Remember, back in the ’80s, when being gross was considered cool? It was back in the ’80s when a group of notoriously gross kids had their own little trading card game. These gross kids were called the Garbage Pail Kids. Fast forward to a hoverboardless future and it seems these overtly weird kids are getting their own game.
A #GarbagePailKids mobile game is coming from @Jagostudios and @Topps! This new #RPG card battler will be available on iOS and Android. Visit https://t.co/QnB8f5w5JW for updates. #gpk #gpkgame pic.twitter.com/pP8Jx3KY4I
— GPK Mobile Game (@gpkgame) May 22, 2018
Teaming up with The Topps Company, developer Jago Studios have announced that they are working on a mobile game based on the Garbage Pail Kids property. Now, before you ask, it will be a free-to-play game. The game, as you would expect, will be a card collecting role-playing game, which will see players battling other with using virtual cards based on the 1980’s Garbage Pail Kids range of collectable cards. It is strange to think that these little monstrosities were such a big deal back in the day, even spawning a range of dolls and a movie.
I will admit that I did have a few of the collectable cards as a kid, and even watched the movie, but how younger generations will react to the group of gross kids is yet to be seen, although recently collectable card games have faired quite well in the gaming space.