Portland, OR, April 11, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Start-up game studio, Fat Cat Gameworks, has announced that their first project will be in collaboration with Christopher Hastings, the author of the popular web-comic, Dr. McNinja. The game is set to be a free-to-play, retro-style “platformer” for iOS, Android, and the web. The initial release will include story levels that cover the first two chapters of the web comic. Subsequent chapters will be released on a regular schedule and will follow the numerous insane adventures of the eponymous doctor and his friends. This will be the first time that the popular character has made a foray into the world of video games. Fat Cat Gameworks has released a KickStarter project for the title in the hopes that they can fund development for the free game solely through community support; a playable, web-based demo is included.
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