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Chompy Chomp Chomp Party Heading To Wii U Next Year

Posted by Andy Green

Development on this tasty treat began last week

Chompy Chomp Chomp is available on PC and Xbox Live Arcade and is the first project from developer Utopian World of Sandwiches. However, there's a new system set to join the picnic as the studio has confirmed it started development of a brand new version on Wii U last week.

It's set to be called Chompy Chomp Chomp Party and the leap to Nintendo's system came when the team met with Karl Hilton, managing director of Crytek UK and one of the creators of the N64 classic GoldenEye 007, at Games Britannia in Sheffield, UK.

Hilton agreed Nintendo would be a great fit for the plucky little Chompies, and after the event James Woodrow, creative director at Utopian World of Sandwiches, sent him an email that eventually resulted in the download title being lined up for a Wii U release.

Karl did something really amazing that we weren't expecting at all and rang Nintendo on our behalf. They emailed us back straight away. At the time the Wii U was on the horizon and they didn’t have all the things in place for indies. And we wanted to see how the first Chompies was going to be received. So we kept in touch and waited.

Utopian World of Sandwiches said the reception and love it has received for the game and the characters within it has been overwhelming and is hoping Wii U players will feel the same.

As soon as the Wii U opened up to indies we had a meeting with the awesome guys at Nintendo Europe and we became registered Nintendo developers in August. We are so excited to be bringing Chompy Chomp Chomp to Wii U! We dreamt of it but we didn't think it would actually happen! When we first made Chompies we had young families in mind and who is more family friendly than Nintendo?!

Chompy Chomp Chomp is a maze-based title where participants chase each other around trying to eat correctly coloured opponents. It's resonated well with multiplayer gamers so it's no surprise the developer has confirmed it will definitely support at least five players locally on Wii U.

Chompy Chomp Chomp Party will be made in Unity and will therefore be in 3D. It's scheduled to arrive in 2014. Below are a couple of screenshots from the developer. The first shows where it's up to after a week's worth of work, while the second is a concept sketch of what it will look like on Wii U. Based on the drawing, it appears off-TV will feature.

What are your thoughts on this one? Are you looking forward to seeing it arrive on Wii U? Let us know in the comment section.


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User Comments (14)

PikminWorld

#1

PikminWorld said:

Looks interesting though, it looks like Pokemon Rumble U and Pac-Man and the gameplay sounds kind of cool but, could also get boring after a while of just eating each other but, I shouldn't judge yet and it's nice to know another game is coming to the Wii U! :) I hope it works out well and becomes a great game.

DefHalan

#4

DefHalan said:

I played this on Xbox Live Indie (I loved the XBLI idea) it was a lot of fun, can't wait for this :)

RaylaxStaff

#5

Raylax said:

I met the devs of this at an expo last year. It's a great frantic multi-player game. Probably doesn't stand up as well in single-player (if there even is such a mode), but it had me, one of the devs and a couple of other expo-goers screaming at each other (in a good way!)

Essentially, you chase each other around the maze. The colour of the 'target' beneath your feet shows you who you should be chasing (ie, red target = chase the red player). Every 20-or-so seconds though, the colours switch with little warning - that guy you were closing in on might well now be on the hunt for you instead! Throw items into the mix and it quickly gets chaotic - oftentimes you won't even notice your target colour has changed, or who's presently chasing you, until it's too late. Very fun little game :)

rjejr

#6

rjejr said:

I keep reading it as Chompity chomp chomp. Not sure where the "ity" comes from, maybe an old Sat morning catoon character. Bumpity bump bump, humpity hump hump? I dont know, but its out there somewhere.

On topic, this will be a good DL for people who buy their Wii U bundled w/ something other than Nintendo Land. Otherwise just play NL.

WiiLovePeace

#12

WiiLovePeace said:

@rjejr Maybe its Mr. Bump Goes Bumpity-Bump you're thinking of? Untitled

As for the game I hope it has a single player component. It looks like a fun rendition of pac-man & bomberman :)

Samurai_Goroh

#14

Samurai_Goroh said:

Looks like a great concept but it's too early in development to say how it will turn out. Of course, coming from people with Goldeneye 007 on their résumé, one can hope for the best.
The title is weird, though. Chompy Chomp Chomp Party or CCCP for short. Am I the only one seeing this?

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