William Trubridge's Plunge Free Dive

By Mark Major

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William Trubridge's Plunge Free Dive

Project 2015-04-30 16:44:58 +1200

 

Join www.gamestarter.io to learn how you can involved with future games!

 

Saving the world through video games

William Trubridge, the current freediving World Champion and double world record holder, dives so deep that he has rewritten the books on human physiology.

 

 

Trubridge is on a quest to raise awareness for New Zealand’s near extinct, Maui’s dolphin, a subspecies of the endangered Hector's Dolphin. Maui’s dolphins are on the brink of extinction with only 55 remaining in the world. We all need to take action.




In 2010, Trubridge set the world record, freediving 101m, unassisted by fins or flippers, on a single breath for Project Hector, bringing the plight of the Hector’s and Maui’s dolphin to the attention of the world.  

 

Our goal with this PledgeMe campaign is to raise $10,000 to fund the development of William Trubridge's free-diving game, Plunge Free Dive. A game which showcases Trubridge’s awesome achievements in freediving while continuing to raise awareness for New Zealand’s endangered native dolphins so that together we can protect them.

 

Introducing Plunge Freedive 

Play as William Trubridge in the time leading up to his world record breaking event, and train to become the world freediving champion.

 

 

Gameplay is inspired by real exercises and bodily considerations that William Trubridge undergoes while free-diving. Monitor heart-rate control, undertake breathing exercises, and from time to time, you too can save the day by rescuing Hector’s and Maui’s dolphins from gillnets.

 

We want the player to experience Trubridge’s love for the water and its creatures, helping to raise awareness for an important issue while they do so. More people play and pay for games than any other form of entertainment, which makes them an ideal platform for pushing real world experiences and causes. Every play session will contribute to helping to protect the New Zealand’s Hector’s and Maui’s dolphin population, raising awareness around their plight in an interactive way.

 

William Trubridge -  a true kiwi hero

William Trubridge is the best freediver in the world, with a double world record in two freediving disciplines. Aside, he teaches at his own freediving school and runs an annual competition to help others push their limits.

 

As this PledgeMe Campaign goes live, he is doing unbelievable dives during Vertical Blue 2015. You can stay up to date on Vertical Blue Facebook page and see the results here.

 

When he’s not 100m or more underwater William is out there making a difference. His non- profit organisation fights to protect New Zealand’s waters and its creatures. The main goals of the organisation are to help to clear the oceans of plastic waste and to help to prevent the extinction of the Hector’s and Maui’s dolphin.

 

 

Protect New Zealand’s little, native Dolphin

There are less than 7,000 Hector's Dolphins remaining. Only 55 remaining Maui's Dolphins, teetering on the brink of extinction. Irresponsible fishing methods have bought their populations to these levels, since dolphins are easily entangled in gillnets, invisible to the sonar they use for echolocation.

 

Their only salvation lies in the reform of fishing legislation to ban set net and trawl fishing wherever dolphins are found in New Zealand coastal waters up to 100m deep. Hector’s and Maui’s dolphins are the smallest, cutest dolphin in the world, and need our protection from the New Zealand fishing companies who have no regard for their lives.

 

Maui’s dolphins are currently the closest species to extinction in New Zealand. If we fail to protect them, they will be only the second dolphin species in the world to go extinct since the Yangtze River dolphin in China.

 

Even as a country which promotes its connection to nature, we still haven’t been able to make a difference to prevent the extinction of our own dolphins. This needs to change, now.

 

William Trubridge concerning the plight of the Maui’s dolphin:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6aU0O57KJQ

 

If you want to donate directly to the protection of dolphins you can do so here:

 

http://williamtrubridge.com/trublue/

 

Also stay up to date on the Trublue Facebook page:

 

https://www.facebook.com/TruBlueFoundation?fref=ts

 

Rewards

All rewards available internationally

 

See more here http://blackcat.co.nz/akaroa-harbour-nature-cruises

We are crowdsourcing for more rewards as the campaign goes forward. Contact us if you are interested in supporting and/or providing additional rewards.

 

Plunge Freedive Development Budget 

Funding from this campaign will be used to cover the six to eight weeks worth of development, marketing & business cost, music for game and campaign related costs to produce Plunge for a mobile environment. With a planned release date of July 2015.

 

The core designs for Plunge and a prototype testing mechanics have already been completed. However we want you, the players, to help us build and shape the game. Backers will be able to provide input by submitting ideas for consideration to be used within the game. The community will decide which of these designs they think are most appropriate for the game.

