Following on from their Wii U eShop debut with mediocre brain bamboozler IQ Test, Ninja Pig Studios has revealed some early details of Meme Run, which will be their next game developed in Unity and promises to be one of the more subversive games in the short time that Nintendo has welcomed indies using Web Framework and Unity onto its platform.
After posting about this upcoming game on Miiverse, there has been quite a bit of chatter from other indie developers on Twitter about the validity of this game and questions about the nature of the 'race to the bottom'. As with RCMADIAX's recent release of SPIKEY WALLS, some feel this is a step too far into the abyss.
Rather than simply dismiss what could turn out to be a masterpiece of video game design, we reached out to Jordan Schuetz from Ninja Pig Studios to understand his rationale behind the upcoming game.
Schuetz mused for a moment then boldly declared:
"This was a game created by me Jordan (20) and my 14 year old brother Garrett. We love the Montage Parody subreddit, and wanted to create a parody game based off that subreddit. In our free time, we made the game. We ended up sharing the game on Facebook amongst our friends for free. Everyone we knew loved the game and thought it was so funny. We then asked some people on Miiverse what they thought of the game. The reaction from the younger audience was amazing, thus we want to bring the game to the Wii U. Me and my brother wanted to make the game very difficult to beat, and the trailer doesn't even showcase all of the crazy events that happen during the song so you will just have to play it for yourselves to find out how crazy the game gets."
We were then directed to a video which showcases the game as it is now:
The ever-defiant Schuetz assured us that the game is a work in progress and is subject to change; "People seem to be taking this game very seriously, but keep in mind, it's supposed to be a troll game; the main character is a troll face!".
What do you think of the concept behind this game? Is it a step too far for the Wii U eShop and Nintendo should clamp down on it, or is this all valid self-expression? As always, let us know your thoughts by posting a comment below.