Wave of 90’s nostalgia forecast, following announcement of a new Biker Mice from Mars smartphone game. If you grew up in the early 90’s in Ireland, chances are you tuned into ‘The Den’ on Network 2 to watch Lawrence Limburger’s latest plot to wreak havoc on Chicago and the efforts of a motorbike-riding trio of extraterrestrial mice to stop him.
Today Irish game development studio, 9th Impact, has announced that they have been working with the creators of the original Biker Mice series for the past year. The resultant Biker Mice from Mars game is set to debut on the App store and Google Play Store in December this year.
9th Impact have now launched a Kickstarter campaign seeking the financial and creative support of Biker Mice fans in order to complete the game.
Fans who contribute to the campaign will receive rewards ranging from special edition digital wallpapers to actually becoming a character in the game. Hardcore fans and gamers alike, will be excited to know there is an option to become one of the beta testers and play the game before anyone else.
Finn Krewer, who is the lead game developer, says he is honoured to be building the game, “Biker Mice was my absolute favourite show as a kid and developing a Biker Mice game is dream come true. For me, working with the models of Throttle, Modo and Vinny every day is like getting to hang out with your favourite celebrities.”
With great honour comes great responsibility and the developer is keenly aware of this, “I now have to ensure that the game is deserving of the Biker Mice name and captures the magic that made the original series so great.” Krewer explains that this is why he wants to get fans involved, “The best way for us to know that we’re getting things right is to ask the real fans. We are asking for their input now and together we’ll make this an awesome game.”
The Kickstarter campaign runs from September 22nd until October 20th. Go to the Kickstarter Campaign: http://kck.st/1QVCJIP
About Biker Mice from Mars
Biker Mice from Mars is an animated series created by Rick Ungar which first aired in 1993. The series features 3 motorcycle-riding mice who escape a war on their home planet of Mars and arrive on Earth, specifically Chicago. Earth is in danger from the Plutarkians (the same fish-like race who destroyed Mars) and particularly Lawrence Limburger, a Plutarkian disguised as a human business magnate. Limburger is trying to steal Earth’s resources but the Biker Mice are on hand to foil his evil plans. The show was a mix of action, comedy (particularly satire) and cheesy 90s catchphrases. It was popular in many countries at the time of broadcast and gained a dedicated worldwide nostalgic cult following over the years, who view it as iconic of the era.
About 9th Impact
9th Impact is an award winning indie game development studio based in Galway, Ireland. The team are huge fans of Biker Mice from Mars and dreamed about building an awesome endless runner game for mobile. In 2014 the studio secured the official licence to make the official Biker Mice from Mars game for mobile.
Contact for Info: Mark Quick