SumoBoy, Kickstarter’s First Anti-Bullying Game, Debuts Today

on May 21, 2014 4:54 PM

Australian-based studio TAPRR has launched a new Kickstarter project, one that not only features gameplay inspired by Legend of Zelda, Bastion and Diablo III but also tackles the very real-life issue of bullying. That game is called SumoBoy.

The protagonist is a young boy named Oji, who is an orphan bullied constantly. One day he finds out that his long lost mother is the Princess of the Elements in a land called Seishin, and that he must use the Blade of Balance as well as his Sumo moves to defeat Kurai Kami and restore the damage done to the world.

What’s interesting about this game is that as Oji becomes stronger in Seishin, he heals himself and overcomes obstacles in the real world. If you’re interested in donating, check out the trailer and gallery posted below. You can also contribute to the campaign by going here. As of this writing, funding has reached $626 AUD of their $100,000 AUD goal.

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