Dizzy attempts a return

Written by David Hing

November 26, 2012 // 8:18 a.m.

Tags: #amstrad #dizzy #kickstarter #nostaliga #oliver-twins #retro #spectrum

Classic puzzle series Dizzy is attempting a comeback through Kickstarter.

The creators of the egg-adventurer, Philip and Andrew Oliver have launched a pitch on the crowd funding platform requesting £350,000 to create a new modern entry to the series.

The Oliver twins want to do with Dizzy Returns what they had originally hoped to do with the series but could not due to financial and technological limitations. They expect to be able to realise a more vibrant and colourful world and to address some of the more obscure puzzles that featured in the original series.

Since creating Dizzy in the late 80s, The Olivers have been running Blitz Games Studios and have worked on several licensed titles and most recently on Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two.

The first title in the Dizzy series, subtitled as The Ultimate Cartoon Adventure, was released in 1987 on the Amstrad CPC and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. The game spawned eight direct sequels as well as several spin offs and ports to other systems. The last title in the series, Crystal Kingdom Dizzy, came out in 1992, making it 20 years since a new Dizzy title was released.

Codemasters, which owns 50% of the rights to the Dizzy franchise, also released an HD remake of Dizzy Prince of the Yolkfolk last December for iOS and Android devices.
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