We are proud to announce that Big Ant Studios has agreed to co-develop and publish Gridiron Champions. They have informed us that the total cost of development will be $5 Million Dollars. They are willing to to fund 50% of the development cost and we can begin production as soon as we have raised our half of the development cost ($2.5 Million Dollars).
Ideally, we would like to release Gridiron Champions in 2019 but everything is dependent upon when we are able to reach our funding goal. The sooner we reach our funding goal, the sooner we will be able to begin the production of Gridiron Champions with Big Ant Studios.
Gridiron Champions will be available on Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC.
126+ GENERIC COLLEGES
Our generic roster model will feature completely generic roster names (including the names of Insider Program backers). These generic players will have completely randomized likenesses and traits to ensure that they do not match any likenesses/traits of actual college football players. Our goal with the generic model was to create a solution to create a new college football game without the risk of any legal issues moving forward.
There is a common misconception in the community that Gridiron Champions will not be a “real” college football video game because our first edition will not be fully licensed. The first edition of Gridiron Champions may not be an “NCAA Licensed” college football video game but it will be a college football video game nonetheless. The game will feature 126+ generic colleges & universities. As we outlined in the next section, the community will be able to completely customize their user experience. This customization includes: uniforms, stadiums, players, rosters, conferences, etc. We have a extremely detailed plan of how to make the first edition of Gridiron Champions as true to the college experience that you witness on Saturday within the constraints our generic model. With that in mind, the goal has always been and always will be to produce a fully licensed product BUT there is a PROCESS at play.
We do plan to pursue licensing in future editions of Gridiron Champions! We have spoken with the Collegiate Licensing Company and Learfield Licensing Company who serve as agents for the licenses to over 600 Universities. They have both approved our generic roster plans. Also, they informed us that in order to obtain licensing in the future that we need to prove that Gridiron Champions can be profitable and will protect the legal best interest of any college/university that decides to become involved with the project.
Gridiron Champions will set itself apart in the realm of creativity. We want our users to be as creative as possible with our generic model. We intend to allow users to customize the generic rosters, teams, stadiums, and conferences.
We believe that Big Ant Studios is the perfect development partner in regards to customization. We want to give users the ultimate customization tools that offer the opportunity to upload logos and change colors/uniform styles to their liking. We feel that this will allow users the ability to be in complete creative control of their virtual college football experience in Gridiron Champions.