Ninja Pizza Girl Delivers Pure Fun to Kickstarter
If you ever remember anything at all about me when I’m long gone, remember this: I like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. A lot. Like, a lot, a lot. And if you know anything about those radical bros., you know that they love pizza. So, as a young and impressionable child who emulated everything he saw on his television screen, you can bet your banana raincoat that I learned to love both ninjas and pizza. That said, you can imagine my severe bias towards, and adoration for, a game titled Ninja Pizza Girl. NPG is an upcoming platformer “about bullying, emotional resilience – and pizza delivering ninjas!”
Now on Kickstarter, NPG is being developed by a family team known as Disparity Games (with a little help from some good friends.) The team primarily consists of husband-and-wife duo, Jason and Nicole Stark, and their seventeen-year-old daughter, Raven. (It’s okay to be jealous of a name like Raven Stark. I am, too.) Raven is one of Jason and Nicole’s four daughters, all of whom help contribute to the game’s development in one way or another. “The hardest part of the Kickstarter launch is to schedule things so there’s enough time to get the kid’s school lunches made,” Jason told me.
An official synopsis for the game was provided by Jason as well, and reads as follows: “Ninja Pizza Girl is a fast-paced platform game about speed and flow, about big jumps and giant drops and yelling out “Woohoo!” It’s a game of freedom and fun for speed runners and platformer noobs alike. It’s also a game about Gemma, a sixteen-year-old girl trying to keep her dreams alive in the face of the most merciless enemies known to any teenage girl – other teenagers.”
If you’d like to support the project, but don’t have any disposable income to drop at the moment, Ninja Pizza Girl is also in need of votes on Steam Greenlight. You can check out a super-Alpha demo here, and find even more information on the Disparity Games website. I’ve been playing through the various builds of NPG since early October, and the game gets better each time I try out the latest version. It’s definitely one to watch, even if you can’t support the game directly.