Badass Inc. is the culmination of a random idea for the 32nd Ludum Dare and a few weeks work here at Motion Twin.
Sebastien Benard, the lead developer of the project, has wanted to make a hommage to Flashback, Another World and their contemporaries for a while now. So when the last LD rolled around he thought, "why not prototype something now?" And he did.
In 48hrs Badass Inc. was born. You can play the original Ludum version here: Deepnight.net
This was the original concept and Seb was pretty pleased with the result and the subsequent reaction on twitter and the rest of the internet. It was at this moment that he floated the idea of making a full blown game out of Badass. The team here at Motion Twin was very receptive to the idea. I'm pretty sure the reaction went something like "#%*$ YEAH!"
So we gave him a week and said make it sexy. And he did. Ther version you see in front of you is the result of a weeks work and a solid prototype. We've made a bit of noise on the net to test out the potential market for a game like this. Now we're pretty sure that we have to make the game.
Stay tuned for regular development updates. It's gonna be badass...