Good thing I’m not superstitious, or I would find this kind of coincidence very weird. After “resurrecting” a 2005 post of mine (more than 50% of it is new, though) about Lords of Midnight, I follow the link that was already in the 2005 version of the post (which I had initially merely checked to see if it was still live, when posting), look around a bit more, find out that Chris Wild (the site’s owner, and author of the Lords of Midnight and Doomdark’s Revenge DOS ports) has a blog, and then I see these three posts…
… dated March 8, 2011, that is, two days ago…
… announcing the development of a new Lords of Midnight, (initially) for the iPhone and iPad, but eventually for Android and other systems (including PCs), turn-based, with landscaping such as the originals, but with new graphics, better AI, other small adjustments…
… and to be a collaboration between Chris Wild and Mike freaking Singleton, author of the original games in 1984.
Again, these posts are from two days ago… or one day before my LoM post on this very blog. And I swear I hadn’t visited Icemark.com in years (I think last time I did, Chris didn’t even have a blog). If this isn’t a coincidence, I don’t know what is.
Needless to say, I’m very excited about this. Especially because they’re promising that they won’t change genres, make it real-time, or anything else to screw up the game. Too many remakes or sequels lose sight of what made the original great (“oh, no, we can’t have a turn-based game in 2011, the kids wouldn’t have the patience…”).
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I’ll believe it when I see it. And maybe not even then!
“Who are you going to believe, me or your own eyes?”
Played it on my iPod, and it’s great 🙂
It is, indeed. 🙂 I’ve actually bought it (and Doomdark’s Revenge) thrice, to support the author: on iOS, on Android, and on gog.com .
Sadly however, Mike Singleton passed away since this post’s date… 🙁