with friends, new characters; developed and tweaked with feedback direct from the community to build the kind of experience people want.
In Section 1, the game features different The Surfer levels that stretch the barriers of reality providing a wide-array of challenges for the beginner to expert surfer. Want to ride a deep water break in the North Sea where the only time of the year it’s safe to surf is in the summer? The Surfer® offers “Ledge Rock”, which is just that: a towering cliff break in the open ocean featuring big peaking waves offering deep barrels and hotdog sections. What about shredding it up on one of the world longest tidal bores? The Surfer® has that too in the “Forsaken Gully,” the near mythical tidal-bore wave of the Colorado River that has wreaked destruction and havoc on the river for hundreds of years.
Developed by Bungarra Software , t he Section 1 game is sold via the Bungarra Store as well as other reputable online stores.
Section One Key Features
- Pump –The intuitive physics based PUMPcontrol lets you perform skill-based tricks that capture the real-world feel and true attitude of surfing
- Define Your Style of Surfing– animation and physics that give you the freedom to decide how your surfer rides.
- Genuinely random waves– Waves that genuinely tube, or roll with a life of their own. If you’ve ever really wanted to go surfing but haven’t tried, then come and share a wave with us.
- Hardcore Tour - No longer are events restricted to regular surfing beaches. A leader-board styled competition featuring open ocean big wave events, tidal bores and stadium courses form the basis of a tour where the surfer left standing has proven to be the complete waterman or woman.
- Cool physics. Grounded in real surfing physics, which are powered up for arcade fun.
- Stunning Visuals. Nice character animation, dynamic environments, variable weather and lighting effects.
- 3 Gameplay Modes. Compete in Free Surf, Competition and Repechage events.
- 3 Courses. 3 mind-blowing circuits as well as two bonus courses surfers must earn their way onto.
- 4 International Surfers. Each with their own attitude and trick set.
- Feel the water, feel the waves. Supports keyboard and rumble control.
THE SURFER® enters Alpha
THE SURFER®, the explosive arcade surfing game for PC and PlayStation® Network developed by Bungarra is in the Alpha stage of its development.
THE SURFER® is an arcade surfing game built by surfers for everyone. THE SURFER® utilises an episodic based approach to sports game development. The game is developed with a core game mechanic and the majority of the major game systems in place in Section 1. Sections 2 and 3 will follow shortly after leveraging community input and feedback to build the kind of content people want. The game is on track for a release in the first half of 2012 and will be sold via the Bungarra Store as well as other reputable online stores.
Bungarra will be releasing movies and more screens of THE SURFER® in the coming weeks.
Jan – 2012 PC/PS3 Work Experience
Please view the Careers Section of the website for work experience opportunities for both programming and artist positions. Note, this is for Perth based university trained people only at this stage.