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Cartoonist Launches Retro Video Game on Kickstarter
Web comic artist Jeff Mumm raising funds on Kickstarter for his new video game
If you know video games, you’ll probably know what Jeff is talking about when he says it uses 16-bit artwork and very detailed animations. Based on his web comic GUINEA SOMETHING GOOD, it features dialogue tree interactions and “all the best platforming elements from the Super Nintendo days as well as vehicles and weapons.”
In the game, you play a guinea pig in search of his friend. On your journey, you bounce off the heads of bunny rabbits and they soon band together to seek revenge, using sophisticated futuristic technology to do so. Game play includes jumping, swinging, crawling, climbing, kicking, and flipping.
Jeff has drawn comics as far back as he can remember, first producing the web comic BEYOND THE CAGE while in the seventh grade. In 2011, funds raised on Kickstarter allowed him to publish his comic book collection PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION.
Growing up in Roseville, California, Jeff studied Graphic Design at Sacramento State, then attended the Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont where he studied comic book art and the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, where he studied traditional animation.
This is not Jeff’s first video game. An earlier arcade type game also featured his long time guinea pig hero Joe and was called BOUNCE OR DIE
Anyone can make a pledge of any amount on Kickstarter, but unless the goal amount is reached, no money is exchanged. Jeff’s goal is $10,000 and he has until January 17 to get there.
Jeff’s Kickstarter page can be found at http://www.kickstarter.com/