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12/23/2013
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

December 21 st, 2013 – Chilli Hugger Software to remake Mike Singleton’s ’89/90 Atari ST and Amiga classic Midwinter.

Following last years successful launch of The Lords of Midnight, Chilli Hugger are pleased to announce that the critically acclaimed Mike Singleton game Midwinter, is heading into development.

With the full support of the Singleton family, a team is currently being assembled to embark on the task of bringing the seminal game back into the modern gaming environment. 

The initial team includes:- Original Midwinter programmer and industry veteran Dave Gautrey. Freelance Writer, Game Designer, and Author Dan Whitehead, and Chilli Hugger founder and developer of The Lords of Midnight remake, Chris Wild.

Expected to head for a Kickstarter Campaign early 2014, with a release slated for the turn of the year.

Website: www.themidwinterreport.com

Blog: blog.themidwinterreport.com

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Note to Editors

Title: Midwinter

Format: PC / XBOX / PLAYSTATION

For all enquiries please contact:

Chris Wild, Chilli Hugger Software

chris.wild@chillihugger.com 

+44 (0) 7890 475 011 

What the press have said about the original.

“A superlative, immense program that is every bit as good as you'd expect from Mike Singleton.” - Zzap!

“Midwinter is a superb game to play and a must for anyone who wants to immerse themselves in a thoroughly believable game world.” - Amiga Format

"a unique creature; a priceless transitional specimen in the fossil record of gaming." - Eurogamer.

“Playing it felt like time travel – a sneak peak at the blueprint that showed how games were going to be. It was then, and is now, an enormous accomplishment.” - Edge

GameSpot included Midwinter in its "Unsung Heroes" about the 10 games most deserving "more recognition than they received" and should be "remembered for their contributions to their respective genres and to gaming as a whole.”

Awards for the original

97% / Zzap Gold Medal by Zzap 64 (Amiga version)

96% / CU Super Star by CU Amiga

96% / Amiga Computing Supreme by Amiga Computing

94% / Star Player by The Games Machine for Amiga/Atari ST versions

94% and Zero Hour by Zero (PC version)

92% / Amiga Format Gold by Amiga Format

 

 
   
   
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