Barry Steakfries, the beloved gramophone salesman and Machine Gun Jetpack toting hero of Halfbrick Studios’ iOS classic, Jetpack Joyride, may soon be getting his own board game.
In a Facebook post earlier today, Lucky Duck Games’ Founder and CEO Vince Vergonjeanne, revealed that his company is working on a real-time competitive board game based on this super-popular endless runner mobile game.
The post contained the image in the header and simply said:
If I tell you real-time (but not timed) competitive game where players have to make their way through a lab using pentominos (think patchwork). What do you say?
I know what I’d say…I’m excited!
Even after all these years, I am still a huge fan of Jetpack Joyride and so are my daughters. I think this could translate quite nicely to a fun family board game in the very capable hands of the team at Lucky Duck Games.
This isn’t Lucky Duck Game’s first foray into translating iOS mobile titles into cardboard counterparts. They already have two successful titles under their belt with a dice rolling / press your luck game based on Zombie Tsunami and a deck building / hand management game based on Vikings Gone Wild.
In fact, just last year, the studio also planned to Kickstart a trio of games based on Halfbrick’s Fruit Ninja franchise. Despite funding, that project was cancelled before completion as Lucky Duck attempts to reevaluate the pricing and release schedule.
Unfortunately this is all we know about the Jetpack Joyride board game at this time, but we’ll certainly be on the look out for more details as they become available.
In the meantime, you should follow Lucky Duck Games on Facebook and Twitter so you don’t miss any news regarding this upcoming project.
Before I let you go, it’s worth mentioning again that Lucky Duck Games has a fantastic new game called Chronicles of Crime, which is currently funding on Kickstarter (with a little over a week left at the time of this post).
It combines technology with cardboard as you work cooperatively with a team of investigators to solve crimes.
I got the opportunity to check this out at PAX Unplugged late last year and it was phenomenal. You can hear my full thoughts on the game in my PAX Unplugged recap on episode 43 of our weekly podcast.