Independent Start-Up to Craft Game for Hugely Popular Web-Comic, Dr. McNinja
The immensely popular Web-Comic character is making his way to the world of Video Games with the help of start-up independent game developer, Fat Cat Gameworks. The project will be released as a free to play mobile and web-based "platform" style game. The game will allow players to follow the good Doctor's surreal adventures on any iOS or Android device.
Doctor McNinja is a web-comic created by New York comic artist Christopher Hastings who created the initial concept while he was attending the School of Visual Arts. Since he first published the comic as a one-shot comic in 2004 it has generated millions of fans across the globe due to its unique humor and surreal story telling. The comic has been featured in a variety of publications and has released two successful published collections. New pages of Dr. McNinja's current chapter are regularly posted on the website DrMcNinja.com.
Fat Cat Gameworks is the collaborative effort of three Game Industry veterans, Chance Wees, Hunter Thomas, and Alisa Christopher. The studio is based just outside of Portland, OR, a location notorious in the game industry for it's lack of game development jobs, despite being located in between several other West Coast game Meccas. Fat Cat Gameworks' mission is to foster a lasting Game Development community in the Portland area, and to create a unique new “Guild” model of game development, becoming a studio where small teams of indy developers can meet and collaborate on a variety of projects under a single brand.
The project can be found at Kickstarter.com