The Sega Mega Drive could be set for a major revival in 2017 with plans afoot to release the first brand new game for the 16-bit console in almost two decades.
Tanglewood is an action-platformer currently being developed by Matt Phillips of Big Evil Corporation, a retro games fan with a dream of reviving one of the most beloved consoles of the 1990s.
It’s a game created in the spirit of previous titles like Another World, Flashback, Sonic the Hedgehog, LIMBO, Ori and the Blind Forest, Abe’s Odyssey and Heart of Darkness.
More importantly, Tanglewood is being created in the true spirit of the Sega console, using the tools supplied to developers back in those halcyon days.
As well as being playable via the original Mega Drive cartridge the game is also set to be made available on PC and Mac.
For all of that to happen, however, Big Evil Corporation need to raise funds for the project, with a Kickstarter page already set up to find the £48,000 required to make the game.
With a deadline of December 18 in place, the Kickstarter’s success could prompt a new wave of Mega Drive titles and retro game revivals.
This latest development follows on from the news that the Mega Drive is set to go back into production, with a limited edition version of the console already being manufactured in Brazil.