Friday, October 22, 2010

Portuguese surf game for iPhone & iPad






Tiago Pires (Portugal) & Taj Burrow (Australia)

"A surfing game that’s actually fun? Rad! There have not been many surfing games in gaming history."

Matt Dunn (USA)



Chillingo announced in September a licensing agreement with developer Biodroid to publish Billabong Surf Trip, an arcade-simulation surfing game for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. 

Set throughout the world’s best surfing destinations, the game uses Billabong’s top professional surfers Andy Irons, Taj Burrow, Joel Parkinson and Tiago Pires , the Portuguese surfer, as ambassadors of the game, who share helpful tips on how to rip and get tubed on waves for maximum performance.





screenshot Billabong


Biodroid developed a robust life-like game that explores Surf and Billabong heritage in a totally authentic way” 

Diogo Horta e Costa of Biodroid.

The game features a surfing trip around the globe in search for the best waves on 15 of the world’s best surfing spots chosen by Billabong Pro Surfers, including: Huntington Beach, in California, Jeffrey’s Bay in South Africa and Pipeline Masters in Hawaii.

Billabong Surf Trip was nominee for the best mobile sport game on the International Mobile Games Awards and won a Zon Multimedia Award for best game in Portugal.






Screenshot Billabong

“We worked closely with Billabong and its Professional Surfers to ensure that the game mechanics mirrored what is experienced in reality,” states Ricardo Flores, of Biodroid. “Every detail from the types of heart-stopping waves found at various surfing locations to the range of maneuvers players can try is the same as what can actually be done in the sport.”


“My overall experience with Billabong Surf Trip was a good one,” wrote Matt Dunn from the prestigious game site Touch Gen. “The waves are sweet, the controls are solid, and the various maneuvers actually require some skill and timing to pull off.”






Tiago Pires, Maya Gabeira, Taj Burrow
Top surf stars Taj Burrow, Maya Gabeira and Tiago Pires were also on hand and gave the crowd some of their thoughts on how the game had been developed from the surf aficionado’s viewpoint.



Biodroid Entertainment is a media entertainment company founded in 2007 and based in Lisbon, Portugal. The company focuses on the management, production and distribution of IP based products. 








Update:

Billabong Surf Trip, a simulation/arcade surfing game, was launched in October 2010 for iOS devices in a worldwide publishing deal with Chillingo. 

In January 2012 it was also released at Google Play. The game features a surfing trip around the globe in search for the best waves on 15 of the world’s best surfing spots chosen by Billabong Pro Surfers. Billabong Surf Trip was nominated as the best mobile sport game on the International Mobile Games Awards and won a Zon Multimedia Award for best game in Portugal.

Available :

iTunes (udpated October 2011)

Google Play (udpated June 2014)

Windows (one day to try the full game for free)




Surfing
credits: Luke Casey


Education:

Recent studies found that children spend less than four minutes a day in “unstructured outdoor play.” This secluded lifestyle is causing emotional, educational, and physical consequences, including obesity. 

We all know that there are not many sport games. And less on outdoor sports! Young people love radical sports! So, I think this surfing game is the perfect game and an educational digital resource to motivate youth - boys and girls - to a healthy outdoor life!

Outdoor education is crucial for children’s personal and academic growth. With students now spending 90% of their time indoors, nature deficit disorder is a reflexive thought about healthy education.





Maya Gabeira
credits:  EFE/ZUMA PRESS


Boys and girls, they have their 'heroes'! For those that love the beach and the sea, we have on this game the experience of some of the best surfing champions all together supporting with knowledge and skills the project. Kids and teen will want to practice the same sport of their 'heroes'.

Getting kids outside the classroom, they will learn about the real life that they have every day outside the school. These kind of sports will give our students the appreciation of nature while providing an opportunity for sunshine and good healthy sport.


If you are a Sports teacher your students will love this game, enjoying the perfect mix of surfing simulation and Arcade Action in Billabong Surf Trip

"The adrenaline rush begins as you grab your board and explore the world’s best surfing spots on your way to becoming the ultimate pro surfer. Discover the unique feeling of an amazing surf barrel and the power of your board when performing an aerial maneuver."

G-Souto

22.10.10
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update: December 4, 2014

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