Guildford, England– September 30th, 2009– Hello Games, a new indie games start-up formed by ex-Criterion, Kuju, EA, Sumo and Climax developers, today announced their first title, the utterly unique stunt-em-up Joe Danger, which is planned for release on a download platform in Spring 2010.
“Joe Danger aims to recreate the childish joy of the first time you took a toy motorbike, doused it in lighter fluid, lit it, and launched it at high speed over your carefully constructed ramp out a second story window” said Sean Murray, the team’s lead developer.“You are Joe Danger, the world’s most determined motorbike stuntman. You live to thrill the crowd and break World Records. A call back to retro classics like Excitebike, this 3D side-scrolling stunt-em-up is a burst of sugar-rush fun for today’s jaded gamers.”
Murray continued,“Take on your friends or race against your rivals– the reckless Team Nasty. You’ll laugh in the face of danger, and it’ll laugh back, as you bounce from boulder to boulder, towards a pile of mousetraps.”
It’s a riches to rags and back to riches tale, as old-school American daredevil Joe, publicly humiliated by the reckless Team Nasty at the start of the game, strives to regain his reputation as the Master of Disaster. Stepping into the shoes of the World most determined Stuntman players will have to combo, boost and pull ludicrous tricks across more than 50 events to thrill the crowd and put Joe back on the podium. As Joe, players will have to leap buses, pools full of ravenous sharks and enormous boxing gloves, as they attempt to wheelie their way into the record books. There’s a host of mini-games, including a puzzle mode and a built in level designer that can be accessed at any time, Little Big Planet-style, allowing gamers to torment their friends with their devious creations.
Featuring impressive cartoon-quality graphics, cartoon physics with comic timing, a custom built engine and a brilliant, slapstick sense of humour, Joe Danger gives arcade classics a nitro boost up the exhaust pipe, and puts the Evil in Evel Knievel. Sure, it’s dangerous business being a stuntman, but as world-class daredevil Lance Murdoch once said“Bones heal, chicks dig scars, and the United States has the best doctor to daredevil ratio in the world.”
For more information about Hello Games and Joe Danger, please visit http://www.joe-danger.com
About Hello Games
Hello Games was founded last year by a band of four friends who had climbed their way to the top of the pile at great developers like Criterion, Sumo, Kuju, EA and Climax. They have decided to set forth on a brave journey of discovery and adventure to bring some new, funky coloured pixels to the world.
They have loved every minute of helping to create great games like Burnout, Geometry Wars Galaxies, Sega Superstars Tennis, MotoGP and Black– but it’s come time for them to forge their own path. They must unleash the charm and creativity that has been stopping them from sleeping at night. Joe Danger is their first title.
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