Monday, August 2, 2021

Crowdfunding Campaign Underway For William Trubridge Smartphone Freediving Game


World Champion freediver William Trubridge has partnered with a New Zealand company to crowdsource the development of a smartphone freediving game.

The gameplay in “William Trubridge’s Plunge Free Dive” features exercises and physiological measurements that Trubridge uses while freediving in places like Dean’s Blue Hole and at Vertical Blue (Click here for‘s comprehensive coverage of Vertical Blue).

During the game, players would be able to monitor heart rate, do breathing exercises, and from time to time rescue endangered Hector’s and Maui’s dolphins from gillnets, according to Joss Doggett, Game Lead at Gamestarter, the company developing the Trubridge app.

Trubridge wants to raise awareness for New Zealand’s Maui’s Dolphin, a subspecies of the endangered Hector’s Dolphin. Maui’s dolphins are on the brink of extinction with only 55 remaining in the world.

The company wants to raise $10,000 by June 6 via the PledgeMe crowdfunding platform. To contribute, click here.




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John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.