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  25 years later Chip’s Challenge 1 & 2 are out on Steam
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05/28/2015
 


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

Twenty-five years have passed since Chip’s Challenge 1 was released on the Atari Lynx & Windows 3.1, a game fondly enjoyed by millions. However what’s not commonly known is a sequel was also created by Chuck Sommerville shortly after, but never released.

Chuck created Chip's Challenge 1 in just ten weeks, he then spent two years designing Chip's Challenge 2. However disaster struck, on finishing the development, Chuck found the trademark had been sold and the new owners wanted him to fund the publishing. Having just spent two years working on Chip’s Challenge 2, Chuck couldn’t afford this, so with colossal personal sadness Chip’s Challenge 2 was shelved.

“When I couldn’t release Chip’s Challenge 2, it hit me really hard. Not only had I spent two years perfecting it, I also felt I’d let down the fans too.” Chuck Sommerville said. “I generally thought the only way Chip’s Challenge 2 was ever going to see the light of day was by having my wife leak it on the internet on my death.”

However two decades later, with fans continually pleading with Chuck to release Chip’s Challenge 2 and nearly five years of negotiation with the trademark owners, Chip’s Challenge 2 can now finally be released in all its original glory with every unseen levels and game elements on Steam, along with Chip’s Challenge 1.

“I’m so excited about getting to finally release Chip’s Challenge 1 & 2 on Steam, it’s defiantly one off the bucket list.” Chuck Sommerville said. “We’ve added loads of Steam features including Achievements, Cloud Saving & Trading Cards to the original code. Oh and the ability to save your game progress, rather than using the old code system.”

Chip’s Challenge 1 & Chip’s Challenge 2 is out now on Steam:

            Chip’s Challenge Bundle is $4.99 on Steam for PC including:

            http://store.steampowered.com/sub/64119/

1.    Chip’s Challenge 1 is $1.99 on Steam for PC:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/346850

2.    Chip’s Challenge 2 is $4.99 on Steam for PC:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/348300

3.    Chip’s Challenge 2: Editor as DLC for CC2 is $2.99 on Steam for PC:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/356630

YouTube – Chip’s Challenge 1 – Trailer – https://youtu.be/tJZfuei-psU

YouTube – Chip’s Challenge 2 – Trailer – https://youtu.be/drZgseY2_Jk

About Chip’s Challenge

Before Chip can join the Bit Busters computer club and hang out with the girl of his dreams, Melinda the Mental Marvel, he must solve all 144 challenging puzzles.

Your bird's-eye view can help Chip rush through the puzzles and mazes before he's deleted by monsters, traps and the passage of time. Show Chip how to use blocks of soil to overcome water traps and cherry bombs, find keys, and pick up the computer chips which Chip needs to solve some puzzles.

Can you help Chip win the cold heart of his one true love and become an official Bit Buster? If you can't, no one can!

Niffler Ltd.

Niffler is an independent games studio founded by Chuck Sommerville and friends, which believes video games should not simply be a passive experience. Their aim is to create games that are fun for the player to both play & make, with the make component being as easy to use as playing the game themselves.

For further details please contact [email protected]

Company Website

www.Niffler.co.uk

Steam Code Requests

www.EvolveTerminal.com

Game Website

www.ChipsChallenge2.com

Facebook

www.Facebook.com/ChipsChallenge

YouTube Videos

www.YouTube.com/ChucksChallenge