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Oct. 2022

Piggy Payback! Press Kit

Welcome to the Press Kit page for Piggy Payback!, an Android & PC game. Please let us know if you need any additional information, or any of the information in a different format.

Fact Sheet:

  • Developer: Dangerous Mind Games

  • Founded: February 12, 2021

  • Business Headquarters: Campbell River, BC, Canada

  • Number of Employees: 4

  • Game Platforms: Google Play Store & PC

  • Price: Free on Play Store, $3.99 on PC (Boss Hog Edition)

  • Editions: Basic - Free (Google Play Store only)

  • Boss Hog Edition: $3.99 - Extra power-ups, lives & unlockables

  • Language: English

  • ESRB: E for everyone

  • Press Contact: Contact@DangerousMindGames.com

  • Website: DangerousMindGames.com

Description:

Introducing Piggy Payback! A mobile turn-based action / spacial puzzle pig ricochet game. In this silly, fun mobile game, the player lights the fuze of the piggy cannon with their finger, and their pig is launched into the air. It then bounces around the 2D level, squashing those moody little birds and stealing their eggs.

Launch pigs, squash birds, collect every egg, beat levels, customize the your pigs, level up and become the greatest poultry pulverizer of them all!

Beat your friends, top the leaderboards for both points scored and eggs collected, and enjoy endless hours of fun and competition.

It's time to help our pachyderm pals get some payback on those mad flying freaks who picked on them for so long!

Piggy Payback! is a combination of genres, as well as many mechanics and concepts never before seen in a video game. There are many things that you, the player can enjoy in the game. From beating levels and getting the high score, to unlocking power-ups and upgrades, to customizing and caring for your very own pet pig!

  • Handrafted levels

  • Handcrafted puzzles

  • Large range in level & puzzle difficulty

  • Simplistic to learn, but requires pre-planning & quick reactions to master

Problem We Want To Solve:

The problem we see in the gaming world is that there are too many games made by money-hungry studios, built around microtransactions and not around fun gameplay.

Solution:

Our solution is to develop a game with the primary goal of being a fun and enjoyable experience first, and then add in-app puchases, but only to enhance an already great game experience.

 

How To Play:

To play piggy payback!, first you select your angle of launch based on the configuration of the level and it's features/collectibles. Then you tap and swipe the launch button in the direction you want to launch your pig. The length of your swipe also determines the power, so it's a dual purpose button. Once your pig is in the air, you tap either side of the screen to engage the corresponding paddles in order to keep the pig bouncing around. Use these paddles to utilize any of the many in-level mechanics in the game. Overlap birds and eggs to squash them and score points, hit bumpers, blow up crow-bombs, hit buttons to unlock new areas of the game. Complete tasks and score the minimum required points to beat levels, and become the number 1 poultry pulverizer in the world!

Who Is Piggy Payback! For:

Piggy Payback! is for anybody who loves games that are challenging, but on more than one level. Anybody who loves challenges involving pre-planning mixed with quick reaction times, who needs a casual game they can pick up and put down at any time, and anybody who wants to improve their planning skills and reflexes. Oh, and this game is definitely for you if you love pigs, or want to learn about how amazing and adorable pigs really are!

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Company Story:

Dangerous Mind Games was formed in February of 2021 after now owner, Bo Vandergriendt became fed up with the greedy and uncaring nature of many of the existing game studios. Bo's goal was to create a different kind of game studio. One that puts the player first in the mind of it's developers, and fun and enjoyable gameplay first in the games said studio develops.

Bo met Technical Artist, Andrew Moldenhaur online and they decided to work together. Soon after, Andrew brought on our 3D artist, Andrew W. Together they begun work on their first game together, Piggy Payback! Lastly, Bo found Mouhammad Manla, the team's stylized 3D artist and animator, online, and the team now had everything it needed to make Piggy Payback! as great as possible. With over 20 years of combined game development experience, they feel fully confident that they can take on any challenge that comes their way.

Studio Logo:

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Game Logo:

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Team Bios:

Bo Vandergriendt:

The owner of DMG is Bo Vandergriendt, a lifelong gamer turned indie developer. He has been learning the ins and outs of game development for two years and has been coming up with ideas for games for more than ten years. Bo has some business experience from college, as well as a large amount of psychology training, which he uses to make his games as psychologically enjoyable as possible. He plans to continue to grow the studio into an indie powerhouse and beyond. Bo has an undying passion for making games to the best of his ability, and sees great things for the future of Dangerous Mind Games.

Mouhammad Manla:

Our stylized 3D modeler is Mouhammad Manla. He Studies Architecture in his the 4th year, and he works as 3D artist and animator. He started work 2 years ago in a company called Dar al Ibdaa for a year then he started work at Spacetoon until present day. He is now a member of the Dangerous Mind Games team.

Mouhammad uses Maya, 3Ds Max, AutoCAD , Substance Painter and Photoshop, and is completely self-taught. He likes stylized and cartoony environments and characters, and his favorite game is "Trover Saves the Universe". Mouhammad is planning to learn Unreal Engine 5 in future but now I'm focusing on Learning Animation.

Demo Tester Testimonials:

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Karla Wray

Piggy Payback! is such a fun game to play while taking a break from life. I also like that you can play short sessions or just go for hours. I find that I replay the levels to get all the birds and their eggs! This game is awesome!

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Elin Hagg

I love how fast paced and skill-based it is thanks to the flipper elements! A good combination of strategy and real time skills that makes engaging gameplay you can't get enough of!

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Louis Whittmore

I had a blast playing Piggy Payback! Once you grasp the mechanics, you won’t wanna stop playing until you win!

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Edras Ramirez

I have seen Piggy Payback from the drafts of characters to the level design and I'm excited to see all the different puzzles, rewards and challenges the game is preparing. Definitely tons of content to come! I love the theme and the sound design.

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