Here’s a fun one. During E3 I got to interview Jim Dirschberger, co-creator of the Nickelodeon cartoon Sanjay and Craig, about his first video game, Freedom Finger. The wonderfully absurd game is an arcade shooter where players pilot a middle finger-shaped spaceship. If that doesn’t get you in the door, the full preview features Dirschberger sharing how he got into games, how it compares to TV production, and how his team at Wide Right Interactive landed on such a wacky premise. Follow the link at the end of the preview excerpt.
A middle finger usually conjures less than pleasant responses, but in Freedom Finger’s case, the infamous gesture stands for fun. This over-the-top take on the arcade shooter drops players into the cockpit of a spacecraft modeled after “The Bird” to battle foreign threats on behalf of the U.S. government. Freedom Finger comes from the minds of Executive Producer Jim Dirschberger, co-creator of the Nickelodeon series Sanjay and Craig, and his studio Wide Right Interactive. (FULL ARTICLE)