Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams is the grandchild of The Great Giana Sisters, a Super Mario Bros clone that sparked much controversy when it first arrived on shelves in 1987. The development team at Black Forest Games re-birthed the franchise with a completely new concept and story of Giana and her twisted dream-world.
As one of the first game developers from Germany, the studio started a Kickstarter campaign to help fully fund the game without the need for publisher support. On August 31st, 2012 the campaign successfully raised 124% of its funding goal. In addition the popular title was supported by fans around the world to become an approved game in the second round of Steam’s Greenlight program.
If you pre-order the game in advanced through either online store, you are set to benefit from 25% off the retail price of $14.99. The game will be released on both platforms on Tuesday, the 23rd of October. The release date on Steam will be announced soon. If you are primarily console gamer than you might want to hold off a little bit as they intend on releasing both XBox Live Arcade and Playstation Network versions of the game in early-2013.
Andreas Speer | Head of Black Forest Games
We really appreciate the support of everyone who contributed to help us finalize Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams and publish it ourselves. I’m really proud of the team which, although they went through hell and back during the development of this game, decided to stick with us and created a worthy 25th anniversary successor of The Great Giana Sisters.
Adrian Goersch | Heads of Black Forest Games
With the funding we received through Kickstarter we were able to not only finish the game, but also deliver a total of 23 action packed levels for GSTD. We wish to take this opportunity to thank our fans and backers on behalf of the whole team here at Black Forest Games.
The following are some of the promoted features of this game:
- Challenging Levels – Discover three distinctive worlds with 23 challenging levels. Each one transforms from fluffy nightmare to spooky dream by a push of a button.
- Personal Style – Whether you like speed run through each of the amazing levels or take your time exploring even the last secret of Giana’s dreams. It’s up to you.
- Lush Graphics – Detailed landscapes morph from lush, colorful surroundings to surreal, spiky nightmare worlds. It doesn’t matter how often you’ll see it, you’ll detect new details every time.
- Amazing Puzzles – Blocked pathways open up when Giana transforms: pretty flower beds mutate to thorn covered bushes and diamonds can only be collected in one form or the other. Various Game Modes – it’s challenging in normal mode. But it becomes a nail biting, mind bending, and furious experience in hardcore mode.
- Legendary Soundtrack – listen to Chris Hülsbeck’s tunes changing from Chiptune to the metal riffs from SID-Rockers Machinae Supremacy.
- Epic Battles – from vicious gargoyles to magnificent boss-monsters. You’ll need every trick in your sleeves to master all the challenges that lie ahead of Giana.