Friday, January 31, 2014

NinjaBee 2014: Busy as Bees


We love making Kelfing games. We’ve been improving and expanding A World of Keflings since we released it in December, 2010. In that time, we’ve added three great DLC campaigns, brought AWOK to Windows 8 and even given the game away as part of Microsoft’s Games with Gold promotion. In the next couple of months, A World of Keflings will make the jump to Wii U. Even now, brave Kefling explorers are sailing toward the famed land of “Nintendo”, where the mighty and legendary Miis are said to rule.


After our diminutive settlers have finished colonizing the Wii U, it is time for NinjaBee to tackle new projects. Awesome things are on the horizon. This doesn’t mean we are giving up Keflings. It just means that our next title isn’t going to be A World of Keflings 2: Kefling Boogaloo. At about the same time A World of Keflings becomes available on the Wii U, our fast-paced acorn chaser, Nutjitsu, will be released on a new platform. To give you a hint, it will be our first time releasing on the target device. We are so close to being able to tell you which one. We will announce it to everyone as soon as the ink dries on those contracts.


As awesome as all that is, we have even more up our sleeves. You see, we haven’t been resting on our tiny Keflings laurels this whole time (they aren’t terribly comfortable, for one). NinjaBee is more than Keflings. We are constantly creating, critiquing, refining, reimagining, discarding and revisiting ideas. You have no idea how many wacky, wonderful concepts we toss around this studio. We have enough pitches and concept art to build a wobbly paper tower to the stars. There has never been a better time to try new things. So we went nuts.


All that relentless exploration led us to a few ideas we are interested in exploring further. We have a crop of fantastic concepts that represent the cream of our collective imaginations. Trust us; all of these concepts are super awesome! We’ve shown you a couple of teasers this week, little snippets to pique your interest. We’re going to pull the curtain back a little further, show just the hint of something more. These four images represent four new IPs, new frontiers for NinjaBee. We’ve lavished a lot of love on each of these. Some of them are more developed than others. Not all of them will become finished products, at least not in any recognizable form. But they all represent the beginnings of something wonderful: the genesis of NinjaBee’s next game.


You will be seeing a lot more of at least one of these games over the next year. Stay tuned to our blog, our Facebook and our Twitter for art, teasers, developer diaries and more. We will be bringing one of these IPs to PAX Prime later this year. Until then we plan on updating you on our progress as often as we can. Drop on by or bug your favorite game news site to see what we have at our booth at PAX East this April. We might even have some secret snippets to share. NinjaBee is going to fantastic new places in 2014, and you are invited to join us for every step along the way.


Is there something here that catches your eye? Do any of these images excite and inspire you? Salivating over the possibilities? Tell us about it. Drop us an email, connect with us on social media. We’re listening. You make the NinjaBee experience great. We do this for you, our players, our friends. So feel free to reach out to us as we blaze a trail toward the next NinjaBee release, we appreciate the company.


6 comments:

Seth said...

#1 and #3. Although, it depends what genre that Vikings one is... :) Really hoping that Nutjitsu unannounced device is Windows Phone.

Ominous Mike said...

Vikings baby. Especially cute vikings.

Anonymous said...

I think the last 2 look sweet. show more apha 9

Anonymous said...

Wow, #3 and #4 look AWESOME! Especially #3! #1 and #2 are a maybe.....

Anonymous said...

#1 and #3. Those are the ones that look truly awesome. Hope those 2 have online! #2 and #4 are both a maybe...

Greg Stein said...

New stuff is great, but I'd really, really like to see more Keflings!! Those little guys are great!