Matches, it would seem, aren't just there for creaky old men in pubs to show off their cheap parlour tricks. Matches can be heroes too. Or at least according to Matchman. "Matchman is the Prince of the Kingdom of Match," explains developer Steven Shao. "An invasion triggers an economic crisis and the people can't afford paint to colour their world. The Kingdom of Match is fading to grey!"
This certainly explains the striking art style, although it's not exactly what the team originally envisioned. "The original graphic idea was to use a sketch drawing style, but due to the lack of DS graphic capability, we shifted it to line drawing," says Shao. That said, he concedes that "we do believe the later idea is more suitable for the shooter genre."