->''"[=WayForward=]: NEVER FUCKING FAILING!"''
-->-- '''Woolie''', WebVideo/TwoBestFriendsPlay

Video game producers '''[=WayForward=] Technologies''' (founded in 1990 by actor-turned-programmer Voldi Way, and named for a joke in a [[Literature/DirkGentlysHolisticDetectiveAgency novel]] by Creator/DouglasAdams) first established themselves as a reliable maker of product licensed to them by other companies -- they began to make their mark with an adaptation of ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'', which made the astute decision of treating it as a ''game'' first and a ''licensed'' game second. They've gone on to avoid TheProblemWithLicensedGames in much of their subsequent work -- so much so that when Creator/{{Konami}} decided to contract out to an external developer for ''[[VideoGame/{{Contra}} Contra 4]]'', they went with [=WayForward=].

But the company's true labor of love has been its original properties, most of which feature input from creative director Matt Bozon and legendary {{chiptune}} composer and sound designer Creator/JakeKaufman (a.k.a. virt).

!!Original works by [=WayForward=] include:
* ''VideoGame/{{Shantae}}'', published by {{Capcom}} for the GameBoyColor in 2002. It's also available on the Nintendo3DS[='=] Virtual Console.
** ''Shantae: Risky's Revenge'', a sequel self-published by [=WayForward=] on UsefulNotes/DSiWare, and available in the Nintendo 3DS eShop. Also available on [=iOS=] and UsefulNotes/{{Steam}}.
** ''Shantae and the Pirate's Curse'', a follow-up for the 3DS, WiiU, and Steam.
** ''Shantae: Half-Genie Hero'', another entry in the ''Shantae'' series for [[UsefulNotes/WiiU all]] [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 major]] [[UsefulNotes/XboxOne consoles]] of the eighth generation as well as UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation Vita}}, and [[UsefulNotes/IBMPersonalComputer PC]] via UsefulNotes/{{Steam}}.
* ''VideoGame/SigmaStarSaga'', published by Creator/{{Namco|Bandai}} for the GameBoyAdvance in 2005.
* ''VideoGame/{{LIT}}'', published by [=WayForward=] themselves on {{WiiWare}} in 2008; licensed and published (as ''School of Darkness'') by Creator/SquareEnix in Japan.
* ''VideoGame/MightyFlipChamps'', published by [=WayForward=] on [=DSiWare=] in 2009.
** ''Mighty Flip Champs DX'', a PSN port/remake released July 12, 2011.
** ''VideoGame/MightyMilkyWay'', the SpiritualSuccessor to ''Mighty Flip Champs'', published again by [=WayForward=] on [=DSiWare=], released on May 9, 2011.
** ''VideoGame/MightySwitchForce'', another spiritual successor for ''Mighty Flip Champs'', published by [=WayForward=] for the 3DS [=eShop=], released in 2011 and on the Wii U on November 18, 2012, and later got another release on Steam.
*** ''VideoGame/MightySwitchForce 2'', sequel adding water-hosing mechanic.
*** ''Mighty Switch Force! Academy'' is a semi-sequel/spin-off made exclusively for PC via Steam. It goes back to the first game's mechanics while expanding the stages to full-screen (so you see everything in the stage) and features four player multiplayer, in [[CompetitiveMultiplayer both]] [[CooperativeMultiplayer flavors]].
* ''VideoGame/CatGirlWithoutSalad'', an AprilFoolsDay joke turned real as a part of the Humble Bundle's June 2016 offerings. Currently only available for PC.

!!Licensed works include:
* ''VideoGame/GodzillaDomination'', published by Creator/{{Atari}} for Game Boy Advance in 2002.
* ''VideoGame/JusticeLeagueHeroesTheFlash'', published by Creator/WarnerBrothers Games for the UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance in 2006 (notably a side story to the main ''Justice League Heroes'' game, released for UsefulNotes/PlayStation2, UsefulNotes/XBox}}, UsefulNotes/NintendoDS and UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable).
* ''Franchise/LooneyTunes: Duck Amuck'', published by Warner Brothers Games for the Nintendo DS in 2007.
* ''[[VideoGame/{{Contra}} Contra 4]]'', published by Konami for the Nintendo DS in 2007 (US) and 2008 (Japan).
* ''VideoGame/ABoyAndHisBlob'', published by Majesco for the Wii in 2009.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold: The Videogame'', published by Warner Brothers Games for the Wii and Nintendo DS in 2010.
* ''[[Franchise/{{Barbie}} Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper]]'', a companion to the 2004 movie of the same name (on DVD released by Universal City Studios in 2010) published by Knowledge Adventure for Game Boy Advance in 2004.
* ''[[VideoGame/BloodRayne BloodRayne: Betrayal]]'', a spin-off action-platformer published by Majesco for [=PlayStation=] Network and Xbox LIVE Arcade on August 2011.
* ''VideoGame/AliensInfestation'', co-developed by [=WayForward=] and Creator/GearboxSoftware, published by Creator/{{Sega}} for the Nintendo DS on October 2011.
* ''VideoGame/SilentHillBookOfMemories'', to be published by Konami for the UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita.
* ''VideoGame/AdventureTime: Hey Ice King! Why'd You Steal Our Garbage?'', Nintendo DS and 3DS game.
** ''Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON'T KNOW!'' for the 3DS, [=PlayStation=] 3, Xbox 360 [=WiiU=] and PC.
** ''Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom'' for the 3DS, [=PlayStation=] 3, Xbox 360 and PC.
* ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow: Mordecai and Rigby in 8-bit Land'' for the 3DS.
* ''VideoGame/DoubleDragonNeon'', a remake of the original ''Double Dragon'' game for [=PlayStation=] Network, Xbox LIVE Arcade, and PC.
* ''WesternAnimation/HotelTransylvania'', a Nintendo DS and 3DS game.
* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales: Remastered'', a remake of the original Capcom NintendoEntertainmentSystem [[VideoGame/DuckTales game]]. Was released on August 2013 for [=PlayStation=] Network, Wii U eShop, and PC via UsefulNotes/{{Steam}}; the Xbox Live Arcade version was released the following month.
* ''Franchise/WonderMomo'', a remake/sequel of the original arcade game by Namco for PC and Android. Based on the webcomic at Bandai Namco's now-defunct ShiftyLook website.
* Some GBA and Nintendo DS games based on ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarepants''. In 2011, they worked on Spongebob game for the UDraw tablet for the Wii titled Spongebob Squigglepants.