Van Partible, the creator of Cartoon Network’s Nineties series Johnny Bravo, is making the rounds with a new third-person video game concept called Dancers of War. In the game, Marine Sgt. Jack Dancer is out to save the world from a maniacal pop star by strapping on an exoskeleton/leotard called “The Exo-Tard 3000.”
A co-creation with videogame weapons specialist Scott Eaton (Call of Duty, Medal of Honor) and Vince Clarke, the founder of Depeche Mode, Yaz and Erasure, the trio has turned to Kickstarter to help fund the project, where they provide a peek at the game’s development and showcase a team of voice-over talent that includes the voice of Johnny Bravo himself, Jeff Bennett.
“I’ve always been a fan of Michael Jackson’s Captain EO and thought it was humorous that there was this intergalactic messenger who used music and dance as a weapon,” Partible tells Cartoon Brew. “I also love mash ups, so I took the fun of the dance genre and partnered it with the seriousness of combat games.”