3D Realms has released another interesting thing: it has teamed up with some of the most iconic legends to bring us a piece of gaming history: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xY_BumEWBA&feature=youtu.be
- John Romero
- Cliff Blezinski
- Tom Hall
- John Passfield
- Bill McIntosh
- Dave Taylor
- Scott Miller
- Clint Basinger
And others. Go check it out.
It looks like Interceptor, the guys behind Bombshell and Rise Of The Triad, were working hard in the last few months, developing a platformer! Rad Rodgers goal is to “Bringing back the 90’s-era PC platformer with a game inspired by classics like Commander Keen, Conker, Ruff’n‘Tumble & Jazz Jackrabbit.”
Yes, a developer officially stating that their game is inspired from Jazz Jackrabbit! The game, however, uses Unreal Engine 4 and does not have hand drawn graphics. Except that awesome hand drawn art! And if you watch the trailer, you may ask yourself what part of the project is Jazz Jackrabbit inspired. Honestly, I don’t know the answer. I can only guess that it may have some gameplay similarities, like shooting in different directions with different guns. Aand maybe (now I’m giving this a wild shot here) a name association with Rogger Rabbit, who is a rabbit and Jazz is also a rabbit. Soo… Rodgers.Jackrabbit anyone? No? Ok.
Well anyway, the project is still only in a kickstarter phase and given that platformers are not the most popular genre in the universe, the success of this coming to fruition is still questionable. Interceptor also doesn’t have a huge fan base either.
But I know for sure that the people at Interceptor are a huge Commander Keen, Cosmo Cosmic Adventure and other Apogee and 3D Realms games from the past fans, so it will be nice to see this gets funded.
Eat your lima beans, Johnny.