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16-bit classic will be updated for PC and consoles
January 9th, 2014 – Chilli Hugger Software is pleased to announce that a new version of the critically acclaimed Commodore Amiga and Atari ST game Midwinter is now in development.
First released in 1989, Midwinter was created by pioneering British game designer Mike Singleton, who died in 2012. The new Midwinter project has the full support of the Singleton family, and includes key members of the original development team. Original Midwinter programmer and industry veteran Dave Gautrey is the technical lead on the game, using the original game code and design documents as a foundation. Games journalist, scriptwriter and author Dan Whitehead has taken on the creative lead role, responsible for narrative design and gameplay. Chilli Hugger founder Chris Wild, developer of the iOS remake of Singleton’s The Lords of Midnight, is overseeing the project.
Chris says: “Midwinter was a seminal game, and a huge influence on the open world sandbox genre, but Mike’s vision was held back by the technology of the time. Our aim is to bring Midwinter back into the modern gaming environment, combining the depth and variety of the original with today’s cutting edge visuals and processing power. The goal is not to merely remake the game, but to fully realise Mike’s ambitious design without the limitations of 16-bit hardware.”
Midwinter has been in pre-production throughout 2013 and will enter the next stage of development with a Kickstarter campaign in early 2014, at which point the core development team will be expanded. Anyone interested in being part of the project at that time are asked to contact Chilli Hugger software directly.
Midwinter is aiming for an early 2015 release.
PS4 digital game prices revealed for UK All EA games are priced at £62.99!!
Their Xbox One equivalents cost £54.99!!!
A list PS4 digital game prices for the console's UK launch has been revealed.
The list, courtesy of The Sixth Axis, consists of nineteen titles: thirteen retail games, five digital ones and one free-to-play shooter.
As the PS4 release date is this Friday, November 29 in the UK, the list below can be considered incomplete, because other launch titles such as NBA 2K14, Sound Shapes, Flower and DC Universe Online have yet to be added to the PlayStation Store.
Of particular note are the EA titles, which are priced at £62.99.
- Killzone Shadow Fall: 38.2GB - £52.99
- Call of Duty: Ghosts: 31.8GB - £54.99
- FIFA 14: 9.9GB - £62.99
- Battlefield 4: 36.4GB - £62.99
- Need for Speed Rivals 16GB - £62.99
- Knack 34.8GB - £52.99
- Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag: 21.7GB - £57.99
- Resogun: 460MB - £12.79 (Free with PS+)
- LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: 6.4GB - £52.99
- NBA Live 14: 9.3GB - £62.99
- Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition: 21.7GB - £52.99
- Just Dance 2014: 22GB - £42.99
- Contrast: 2.3GB - £12.79 (Free with PS+)
- Super Motherload: 393MB - £11.99
- Trine 2: Complete Story: 2.6GB - £14.49
- Putty Squad: 818MB - £13.99
- Madden NFL 25: 13.1GB - £62.99
- Angry Birds Star Wars: 1.5GB - £32.99
- Warframe 4.1GB - Free