Announced about a month ago, the surprising Jay and Silent Bob: Chronic Blunt Punch, became fully funded this week, reaching its $400,000 goal. The game is being developed by Interbang Entertainment,
As of writing, the game has raised $440,000, meeting the threshold to make Jay and Silent Bob themselves playable. In an effort to squeeze every last penny out of fans, the team has also announced a special promotion wherein everyone to donates has a chance to appear in Kevin Smith’s (a.k.a. Silent Bob) next film. You better act fast, though, as there’s less than a work day (about six hours as of writing) to donate to the project.
A “tag-team brawler” set in the Jay and Silent Bob universe (which includes movies like Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, and Dogma), the game hopes to bring Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes’ special brand of irreverent humor to life in video games for the first time.
Jay and Silent Bob: Chronic Blunt Punch is a colorful tag-team beat-’em-up that takes place in the Askew-niverse with the hilarious dialogue that made the films cult classics. Players step into the shoes of the dynamic duo Lunch Box and Mr. Snoogans as they go in search of patrons to purchase their pot, plying their trade on humble street corners all the way to the gates of hell. Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes aka Silent Bob will lend their voices to their in-game likenesses.
“The outpouring of fan support has been truly humbling,” said Interabang Entertainment co-founder Justin Woodward. “Thanks to the Fig community, we will have the creative freedom to create an epic gaming adventure that blends the wit and humor of Kevin Smith movies with fast-paced, co-op gaming action.”
“We’ve breathed life into Jay and Silent Bob in movies, TV and comics for more than 20 years, and now we can tell their story through an interactive medium,” said Kevin Smith.
“I’m stoked that the Jay and Silent Bob community mobilized to support this game through their pledges and investment interest,” said Justin Bailey, CEO, Fig. “I’m equally excited to see that with the View Askewniverse extending into games, that the fans who made this possible have an opportunity to profit from the game’s success.”
You can still donate to the game’s production over at their Fig page here for a chance to win the aforementioned cameo in Kevin Smith’s next film, or just to support this work of…er…art. All joking aside, it looks awesome and you can check out some early screenshots and concept art below.