Supported by the CNC (French National Organism of Cinema) and awarded the 2012 Best Video Game of the Year prize by the French Ministry of Culture, our game immerses the player in the memories of Trump – in his dreams as a young, star-struck jazz musician in love with the lovely Lady Poppy.
Presenting a daring parallel with the real story of jazz legend Louis Armstrong, you’ll relive Trump’s life, through his quest to form a jazz group, through his love affair and through his battle against injustice in New Orleans in the early 20th century.
We think the original scenario is the main strength of the game – no platformer has dealt with this sort of theme before. Egg Ball’s aim was to talk about the creation of jazz and the people responsible. All of the team here are very fond of Louis Armstrong, his music and his life. They get really inspired by his art and his approach to music in general, which is why we used the story of this great artist to tell Trump’s own tale.
But everyone will be able to enjoy this game, even if they’re not familiar with jazz, thanks to its addictive gameplay mechanics. The game is also made unique by the high quality of the graphics which immerse players in an old school universe, full of colour and romantic atmosphere. To reinforce all this, the game’s soundtrack has been recorded by a full jazz orchestra. This idea was really important to the team because music defines the game.
We aim to release Jazz: Trump’s Journey on PS Vita at the end of the year. Look out for more on the game on PlayStation Blog before then.