Brothers in Gaming and Tech
Update: Kickstarter link!
If you had a similar upbringing in gaming as I did, through the Commodore 64, Amiga, Atari 512, Sega MegaDrive and so on, even as a young, wide-eyed gamer it would have been hard to miss the James Pond franchise. An obvious spin-off of James Bond, you play the role of protagonist James Pond, underwater agent, and something that looks like a hybrid fish-something. The big skill was always in the infinite stretching this guy could do.
In an attempt to reboot James Pond, the original designer, Chris Sorrell, is starting a crowd-funded campaign on the 20th September to help design the next James Pond game. He released this video about it:
Clearly retro gaming and franchise rebooting is on everyone’s lips – I’ve backed things like Carmeggeddon to get them back on the road to awesome games. We’ll update this post when the kickstarter goes live, but for those interested visit the James Pond facebook page for updates. Here’s some of the old school game covers we remember: