By Leif Conti-Groome / February 24th, 2016
Not content with just having a film, a cartoon and even action figures, Jay and Silent Bob are now standing outside the crowdfunding store hoping for a handout for their video game Jay and Silent Bob: Chronic Blunt Punch. Developer Interabang Entertainment are no strangers to game making and crowdfunding as they funded their last game Super Comboman through Kickstarter in 2012. Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes will be reprising their titular roles for the game and working with Interabang to be ‘on hand to consult with the creative side of development’.
Much like Super Comboman, Jay and Silent Bob will be a side-scrolling brawler, but it also includes a tag team mechanic that will allow one or two players to select between the fowl mouthed slackers. Because they both like to swear a copious amount, Interabang Entertainment is implementing a ‘Convo Combo system’ where you can hurl insults during boss encounters. This feature sounds like it’s going to be quite deep as the developers compare it to a fighting game system and even give the option for peaceful resolutions to battles.
With a name like Jay and Silent Bob: Chronic Blunt Punch, it’s not surprising that the devs are using crowdfunding to get around the censorship of big publishers. Drugs, violence and sexual themes will be aplenty as Jay and Silent Bob find themselves in a city sized mega-mall looking for new customers to sell marijuana to. The game’s exaggerated art style fits in nicely with this vulgar world; stomachs spill out of obese scooter drivers and perky man-nipples are exposed through a juvenile use of S&M gear.
While the campaign page and unfunny pitch video lack actual gameplay, Interabang Entertainment has been working on the title for a year. The promise to include elements and even actors from earlier Kevin Smith movies isn’t enough to throw money at this project without caution. Super Comboman reached $16,170 USD on Kickstarter, but the the goal has jumped to $400,000 USD on a newer crowdfunding service, Fig. If you are interested in getting Jay and Silent Bob in video game form it would be smart to watch some let’s plays of Super Comboman (since there’s no demo) and learn about the unique way Fig handles crowdfunding.
If successful, Jay and Silent Bob: Chronic Blunt Punch has a tentative release date of February 2018 and will be released for PC with Interabang Entertainment looking into PS4 and Xbox One ports. The campaign ends on March 31st at 9pm (no time zone is given).
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