 

 

The key development points for the game include:

 

  • A breathtaking, tailored experience into the amazing world of freediving.

  • An innovative combination of game mechanics driving compelling underwater gameplay.

  • Global Leaderboards and exciting sharing capabilities to encourage competitive gameplay.

  • Interchangeable, customizable and upgradeable characters with an abundance of high-tech, equipable items and training.

  • Carefully considered information placed in key points throughout the game to promote awareness of the plight of the Hector’s and Maui’s dolphin.

  • Tones of testing to ensure the Plunge is bug free for release.

 

Backers will also get early access to the game to provide feedback after testing.

 

You can follow all updates for the game at https://www.facebook.com/plummetgame

  

Who is GameStarter

GameStarter specialises in crowdsourced game development. Whether you are a seasoned developer or a casual gamer, you can help in creating and influencing your dream games.

 

 

 

We love games based on real life stories. Our last game, Plummet Free Fall was based on Mark’s real life back breaking fall being #1 in four countries.

 

Learn more about our story, and learn about the future of crowd sourced game development at www.gamestarter.io

 

Our  Awesome Team

 


Special Thanks





 

 

Comments

Updates 6

2 days to win

04/06/2015 at 2:05 PM

We're hugely thankful to all our backers and supporters so far. We've come so far, and are so close to raising our development costs for Plunge Freedive.

$1200 to go, 2 days to raise it, the team are on edge. Come help save the Maui's dolphins, and please continue to share to those you know can help. ‪#‎savethemaui‬ http://bit.ly/1EaEH0n

New reward! Freediving velcro tag - handmade by William Trubridge

28/05/2015 at 3:14 PM

Hey guys, we've added a new reward specific for William's fans and freediving enthusiats! Being the legend that he is, William Trubridge has handmade 5 freediving velcro tags and gifted them to our cause. If you're William's biggest fan or even just a friendly diver, these tags make for a unique gift or novelty item.

 

Come get yours now, for a stupidly low Pledge price of $50! There's only 5!

Woooooah, we're halfway there!

15/05/2015 at 4:40 PM

Today we hit $5000 in our campaign. That's $5000 in 8 days. Hot damn.

Thank you to everyone for your pledges and support so far! It's also Phyo's 30th birthday, and all he really, REALLY wants for his birthday is pledges! Share us online, help make Phyo's birthday wishes come true.

As a last note, we are featuring in two new articles online, check them out below:

TechinasiaDeeperBlue freediving

7 day update. Things are going swimmingly!

14/05/2015 at 2:57 PM

After a hectic 7 days of spreading our campaign, we’ve had a momentous start. 57 backers from around NZ and the world, with $4,765 raised! Nearly half way to our $10,000 goal.

A huge thank you to everybody who has supported so far, we only ask that you keep spreading the campaign with friends and family. The more attention we can build around this campaign, a more powerful message we can send out to the world!

 

As thanks, here’s our blooper reel.

Thanks Black Cats!

09/05/2015 at 2:40 PM

The fantastic people of Black Cats have donated 5 double passes for their Harbour Nature Cruise.

Have a look at thier website here http://www.http://blackcat.co.nz/ 

Check out all their photos they see some pretty incredible sights. My favourite is this one of a Hector mother and her calf 

 

If that doesn't make you want to pledge... I really don't know what else to do :)

Thanks for all the supprt everyone

 

Mark

Joss is going to sport a dolphin outfit

07/05/2015 at 3:10 PM

UPDATE: If we hit $1000 soon, Joss will take a swim in the wharf, in his dolphin suit!

Thanks to Lucas Slebos, we raised an extra $100 in an hour. As promised on social media, Joss will don a dolphin outfit and take to the streets. Good job guys!

    Pledgers 123

    Kim Free
    2015-05-30 17:00:28 +1200
    Cathy Linton
    2015-05-30 12:57:59 +1200
    Cathy Linton
    2015-05-30 12:57:03 +1200
    Nic Rowan
    2015-05-30 08:19:24 +1200
    Kate Stone
    2015-05-28 21:26:38 +1200

    "Almost there! x"

    Nichola Ridout
    2015-05-28 19:45:27 +1200

    "Good work guys . From Joss' Aunty Nicky in the UK !! X"

    Bob Fisher
    2015-05-28 18:58:37 +1200

    "Awesome! Yea thanks William! Good luck this week in Roatan for the 2015 Caribbean Club Freedive Compition!"

