Dizzy Returns Kickstarter intends to reboot classic franchise

Friday, 23 November 2012 10:12 GMT By Nick Akerman

Gaming icons of the current generation step aside. Philip and Andrew Oliver, creators of long lost Codemasters hero Dizzy, are calling on fans to help fund an overdue return through Kickstarter.

The title, simply named ‘Dizzy Returns’, will be produced for iOS by developer Blitz Games.

“It’s been 20 years since the last game in the original series (Crystal Kingdom Dizzy) and he’s not been seen in a new adventure since then. But with your help we can set that right!,” says the Kickstarter page.

“We’ve always believed in creating games that are fun, challenging and rewarding, and we’ve carried those principles through into everything that our company, Blitz Games Studios, has created since.”

“Our aim is not to just reboot an old Dizzy game though. We want to stay true to the spirit and core ideals of the original series, whilst utilising the platforms, technology and resources we now have at our disposal. We believe that Dizzy Returns is a perfect fit for mobile gaming, and touch screen technology obviously means that we can experiment with and implement new mechanics and new ways of playing in Dizzy Returns.”

Here’s a direct message from the Oliver twins:

Dizzy Returns needs a total of £350,000 to succeed. Are you going to stump up the cash to make this happen?

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