Ninja Hobo Connoisseur

Back on the road!

So we say we will get you a weekly update but instead there is no weekly update.
But we have something much better! A new (mini-)game! And it’s called…

Ninja Hobo Connoisseur

Over the last weekend, Lachsen and Intero were visiting the Devmania in Mainz. The meeting featured an overnight contest and the two joined the contest to test out our engine and how fast we can do cool stuff with it. We also got help from Richard Wepner (he is also the one who told us about Devmania).
The theme of the contest was very simple: “Look at the front page of a local news magazine, take any key word and make an original game out of it“. Some of the games ended up really cool (There is no official list of all the games, but if we get one, we will share it!) and although we didn’t win, we think our game is pretty cool nonetheless. So why not share it with you folks, right?
We don’t want to talk much about the game itself because it is kinda self-explanatory. The basic gameplay is actually similar to CrossCode. You run around and throw lots of… well not balls this time, but corks. Yes. corks. Oh and you can speedrun it!

But enough talk! Have at you! Go play our new game now (click on the image or the Link)! Hover of the Highscore/Controls panel to see their content!



Ninja Hobo Connoisseur


Make sure to share the game with your friends and tell the world about it! Please consider that this is an over-night project (together with the post-contest changes the work times was around 1.5 days) so it might contain some bugs or does not have the highly polished levels/graphics you normally see from us.
The version you can play here is a little bit different from the real contest version. Here is a list of things we added/changed:

  • added Highscore panel (compete with your friends or with us! Yes we will post our best time on twitter this week)
  • added Controls panel (take a look at the controls! We have manual jumps!)
  • added some animations to the title screen (nothing is more cool then a ninja appearing with his eyes closed.)
  • added English text
  • added basic gamepad support (it’s an extra challenge in tight spaces! So try it out if you like.)

If you like the music, why not check out Intero’s Soundcloud Profile? He uploaded the “complete” soundtrack! Check out this link:

Ninja Hobo Connoisseur OST

So have fun playing! Until next time!

We did not forget CrossCode. We have some nice updates but a whole game is a lot for a day. So we will post the updates tomorrow.


  • Haha, got the first rank with about 7:5:55 min (:
    But wait, seems like I was the first one who played it :D Yay, I feel special! Wait, no not THAT special!
    Criticism: I think the Ninja is to slithery… I mean, what kind of Ninja wears Boots in which he slides when he stops moving? Felt like a pain in the end of my intestinal tract… Sorry about that picture you have in your mind right now :D
    But it was overall fun and I’ll forgive you about that, cause it was just a one and a half days job.

    Keep up the good work!

    Weiter machen!

    • The highscore is only local. It’s not connected to any server. We just added a highscore list for personal challenges :D

      Your criticism is totally cool with us. Actually we could make him stop as he is a ninja who knows how to move… But on the other side he drinks a lot so…
      No of course we got have changed it but then again this is only a side project as you said :)

  • Does this game not work on Google Chrome? After the starting text shows up and goes away nothing happens.

    btw I’ve never commented on anything yet but I have been watching this project since around January or February simply because it’s the kind of stuff i want to work on eventually.
    epic stuff so far

    • Hi There!

      It could be that the sound takes a while to load. We are using WebAudio which comes with a long loading time (we can’t simply stream the music file) and we didn’t implement a proper loading icon.
      We had some servers slowdown so you might give it another try and wait a bit, until music file is fully loaded.

      Thanks for following us! We might not always have big updates since we all have our job/studies but we try to do our best :)

  • Hey , I’m following too the Projects here.
    And I like what I see ;)
    I have a question the game Ninja Hobo Connoisseur. Doesn’t start at all on my Chromebook. Can it be that its not compatible?

  • The game does not load after selecting the language, and this problem occurred on both my computers.

  • I’m a fan of the sound track, but the link seems have broken

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