We've just gotten some exciting, breaking news sent to us from a friend and iPhone developer attending the GDC Classic Game Postmortem - Out of this World / Another World, being delivered by long-time developer Éric Chahi.

Chahi's classic filled-vector cinematic platformer Out of this World (Another World in the UK) is coming to the iPad.

Chahi indicated that the game is currently under development and did not provide a timeline to the audience. We'll bring more details on this as we can provide them them and will take a close look as soon as we get our hands on this epic title.

Video, screenshot of the 1991 Amiga original.

UPDATE: BulkyPix has issued a press release on the coming iOS conversion of Another World indicating that the title will be released for both the iPad and the iPhone in the form of a Universal application developed by DotEmu (who brought us R-Type and Golvellius).

"I'm very pleased to work with my developer friends from DotEmu and their partner BulkyPix. The first prototype looks beautiful on Ipad, they are doing a great job on it." said Eric Chahi, creator of Another World.

"We have ported several classics to iOS such as R-Type in the past and we delighted to be chosen to work with Eric on this terrific title. We will put a lot of love and care to insure that the gamers get best user experience playing this game on iOS," said Xavier Liard founder of DotEmu.

I sat down, today, with Xaviar Liard of DotEmu who indicated that Another World for iOS will be his studio's most beautifully executed retro release to date. We will be posting details of other latest new from his studio, shortly.

[ Thanks Keith ]

  • jeremyk

    Are you shitting me?! I was all about this game when I was a kid. Played it on my Power Mac 6100. I'm buying this when it comes out for sure.

    • Anonymous

      Haha, I had it on 3DO.

  • Uberarcade

    YES! Bring it!!!!!!

  • nesio718

    jizz in pants....just happened.

  • http://twitter.com/MindJuiceMedia Ken Carpenter

    Never even heard of this game, and I was all over the Amiga at that time.

    Can someone explain the appeal to me? It looks incredibly boring. What am I missing?

    • Robotron2084

      This is/was only one of THE most famous and highly regarded games of all time.

  • jmelrose

    YES YES YES YES YES
    So excited to get to play this on my iPad2.... awesome news.

  • Kaherka

    I wonder if you can "save anywhere" or if you have to play it in one sitting like the original.

  • Adams Immersive

    To think when my beloved ancient Amiga died, that it would be reborn one day... in my pocket!

  • Doctorossi

    What- no iPhone?!

  • Wisedude

    Good games completed both of them on the probably some of the only platform type games I liked. It's nice seeing all these Amiga classics coming back.

    • Wisedude

      should say "on the Amiga" above not sure how I lost the word

  • Thefinestline

    Oh god. F*%* this game. I was probably too young to understand it's game play and that's probably why I hate it but, I remember not being able to get past some stupid spike thing that kept killing me.

    • brian

      And I still have nightmares about slugs.

    • http://twitter.com/Flowermilk Flowermilk

      Kids... *sigh*

  • http://twitter.com/M_Foody Michael Foody

    This game is good and the art style holds up amazingly well with it's focus on animation over detailed sprites. I'm concerned how a game this punishing will handle with touch controls.

  • Pawprintgames_matt

    One of my all time fave games

  • Guest

    I hope they release the sequel, Heart of the Alien as well

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heart_of_the_Alien

    • GerryUK

      i didnt know there was a follow up :) wow this game was so great :) :)

      • http://twitter.com/Flowermilk Flowermilk

        Flashback was a rip off.

    • Ryan Swartz

      Unlikely, Chahi wasn't involved in the sequel. I'd love to see him adapt the spiritual successor he made in 98 though:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heart_of_Darkness_(game)

      • http://twitter.com/Flowermilk Flowermilk

        Me too!

  • Samuraipeter

    Awesome!!! And I also hope for the sequel too!

  • http://twitter.com/dizietembless Paul Downs

    I hope this does really really for the developers. What I hope is that it does well enough for them to make Flashback for the iPad too.

    • Jombag01

      Flashback is already available on the iphone but controls are bad

    • Stirolak26

      Much better than stupid nintendo 3ds hype crsp full of n64 portd. We get real classics not some n64 crap. Why is the 3ds so overhyped?

  • Hamburgerhead100

    You better release this for the iPhone 2 you jerk. Ya hear me there developer? I feel your eye gazing upon these comments. So do it. Yeah. Then I'll buy it. Otherwise, you must be smoking crack. Jerk.

  • HelperMonkey

    Loved this game on Genesis, but the controls were always somewhere between finicky and infuriating.  And that was with a game controller.  I have serious doubts regarding the success of iOS virtual controls.

  • Apollonas

    yes as then FLASH BACK after this please!!!!

  • Aeroflux

    Ohmygodohmygodohmygod!!!!! *squeals like a little girl*

    I have the HD remake for the PC, but still...Out of This World on iPad...EEEEEE!!!!!!

    • Cowboysfreetyme

      Pretty cool. Never played but before but I found that you can run it on idos if you picked it up.

  • Anonymous

    Flashbacks controls are just horrible and make the game pretty much unplayable. Sucks they never fixed them, they just walked away from the game. I want to play that game on my PSP or DSi

  • Anonymous

    Oh and I can't wait for this, instant buy for me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michal-Kubiak/100001561404953 Michał Kubiak

    My favorite amiga 500 game!

  • DJCubs

    This is going to be completely impossible to play

  • http://twitter.com/Flowermilk Flowermilk

    This and Sword and Sorcery may finally get me to dig up my iPad from under the pile of other useless crap I bought. God I can't even remember where it is!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nicolas-Rosta/529251334 Nicolas Rosta

    I can proudly say that I still have the game box and the disks to the amiga 500! LOVE THAT GAME!

  • Hobeaux

    i wonder if they'd bother to update the graphics? i mean, I loved the original but it could do with a graphic up-tick

  • http://profiles.google.com/uncas68 vrata jindrich

    I'm buying this, and i'll get the Ipad along with it.

  • Crow25g

    epic game