    Mike Reid
    2015-05-28 18:34:42 +1200
    Mike Trousdell
    2015-05-28 18:31:44 +1200

    "Let's save the Maui! Saving them sets precedent for how NZ should work with environment across the board. Great initiative!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2015-05-28 10:53:01 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2015-05-28 08:20:45 +1200
    Daniel Starkey
    2015-05-27 23:29:22 +1200
    David Paterson
    2015-05-27 07:54:20 +1200

    "Hope this helps the dolphins"

    Rob Harrison
    2015-05-26 15:48:09 +1200
    Samantha Archer
    2015-05-26 14:53:23 +1200
    Cameron Lines
    2015-05-26 14:04:05 +1200
    Sarah Denton
    2015-05-26 13:53:32 +1200

    "Cool idea! "

    Roberta
    2015-05-26 05:26:26 +1200

    "Dolphins connect us with our heart, the ocean, and Life. Please help!"

    Chris
    2015-05-24 19:58:03 +1200
    @troughbuoy
    2015-05-22 15:03:00 +1200
    Russell Barker
    2015-05-22 10:11:08 +1200

    "Yippee"

    Kit Retter
    2015-05-22 01:50:26 +1200

    "Hope you make your goal Mark!"

    Scottie Chapman
    2015-05-21 21:22:15 +1200
    Josh Allsop
    2015-05-21 18:49:21 +1200

    "Great work guys! Fantastic idea and a fantastic cause! If there is any chance of having the video signed (if its physical) that would b cool"

    Tim Pointer
    2015-05-21 13:14:41 +1200

    "Awesome cause, awesome company. "

    Anonymous pledger
    2015-05-20 22:17:30 +1200
    Faye Parkinson
    2015-05-17 20:16:10 +1200

    "All the best guys."

    M, T & R Corrigan
    2015-05-17 16:17:32 +1200

    "We're really pleased to support this and hope the target is reached !!"

    Lance Cropper
    2015-05-16 11:06:48 +1200
    Norma Major
    2015-05-15 19:17:33 +1200

    Followers 7

    William Trubridge's Plunge Free Dive

    Project 2015-04-30 16:44:58 +1200

     

    Join www.gamestarter.io to learn how you can involved with future games!

     

    Saving the world through video games

    William Trubridge, the current freediving World Champion and double world record holder, dives so deep that he has rewritten the books on human physiology.

     

     

    Trubridge is on a quest to raise awareness for New Zealand’s near extinct, Maui’s dolphin, a subspecies of the endangered Hector's Dolphin. Maui’s dolphins are on the brink of extinction with only 55 remaining in the world. We all need to take action.




    In 2010, Trubridge set the world record, freediving 101m, unassisted by fins or flippers, on a single breath for Project Hector, bringing the plight of the Hector’s and Maui’s dolphin to the attention of the world.  

     

    Our goal with this PledgeMe campaign is to raise $10,000 to fund the development of William Trubridge's free-diving game, Plunge Free Dive. A game which showcases Trubridge’s awesome achievements in freediving while continuing to raise awareness for New Zealand’s endangered native dolphins so that together we can protect them.

     

    Introducing Plunge Freedive 

    Play as William Trubridge in the time leading up to his world record breaking event, and train to become the world freediving champion.

     

     

    Gameplay is inspired by real exercises and bodily considerations that William Trubridge undergoes while free-diving. Monitor heart-rate control, undertake breathing exercises, and from time to time, you too can save the day by rescuing Hector’s and Maui’s dolphins from gillnets.

     

    We want the player to experience Trubridge’s love for the water and its creatures, helping to raise awareness for an important issue while they do so. More people play and pay for games than any other form of entertainment, which makes them an ideal platform for pushing real world experiences and causes. Every play session will contribute to helping to protect the New Zealand’s Hector’s and Maui’s dolphin population, raising awareness around their plight in an interactive way.

     

    William Trubridge -  a true kiwi hero

    William Trubridge is the best freediver in the world, with a double world record in two freediving disciplines. Aside, he teaches at his own freediving school and runs an annual competition to help others push their limits.

     

    As this PledgeMe Campaign goes live, he is doing unbelievable dives during Vertical Blue 2015. You can stay up to date on Vertical Blue Facebook page and see the results here.

