Our favorite: Fan Art

April 5, 2010

It’s a special bonus to us as game developers to see a child’s imagination sparked by our work. Here are some carefully crafted re-enactments of various scenes in Mushroom Men from one of our biggest fans.

Fan mail is good for the soul

December 21, 2009

It’s always a delight to hear from people who enjoyed our games.

Dear Red Fly Studio team,

I usually don’t write this kind of e-mail, so I kinda don’t know how to put this – I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed playing your two “Mushroom Men” games. I was fascinated by the great character design since I first saw preview pictures on the net. When I recently found out the game had been released for Nintendo’s Wii console in spring, I went straight to the store and got it… and I loved every minute! :)

What a fantastic world you have created there. It’s been quite a while since I couldn’t let go of a game until I had finished it (mind you, I’m in my 30s and probably not your ‘core’ target group), but there was just so much to discover. With its detailed graphics, the fantastic tracks by Les Claypool, this game literally screams “labor of love” at the player.

Immediately after I had finished the Wii game, I bought the DS prequel, just to spend a little more time in the world of the “Mushroom Men”.

From what I have read on the internet, the two “Mushroom Men” games have received a lot of flack from the press, so I just thought I let you know how much I enjoyed these titles. Thank you very much for making them – I really hope I will get a chance to experience more “Mushroom” adventures on my Wii or the DS in the not-to-distant future.

Greetings from Munich,
J Z

A fascinating article by Jonathan Holmes at Destructoid talks about No More Heroes HD. He points to Mushroom Men (among other games) as an example of the sort of game that could only sprout on the Wii.

“With the success of NMH came many other punk rock Wii exclusives: games like Muramasa: The Demon Blade, Mushroom Men, MadWorld, Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop, House of the Dead: Overkill, Little King’s Story, A Boy and His Blob, the Bit.Trip series, and many others. Some of them made money, and some of them didn’t, but that doesn’t even really matter. The point is that they still were permitted to come into existence, and that’s something that could have only happened on the Wii.”

Amazing handiwork!

July 25, 2009

On the Live ‘n Learn blog, artist Lorilee Kopp constructed a pair of Mushroom Men for her children.

“The caps are made of turned cherry… Bark armor and little backpacks all wool felted.”

They are outstanding!

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While maceman at Beefjack.com generally enjoyed Mushroom Men, his one complaint was that it was too easy for a “hardcore” gamer.

Several reviewers offer many scintillatingly positive words in describing their experience with Mushroom Men. nitendoWiiReviews
GDN-banner Gamers Daily News reviewer Amy Shortz Baldry gave us the GDN Bronze Award.

Johnus Maximus at Gadgetoid speaks well of his experience with Mushroom Men.
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kotaku Stephen Totilo at Kotaku noticed an interesting detail toward the end of Mushroom Men and contacted us to see if his harebrained theories had any merit. We explained to him that we didn’t plan any deep social commentary on the concept of marriage the way he claims.
Or did we? Maybe we did have a secret agenda. Maybe there’s a lot more hidden under the surface of our silly little mushroom game. Keep playing to find out, and spread the word!

From a big fan

April 23, 2009

11-year-old Frankie Limaldi is a big Mushroom Men fan. He likes the little guys so much, he constructed Lego versions of them. Thanks Frankie!

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Steven Williamson at HEXUS Gaming bestowed their Editor’s Choice award to Mushroom Men.

“With its unique art style, delightful musical score and range of quirky characters, Mushroom Men: Spore Wars overflows with personality and charm.”

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