By Alec Meer on April 30th, 2010 at 12:10 am.
I am sadface, king of sorrow. Dino-biffing remake/sequel Off-Road Velociraptor Safari HD has been more-or-less cancelled. Boo! High concept heroes Flashbang seem to have had a hard time of things lately. Double-boo! They’re not sure whether or not their future holds more absurd delights such as Minotaur Chinashop and Time Donkey. Boo-to-infinity! Best of luck to the good ship Flashbang/Blurst, whatever they do next. You have entertained us fantastically, gentlefolk, and we look forward to you doing it again soon.
Footage of what ORVSHD could have been like is below…
That said, in the fascinating/depressing/revealing backstory of what’s happened, Flashbang Founder Matthew Wegner reveals it was undergoing something of a redesign before the axe fell – as shown by the intriguingly cartographic concept pic above.
Sniff. If you pre-ordered, you will at least be recompensed or reimbursed – details on the Blurst site. And Flashbang do leave us with a good chunk of optimism…
To be clear, we’re actually in a positive state of mind about this. We aren’t depressed! It feels like a relief to spend time on awesome prototypes and ideas again.
(Thanks to Oak for the tip. Thoak.)