Approximately two decades ago, a less popular developer had an ambition to create video games inspired by Tony Hawk. Well, that experience will be depicted in a documentary.
Neversoft studios became very popular in the middle of the 2000’s because of the Guitar Hero franchise. Before this game however, the company that was going to be purchased by Activision worked on about nine Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater games for a variety of gaming platforms. Everything started with a version for PlayStation and Nintendo 64 but shortly after they released PC versions and versions for Xbox and PlayStation 2, 3 and 4. But man have gotten over the Tony Hawk experience and the franchise was mostly forgotten.
The Tony Hawk games were played by millions and many gamers still have awesome memories from back when they were playing these games. Maybe this is why, the first version released after many years, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD, was a revamp of the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skate 2, one of the most popular games of the franchise.
Well, to cut to the chase, the documentary is named Pretending I’m a Superman: The Tony Hawk Game Story and the producers need to raise $75,000 to complete the project. Ralph D’Amato is in charge of the project, a former Neversoft developer who contributed a lot of the success of the franchise. Up until now the producers shot 20% of the frames they need, including interviews with Tony Hawk and Scott Pease, the person who pitched the video game concept to Tony Hawk.
Care to contribute ? You can find the fund raiser on Indiegogo.