->''"[=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 Creator/{{Capcom}} for the UsefulNotes/GameBoyColor in 2002. It's also available on the UsefulNotes/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, UsefulNotes/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/BandaiNamcoEntertainment Bandai]] for the UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance in 2005.
* ''VideoGame/{{LIT}}'', published by [=WayForward=] themselves on UsefulNotes/{{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 UsefulNotes/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.
* ''[[Film/TheMummyTrilogy The Mummy]] Demastered'', a retro-styled game based off of the movie franchise of the same name, where an elite Prodigium agent is tasked to take down Princess Ahmanet's army of the undead in order save the world.
* ''Film/TheScorpionKing: Sword of Osiris'' for the UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance.