Switchblade Monkey Entertainment is a group of talented people who love what they do. Secret Ponchos is their first debut game that was out on the pS4 on Dec 2nd, 2014 and it just launched on PC Steam on Oct 13, 2015.
This is a short film documentary that follows the journey of the indie studio Switchblade Monkeys’ development and release of Secret Ponchos, a multiplayer Western arena shooter now available for PlayStation 4 and Steam. The film takes viewers deep into the history and challenges that frequently face smaller teams, starting with nothing but a dream and sheer determination. Meet Yousuf Mapara, the creative lead behind the game, who pitched the concept and animated build to Sony and quickly gained traction in forming an official studio. Five years and a rollercoaster of experiences later, the team finally achieves a game they set out to create.
Secret Ponchos is a competitive PvP shooter that takes inspiration from MOBAs, fighting games, and Spaghetti Westerns. The game features a host of gritty, gimlet-eyed outlaws, lovingly rendered and individually animated in a vivid, impressionistic art style. You can find the game in its original form on PlayStation 4, or in the greatly expanded Most Wanted edition on Steam.