The original creators of Dizzy, the Oliver brothers, have started a Kickstarter campaign to help fund a brand new adventure featuring the oval one, Dizzy. Philip and Andrew (no, not those ones) are hoping to raise £350,000 in order to bring the egg back.
“Dizzy Returns is the game that Andrew and I have wanted to make for over twenty years”, says Philip Oliver, CEO at Blitz Games Studios, the company founded by the Oliver Twins in 1990. “We’ve always believed in creating games that are fun, challenging and rewarding and we’ve carried those principles through into everything that Blitz has created since. Dizzy encapsulates these ideals perfectly: quirky characters and story, interesting locations, challenging platforming, the satisfaction of a puzzle well-solved and exploring a colourful, fun world.”
They plan to bring Dizzy Returns to the PC and iOS devices upon the success of the Kickstarter campaign which has a variety of pledge rewards ranging from £10 for a copy of the game on PC with digital content to £5000 where you even get to design the Lost Princess, have lunch with the brothers and pretty much spend a whole day with them.
“It’s been over two decades since the last brand new Dizzy game” continues Andrew Oliver, CTO, “and since then not only has technology advanced dramatically, so has the way we play games. We want to bring Dizzy bang up-to-date, and introduce him to a new generation of gamers. We also want to give loyal fans the Dizzy game they’ve been waiting for! Capturing the spirit and magic of the original series of Dizzy games, whilst creating a gaming experience relevant to gamers today is something that we’re confident that we can do, and do right.”
Although it will probably have a familiar style and feel to it, that’s not a bad thing, the main purpose of Dizzy Returns is to bring a whole new experience to gamers old and new and be ‘the biggest and best Dizzy game ever’.
If you’d like to see the Kickstarter details and maybe make a pledge, visit www.kickstarter.com/projects/theolivertwins/dizzy-returns.