With less than 48 hours remaining, Ninja Pizza Girl has hit it’s $35,000 Kickstarter goal. Now that the game is also Greenlit on Steam I can’t wait to see how it all comes together.
Ninja Pizza Girl is a stylish, side scrolling platformer currently in development by indie outfit Disparity Games, based in sunny Noosa, Australia. They’ve recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to see the game through to release, and after only one week have already exceeded 50% of their funding goal, due in no small part to a rush of positive press, including major gaming website, Polygon.
As well as having a strong, female protagonist, where Ninja Pizza Girl stands out from the crowd of similar platformers is in it’s handling of issues such as bullying and self esteem, which instead of simply being alluded to in passing, are actually built into the “health” system of the game.
Just added to Kickstarter today, Disparity Games “Includification” stretch goal also promises to add accessibility for those with mobility, vision and cognitive difficulties. This has been put together with the assistance of the AbleGamers Foundation, who provide free assistance to developers in making their games as accessible as possible to those with disabilities.
It’s refreshing to see a developer taking a sense of moral and social responsibility so seriously, while still putting up a fun and polished game. Here’s hoping they hit their goal and Ninja Pizza Girl can start kicking arse and delivering pizzas in the not too distant future.