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'Dizzy Returns' developer responds to Kickstarter backlash

By and Matthew Reynolds
Dizzy Returns developers the Oliver Twins have responded to the backlash against established properties on Kickstarter.

Sections of the industry have claimed that original projects should be backed over retro revivals on the crowd-sourcing platform, but the Olivers believe there is room for both.

Dizzy Returns: A first look at the Kickstarter project coming to PC and iOS
Dizzy Returns: A first look at the Kickstarter project coming to PC and iOS


"There's room for both types of project on Kickstarter - a new take on an old idea can be just as valid and exciting as a brand new one," the Oliver Twins told Digital Spy.

"Kickstarter is just as much about celebrating creativity as it is originality; a Dizzy game may not be an original idea, but the direction we'd like to take the series in definitely is."

The Olivers also said that they chose Kickstarter to launch the game because they wanted to work directly with the fans, gauging their feedback while retaining creative control.

Dizzy Returns: A first look at the Kickstarter project coming to PC and iOS


"Dizzy Returns is the game we've wanted to make for many years but until now there's not been a good model that would provide the funding we needed while still allowing us to retain total control over the creative decisions," they said.

"Kickstarter is the perfect platform, as not only does it allow us to gauge interest in the finished game, and of course fund it if there is enough interest, but most importantly it lets us work directly with the fans of the series to come up with the game that THEY want."

Dizzy Returns is available now to back on Kickstarter, and if successful, is scheduled to release on iOS and PC in late 2013.

> Read Digital Spy's full interview with the Oliver Twins

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