The Fan-Made F-Zero X Kickstarter is Being Canned

By Julian Benson on at

It's been 11 years since the F-Zero game back on the Game Boy Advance. One fan's solution was potentially short-sighted. Dave Strauß took to Kickstarter to raise funds for Zero Gravity AX, which, like F-Zero and Wipeout, was going to be an anti-gravity racer; one that offered 30 player multiplayer, customisable vehicles and a track editor.

However, Strauß used his own 3D version of F-Zero's Blue Falcon to advertise the project.

"The Blue Falcon will not be in the game with this design," Strauß clarified in a later update. "Also that this footage doe's [sic] not represent the final game. We made this prototype of the game and of the model a while back, and we thought it would be a good idea to show what we have done in the past."

This clarification wasn't enough. Due to negative feedback Strauß announced later that day that he was cancelling the project. Since the project was closed down, all of the videos in Zero Gravity AX's YouTube channel have been pulled but Eurogamer snagged this GIF of the F-Zero-like in action:

It's understandable that the project was pulled, Nintendo would not have been happy if it had continued while looking so much like on of its games,  but hopefully we'll see another (less copyrighy infringe-y) version of Zero Gravity AX emerge in the future.