Taxi Journey Announced For Wii U Thanks To Unity Developer Toolkit

The Unity developer toolkit is already impacting the development of new games for Wii U, as Taxi Journey designers Lexis Numerique have announced on their Kickstarter page that Wii U has been added to Windows as the two main platform goals for the project. Xbox Live, PS Vita, and iPad are all among the campaign’s stretch goals, but the low production cost associated with using the Unity toolkit has given Lexis Numerique the ability to port the game to Wii U for no added expense.

With a similar art scheme and tone to the game Limbo, but a gameplay and story all its own, Taxi Journey is a dark puzzle-platformer featuring a large man, animated in color, driving a small taxi through richly detailed black and white terrain. The game’s Kickstarter campaign requires $130,000 to meet its primary goal. Here is a comment from the page regarding the Wii U version:

“We wanted to wait for the confirmation that we could have FREE a Unity Pro version before announcing the Wii U. We don’t want to push the stretch goals of the other platforms (especially for the PS Vita)  and we needed to be 100% sure that the Wii U wouldn’t impact our cost structure. Now, we know that we can port the game very fast and with no additional charges.”


63 thoughts on “Taxi Journey Announced For Wii U Thanks To Unity Developer Toolkit”

  1. So the Wii U looks like is the best for indie devs, because I honestly haven’t heard anything about indie development for PS4 and Xbone.

    1. You havent heard anything about indie development for PS4? Are you serious!?

      People are complaining about PS4 because there is too much indie and not enough AAA from Sony themselves.

        1. Heck, Xbox fanboys have been trying to insult it by calling it the indiestation 4. Seriously, the gaming community confuses me ._.

          1. Haven’t been this hyped for Sony console since the PS2. WiiUPS4 for me. Getting the PS4 in June 2014 when better games arrive and Money is saved. That X, sonic, Mario Kart have too much of my attention.

              1. If they release the last Gaurdian, a month after nintendo-Monolith release X, I will trade in my last Microsoftgame for a Vita-TV. My collection will be 3DSWiiUPS4VitaTV :).

          2. Both us the Sonyans and the Nintendonyans (Nintendo and Sony fans) should just point out by saying “Xbox Done, enough said…”…

                1. im not getting mario kart at launch. ill get it probably but im sick of it.

                  anyway i got sonic racing transformed which is great. better than mario kart wii and is a good combo to have with mario kart 7.

                  bought it finally after having it for 360, which is gone now.

                  1. Something is wrong with your taste buds in gaming. Transformed better than Mario Kart? I’m beginning to believe you don’t play shit from Nintendo. In fact, every comment I see from you just as much of a bitching about Nintendo as any blind fan and Western developer’s.

                    1. its fresh unlike mario milk and its harder,this may be hard for you but nintendo is getting boring. im not excited fpr mario kart wii u. its the same fucking thing just like cod.

                  2. Best song from Sonic racing transformed. Glad to see that im not only one who liked it better than MK, although MK games are great too.

        2. WiiUPS4 feels like the N64PSone generation. Great gaming has returned. I am supporting Taxi Journey Kickstarter. I really like bizarre of the wall little inferno type of games :).

  2. Alba and Sickr please post the humongous MH4 release lines in Japan. Capcom just made back all the money they wasted on RES6. Megaman Connery Sean Cometh :). Dragons Dogma as well :).

  3. RIGHT WIPES MAD FROTH FROM MOUTH STARTS RANT

    FACTS CANNOT BE ARGUED IL STATE FACTS

    ALL OF THESE KICKSTARTER GAMES ARE THE FUCKING SAME FACT 1

    ALL OF THESE KICKSTARTER AND UNITY GAMES LOOK PLAY AND ARE BUILT THE EXACT SAME WAY FACT 2

    ALL OF THESE GAMES ARE JUST ANOTHER “”””THE CAVE!!!!””””” WITH SAID THE CAVE GAEPLAY AND PUZZLES AND SERIOUSLY LAME EXCUSES CALLED GAMEPLAY FACT 3

    IM GETING SERIOSLY TIRED WITH THE EXACT SAME SHIT OVEWR AND OVER FROM SOME GUYS WITH A COPY OF UNITY GTO POLAY WITH

    GAMING IS GETTING SERIOUSLY SHIT FACT 3

    I MEAN IT DOESNT MATTER WEATHER ITS THE Cave the taxi or whatever they all look the same play the same bore me the same and all started on this kickstarter bull shit like a charity fucking case begging for money fact4

    and WHY IS THAT GUY TALKING LIKE HIS READING A TELI GRAPH MESSAGE THE TWAT

    1. OK! He is not a native English speaker reason why he speaks the way he does. This one looks great though. Like you I want an RPG Kickstarter built like chronotrigger. Maybe we should make one :).

