The newly founded Black Forest games has recently risen from the ashes of defunct Gothic 4 and Desperados developer Spellbound, but before pursuing their goal to become "recognised as a leader in the creation of games for the RPG and strategy genres", the German studio are looking to Kickstarter to help fund a platformer.
Project Giana is a modern revamp on the classic 80s platformer The Great Giana Sisters, which is best remembered by 8-bit gamers as that game that look a little bit too much like Super Mario Bros for Nintendo's liking. Following the successful Nintendo DS revival of the franchise (AusGamers 9/10), Spellbound had been working on bringing the sisters to HD platforms and Black Forest has managed to salvage that operation, but is reaching out to the crowd so they don't have shelve the project until it can be funded internally.
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