Will be a revisit of Tempest 2000 with modern updates, he says the Vita is the “perfect platform” for it.

This was a nice tweet to have come across today, with the news that legendary games developer Jeff Minter has started developing a title for the Vita, called TxK and is a revisit to the Tempest series which began in 1981 and saw a revisit before as a title for the Jaguar. He says on his site:

we are happy to announce that we have just begun work on a new game for the Playstation Vita. I’m very grateful to Shahid Ahmad at Sony for the opportunity; he’s a man on a mission to bring a ton of indie talent to the Vita and we’re fortunate enough to have been invited to the party.

He goes on to state his passions for making a new title in the Tempest series, and his thoughts on the history and then says:

And so that brings us to our new project – TxK on the Playstation Vita.

We’re going to base it on the essence of the original T2K. It’ll be the pure, straightforward shooter that maybe you hoped for when you first saw Space Giraffe. We’re not going to overload you with ultra psychedelia, but we will make it fluid and colourful and awesome-looking on the Vita’s delicious, vibrant OLED screen. We’re going to give you a perfect treat for your eyes, ears and thumbs with a modern extrapolation of one of the best shooters ever made on hardware that’s just perfectly suited for it, and in a way that retains the purity of the original design.

It’s going to be *awesome* 🙂 .

He plans to maintain a development blog, so keep an eye on his site, and we will of course bring you news as we have it.

He also credits gary Liddon from Ruffian Games for putting him in touch with Sony’s Shahid Kamal. So if you are reading Gary, nice one. And any plans for a Ruffian Vita title?

What do you make of the news? Anyone with fond memories of Tempest 2000, or the subsequent revisits?

Source – Twitter, Minotaur Project

  • mega deth

    Assuming this is still like the original I’m going to shroom out and just play the crap out of this. Ah good times.

  • ProfessorGerbik

    Awesome!