Jasper Byrne, he of Lone Survivor fame, has posted on his blog that he’s restarted work on his dungeon crawler project New Game+, after abandoning it two months ago because it “felt excrutiating.”
Last November, Jasper Byrne announced that he would port his PC survival horror game to PlayStation 3 and Vita. I’m sure this was timed only to soften the blow of another announcement: the death of his next project. Byrne was working on a dungeon crawler tentatively titled New Game+, but decided it was too ambitious for one man to finish all by his lonesome.
But wait! What’s this? Byrne has tweeted his biggest regret of the previous year, which is “announcing the death of New Game+ when it was really just on a break. I won’t make that mistake again!” Somewhere in a corner, Ross Geller is glaring. That tweet has now been backed up by an official blog post, which opens with the words “I’m back.”
“I am going to finish this, after all. It may just take a while. Happy new year, everyone!,” Byrne says.
As mentioned in a previous post, New Game+ looks set to be “a combination of all the ideas I’ve been shooting around since the later parts of making Lone Survivor, from dungeon crawler to sci-fi head-messing to whimsical platformer. Another way of looking at it may be Zelda meets Demon’s Souls? The story is a little weird, though.” Colour me intrigued.
By the way, I wrote this post while listening to Byrne’s amazing soundtrack to Hotline Miami.