The Nuttery has teamed up with Hollywood writer/producer Roberto Orci and Emmy award-winning animation studio, ShadowMachine, to develop the animated sci-fi saga Galaga Chronicles, based on Bandai Namco‘s classic arcade game. Known for movies such as Transformers, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Star Trek, and creator of television shows including Sleepy Hollow and Scorpion, Orci will add his science fiction expertise to the project.
ShadowMachine, producer of acclaimed shows such as BoJack Horseman, Robot Chicken, and Final Space, will be the animation production company. Orci and ShadowMachine join Meow Wolf, who is also a producer on the project alongside The Nuttery.
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 also serve as an 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 in an exciting new format,” says Roberto Orci.
A pioneer in animation and one of the most established animation houses, ShadowMachine will help shape a unique series with their extensive creative and production experience.
“This is by far one of the best video game adaptations I’ve ever read or been a part of! It is an absolute playground for animation,” says Alexander Bulkley, CEO & Founder of ShadowMachine.
“We couldn’t be more stoked to have this level of creativity and craftsmanship 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,” says Magnus Jansson, CEO of The Nuttery.
The Nuttery first announced the project at last year’s San Diego Comic-Con as 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 vast tapestry of intergalactic politics, strife, and endless new possibilities. 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,” says Roberto Orci.