Randy Moss & Several High Profile NFL-Bound Future Stars Join OverDog's Growing Roster- Challenge Their Fans in Video Game
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, March 16, 2013, 02:37 PM EDT
OverDog, a mobile app that connects pro athletes to fans through any video game title, recruits Randy Moss, one of the most explosive receivers in NFL history, to join the OverDog team. He’s the newest addition to the more than 100 pro athletes from all sports already signed up for OverDog.
“Right now, our [OverDog] mission is to find an exclusive group of fans to test out our Beta version,” says Hunter Hillenmeyer, former Chicago Bear and Founder of OverDog. “We’re campaigning on Kickstarter to recruit some serious fans and gamers who’d like first dibs at facing off against athletes in the months prior to the public app launch. We want their suggestions and feedback to make the OverDog app an incredible experience.”
Imagine taking on Tampa Bay Ray, David Price, in Halo 4! With the help of the Players’ Associations, OverDog makes these dreams possible by streamlining the process for athlete and fan connections. Athletes post video challenges which fans can access and accept. OverDog chooses one lucky gamer from a random drawing who will then face off against the challenging athlete. Athletes and fans can interact via the video game, and even trash talk while wearing headsets.
By pledging early on Kickstarter, backers will have exclusive access to the athlete challenges. They’ll also become a part of the development process by offering feature feedback and suggesting players they’d like to see as part of the program in the future. OverDog is working on its expanded features which are why they’ve turned to Kickstarter for additional funding. For example, OverDog wants to live stream gaming challenges between athletes (Imagine watching Matt Forte and Clay Matthews face-off in Madden in real time!). It’s a new way for fans to bring their sports allegiances into the video game world. Other features will include fan v. fan play, leaderboards and game broadcasting. The full app will be released this Fall.
For a full list of pledge options and current OverDog roster, please head to the OverDog Kickstarter Page.
You can also check out some of the OverDog athlete challengers HERE.
OverDog is comprised of a team of technology and mobile application gurus with the insight of professional athletes. Former Chicago Bear, Hunter Hillenmeyer, serves as the President and Co-Founder alongside CEO Steve Berneman. Berneman brings nearly 10 years of experience working in start-ups and sports to the table.
Additionally, an advisory board made up of the sport industry’s elite is on-hand for app input and participation. Tampa Bay Rays’ David Price, Minnesota Vikings’ Chris Kluwe, former NFL Wide Receiver Hank Baskett are just a few of the board’s members. Each athlete is looking to combine his love of sports, fans, and gaming in an efficient, exciting platform.