Exclusive Rider figurine designed by mangaka Takashi Okazaki made available through crowdfunding campaign
Indie game developers The Game Bakers, best known for their award-winning boss-battler, Furi, have launched a crowdfunding campaign for a stunning figurine of Furi game hero, Rider, which has been designed by renowned mangaka Takashi Okazaki.
The Game Bakers are French, but Creative Director Emeric Thoa has openly said that Furi is “a love letter to Japanese games, anime and manga”. Furi’s memorable characters have been designed by Takashi Okazaki 岡崎 能士, the renowned mangaka creator of Afro Samurai who is also behind some of the characters designs for Mamoru Hosoda’s Summer Wars.
For the game and manga / anime fans, the developers have decided to create a figurine of Rider in action pose with his signature flowing cape and hair. The figurine has also been designed by Takashi Okazaki. It’s 16.3” / 16 cm high, in vinyl (PVC) and hand-painted.
Takashi Okazaki talking about Furi in Tokyo
It is priced at $32 / 30 €, and to make it a reality The Game Bakers need 1,200 backers on Kickstarter. The campaign has just started.
Check out the figurine and the whole story here: www.furigame.com/kickstarter
More about Furi
Fight your way free in our frenzied all-boss fighter, and discover what’s waiting behind the last gate. Furi is an ultra-responsive combat game with a unique mix of fast-paced sword fighting and dual-stick shooting. Each of the formidable guardians—designed by Afro Samurai creator Takashi Okazaki—has a unique combat style that requires focus and skill to defeat. The high-energy action gets a boost from an award-winning soundtrack composed by up-and-coming electro and synthwave musicians.
Deemed ‘supremely stylish,’ ‘genre-bending,’ and ‘intensely engaging’ by the gaming press and praised for its unique mix of sword fighting and dual-stick shooting, Furi has garnered an overwhelming 95% positive reviews on Steam.
Furi is available on PS4, Steam and Xbox One.
Key Furi Sites:
- Website: www.furigame.com
- Figurine: www.furigame.com/kickstarter
- Store: furi.hitpoint.tv
- Developer Site: www.thegamebakers.com
- Twitter: @theGameBakers
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/thegamebakers
- YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/TheGameBakers