The type of game is just an old-school hop and bop platformer, similar to, say, Mario, or Donkey Kong Country ( Returns ).
The game stars a young, tribal kitten of a girl named Maowi. Maowi however, is, well… kinda a wuss. How much so? She’s scared of her own shadow. Not so bad? Well, see, when she’s scared, she panics. And when she panics…lots of things end up broken. Exiled from her tribe, she wanders the jungle, starving… but soon gets wind of a legend of an inexhaustible food supply by a wandering forest sage. Extremely hungry and despondent, she figures it’d be nice to live there, and, sets off to find it…completely unaware of the many dangers standing between her and her food.
However…a greedy and gluttonous treasure hunter also hears about it, by chance- and he’s planning on staking his claim there as well, and leaving none to share! Hence, it’s up to Maowi to run, jump, swing, cling, and in some cases, scream to find her edible treasure nest before that mean ol’ hunter gets his greedy mitts on it!
The project is unfortunately unpaid at the moment, although we are planning to put it on Kickstarter, or possibly utilize Desura Alpha Funding once we’ve got enough done.
The style is cartoonish and vibrant, similar to, for example, Donkey Kong, Klonoa, NiGHTS, and what we need at the moment are artists who are capable of drawing lush, natural scenery such as jungles, caverns, and beaches in such a style. Also desirable is a programmer capable of creating a platforming game which will have a varying amount of character- and level-centric features and variations. At the moment, I am executing the game’s design and developmental direction, however I am also doing a bit of programming. At the moment, it is me, and a friend who is doing the character modeling and concept artwork.
The main character:
The bad guy:
And some of his lackies:
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