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|The Magical Realms of Tír na nÓg: Escape from Necron 7 – Revenge of Cuchulainn: The Official Game of the Movie – Chapter 2 of the Hoopz Barkley SaGa|
|Developer(s)||Tales of Game's Corp. Corp.|
|Publisher(s)||Tales of Game's Corp. Corp.|
|Series||The Hoopz Barkley SaGa|
The Magical Realms of Tír na nÓg: Escape from Necron 7 – Revenge of Cuchulainn: The Official Game of the Movie – Chapter 2 of the Hoopz Barkley SaGa, also called Barkley 2, is an upcoming role-playing video game developed by Tales of Game's Studios. The developers launched a Kickstarter campaign to crowdfund the game. The game is a sequel to Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden, a 2008 freeware title which itself is a fan game sequel to the basketball game Barkley Shut Up and Jam! and the film Space Jam. While the developers were hosting the Kickstarter, Rock, Paper, Shotgun's Nathan Grayson said of the game "the final product actually sounds sort of, dare I say it... fascinating."
Barkley 2 is an action role-playing game that Rock, Paper, Shotgun's Nathan Grayson describes will "marry the aesthetics and absurd narrative arcs of Japanese role-players with the openness of Western fare like The Elder Scrolls." The game is designed to change the events in the storyline based on when a player completes certain content: in-game characters, places, and quests will vary depending on the player's actions. The combat in the game is inspired by a range of other titles, including Dark Souls and Borderlands.
Tales of Game's Studios, the developers of Barkely 2, launched a Kickstarter campaign on November 28, 2012, to help crowdfund the costs of producing the game. The initial funding goal for the campaign was set at $35,000. The Kickstarter campaign officially ended with a total of $120,335.
The game is a sequel to the studio's 2008 freeware title Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden, which itself was created as a fan game sequel to the 1994 basketball game Barkley Shut Up and Jam! and the film Space Jam. The first game included players from the National Basketball Association (NBA), including Charles Barkley and LeBron James, and made many parodic references to popular culture. The game is styled after 16-bit era Japanese titles like the early games in the Final Fantasy series. The original was also turn-based whereas the sequel is an action RPG.Barkley 2 is being developed using Game Maker, the same creation kit that was used to create the first Barkley game. The developers announced on the Kickstarter campaign page that they anticipated a release in late 2013 or early 2014. A Tales of Game's staff member confirmed in an update to the campaign in late 2016 that their Kickstarter funds have been depleted, possibly meaning the game has fallen into development hell.
- Grayson, Nathan (Nov 29, 2012). "Yep, It's Real: Barkley 2 Chaos Dunks Kickstarter". Rock, Paper, Shotgun. Retrieved Dec 25, 2012.
- Sarkar, Samit (Nov 28, 2012). "Barkley 2: Revenge of Cuchulainn Kickstarter now live, over 33 percent funded already". Polygon.com. Retrieved Dec 25, 2012.
- Tales of Game's. "Barkley 2 - an RPG Sequel to Barkley Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden". Retrieved Dec 25, 2012.
- "Update 31: As we pile on to Barkley, A Humble Vidcon with Heart Reveals Itself · Barkley 2 - an RPG Sequel to Barkley Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden". Kickstarter. Retrieved 2017-01-11.