This week Kellee sat down with Nicoll Hunt, creator of Fist of Awesome.
Nicoll tells us how he began developing the game, why OUYA intrigued him, and how he received his funding (another Kickstarter success story!). He also describes some of his influences while he enjoys one of his favorite pints — and believe it or not — there is a “Love Story” that brought Fist of Awesome to life.
For those of you who may not be familiar with the game, here’s the skinny:
FIST OF AWESOME is a time-travelling-lumberjack-em-up, a sorely underrepresented genre by anyone’s metric. It’s a modern homage to classics like Streets of Rage and Final Fight, but with more time travel and lumberjacks.
The hero, Tim Burr, is a forest dwelling tree feller who gets caught up in a needlessly complex interstellar plot to enslave Earth by populating history with homicidal wild animals The game takes place over a number of time periods, features original 2D art and animation throughout, and is to my knowledge, the only game that lets you punch a full grown grizzly bear in the face.
To find more information about the game, please visit:
Follow Nicoll @nicollhunt
Also, if you haven’t already, take a look @ Nicoll’s video that he put together for us:
Enjoy OUYA’ns and have a solid weekend.
D.B.F. (Developer’s Best Friend)