Troy and Justin from Monkeystack, the South Australian animation company are talking to us about the development of the game 'Double Happy vs. The Infinite Sadness' that is taking everywhere by storm!
For anyone that doesn't know what 'Double Happy vs. The Infinite Sadness' is, could you please explain?
Double Happy vs The Infinite Sadness is an episodic series of games, comics and animations. The stories follow the manic antics of the Double Happy Rabbits as they quest throughout the Isles of the Ancients to overcome an entropic force of corruption called The Infinite Sadness. Each island has a unique art style, story and inhabitants, with our heroes Pink and Blue driving the episode to a conclusion that isn't always the expected 'happy ending'. Wrapped in a beautifully realised art style, Double Happy takes place in a complex world of rich and imaginative creatures and well conceived, beautifully detailed environments.
How did the original concept for the characters and animations come about in the first place, were you inspired by anything in particular?
Would you believe it, but it was a sketchy drawing in Troy's notepad of a pair of double mouthed rabbits that kicked off the concept in the first place. Originally targeted as a straight out point click adventure, it rapidly evolved into a multi-platform entertainment series!
How would you describe the characters Pink and Blue and themes behind the game?
Pink and Blue are our daring duo. They are a force of pure chaos. They are the embodiment of life,