H-Hour: World's Elite

A project in Southern Pines, NC by David Sears

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The creative director of the original SOCOM games wants to bring you the spiritual successor to those breakout PlayStation 2 shooters.
Backers: 2771
Average Pledge Per Backer: $91

Funded: $252,602 of $200,000
Dates: Jun 7th -> Jul 7th (30 days)
Project By: David Sears
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Latest News

Mission Completed: H-Hour Is Now A Reality!

July 7th - via: kickstarter.com
We hit our first stretch goal of $250,000 within the ending duration of the Campaign, thank you! Well, that’s a wrap for Kickstarter! For thirty days you have tirelessly promoted and evangelized H-Hour: World’s elite and your hard work has paid... (Read More)

Event: Countdown To H-Hour: RADIOPALOOZA

July 5th - via: kickstarter.com
When: July 6th, 4pm EST/1pm PST Where: http://www.twitch.tv/SOFstudios What: Come join us and tune in to SOF Studios' "Countdown To H-Hour: RADIOPALOOZA", a celebration in honor of all who have contributed to this incredible journey. Participants... (Read More)

Graphic: Rural Serbia Concept Art

July 5th - via: kickstarter.com
(click here for larger image) Rural Serbia--picturesque and often forgotten. And the perfect location for terrorists to attempt to move a hostage across the border unless Special Forces can stop them. This concept piece captures some of the beautiful... (Read More)

Rewards: Canada & UK Mobile Command Tiers

July 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Due to popular demand, we have added 2 new tiers to accommodate for Canada & UK backers who want to pledge for the Mobile Command GAEMS reward tier. The associated shipping costs have been totaled into these new tiers.  Only make a pledge at one... (Read More)

Happy 4th of July From The World's Only Special Operations Forces Studios

July 4th - via: kickstarter.com
As originally published at SOF Studios. ---------------------------------- Southern Pines, North Carolina July 4th, 2013 - Special Operations Forces (SOF) Studios would like to wish you and your loved ones a safe and happy Independence Day. For the... (Read More)

Tactical Shooter H-Hour: World's Elite Hits Kickstarter Goal for SOCOM-inspired Demo

July 3rd - via: ausgamers.com
With 4 days remaining on the campaign, the Kickstarter crowdfunding project for H-Hour: World's Elite has passed its initial US$200,000 goal, securing the necessary funding for the team to create a showcase demo with the hopes of then securing further venture capital funding to complete the game. (Read More)

And Now... Let's Dance!

July 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
We made it! With your help--and many of you were tireless promoters of the H-Hour: World's Elite Kickstarter project--we have met our minimum target! Of course it's not over yet. We can still reach for the stretch goals and every dollar pledged will... (Read More)

Mission Accomplished!

July 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
A BIG shout-out to all of the backers & supporters out there who have helped make this possible, THANK YOU! Come join us tonight during the live Twitch.TV event to celebrate! The event starts at 8pm EST / 5pm PST on http://www.twitch.tv/crream.... (Read More)

Video: EARLY Level Reveal

July 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
We're taking another chance today by releasing some footage of an H-Hour map in production. When you see it you may say "Wow. That looks unfinished." This is because it really isn't finished. This map is at the block-in stage and any objects are... (Read More)

Event: Twitch.TV with CrReaM, MystikGunn, Tom & Me

July 1st - via: kickstarter.com
When: July 2nd, 8pm ESTWhere: http://twitch.tv/crream As released by Effen Media:-------------------Join us Live Tuesday, July 2nd at 5PM Pacific Time as Kat Gunn and Kenny Lawson host the legendary David Sears (Creative Director, SOCOM Series) as... (Read More)

Rewards: Mobile Command Tier from GAEMS

July 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Introducing the new "$650 Mobile Command" reward tier, in partnership with GAEMS. SOF Studios is proud to offer the Vanguard Personal Gaming Environment designed for everyone who wants to be immersed in their gaming environment. The larger 19" screen... (Read More)

Rewards: Women's Founder's T-Shirt Reveal

June 28th - via: kickstarter.com
The Founder's T-Shirt is available at the GUNNY tier. You can view the men's design here.$150 GUNNY ============================= Beta Access + Sound Track + Founders T-Shirt + Forum Gunny Badge + Private Forum Access + All Previous Rewards... (Read More)

Rewards: Beep and Squelch Tier Added

June 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Introducing the new "$500 Beep and Squlech" reward tier, SOF Studios is going to develop a never before seen gaming headset through utilizing advanced military technology for planned shipment with H-Hour: World's Elite. The design will start with... (Read More)

Video: New Kickstarter Project Video!

June 27th - via: kickstarter.com
We are pleased to announce that we have released a new Kickstarter video to help push our project to successful funding in these next finals days. Video on Kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1687497632/h-hour-worlds-elite-0 Video on... (Read More)

Rewards: Stylish & Tactical Groove Tiers Added & Misc Updates

June 26th - via: kickstarter.com
This update is all about pledge tiers and rewards. First, due to overwhelming response to the PLAYSTATION WARRIOR tier, we are doubling the maximum number of slots at this level. Your enthusiastic support for PLAYSTATION WARRIOR has already... (Read More)

The Mind Behind SOCOM 1 & 2 Talks H-Hour: World's Elite, Shooters and PS4

June 26th - via: playstationlifestyle.net
The Creative Director behind the first two SOCOM games speaks out about his new project H-Hour: World's Elite. (Read More)

Event: USMG Radio Interview with SOF Studios

June 25th - via: kickstarter.com
When: Thursday, June 27th, 9pm EST Where: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/militarygamer/2013/06/28/usmg-radio What: US Military Gamers will be hosting an interview with our president at SOF Studios, Tom, and myself. You will be able to call in during... (Read More)

Former SOCOM creative director David Sears unveils H-Hour: World's Elite for PS4 on Kickstarter

June 25th - via: psu.com
If we're to pinpoint one genre of video game that has really expanded its scope throughout the generation, it would be shooters. Indeed, nearly every new release features some kind of gun-to-gun gameplay, and the market is frequently reminded of the ubiquitous FPS by the yearly release of a new Call of Duty or Battlefield title. According to a new project on Kickstarter, the creative director of the original SOCOM titles is looking to bring a new shooter to the PlayStation 4, titled H-Hour: World's Elite, which will have a strong focus on authenticity and real world experiences. (Read More)

Rewards: Elite Founders T-Shirt Reveal

June 24th - via: kickstarter.com
To celebrate our $100k milestone, we're revealing the "Elite Founders T-Shirt" design which is included in the Gunny Kickstarter Tier at $150. $150 GUNNY ============================= Beta Access + Sound Track + Founders T-Shirt + Forum Gunny Badge +... (Read More)

Graphics: Terrorist Character Reveal & Additional Hero Shots

June 24th - via: kickstarter.com
We wanted to share a few more character images from H-Hour with you. Please bear in mind that these are works in progress and there will be many days of polish and tweaking as we continue to work with the characters in the game. Click here for a... (Read More)

Rewards: Sea Snipers Revamped Reward Tier

June 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
In partnership with Sea Snipers and to revamp the $300 SENIOR CHIEF reward tier, we are pleased to announce an update to this tier along with additional information as written directly from Sea snipers: ------------- [As written by Sea Snipers] We... (Read More)

Video: SOF Studios' President Tom: Community Address 06-21-13

June 21st - via: kickstarter.com
You can read the official article related with this update here:SOF Studios' President Tom: Community Address 06-21-13 Head over to our new Teamroom and help the H-Hour community spread the word!Teamroom: Community Outreach  (Read More)

Team: Announcing SUKMYTURBAN as The Official Gamers Conscious

June 20th - via: kickstarter.com
SUKMYTURBAN's recorded video leading up to our conversation.SUKMYTURBAN's YouTube channel.  (Read More)

Event: Twitch.TV Open Q&A with Urgent Fury

June 20th - via: kickstarter.com
What: Twitch.TV Open Q&A with Urgent Fury and Myself When: June 22nd, 7pm - 10pm (EST)  Where: http://www.twitch.tv/urgentfury You can learn more about Urgent Fury by visiting their website: http://www.urgentfury.com  (Read More)

Interview: Exclusive Interview by Off Duty Gamers

June 19th - via: kickstarter.com
I recently headed back to the site of our first Kickstarter video shoot to talk with Off Duty Gamers. They represent gamers who currently serve in or have served in the U.S. Armed Forces and they advocate for authenticity in military-inspired games.... (Read More)

Team: Announcing Russ Phillips, Former Art Director of SOCOM

June 19th - via: kickstarter.com
I am really happy to announce that the art director of SOCOM, Russ Phillips, will be teaming up with me and the rest of SOF Studios to make H-Hour: World’s Elite. Russ is not only a phenomenal art director, he’s a level design force to reckon... (Read More)

Graphic: First Character Reveal

June 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi, guys. We are going to take a risk and release a very early look at the first character for H-Hour. This image was taken directly from the game and still needs authenticity tweaks, some detail work, and under the hood work to shaders. But we... (Read More)

