A project to translate Bandai Namco’s classic arcade game, Galaga into an animated series has taken a new step towards completion with the appointment of Hollywood writer and producer, Roberto Orci.
Known for movies such as Transformers, The Amazing Spiderman 2 and Star Trek, Orci will add his science fiction expertise to the Galaga Chronicles project.
Meanwhile, the project creators, The Nuttery, havel also tapped ShadowMachine, the producer of acclaimed shows such as BoJack Horseman, Robot Chicken and Final Space, will be the animation production company.
Roberto Orci will work with The Nuttery to shape the vast and sprawling Galaga Chronicles Universe by adding his unique creativity to the project. Orci will serve as executive producer.
“Galaga is one of the games I played growing up. I have fond memories of the quarters and hours upon hours I spent playing the game. I look forward to working with The Nuttery and to capture that magic is an exciting new format,” said Orci.
Meanwhile, ShadowMachine will help shape a unique project with its extensive creative and production experience.
“This is by far one of the best video game adaptations I have ever read of been a part of. It is an absolute playground for animation,” said Alexander Bulkley, CEO and founder of ShadowMachine.
“We couldn’t be more stoked to have this level of creativity and craftmanship on board our space adventure. Roberto’s incredible sense of story and science fiction mastery and ShadowMachine’s excellent animation and design chops have already elevated the project to the next level. I think we are sitting on an amazing origin story for Galaga that will not disappoint fans of the game, or of science fiction in general,” said Magnus Jansson, CEO of The Nuttery.
The Nuttery first announced the project at last year’s San Diego Comic Con, a unique animated brand extension of Bandai Namco’s 36 year old arcade gaming classic. The animated re-imagining of the iconic game is planned for a 12-episode inaugural season.
“In the initial development we have focused on creating a solid foundation of the meta universe - building out an intricate and a vast tapestry of intergalactic politics, strife, and endless new possibilities,” continued Orci.
“The first series is a small part in the grand scheme and will be a story of hope, sacrifice and family - all wrapped up in what is shaping up to be an incredible sci-fi adventure with some really awesome characters.
“This first series will lay the groundwork for the entire meta universe and many more installments to come.”