LETHBRIDGE, CANADA – In a tribute to the local history of professional wrestling, an Alberta-based video game project is getting fan support and funding from all over the globe. The brainchild of Dave Wishnowski, Pro Wrestling X is currently in active development for the PC platform.
“The Alberta connection to Pro Wrestling X is very important,” says Wishnowski, whose studio is based in Lethbridge. “The tradition of wrestling is deeply ingrained in this area, especially given its history with Stu Hart’s Stampede Wrestling.”
In a deliberate effort to ensure authentic wrestling moves, the developer has secured the assistance of Calgary-based professional wrestler and owner of the Storm Wrestling Academy, Lance Storm. Storm has enjoyed a successful career in wrestling, earning championships in popular international promotions such as WWE, WCW and ECW.
If the project reaches its funding goal, Storm and other Academy wrestlers will be used to film a selection of wrestling moves to be animated for the game.
Pro Wrestling X has turned to crowdfunding service Kickstarter.com to fund its completion. The campaign needs to raise $75,000 by December 7 in order for the game to be successfully completed. Backers of the project at various reward tiers can receive a copy of the completed game, exclusive clothing, custom art and much more. They can even appear in the game as playable character.
“For years, our fans have been offering to donate funds to help complete this game,” says Wishnowski. “We felt the time was now to make Alberta proud, and with their continued support on Kickstarter, we can make it happen.”
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