      1. u call me out on english im not talking like a fucking weird robot the video guy is

        lol my content was genius you called out the GRAMMAR

        fell into my inteligencde trap lie a douchbag

        FACTS R FACTS KILL THIS KICKSTARTER CHATITY NONSENSE AND MAKE REAL GAMES

        1. He was talking about the guy in the video.

          Your so called “facts” are your opinions and misinformed rants.

          And what difference does it make to you if these games get crowd funded? No one is forcing you to fund or buy these games.
          Here’s you:
          *rants in Caps* “I don’t like these games, so they must be non-sense and no one should support them. The concept of ‘people supporting what they like’ does not make sense to me.”

      1. IF THIS GAME GETS FUNDED AND CONES TO WII YU BUT SHADOW OF THE ETERNALS CANT, THIS IS SOME EXTTREEEME BUULSHIT WE GOY ON OUR HANDS.

        HEY EVERYBODY LETS JOIN TOGETHER SO THIS GUYS STUPID PROJECT FAILS!!!!! WHAT A FUCKING STUPID PROJECT!!!!!!

        1. What the fuck are you talking about ? This game looks gorgeous and great.
          Go back to play League of Legends and let adults talk about games.

          1. if you pat me on the back and rub my hair maybe ill run along and grab you a beer….. nice rhyme.

            that should have been in banjo kazooie.

          1. you should give eternal darkness a try…… while there is a big part on finding and reading and activating, in which you need to do to proceed. (for example remember the parts in luigis mansion where you looked at things and it will tell you detail, you liked it and sometimes you would find something, its like that but way more detailed)the other part is surviving, killing exploring and mystery, insanity also magik is a huge part of the game.

            the game trolls so bad, it made me say wtf more than i have ever in my life. the game also made me turn off my system, until i figured out it was fucking with me, bastard, but it was all good because it actually saved…….

            no game trolls harder than eternal darkness….. not only will your characters go insane but it will try to make you too.

            so if your sick of the same dull uninspired fps of today, that game is a fresh try and a really good game for nintendo.

              1. your right but its worth a try, i think it could be great . even if we probably will never get another one if there is a chance i say its worth it.

                im pretty sure they could pull it off again. its a one of a kind game, and they made it and i could see it again.

                there mistake was by not sticking with nintendo platforms, some are just destined for it.

                1. Well I guess we should reserve our 100% judgement until it is released…

                  That way I’ll know whether I should get it or not…

                  1. yeah, but if you ever have a chance to try the original, i say try it. if it comes on the eshop or if you find it for a good price on gamecube. it isnt dated, the graphics are but graphics arnt the most important thing. how do i know its not dated because i played it like 5 months ago for the first time too. its like an n64 game but with gamecube power.

          1. yeah seriously…… they would. they praise it just for damage control, to say look the wii u has shadow of the eternals but yet when the time is here they wont buy it….. i would right away, and the same goes for x. if that one is all talk too…… then nintendo doesnt deserve games like these.

        2. “If other people fund what they want, it’s bullshit. I want them to fund what I want.”
          “I don’t like this, so it must be stupid.”

  4. Will Wii U owners buy it though. After all W101 is a flop and it’s exclusive to Wii U, why would kids want to support this developer too?

    1. To Nintendo fans: the thing isn’t going out on Nintendo blogs bragging on about new 3rd party tittles, it’s actually buying the fucking games so that developers stay interested in Wii U.Good thing W101 has no online, wouldn’t be anyone to play with.

      1. Hey Rock star even if Ninte do fans say how they won’t GTA V, I suggest you don’t put it on Wii U anyway since all they are is “mouth.”

        1. if GTA 5 came to wii u i would buy it …… because i dont have my 360 anymore, which was the best platform for 3rd party games, even if i hate microsoft that controller is awesome and most 3rd party games are better for it than the ps3. im pretty sure most games get developed on 360 first then they port it to ps3, thats why. so yeah nintendo really should try to get gta 5 on wii u, because that game is huge and if it ends up having better graphics that might entice graphic whores too. it would be interesting if it wouldnt sell, its wrth a try because if that one game doesnt sell on nintendo, that will prove 3rd party cant sell on nintendo.

        2. If GTAV came to Wii U, I wouldn’t buy it, because I am not interested in GTA games. I only support it being on Wii U so people will shut up about Nintendo getting “hard core” games and “3rd party support.” 💋

    2. Yeah that’s what I’m affraid of. I don’t think Wii U owners, as most of them have a very narrowed vision of video games, will buy this game… :/

  5. I backed it for $20.

    It looks interesting, plus $20 to help get it made, plus a copy of it, is a pretty good deal.

    For the people shitting on it, its fine that you don’t like it, but you have to admit, it looks different.

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