The streaming service, Netflix, has ordered an animated series and a mobile game based on the Exploding Kittens card game, which is unusual given that it’s the first time Netflix will produce a video game and a series from the same franchise.
The animated TV series which is set to launch in the coming year has the voices of many people. These are Tom Ellis (Lucifier), Abraham Lim (The Boys), Lucy Liu (Elementary), Ally Maki (Wrecked), Mark Proksch (What We Do in the Shadows0, and Sasheer Zamata (Woke).
The story of Exploding Kittens follows the struggle between heaven and hell as it reaches the right proportions when God and the devil are sent to Earth — in the form of fat cat bodies.
The project will be exec produced by showrunners Shane Kosakowski and Matthew Inman, Bandera’s Dustin Davis, Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping for the Chernin Entertainment Group, as well as Elan Lee, creator of the original card game.
The game will be available in May, and it’ll include the Exploding Kitten. Players will take turns drawing cards to prevent the Exploding Kitten from exploding.
The game will include future cards and game mechanics that are geared toward the animated series. People may play with their favorite characters by incorporating current elements into gameplay.
We’ll have both single and multiplayer games. It’s a free-to-play experience with puzzles and mini-games as well as games like Stranger Things: 1984, Shooting Hoops, and Card Blast.
“Our mission is to provide our members with great entertainment they’ll love in whatever format they like – be it a game or an animated series,” said Netflix’s Leanne Loombe, Head of External Games.
“Our team launched Exploding Kittens as a weekend project on the kickstarter, but our community has been the company’s heart and soul for the past six years,” says Matthew Inman, Chief Creative Officer of Exploding Kittens.
“The new series and game will provide our fans with additional ways to interact with the franchise,” added Gameloft.