An email we received yesterday, published here with the author’s permission:
just a quick question from a small independent game-dev house competing against the ones like EA, Ubisoft or MS.
what’s your first impression of ‘Stoked Rider’ as the franchise name for a series of video-games in outdoor-sports.
like Stoked Rider: Big Mountain Snowboarding
and then followed by like Stoked Rider: Downhill MTB, SR: Extreme Freeriding etc..
2002 Stoked Rider – freeware game ( more than 1.5mill units downloaded worldwide)
2006 Stoked Rider ft. Tommy Brunner ( first commercial game in this franchise, released in march but the name giving pro-boarder Tommy Brunner died in an avalanche 2 weeks after the game’s release)
2006 Stoked Rider: Big Mountain Snowboarding (to be released this winter season while still thinking of either keeping the name or dropping it)
thanks for the help in getting the best name for our venture
greetings from austria,
Bongfish Interactive Entertainment
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