Funded with 40,000 €
Prototype Funding 2021 / 2
CR4NKUP combines gaming and sport in one world! Through the gamification of indoor bike training and innovative smart trainers, CR4NKUP brings indoor training to a new level and creates a virtual world in which thousands of players worldwide can ride with and against each other at the same time.
CR4NKUP turns indoor training into a unique experience
Virtual clubs, joint training with friends, events, competitions and tournaments with other athletes from all over the world let you escape the sadness of lonely indoor training. With individual training plans and personally tailored workouts, the player can continuously improve in an entertaining way. The Smart Trainer turns the training into an immersive workout, the real performance is transferred into the virtual world, turns inclines and headwinds into a real experience and takes the athlete to a new level.
CR4NKUP is a project by Marco Schultz. As a passionate racing cyclist with 20 years of experience in the video games industry, he brings all of his expertise from engine programming to managing director to the project. He is supported by Thomas Mahlke and Ronny Pries. The three have shared a passion for computers and creativity for 20 years, resulting in a large number of internationally awarded computer demos and various computer and console games.