Valve announces plans to release Rag Doll Kung Fu via Steam
Rag Doll Kung Fu Available Via Steam October 12th
Rag Doll Kung Fu, a wildly entertaining new game from designer Mark Healey, will
be made available to gamers everywhere on October 12, 2005 via Steam.
Featuring a wide collection of single and multiplayer games, either online or
with multiple mice, Rag Doll Kung Fu provides players with one of the most
creative and unique game experiences delivered in years. Additionally, between
game rounds, the challenges of an aspiring Kung Fu master are revealed via
outlandish cut scenes inspired by classic Kung Fu cinema.
The game is the brainchild of artist and designer Mark Healey (who moonlights as
a lead artist at Lionhead Entertainment). During last year’s Game Developer
Conference, Healey presented Rag Doll to industry colleagues. Immediately after
this presentation, several Valve employees invited Healey to visit Valve and
discuss Steam distribution of Rag Doll Kung Fu.
"Rag Doll was originally just an idea for me and some friends to have some fun
making an old style Kung Fu movie," said Healey. "It's amazing to think that a
tongue in cheek film project has now evolved into a full game being distributed
via Steam. I hope everyone enjoys it as much as my friends and I enjoyed making
Steam offers developers and publishers a direct distribution channel to over 5.5
million customers. Rag Doll Kung Fu will be made available for purchase via
Steam on October 12, 2005 for $12.95. For more information on Steam, please
visit www.steampowered. For more information on Rag Doll Kung Fu, please visit