Posts Tagged ‘Black Forest Games’

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams Gets Competitive Mode

By Cassandra Khaw on December 9th, 2014.

WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams was a Kickstarter platform game that John liked but didn’t love: the former because of the satisfaction of learning each Sister’s special skills, the latter because of issues like repetitiveness. If you’re of the same mindset and was gunning for an opportunity to do more with the game, developers Black Forest has just the thing for you: a competitive multiplayer mode.

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DieselStörmers Do-over: Ravensdale Returns To Kickstarter

By Alice O'Connor on April 30th, 2014.

Oh, that must be petrolcastleknightpunk.

If at first you don’t succeed, pause and have a good think. Do you really want to make a video game about knights with dirty diesel-powered armour and jetpacks fighting orcs and goblins? You may very well! In that case, put your head down and work, rethink your crowdfunding campaign, then come back with something people can play first. Bish bash bosh, here’s DieselStörmers again.

Having cancelled its first Kickstarter at less than 15% of the $500,000 goal (£300 grand-ish) last August, Black Forest Games have now launched a second campaign for the game formerly known as Project Ravensdale. This time it’s far more sensible, looking for $50,000 (£30 grand) and offering a playable prototype so potential backers can have a bash.

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Giana Devs Return To Kickstarter With Ravensdale

By Nathan Grayson on July 18th, 2013.

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams (which I keep wanting to read as Giana: Twisted Sister because my brain is a furnace fueled solely by old-school metal) was quite good – if not, er, quite great. John enjoyed it well enough, which seems to suggest that the folks at Black Forest Games are highly capable at making things scroll sideways. They also made some serious bank on Kickstarter, both from a monetary standpoint and in the form of a much more important currency: trust. BFG (I SEE WHAT THEY DID THERE) promised and delivered, and now they aim to do so a second time. Project Ravensdale, however, isn’t exactly Giana 2: Mötley Crüe Boogaloo.

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This Way And That: Giana Sisters Demo

By Jim Rossignol on December 12th, 2012.


Hello, you. Hard truth: It’s time you played some side-scrolling platforming, isn’t it? I know, I know, you keep saying you will make time for it, but you just end up running errands or doing overtime. Well that has to stop. It’s time for you and side-scrolling to remember why you love each other. Spend some time gazing into each other. Perhaps then you’ll either get married or finally realise that it’s time to move on. It’s for the best.

But look, I’m no counsellor. I’m just saying that there’s a one-level demo of Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams, which is just what you need to deal with your left-to-right issues. Or maybe you just need more space. I don’t know.

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Moody: Giana Sisters – Twisted Dreams Out October

By Adam Smith on September 28th, 2012.

Project Giana, the 25th anniversary homage to/evolution of The Great Giana Sisters, has a proper, actual name now. If I have a child, I’ll insist that the wailing bundle be referred to as Project Baby for the first six months of its life, and only then will I name it after a popular chart musician of the times. Project Giana has become Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams, the post-colon words referring to the platformer’s dual realities, which can be flipped at any time. From fluff and nonsense to tentacles and spikes. The video below shows it all in action and the game is actually out on October 23rd.

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World Changing: Project Giana Demo

By John Walker on August 28th, 2012.

Everyone has gaps in their gaming knowledge. Like, for instance, you’ve never heard of Lungo – the seminal C64 platformer that defined how double jumping would work forever. Me, I’d not heard of The Great Giana Sisters. Contain your horror. In case you’re in the same camp as me (woo, camp buddies!) this was a quite astonishingly blatant rip-off of Super Mario Bros released in 1987. Nintendo, who as ever stubbornly refused to release their games on anything but their own console, were jolly cross about this, and had it pulped. And thus it entered legend. Except, apparently not any legends ever shared with me.

The point being, they behind this are returning with a new Kickstarted version, Project Giana, and it bears almost nothing in common with the game it previously so liberally stole from. Which is a bit confusing. Fortunately, there’s now a demo.

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