Toby Wellington, November 14, 2012
If you’ve ever dreamed of controlling Apple’s co-founder Steve Wozniak in a violent video game that has you collecting weapons to kill men that have kidnapped Wozniak’s wife, all with help from action movie star Danny Trejo, you’re surprisingly lucky.
The game, Vengeance: Woz with a Coz, is being developed by ITN Flix and React Games and has an expected release window of Thanksgiving, The game stars the man that originally founded Apple with Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak. The game features an 8 bit style and has Woz and Trejo teaming up and searching for Woz’s kidnapped wife.
In “Woz with a Coz” on iOS, the Apple co-founder and his wife, “J-Woz,” are enjoying their evening together, taking a glide. Unfortunately, their otherwise quiet evening is ruined — not by a competitive product release — but rather by street thugs kidnapping “J-Woz”!!! Your dynamic duo of Steve and Danny must hurry and swing into action as they tear up Fusion City in their quest to rescue “J-Woz,” and maybe cause a little mayhem on their way…
There doesn’t seem to be any specific reason Wozniak was chosen to star as one of the game’s heroes. Wozniak left Apple in 1987 and has since had various other tech jobs such as his current one as chief scientist at data company Fusion-io. Wozniak may have been chosen for the game due to his personal and happy personality that makes him both admired by fans and a funny choice for a violent hero. Although Wozniak hasn’t worked at Apple for 25 years, he still waits in line at the launch of every major Apple product so that he can buy the product while meeting and talking to fans in line.
The game is being released as part of a promotion for Danny Trejo’s upcoming movie Vengeance.Follow @macgasm