->''"[=WayFoward=]: 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 {{DSiWare}}, and available in the Nintendo 3DS eShop. Also available on [=iOS=] and {{Steam}}.
** ''Shantae and the Pirate's Curse'', an upcoming follow-up for the 3DS and WiiU.
** ''Shantae: Half-Genie Hero'', another upcoming entry in the ''Shantae'' series for [[UsefulNotes/WiiU all]] [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 major]] [[UsefulNotes/XboxOne consoles]] of the eighth generation as well as UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation 3}}, UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}}, UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation Vita}}, and [[UsefulNotes/IBMPersonalComputer PC]] via {{Steam}} that is currently being funded through Website/{{Kickstarter}}.
* ''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.
*** ''VideoGame/MightySwitchForce 2'', sequel adding water-hosing mechanic.

!!Licensed works include:
* ''VideoGame/GodzillaDomination'', published by Creator/{{Atari}} for Game Boy Advance in 2002.
* ''VideoGame/JusticeLeagueHeroesTheFlash'', published by Creator/WarnerBrothers Games for the Game Boy Advance in 2006 (notably a side story to the main ''Justice League Heroes'' game, released for {{PlayStation 2}}, {{Xbox}}, NintendoDS and 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.
* ''[[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 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 and Xbox LIVE Arcade.
* ''Film/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 {{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 ShiftyLook website. Currently scheduled to be released some time in the first quarter of 2014.
* 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.