Event: Reddit IAmA (Open Q&A) LIVE

June 14th - via: kickstarter.com
EVENT LIVE UNTIL AROUND 6PM ESTCLICK HERE TO PARTICIPATEWhat:  Reddit IAmA Open Q&A  When:  June 15th, 12pm - 6pm (EST)  Where: http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1geigr/i_am_the_original_cd_creative_director_of_the/ As preluded to in... (Read More)

Event: Reddit IAmA This Saturday (Open Q&A)

June 13th - via: kickstarter.com
What: Reddit IAmA Open Q&A  When: June 15th, 12pm - 6pm (EST) Where: http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/  I will be hosting a Reddit IAMA event this Saturday, the 15th, starting at 12pm to 6pm (EST). This will act as an open Q&A where you can... (Read More)

Interview: E3 Interview by Battle Chatter Online

June 13th - via: kickstarter.com
First things first, if you haven't already, back our project because without your support H-Hour will not be a reality! We also ask that you help spread the word to your friends, teammates, family and even your enemies (if you want to shoot them... (Read More)

Gameplay: Similarities & Differences to SOCOM

June 12th - via: kickstarter.com
First things first, if you haven't already, back our project because without your support H-Hour will not be a reality! We also ask that you help spread the word to your friends, teammates, family and even your enemies (if you want to shoot them... (Read More)

Visuals: Milestones, Some Pie & Our Approach

June 11th - via: kickstarter.com
MilestonesJust to be clear, we’re on a short schedule for the demo. The below timeline should make that clear. We’ll have a demo to show you just five months after the close of our Kickstarter campaign. (click here to view larger image) Breakdown... (Read More)

Want A New SOCOM Game? Here’s The Next Best Thing

June 11th - via: kotaku.com.au
As the SOCOM series slowly went off the rails, careening further and further away from made the early games so good, fans were left with nowhere else to go. As anyone who liked early Rainbow Six or SWAT games will tell you, when it comes to tactical shooters, they just don’t make ‘em like they used to. Or, to be more accurate, they don’t make ‘em at all. Which is why David Spears, creative director of the original SOCOM games, has put a studio together to develop H-Hour: World’s Elite, and is running a Kickstarter campaign to fund it. (Read More)

FAQ: Some Concerns Addressed & FAQ's Added

June 10th - via: kickstarter.com
So, as I understand it some people have concerns over helping fund a PC game. Before too many people form permanent opinions, I thought I'd talk about that here.  Our Kickstarter page is focused on making a PC demo--once that's done we have the... (Read More)

SOCOM “spiritual successor” takes to Kickstarter

June 10th - via: vg247.com
One-time SOCOM creative lead David Sears wants to bring tactical squad-based shooting back with H-Hour: World’s Elite. (Read More)

SOCOM “spiritual successor” Hits to Kickstarter

June 10th - via: explosion.com
Former SOCOM creative lead David Sears has taken to Kickstarter for his next game, H-Hour: World’s Elite, and with it he looks to bring back tactical squad (Read More)

SOCOM 'spiritual successor' H-Hour: World's Elite hits Kickstarter

June 10th - via: gamenguide.com
The director of the original SOCOM game is looking to create an all-new title aimed at being a 'spiritual successor' to the franchise. David Sears has started a Kickstarter for a tactical, team-based military shooter for the PC. (Read More)

Interview: Exclusive Interview by TheRealSOCOM

June 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Luke over at TheRealSOCOM was kind enough to interview me about SOFs' Kickstarter launch, H-Hour: World's Elite and a lot of other topics. He asked a lot of insightful questions and I tried my best to give intelligent answers. Check it out if you... (Read More)

Rewards: New Digital $15, $25 and $65 Tiers Added

June 9th - via: kickstarter.com
We have received feedback from the community from those who are based outside of the US and those who are strictly looking for digital rewards. In response, the following reward tiers have been added with zero shipping cost:  (Read More)

Blog Entry: This One is Blue (Behind the scenes)

June 9th - via: kickstarter.com
A funny thing happened on the way to making H-Hour—we made a Kickstarter video. Now, making movies is not my favorite endeavor but it’s not the most loathed either. What I really like to do is make games. There are sometimes little movies... (Read More)

Former SOCOM developer unveils new shooter

June 9th - via: polygon.com
Former SOCOM and Rainbow Six: Patriots creative lead David Sears is planning a new tactical shooter game, H-Hour: World's Elite. (Read More)

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