Independent game developer Underdog Studios is creating a video game parodying the gaming industry. The three main characters are based on famous game designers, one of them being none other than Hideo Kojima.
Dawn of the Devs is a 2D puzzle platformer where three game industry gurus (Tom Schiffer, Biff Klozinski and Hiro Komiya) embark on an epic quest after they are drawn into the Wicked World of Gaming, an alternate world where every negative aspect of the game industry has come to life thanks to the dark arts of a sinister character.
Together they’ll have to combine their unique abilities while they journey through twisted lands, defeating enemies and solving puzzles to rid the World of Gaming from the menace that has risen and threatens to destroy the game industry forever.
Kojima’s – no, scratch that, Komiya’s special abilities involve the cardboard box he’s carrying around to either hide inside or use it to draw the enemy’s attention.
You can check out the trailer below, and the entire project on the game’s Kickstarter page. One of the stretch goals is a set of alternate costumes, and Komiya gets a sneaking suit. Of course.