This could just be because they are busy working with Frogster Interactive on Superball2 and The Chaos Engine. They actually updated their website on the 28th March 2007, confirming that they are still working on these projects...Zod wrote:What can I say. Here is the text of my new Frontpage article:
I hate to break it to you guys but all my attempts to get any life sign from the Bro's failed throughout the last months. I have sent mail after mail, traced addresses and names but the source of the original announcements is silent. And how good did it sound. Read for yourself, this is a mail from Mike Montgomery I received last year in July:
"George Sorry not to get back to you but we have been busy & holidays. Here's an update. We have been stuck with the code as it looks like we lost a few source files. But we have now managed to get it all and compiling and john managed to play a few games under XP. We still have a lot of work to do we are hoping to re-render all the FMV's to make them better quality. The next bit is the network code."
Since then I did not hear anything else. I guess it is time to face the possibility that the Bro's couldn't get the project back together and that for some reason they weren't even able to spill the truth towards us.
I will of course continue to contact them and hope...
Frogster plays Speedball 2 and The Chaos Engine
Posted: Wednesday, 28th March 2007
Frogster Interactive reanimates two great classics. The Berlin-based publisher has secured itself the worldwide PC license rights of the famous hits Speedball 2 and The Chaos Engine from the legendary British games developer The Bitmap Brothers. The cult reputation of both titles reaches back to the early stages of the computer game era. Since then, a huge fan community has clamoured for new editions again and again. To no avail ? until now! Frogster is aiming to publish both titles in 2007 for the PC with The Bitmap Brothers involved in the development.
The futuristic sportsgame series Speedball was first published in 1988 on Amiga and was a success outright from the start. Versions for nearly every relevant system and very successful sequels followed. The series won numerous awards, such as 1989 the ?Game of the Year? from The Golden Joysticks and ?Best Original Game? from In-Din Arcade. The action-shooter The Chaos Engine had its similarly successful premiere in 1993. The Chaos Engine received numerous awards, among which the SEGA Award 1994 as ?Best Action Game? and the Power Play Award for the ?Multiplayer Game of the Year?.
Fans can register for the newsletter on the official teaser website http://www.speedball2.com.