Kihon’s Baby Monkey Developers Launch Dojo Danger Game

Admittedly, I’m quite the enthusiast for Kihon Games’ debut creation, Baby Monkey (going backwards on a pig). The game, inspired by Parry Gripp’s song, is a quintessential endless runner game that I find quite delightful. Hence, I was eager to check out Kihon’s next venture, which they previewed last week at GDC.

Baby Monkey served as an initial foray into the iOS gaming scene for Kihon, a budding company with a team of seven.

Having tested the waters, they are now poised to dive deeper with their upcoming release, called Dojo Danger.

Dojo Danger introduces a more intricate gameplay than its predecessor. It’s a turn-based strategy game that echoes the mechanics of The Game Bakers’ Squids. Players command a team of characters, using a slingshot action to launch them across the board to inflict maximum damage on opponents.

The game promises a rich content offering, including 50 level campaigns for each of the two factions and fifteen distinct units per faction, each with unique abilities and strengths.

Additionally, consumable items will be available to enhance unit capabilities, purchasable via in-app transactions.

Multiplayer modes will also be featured, supporting both pass-and-play and online asynchronous play. Players can build their dojo with various units and challenge friends to conquer it. The game will offer diverse maps, some featuring straightforward battles, while others include unique objectives like “Capture the Duck” or require players to free units encased in ice.

Kihon plans to adopt a business model that includes freemium elements with regular releases of new units, similar to the approach of Riot Games’ League of Legends.

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