     

    When he’s not 100m or more underwater William is out there making a difference. His non- profit organisation fights to protect New Zealand’s waters and its creatures. The main goals of the organisation are to help to clear the oceans of plastic waste and to help to prevent the extinction of the Hector’s and Maui’s dolphin.

     

     

    Protect New Zealand’s little, native Dolphin

    There are less than 7,000 Hector's Dolphins remaining. Only 55 remaining Maui's Dolphins, teetering on the brink of extinction. Irresponsible fishing methods have bought their populations to these levels, since dolphins are easily entangled in gillnets, invisible to the sonar they use for echolocation.

     

    Their only salvation lies in the reform of fishing legislation to ban set net and trawl fishing wherever dolphins are found in New Zealand coastal waters up to 100m deep. Hector’s and Maui’s dolphins are the smallest, cutest dolphin in the world, and need our protection from the New Zealand fishing companies who have no regard for their lives.

     

    Maui’s dolphins are currently the closest species to extinction in New Zealand. If we fail to protect them, they will be only the second dolphin species in the world to go extinct since the Yangtze River dolphin in China.

     

    Even as a country which promotes its connection to nature, we still haven’t been able to make a difference to prevent the extinction of our own dolphins. This needs to change, now.

     

    William Trubridge concerning the plight of the Maui’s dolphin:

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6aU0O57KJQ

     

    If you want to donate directly to the protection of dolphins you can do so here:

     

    http://williamtrubridge.com/trublue/

     

    Also stay up to date on the Trublue Facebook page:

     

    https://www.facebook.com/TruBlueFoundation?fref=ts

     

    Rewards

    All rewards available internationally

     

    See more here http://blackcat.co.nz/akaroa-harbour-nature-cruises

    We are crowdsourcing for more rewards as the campaign goes forward. Contact us if you are interested in supporting and/or providing additional rewards.

     

    Plunge Freedive Development Budget 

    Funding from this campaign will be used to cover the six to eight weeks worth of development, marketing & business cost, music for game and campaign related costs to produce Plunge for a mobile environment. With a planned release date of July 2015.

     

    The core designs for Plunge and a prototype testing mechanics have already been completed. However we want you, the players, to help us build and shape the game. Backers will be able to provide input by submitting ideas for consideration to be used within the game. The community will decide which of these designs they think are most appropriate for the game.

     

     

    The key development points for the game include:

     

    • A breathtaking, tailored experience into the amazing world of freediving.

    • An innovative combination of game mechanics driving compelling underwater gameplay.

    • Global Leaderboards and exciting sharing capabilities to encourage competitive gameplay.

    • Interchangeable, customizable and upgradeable characters with an abundance of high-tech, equipable items and training.

    • Carefully considered information placed in key points throughout the game to promote awareness of the plight of the Hector’s and Maui’s dolphin.

    • Tones of testing to ensure the Plunge is bug free for release.

     

    Backers will also get early access to the game to provide feedback after testing.

     

    You can follow all updates for the game at https://www.facebook.com/plummetgame

      

    Who is GameStarter

    GameStarter specialises in crowdsourced game development. Whether you are a seasoned developer or a casual gamer, you can help in creating and influencing your dream games.

     

     

     

    We love games based on real life stories. Our last game, Plummet Free Fall was based on Mark’s real life back breaking fall being #1 in four countries.

     

    Learn more about our story, and learn about the future of crowd sourced game development at www.gamestarter.io

     

    Our  Awesome Team

     


    Special Thanks





     

     

    Comments

    2 days to win

    04/06/2015 at 2:05 PM

    We're hugely thankful to all our backers and supporters so far. We've come so far, and are so close to raising our development costs for Plunge Freedive.

    $1200 to go, 2 days to raise it, the team are on edge. Come help save the Maui's dolphins, and please continue to share to those you know can help. ‪#‎savethemaui‬ http://bit.ly/1EaEH0n

    New reward! Freediving velcro tag - handmade by William Trubridge

    28/05/2015 at 3:14 PM

    Hey guys, we've added a new reward specific for William's fans and freediving enthusiats! Being the legend that he is, William Trubridge has handmade 5 freediving velcro tags and gifted them to our cause. If you're William's biggest fan or even just a friendly diver, these tags make for a unique gift or novelty item.

     

    Come get yours now, for a stupidly low Pledge price of $50! There's only 5!

    Woooooah, we're halfway there!

    15/05/2015 at 4:40 PM

    Today we hit $5000 in our campaign. That's $5000 in 8 days. Hot damn.

