Drawfee and Crunchyroll Announce the Public Release of Five New Video Games Created During 48-Hour Game Jam Livestream

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New Titles From Renowned Video Game Developer Teddy Dief And More Are Now Available For Free Download On PC

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The Drawfee Game Jam feels like the perfect culmination of what Drawfee is all about...

Drawfee, the interactive comedy drawing series where your favorite nerd culture franchises transform into bizarre works of art, today announced the public release of the five video games created at the first-ever Drawfee Game Jam presented by Crunchyroll and livestreamed on Drawfee’s Facebook Watch page: ZODIAC MALL BALL; KISS PLANET; WIGGLE JIGGLE BLOCKS; FINAL RETIREMENT SAGA; and KICKIN’ IT: SHOES YOUR DESTINY. These five games are now available for free download on PC at drawfee.com/gamejam.

Real-time participation from the Game Jam livestream community on Facebook Watch played a pivotal role in each game’s development, as viewers were able to suggest details such as game titles and gameplay features for the final version. Fans can watch Drawfee’s Game Jam Live on Facebook Watch by visiting https://www.facebook.com/drawfee.

Held from December 15 - December 17 in New York City, The Drawfee Game Jam presented by Crunchyroll brought together more than a dozen video game developers — including Teddy Dief (creator of Hyper Light Drifter), Jolie Menzel (lead narrative designer, Ubisoft SF), Jarryd Huntley (developer of the upcoming Art Club Challenge), Jerry Belich (freelance video game developer and professor), Jo Fu (Pillow Fight Games), and more — who broke into five teams to develop five outlandishly creative video games based solely on bizarre Drawfee illustrations. Developers Rami Ismail (creator of LUFTRAUSERS) and Adriel Wallick (freelance video game developer and organizer of Train Jam) served as advisors for the Game Jam and were on site spreading positive vibes and meeting with each of the teams during development.

After 48-hours of development, the final products were presented to fans on Drawfee’s Facebook Watch page on Sunday, December 17:

-ZODIAC MALL BALL (developed by ‘The World Trees’ – Teddy Dief, Jenny Jiao Hsia, and Ethan Redd, with music by Akash Thakkar) -- A four-player rollerskating brawler, where players compete to collect coins that they can use to appease the Zodiac Mall Gods and win their favor, and also collect cool pins

-KISS PLANET (developed by ‘Lip Service Games’ – Jo Fu and Conrad Kreyling, with music by Akash Thakkar) -- You play as a KISS SHIP, which needs to collect the correct emojis to flirt with a KISS PRINCE and give them the ultimate kiss, making them the KISS KING (or Dukems of Smoochems)

-WIGGLE JIGGLE BLOCKS (developed by ‘Play Nice’ – Jarryd Huntley, Steph Frank, and Zac Pierce, with music by Akash Thakkar) -- You’re an older sibling who wants to stack blocks of gelatin in peace – but your annoying little brother keeps coming around to knock over your wiggling blocks. If your stress meter gets too high, you’ll fight with him and your mother will enter and tell the two of you to “play nice.” (that’s GAME OVER)

-FINAL RETIREMENT SAGA (developed by ‘Wub Dub Cubs Games’ – Jerry Belich, Carol Mertz, and Gabrielle Hoggett, with music by Akash Thakkar) -- You are Brandon, a chameleon janitor at a retirement home for animals, and you must collect all of the Wub Dub Cups (cups of gelatin that are highly sought after in the retirement home)

-KICKIN’ IT: SHOES YOUR DESTINY (developed by ‘Highly Visible Ninjas’ – Jolie Menzel, Johnny Oh, and Akshay Balakrishnan, with music by Akash Thakkar) -- You have three feet, which you must outfit in a variety of shoes, to combat the evil feet of a shoe factory. Defeat all of the feet, collect new shoes, and take over the factory

“The Drawfee Game Jam feels like the perfect culmination of what Drawfee is all about,” said Nathan Yaffe, co-host and artist at Drawfee. “Normally, we’re taking silly ideas and making silly drawings, but the Game Jam allowed artists of all stripes to collaborate on outrageously hilarious ideas to create final works that are so much bigger than anything we’ve ever done. Programmers, musicians, and artists all working together – complementing each others’ talents – to create some unbelievably hysterical and playable games.”

Drawfee releases new videos each week on YouTube.com/drawfee hosted by co-hosts / artists Nathan Yaffe, Caldwell Tanner, Julia Lepetit, and more.

About Drawfee
Drawfee is an interactive comedy drawing series where your favorite nerd culture franchises and childhood memories transform into bizarre works of art. On each episode, creators Caldwell and Nathan are joined by their witty co-illustrators to draw up fresh takes on an eclectic array of “dumb ideas” along with outlandish knockoff characters from fan-favorite franchises including Pokémon, Rick and Morty, Overwatch, Game of Thrones, and more. Simply put, it’s Bob Ross with improvisational comedy. Drawfee is brought to you by CollegeHumor, an IAC company.

About Crunchyroll
Crunchyroll is the world’s largest destination for anime and manga, boasting a global community of more than 25 million registered users and over 1 million subscribers. Fans connect through the most complete anime library including "Naruto Shippuden," "Attack on Titan," and “Dragon Ball Super,” events such as Crunchyroll Movie Nights, Crunchyroll News, and can purchase related merchandise through its online store. Through its app on game consoles, set-top boxes, mobile devices and more, Crunchyroll delivers content from leading media producers directly to viewers translated professionally in multiple languages. The service is available for free or through a premium offering that allows users to watch ad-free with access to simulcasts—top series available immediately after Japanese broadcast.

Fans can also view Crunchyroll on VRV, an audience-focused aggregation platform featuring premium SVOD channels and a curated house channel, VRV Select.

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