Indie Studios NinjaBee and Grubby Games Team Up on WiiWare Title

August 18, 2009

Indie
Studios NinjaBee and Grubby Games Team Up on WiiWare Title

PAX
10 Winner The Amazing Brain Train coming to WiiWare

Indie
video game developer NinjaBee is proud to announce it has partnered with fellow
indie developer Grubby Games to bring the 2008 PAX 10 Award-winning game – The
Amazing Brain Train – to Nintendo WiiWare, the Wii system’s downloadable
service, this fall.

“The Amazing Brain Train is a great
example of some things that make indie games great – it’s highly creative,
visually distinctive, and fundamentally fun to play,” said NinjaBee President
and co-founder Steve Taylor.

More than a year of work has been
put into fine-tuning The Amazing Brain Train and adapting it for the Wii. The
result is a fun, ultra-challenging and addictive brain training game that is
unlike any other in the WiiWare library.

“This is no ordinary brain game,”
said Ryan Clark, co-founder of Grubby Games. “The Amazing Brain Train contains
features never before seen in the genre. It’s a departure from the minimalist
brain games we’ve seen in the past. You can forget about goal-less gameplay: The
Amazing Brain Train is packed with quests, trophies and high scores that add an
aspect of gameplay that other brain games just don’t have.”

Hosted by the diminutive genius
Professor Fizzwizzle, the game takes the player on a brain-boosting adventure
around the Professor’s cartoon world, stopping to solve challenges and help his
friends along the way. Fueled only by mental energy, The Amazing Brain Train
guides the player through 15 different mini-games in three addictive game play
modes—quest, test and practice.

The ability to save personal,
friends’ and family members’ high scores on the same console allows the player
to come back time and again to challenge best scores and prove just how smart he
or she is.

“Ryan showed me a copy of the game
before it came out and after seeing it just once we said ‘This would be perfect
for Wii,’” Taylor said. “That’s how this whole project got started. One of the
cool things about working with small studios is having the flexibility to do
something like this without a big negotiation or interference from a big
publisher.”

The Amazing Brain Train was
originally released for PC, Mac and Linux in May of 2008 and in July of that
year, the game was selected out of hundreds of entries as one of 10 games to be
featured at the Penny Arcade Expo.