The red N platform has just offered itself a cult license among board game enthusiasts. And it is not one, but two projects that are in preparation.
The red N is decidedly on all fronts. After tackling the series of our childhood with cowboy bebopthen to video games with the excellent series ArcaneNetflix is talking about him again this week, with not one, but two new projects, based on the same cult license.
Cats and Explosions
Simple, addictive and completely crazy, the card game Exploding Kittens offers a simple gameplay, but stands out above all for its artistic direction with small onions, based on very cute cats, very silly puns and (as its name suggests) explosions at all costs. A concentrate of humor and pop culturewhich Netflix will soon adapt into a mobile game, then into an animated series.
For the mobile game expected by next month on iOS and Android, it will be neither more nor less than a faithful adaptation of the original card game. The launch is expected in Mayand will be an exclusive for the platform, which will feature a game and series based on the same third-party franchise for the first time.
Regarding the series, we will have to wait until next year. Scheduled for 2023, this animated adaptation for adults has already formalized its casting. We will find on the poster Tom Ellis (Lucifer), Abraham Lim (The Boys), Lucy Liu (Shazam, Elementary), Ally Maki (Wrecked, Toy Story 4), Mark Proksch (Better Call Saul) and Sasheer Zamata (Woke). According to the official press release, “the eternal conflict between Heaven and Hell will reach epic proportions when God and the Devil are sent to Earth in the bodies of stocky domestic cats”. Signed by Shane Kosakowski and Matthew Inman, it’s hoped the adaptation will retain trashy and quirky humor from the original franchise.
After huge success on Kickstarter in 2015, the card game Exploding Kittens has since carved out a place of choice among board game enthusiasts. Quickly, the title is a success, to the point of being entitled to marketing in stores, but also several collector versions, derivatives and even a few days ago a spinoff game of “Cat-tapultes”. With a very active community, and a success that is repeated with each release, nothing more logical therefore, that the license also has the right to its adaptation in video games and on the small screen.