A student project developed in association with prominent Japanese indies
Ninjustice has a lot of style. It looks like something you might get if you tossed Alien Hominid and Viewtiful Joe in a blender, then topped off the strange concoction with a dash of Tomena Sanner for good measure. It’s just so delightfully bizarre.
There’s also a pretty cool story behind the project. It came about thanks to a contest run by Playism, the publisher behind titles like AstebreedandKero Blaster, challenging students at game design university HAL Osaka to build a full game before graduation. The reward? Free localization and publishing. Nice.
The HAL students were also given the opportunity to work alongside some highprofile Japanese indie developers, includingLa-Mulanadirector Takumi Naramura, Cave Storycreator Daisuke “Pixel” Amaya, andOne Way Heroicsdeveloper Smoking Wolf. Along with the staff at Playism, these familiar names helped provide feedback throughout the development process.
At the end two winners were chosen, one of which happens to be teamSakura Fubuki’sNinjustice. Interested in trying it out? Well you needn’t wait to long. It will be available via the Playism Store this Friday, June 6 for $2.99.
Ninjustice is coming on June 6th! [Playism]