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  Dakko Dakko: Developing For Wii U
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02/13/2013
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Wales, UK, February 13 th 2013.  Dakko Dakko has announced that it is an officially licensed Wii U™ developer and is bringing its new title, Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails, exclusively to Nintendo’s latest platform. Set to launch via the Nintendo eShop in 2013, Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails (working title) is a brand new action title featuring Dakko Dakko’s distinctive blend of tight, rewarding game mechanics and whimsical characters.

Rhodri Broadbent, founder, Dakko Dakko said “Our new game came into being almost as soon as I heard about the Wii U and its Wii U™ GamePad. I've long been fascinated by the different experiences made possible when playing a game in your hands compared with playing on a TV, and the chance to combine the best of both worlds in a brand-new HD action game was irresistible.”

Dan Croucher, producer, Dakko Dakko said "As a small console team with big ambitions, we couldn't ask for a better platform to be working on than Wii U and we’re overjoyed to be awarded official developer status by Nintendo.” He continues, “Miiverse™ is an amazing opportunity for independent developers like us to connect with our players, and great games like Trine 2 and The Cave are making the Nintendo eShop feel like a very classy neighbourhood indeed - I can't wait for Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails to join them."

Dakko Dakko’s recently expanded team is again enlisting the visual talents of Army of Trolls’ Gary Lucken, to give Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails a striking and vibrant graphical style. The game itself will mix fast-paced shooting gameplay with a unique rail-riding platformer mechanic to provide a modern twist on classic arcade action, with more details to be announced shortly.

Broadbent added, “All of us at Dakko Dakko share a common love of arcade action games old and new, and we’re working hard to ensure our latest game can claw itself a place alongside the best of them.”

For more information and interview access, please contact:

Tony Coles, Peppermint P

Tony.coles@peppermintp.com

+44 (0) 207 240 2645

Notes for Editors:

Dakko Dakko is a nimble, impassioned and talented game development studio formed in 2010 by programmer Rhodri Broadbent. Having worked on projects for Lionhead Studios (Fable) and Q-Games (PixelJunk series, Starfox Command) Rhod started the company with a philosophy to combine tight, fun and rich gameplay with precise controls and beautiful artwork, all designed down to the microsecond to amuse, entertain and challenge players. Dakko Dakko’s first two games - 'The 2D Adventures of Rotating Octopus Character' and 'Floating Cloud God Saves The Pilgrims' - have met with critical acclaim and success on the PlayStation Network. Their next title will be released in 2013.

For more information, visit http://dakkodakko.com

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