Creator: WayForward Technologies


Video game producers WayForward Technologies (founded in 1990 by actor-turned-programmer Voldi Way, and named for a joke in a novel by Douglas Adams) 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 Sabrina the Teenage Witch, which made the astute decision of treating it as a game first and a licensed game second. They've gone on to avoid The Problem with Licensed Games in much of their subsequent work — so much so that when Konami decided to contract out to an external developer for 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 Jake Kaufman (a.k.a. virt).

Original works by WayForward include:

Licensed works include:

  • Looney Tunes: Duck Amuck, published by Warner Brothers Games for the Nintendo DS in 2007.
  • Contra 4, published by Konami for the Nintendo DS in 2007 (US) and 2008 (Japan).
  • A Boy and His Blob, published by Majesco for the Wii in 2009.
  • 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.
  • Regular Show: Mordecai and Rigby in 8-bit Land for the 3DS.
  • Double Dragon Neon, a remake of the original Double Dragon game for PlayStation Network and Xbox LIVE Arcade.
  • Hotel Transylvania, a Nintendo DS and 3DS game.
  • DuckTales: Remastered, a remake of the original Capcom Nintendo Entertainment System 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.
  • Wonder Momo, a remake/sequel of the original arcade game by Namco for PC and Android. Based on the webcomic at Bandai Namco's Shifty Look website. Currently scheduled to be released some time in the first quarter of 2014.
  • Some GBA and Nintendo DS games based on Sponge Bob Squarepants. In 2011, they worked on Spongebob game for the U Draw tablet for the Wii titled Spongebob Squigglepants.

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Way Forward Technologies