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By The Oliver Twins
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Olivia's Cove

Hi everyone,

As we mentioned last week, we're using the time remaining in the campaign to share with you some more of the Dizzy Returns concept work.

Today's design focused video update, filmed mid-last week, gives an insight into a level that was to appear midway through the game, under the working title of Olivia's Cove. The level also introduces a puzzle mechanic brand new to the Dizzy games - the ability to turn day into night!

We'll be back on Wednesday with our last post containing concept work. Until then!

Philip and Andrew

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    1. Richard on December 19, 2012

      I see based on the more recent update that the level thing looked like how they were going, and I also dislike that idea. its a shame we only get to have this conversation so late in the day.

    2. Deejay on December 19, 2012

      Perhaps it's because this is an isolated example, but this design approach seems very self-contained - almost like Zack & Wiki on the Wii. Are all the puzzle elements contained within the one area? I hope not because that would be very much contrary to the sense of exploration of a world that I loved so much in the original games. Instead that would seem like a series of 'levels', much like my least-favourite Dizzy game Crystal Kingdom.

      How do other people feel? Am I the only one to interpret that style of design from the video, or did others get that impression too? Do other people like that idea?

    3. Jon Dibble on December 17, 2012

      The art direction is incredibly beautiful and vivid, great job! If you ever intend on relaunching the kickstarter down the line, I'd definitely recommend showing more of this, and even some rough gameplay. It's a shame that you guys didn't get the funding you needed, but if you ever give it another go, I'll definitely back again!(And Andrey's comment down below made me lol! haha)

    4. Richard on December 17, 2012


      I think this kick-starter was more of a jumped-starter :)
      Please do more work on this and re-launch later alongside a better PR campaign. The world would be better with tis game in it.

    5. Darklord on December 17, 2012

      Very interesting. :-)

    6. Andrew Joseph on December 17, 2012

      Really liking the ideas behind the game and the potential new mechanics!

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      Andrey V. Romanchev on December 17, 2012

      You all really look like Dizzy.