    Thank you to everyone for your pledges and support so far! It's also Phyo's 30th birthday, and all he really, REALLY wants for his birthday is pledges! Share us online, help make Phyo's birthday wishes come true.

    As a last note, we are featuring in two new articles online, check them out below:

    TechinasiaDeeperBlue freediving

    7 day update. Things are going swimmingly!

    14/05/2015 at 2:57 PM

    After a hectic 7 days of spreading our campaign, we’ve had a momentous start. 57 backers from around NZ and the world, with $4,765 raised! Nearly half way to our $10,000 goal.

    A huge thank you to everybody who has supported so far, we only ask that you keep spreading the campaign with friends and family. The more attention we can build around this campaign, a more powerful message we can send out to the world!

     

    As thanks, here’s our blooper reel.

    Thanks Black Cats!

    09/05/2015 at 2:40 PM

    The fantastic people of Black Cats have donated 5 double passes for their Harbour Nature Cruise.

    Have a look at thier website here http://www.http://blackcat.co.nz/ 

    Check out all their photos they see some pretty incredible sights. My favourite is this one of a Hector mother and her calf 

     

    If that doesn't make you want to pledge... I really don't know what else to do :)

    Thanks for all the supprt everyone

     

    Mark

    Joss is going to sport a dolphin outfit

    07/05/2015 at 3:10 PM

    UPDATE: If we hit $1000 soon, Joss will take a swim in the wharf, in his dolphin suit!

    Thanks to Lucas Slebos, we raised an extra $100 in an hour. As promised on social media, Joss will don a dolphin outfit and take to the streets. Good job guys!

      Kim Free
      2015-05-30 17:00:28 +1200
      Cathy Linton
      2015-05-30 12:57:59 +1200
      Cathy Linton
      2015-05-30 12:57:03 +1200
      Nic Rowan
      2015-05-30 08:19:24 +1200
      Kate Stone
      2015-05-28 21:26:38 +1200

      "Almost there! x"

      Nichola Ridout
      2015-05-28 19:45:27 +1200

      "Good work guys . From Joss' Aunty Nicky in the UK !! X"

      Bob Fisher
      2015-05-28 18:58:37 +1200

      "Awesome! Yea thanks William! Good luck this week in Roatan for the 2015 Caribbean Club Freedive Compition!"

      Mike Reid
      2015-05-28 18:34:42 +1200
      Mike Trousdell
      2015-05-28 18:31:44 +1200

      "Let's save the Maui! Saving them sets precedent for how NZ should work with environment across the board. Great initiative!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2015-05-28 10:53:01 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2015-05-28 08:20:45 +1200
      Daniel Starkey
      2015-05-27 23:29:22 +1200
      David Paterson
      2015-05-27 07:54:20 +1200

      "Hope this helps the dolphins"

      Rob Harrison
      2015-05-26 15:48:09 +1200
      Samantha Archer
      2015-05-26 14:53:23 +1200
      Cameron Lines
      2015-05-26 14:04:05 +1200
      Sarah Denton
      2015-05-26 13:53:32 +1200

      "Cool idea! "

      Roberta
      2015-05-26 05:26:26 +1200

      "Dolphins connect us with our heart, the ocean, and Life. Please help!"

      Chris
      2015-05-24 19:58:03 +1200
      @troughbuoy
      2015-05-22 15:03:00 +1200
      Russell Barker
      2015-05-22 10:11:08 +1200

      "Yippee"

      Kit Retter
      2015-05-22 01:50:26 +1200

      "Hope you make your goal Mark!"

      Scottie Chapman
      2015-05-21 21:22:15 +1200
      Josh Allsop
      2015-05-21 18:49:21 +1200

      "Great work guys! Fantastic idea and a fantastic cause! If there is any chance of having the video signed (if its physical) that would b cool"

      Tim Pointer
      2015-05-21 13:14:41 +1200

      "Awesome cause, awesome company. "

      Anonymous pledger
      2015-05-20 22:17:30 +1200
      Faye Parkinson
      2015-05-17 20:16:10 +1200

      "All the best guys."

      M, T & R Corrigan
      2015-05-17 16:17:32 +1200

      "We're really pleased to support this and hope the target is reached !!"

      Lance Cropper
      2015-05-16 11:06:48 +1200
      Norma Major
      2015-05-15 19:17:33 +1200
      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 06/06/2015 at 9:00 PM.