The game of Novusport embraces the idea that all sports were meant to be played and enjoyed. When it comes to sports, we have a simple philosophy: “We believe in the art of balance and not sport specialization” We want our users to explore the fascinating world of sports in a virtual, competitive environment while promoting a healthy life style.
The basic purpose of this application is to capture video and metrics from the ActivRs that users choose to perform. This creates a Sports Graph for each user permitting comparisons against friends, co-workers and leaders in each activity and sport. The excitement inherent in competitive activities permeates the entire Novusport culture.
Novusport is a social networking game for active people who want to compete against themselves or others in their city or around the world, with the goal of attaining the highest possible score on their Sports Graph. The Sports Graph is a unique and proprietary measure of a person’s overall athletic prowess and skill level. Novusport believes that all those who love competing and participating in different sports and activities should have a platform to showcase their abilities on the Internet.
Participants use their skills to generate points by completing predefined activities across a wide array of sports regardless of talent or athleticism. From golf to hoops, Novusport broadens the scope of what it means to be an athlete. Rather than performing solely in a most preferred sport, users can open their world to wide-ranging skills tests in which they can compete, be challenged and succeed.
Novusport: The Sports Graph
Based on the world record for each pre-defined activity (ActivR) and its result after being completed by the users, we can begin to calculate the unique athletic blue print or the Sports Graph of our athletes. Each ActivR has its unique DNA based on ten physical and mental attributes: Ground speed, water speed, endurance, strength, vertical jump, accuracy, courage, balance, Novusport IQ and popularity. For instance, let’s use the 400 meter ActivR for track and field as an example (One full lap). Although ground speed would be the most logical element being fully impacted; certain factors such as endurance, keeping the balance inside the lane while making the turns, and finding the proper timing for the final acceleration, make it hard to solely focus on being fast. Therefore, on a scale from 1 to 10 in ground speed for the 400 meter ActivR, the maximum impact factor is 8. However, if you want to compare your results using the maximum impact factor of 10 for ground speed, you must choose the 100 meter dash, or 40 yard dash ActivRs, where as a runner, all you do is run as fast as you can for the entire race.
So if someone asks you “What’s Your Sports Graph?” and you say “I have a ground speed score (G.S.) of 7/10 and a water speed score (W.S.) of 2/10″ We consider you to be a “Fast, above average cat who is petrified of the water.”
If you have a G.S. of 5/10 and W.S. of 5/10, you are a “Well balance athlete with plenty of room for improvement in both ground speed and water speed.”
Novusport: The Point System
In some cases, the closer athletes get to the world record of an ActivR, the more points they receive as players. We have developed a very unique method to award points and achievements for each completed ActivR. There are three different types of ActivR.
One-on-One Match ActivR’s: These activities require a challenger to complete. They could be tennis, ping pong or basketball one on one match play. Each ActivR has a pool of 300 points. There is a winner and a challenger. The points are given away depending on the match results. In case of a close match (15-14) both players will earn almost the same points, but the winner will always have the edge in points and the winner badge for his virtual trophy room.
G.S.B. ActivR’s: Short for gold, silver and bronze. These are individual ActivRs where the results are compared to world records pertaining to the ActivRs. Some of them are the 40 yard dash, football throw distance, swimming the 50 meter free-style or the long jump. For example, if an athlete throws a football for 60 yards he/she will earn 216 Novusport points and a silver medal for the event. An 85 yard bomb will yield the maximum of 300 points and maybe an NLF contract.
Unique ActivRs: These predefined activities aren’t required to be measured or timed. If completed, all users earn the same number of points and the unique medal. Some of these ActivRs are the backflip, basketball half court shot, bowling strike, diving canon ball, soccer olympic goal or darts bullseye.
Creating your first ActivR:
First download the application and complete your athletic DNA process during registration. Click on the ActivR button found at the bottom of the App. Use the side to side slider to scroll through all the sports currently available. Once you choose a sport, a second slider will appear underneath the selected sport. Once you select the ActivR you wish to complete, the next step will be to click on the “Show Me How” button. Here you will find valuable information on how to maximize each ActivR such as the best angle to record the ActivR, the Sports Graph elements being impacted and the ActivR’s main objective.
Once you know the rules and objective for the ActivR click on “Do it Now”. If you wish, you can check-in at the location, then click on Record ActivR to enter the video recording mode. All ActivRs have a 3,2,1,Go countdown. Make sure you start the ActivR once your sidekick says the word “Go”
Who are the Sidekicks and why are they important: