Ouya funds feminist puzzle platformer from new Toronto indie studio MK Ultra
Android mini-console Ouya has invested in an interesting game from brand new Toronto-based studio MK Ultra.
Knight and Damsel is described by the studio as a feminist puzzle platformer that challenges our hard-wired concept of the 'damsel in distress' paradigm. The game was created as part of Toronto's TOJam game jam earlier this year.
The team that created it consists of Scottish game designer and journalist Mathew Kumar, former Queasy Games dev Andrew Carvalho, Sean 'DJ Finish Him' Hatton and Capybara Games own Vic Nguyen and Frankie Leung. Kumar and Carvalho went on to found MK Ultra Games with Colin Mancer in order to bring Knight and Damsel to the the Ouya.
"Now I'm aware we're a team of three guys right now, and it seems sad to have to state this, but men can be feminists," Kumar explained to Gamasutra. "I really just wanted to explore if we could make something that satirized the 'damsel in distress's' damaging nature mechanically. I really want to explore if mechanics can be the message."
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