Posts Tagged ‘Disparity Games’

Ninja Pizza Girl Leaps, Ducks, Bounds Onto Kickstarter

By Ben Barrett on July 15th, 2014.

Ninja Pizza Girl is, to put it mildly, an odd one. Its tagline of “a serious game about self-esteem, bullying and resilience – and pizza delivering ninjas” really does capture it. Purely to play it’s an energetic platformer that requires frame-perfect timing to succeed, but doesn’t punish failure so harshly as to be frustrating. The framing is half ridiculous cyberpunk errand running, half serious commentary on the difficulties of teenagehood. Cara enthused about its very existence last year, while I’ve just played the new demo with a half-smile, half-frown. It’s tied to a Kickstarter, after 35,000 AUD, that launched a couple of days ago. Leap over the barrier for some thoughts.

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Early Delivery: A Look At Ninja Pizza Girl

By Cara Ellison on July 31st, 2013.

NINJA PIZZA!
A cyberpunk kid ninja freerunning is across city roofs, there’s always a Daft Punk beat behind the straining leaps she takes over yawning blackness below: one two, jump, land, one two, jump, land, duck, now admittedly, she pants, this Daft Punk soundtrack is because 2001 me is listening a lot to Discovery, and Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger plays, often, everywhere…. one two, jump, land, one two, jump, land, duck – VAULT. VAULT.

But those were silly daydreams and twenty-seven year old me laughs at her and thinks, hah, sixteen year old me, now I can play two levels of a prototype side-scrolling action platformer Ninja Pizza Girl, a year before it comes out, and it’s the platformer you always speculated should happen. Here are my first impressions of a little teenage fantasy. Read the rest of this entry »

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