Jay and Silent Bob Are in a Game – Now With New Characters

Having successfully reached its crowdfunding goal yesterday, it looks like Jay and Silent Bob are getting their own video game. Chronic Blunt Punch was launched on new crowdfunding site Fig, and closed yesterday at 9PM EST/6PM PST having accumulated over $440,000 – well over its $400,000 goal.

Having exceeded the game’s initial goal, one stretch goal of $420,000 has been made, meaning Jay and Bob will be accompanied by several other playable characters. While exactly who they are has not been revealed just yet, one of them is known as The Weenie Punching Fiend (via. GameSpot).

“We will reveal character choices and communicate with funders to decide which characters will make the cut,” explained the developers on the game’s Fig page.

All who backed the game will also – regardless of tier – be entered into a prize draw to appear in the next movie of Kevin Smith, the creator of the Jay and Silent Bob series.

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Unlike Kickstarter and Indiegogo, Fig allows people to invest in a game, in addition to receiving pledge rewards. Chronic Blunt Punch’s share of funding (recorded by GameSpot to be $326,000) is derived from investments, whereas $116,000 came from pledges.

Chronic Blunt Punch’s revolves around the pair’s trip to a shopping mall that seems a “Utopia”, in search their missing customers. In addition to lending their voices to the game, Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes will also be overseeing story development, whilst the game itself will be developed by Super Comboman dev Interabang Entertainment.

The game is intended to release on Steam for PC Windows and Mac. For more information, Chronic Blunt Punch’s Fig page can be found here.

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Charlie is a platforming romantic from England, that still speaks in a fashion that died with the Elizabethan era. Having been gaming since the days of Crash Bandicoot, he champions the Playstation, and is only a little bit embarassed that Super Mario Land keeps spelling his defeat.

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