Ever want to play your favorite athletes in a game of Madden, NHL, MLB: The Show or even Halo?
Well, it’s not a dream anymore.
Created by former Chicago Bears linebacker Hunter Hillenmeyer, the OverDog app links gamers to their favorite athletes. The project is currently looking for capital via Kickstarter. With 26 days left to fund the project, OverDog has raised $7,798 of the $100,000 needed for funding.
The way it will all work is simple.
“All you have to do is download the app, share your gamertag, tell us who you root for, then receive and accept challenges from all of your favorite pro athletes,” reads a statement on the company’s Kicktarter page. “Depending on whether the athlete challenges fans to a heads-up game of FIFA or a 12-person Team Death Match in Call of Duty, OverDog will randomly select fans from a drawing, "friend" all participants automatically on the console, and queue you to start the game.”
The company is planning a closed Beta for April and is already working with the NFLPA, MLBPA, NHLPA, MLSPA, NBPA, UFC, NCAA, and USOC to ensure that every sport has athletes ready to play. Once the full product is launched in August (that is, after a successful Kickstarter campaign) OverDog said an Android compatible app will also be developed.
Like all Kickstarter projects, OverDog offers rewards to those who help fund the projects. OverDog has taken the rewards to a completely new level.
Take one of the possible rewards for donating $1,000:
“A guaranteed game of NHL 13 with a player from your favorite NHL team. You let us know your favorite team and OverDog will set it up. Usually, OverDog stands for anytime/anywhere gaming at nearly zero cost, but for our Kickstarter campaign, we're arranging these special scheduled games for our best fans. 2013 Subscription included.”
They also have similar rewards for MLB, MLS and NFL fans.
During his eight-year career with the Green Bay Packers and Bears, Hillenmeyer was a special teams force, but also started 69 of the 101 games he played in.
To learn more about the project, head to OverDog’s Kickstarter page, here.