To some, "Black College Football" might come off as a racist title for a football videogame. However, the game is based in history – there are 103 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and many of them know how to play ball. In fact, black college football gives many Black Americans a huge sense of pride and community. Many NFL stars today, including famed wide receiver Jerry Rice and Super Bowl XXII MVP Doug Williams, consider themselves graduates of this esteemed culture.
So with Black College Football, Publisher Aspyr hopes to recreate the beloved cultural sensation in virtual form. Unique to this football game is that it uses the Unreal 3 engine, the graphics engine that was most famously utilized in shooters Gears of War and Unreal Tournament III.
However, even though the title of the game has the word "football" in it, another big aspect of the culture is its competitive drumming (think of the movie Drum Line). To represent this interesting facet of the sport, Black College Football will support drum peripherals and feature drumming mini-games.
To further promote the game and the sport, Aspyr has teamed up with Interscope Records and various celebrities such as The Game, Common and others. Fans across the country will be able to see what all the fuss is about when Black College Football ships in Q2 of 2009.
Apr 1, 2009