We don’t normally cover Kickstarter / crowdfunding projects here (there’s just too many of them!), but today we’re making an exception. Ninja Pizza Girl is a new Australian project, which the developers describe as “a serious game about bullying, emotional resilience – and pizza delivering ninjas!”
The game looks great – it’s a sort of platformy version of Mirror’s Edge, with more than a little inspiration drawn from both Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Sonic the Hedgehog. The main character – obviously – is a 16yr old girl, and she runs around delivering pizza and generally kicking ass.
Something that’s not-so-obvious is the game’s latest collaborator: Mirror’s Edge / Tomb Raider / Overlord writer Rhianna Pratchett, who’s stepped up to help with the game’s narrative. Pratchett spotted Ninja Pizza Girl on social media and has quickly become one of its greatest champions.
Inspired to see Ninja Pizza Girl exploring themes like self-esteem, bullying and self awareness.
Ninja Pizza Girl is currently one week and AU$10,000 away from achieving its goal. If you want to try before you buy, the team’s shared this handy pre-alpha demo – if you like it, hop on over to Kickstarter and pledge your support! Rewards start at $1 (a simple thankyou), and you can snag a copy of the game for as little as $15. Higher pledges will net you artwork, in-game rewards, badges and stickers, and a general sense of well-being.