Jago Studios, the independent entertainment studio behind Garbage Pail Kids: The Game, today released a 30-second gameplay trailer revealing more details about the upcoming mobile game and announced the winners of their early game tester contest.
The original campaign stated that three fans from the GPK community would be chosen based on survey responses, but due to the high quality of more than 1100 responses, the team from Jago Studios ultimately chose ten respondents to participate. The ten chosen players will have several weeks to play an early version of the game and will have a video call with the Jago Studios team to talk about the game, ask questions, and offer feedback.
“We had an overwhelming response from Garbage Pail Kids fans wanting to be early game testers. We read hundreds of engaging stories of playground candy trades, corner store adventures, and grossing out family,” said Stuart Drexler, Jago Studios founder and chief executive officer. “We are grateful to share in the childhood memories, nostalgia, humor, and irreverence the brand has fostered for decades. Ultimately, we chose this round of testers based on humor, experience, storytelling, fandom, and ideal device capabilities, but we wish we could have included everyone. We look forward to gaining game feedback directly from this engaged community.”
Garbage Pail Kids: The Game is an upcoming mobile card-battling RPG featuring iconic characters from the collectible trading cards and stickers originally issued by The Topps Company in the 1980s. Currently in soft launch, the free-to-play mobile game will be released worldwide on the App Store and Google Play in early 2019.