Jam City Rollergirl game to make debut at PAX

If you’re at PAX Prime this week, you’ll have the chance to get the first look at developer Frozen Codebase’s next title. It’s called Jam City Rollergirls, it’s a WiiWare title, and it’s exactly what you think it is — a roller derby videogame.

The four-player arcade-style title is the first of its kind, bringing arena combat racing to videogames… finally! The game will feature cartooned-up versions of real-world rollergirls, including leagues like Gotham Girls Roller Derby, Rat City Roller Girls, Mad Rollin’ Dolls, Brewcity Bruisers, and the Texas Rollergirls.

Jam City sounds like it will have a pretty wild slant to it, with rinks featuring ramps, caverns, and… “misplaced cows”? No idea what that means, but you can check it out at PAX, and I have a feeling you won’t be able to help yourself.

Interestingly, I believe this game started off as an Unreal Engine-based Xbox Live Arcade title… that was announced years ago. Funny to see how a game can change so drastically over the course of its development.

Nick Chester