ONEBIGGAME REBOOTS AND launches ITS THIRD GAME, SXPD: THE ROOKIE, THIS SPRING ON IOS
SAN FRANCISCO – April 15, 2014 – OneBigGame, the non-profit publisher of videogames that launched in 2010, returns to the limelight with the third game to be published under its charity label.
After Chime (Xbox Live Arcade, 2010) and WINtA (iOS, 2012) OneBigGame is now readying its third game for release, SXPD, a unique comic book / game hybrid set to launch on iPad globally in May.
Developed specifically for OneBigGame’s charity initiative, SXPD was directed by games industry legend David Perry (a.o. Earthworm Jim, MDK, Messiah) and developed by Little Chicken Game Company in collaboration with graphic novel writer and artist Duke Mighten (a.o. DC Comics’ Batman: Book of Shadows, Marvel Comics’ Punisher 2099, Judge Dredd).
The game revolves around the adventures of the SXPD, a female-only police department battling the forces of evil in the fantastical city of New Royale. The app can best be described as the world’s first true comic book game and sees state of the art comic book pages transform seamlessly into hi-octane racing game action and vice versa.
As with all OneBigGame games, the game has been created specifically for this non-profit initiative, with net proceeds generated by the game going to OneBigGame, which it will disperse among a number of official charity partners.
“We are extremely proud of how SXPD has turned out.”, commented Martin de Ronde of OneBigGame. When David first pitched the idea to us as a project for OneBigGame, I was expecting something special, but it’s turned into something even more unique, a great new addition to the OneBigGame catalogue.”
“When OneBigGame asked me to contribute to their charity initiative, I took inspiration from my favorite 8-bit game of all time, 3D Deathchase on the ZX Spectrum”, said David Perry. “This game is a tribute to that masterpiece as well as a unique game in its own right, bringing together comic books and games in a new way.
“OneBigGame is all about bringing developers together to do something good and have fun at the same time and SXPD is the perfect example of that”, commented Duke Mighten of Mighten Ink. “As a comic book artist and art director on games I’ve always been intrigued by the overlap between these two forms of entertainment and SXPD for me marks the first time that comic and game blend into each other.”
“As a project for charity, SXPD has been a labor of love for us and we feel this really shows in every aspect of the game.” said Michiel Sala, CEO of Little Chicken. “We can’t wait to unleash it upon the world and we hope fans of racing games and comic books will feel the passion with which we’ve built this product.”
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND A DIGITAL PRESS KIT, VISIT www.sxpd.com/presskit