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Ninja Pizza Girl is a serious game about bullying, emotional resilience – and pizza delivering ninjas!
Ninja Pizza Girl is a serious game about bullying, emotional resilience – and pizza delivering ninjas!
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Ninja Pizza Girl is Alive

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It’s been a long time. Days have turned to weeks and weeks, months. Through the lengthening distance of time, you try to hold on to fading memories of patch notes, the heady days when release dates seemed so close.

So close.

But now hope dims. There is nothing in the chill darkness but broken dreams. Surely, the dev team has abandoned you. Surely, the project is dead. Their empty promises mock you, taunting you with their naivety. What sort of name is “Ninja Pizza Girl” anyway? How was a game meant to seriously examine social issues and be any kind of fun? Impossible pretensions, long since turned to ash.

But there, in the light, a tiny spark appears. You shuffle towards it, not daring to breathe, not daring to hope. You reach out a shaking hand as the spark bursts into flame, casting stark shadows across the plain. It grows, becoming a pillar of light impossibly large, impossibly bright. You stagger backwards, eyes wide with disbelief and a sudden, overwhelming joy...

The Ninja Pizza Girl update is here!

Everyone with a Steam key can head over to Steam where they can find a new update fresh from the over, layered with tasty new features and bug fixes smothered with a healthy dose of general polish.*

*metaphor only - please don't smother your pizza with polish.

You check out the patch notes here http://steamcommunity.com/games/319470/announcements/

Seriously Games 

Jason will be polishing up his ballet bun skills next week as Nicole heads off to the Australasian Serious Games Challenge. This event aims to showcase videogames that solve or highlight a problem. We're surprised, humbled and incredibly stoked that Ninja Pizza Girl is a finalist.

Tokyo Game Show 

In mid-September Nicole, Alia and Raven are heading off to the Tokyo Game Show. We're fairly sure they'll be the first mother/daughter international adventuring indie team. We're super grateful to Sony, who sponsor the Indie Area, for giving us this opportunity.

We're getting soooooooo close now to a game that we can be proud of.  As always, thank-you for your support and patience 

<3 The Starks

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Linux, PAX East and Girls Girls Girls

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Linux Build

True believers, you have wandered in the wilderness long enough. The Ninja Pizza Girl pre-alpha Linux build is available! I’ve tested this on Ubuntu and it seems to work fine but my Linux-fu is still weak so if anyone finds bugs or incompatibilities with any particular Linux flavour could they please let me know?

Props to all the game-playing Linux users out there - it’s a great OS but managing graphics drivers is not for the faint of heart!

You can find the zipped build here.

This is a spoiler-free (no cutscenes) WIP build so if the game looks rough in places (it will) or doesn't make a lot of sense, don’t panic. We’ve bought gallons of industrial-strength polish and are busy liberally applying it to make all of NPG as silky smooth as the public demo.

Snirt (Snow + Dirt) 

Nicole had a wonderful time at PAX East and didn’t freeze to death even a little bit, despite the minus 12 degree temperatures and the huge piles snirt that were everywhere! It was great to meet so many backers irl, and we can’t thank Topher and Rachel enough for their help minding the booth! 

Supporting Bring Back our Girls 

When Groupees asked us to help support Bring Back our Girls and to help raise the profile of female game developers, we found it impossible to say no. So for a limited time Ninja Pizza Girl is part of the Girls Girls Girls Groupee bundle. 

One of the ten most intriguing WiiU indies for 2015! 

We’re very excited and humbled to be included in this list of awesome games. 

PAX East Indie Megabooth, baby!

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PAX East!!  

We’re super stoked to announce that Ninja Pizza Girl will be part of the Indie Megabooth line-up at PAX East. If you’re at PAX East, please come say hello!  Or go see Nicole and some other fine folks talk about empathy in game narrative on Saturday, at 10 am EST, in the Dragonfly theatre. She probably won’t be too cold to talk (no promises though!) and she's only a teensy bit sad that she's missing Violet's birthday to be there...

HELP!! 

Actually we could really really use your help! If you’re in Boston we’d be happy to trade you an exhibitor pass (you get to cut the queues like a rock star!) for a little help minding the booth! Please email cole@disparitygames.com if that’s you or someone you know! First person to offer to fetch the occasional coffee/water and cover for toilet breaks gets the pass! 

 Physical Rewards 

We've got boxes of T shirts and other goodies stashed in weird places all over our house, and Raven’s been working like a machine to get your sketches done. We’ll be sending them out this week, so look out for some NPG goodness in your mailbox soon! 

actual requested sketch
actual requested sketch

*We realized that the art book contains spoilers, so we’ll be sending them out separately, later. 

Deadlines!!

Supreme and Super Supreme backers, we really love working with you to get your avatars and artwork in the game, but we’re getting to the pointy end of the project, so if you haven’t already - please email one of us soon - cole@disparitygames.com or jason@disparitygames.com and we’ll get you sorted. We need everything in by the end of March at the latest so if we haven’t heard from you by the time Cole gets back from PAX East we will begin to harass, I mean, *politely remind* you. 

LOVE!!

 As always, you guys are the best! You've made this game so much better than we could have on our own. We’re working our butts off, but the end is in sight and things are looking good. Much love!