Dear Friends, Fans and Followers, Happy New Year 2018!
What a journey..when Monster Boy development started over 4 years ago, we had no idea that we would end up with a project spanning over 4 years, stretching into 2018! It started as a small idea. We wanted to bring back the excitement of colorful side scrolling action adventures and ended working on our biggest project ever. When Wonder Boy creator Ryuichi Nishizawa came on board, it was clear that we have a very special and rare opportunity. It would allow us to continue one of the best game series ever created. While we designed Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom, we had more and more ideas which ultimately formed an incredible overall experience which we can’t wait to share with you. We’re lucky that we could do it as the long development is very expensive and a lot of blood, sweat and tears went into this project. It was only possible because the whole team at Game Atelier and FDG Entertainment is fully dedicated to this project with a big heart for the beautiful, straightforward fun of 16-Bit classic games. With the years, our skills improved and our expectations matured so we kept updating the graphics, too.
Ultimately we ended up with a style that we believe is timeless just as the classic games. For now, please enjoy 6 of our Gamescom 2017 screenshots, updated with the new graphics. Our latest change was a big one: All of Monster Boys transformations are getting hand-drawn animations and it adds a lot of detail and character to the game. A very unique look for all generations of players:
Jin just got his fire magic and he’s about to burn away some plants that block his way.
Jin has transformed into a frog. He can use the tongue to snatch away bombs and throw them back!
Sniff sniff – there’s something in the air. Sewers are a stinky place, but Pig-Jin thinks it smells really good!
EEK! Go away monster tentacle! This is not how Jin imagined his day.
Huff Huff, this XXL body isn’t easy to move but it’s so much fun to stomp on enemies when there’s a chance.
This is a magic chest and you need fire magic to open it. Lion form won’t help here – LT/RT buttons come to good use now
What’s left now is a lot of ‘crunching’ towards a completed and bug free game – please hang on a little while longer until we can make the announcement you’re all waiting for. Thank you for your patience and support during all the time. Much love to you from the whole team!