Old games get news legs on mobile. Can we call that a fact, yet? Regardless, yet another aged and half-forgotten title is in the process of being translated to mobile platforms. In a chat with Joystiq, Bazinga Studios said that it’s interested in reviving The Neverhood on new-fangled devices, provided it can wrestle the licensing from its IP guardians.

In 1996 I was too busy being wowed by Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire, so I missed this particular CD-ROM adventure game, but as you can see, it has a fun art style characteristic of a time when there was a lot more clay than CG in mass media. Also, it's classic point-and-click just like our daddies made them.

It seems like the project is moving forward despite the legal conversation. The Facebook page for the game has several screenshots as well as tiny updates regarding the platforms its set to grace, which at this point are iPhone, iPod Touch, Android, and Windows 7. According to this page as well, several of the game’s original designers are on this project.

Looking good, right? We’ll be keeping our eyes on this one, for sure.

[Via Joystiq]

  • Me

    Fionn Regan? Link fail.

  • Anonymous

    Oh man, this is exciting. This was one of the games I got when my parents bought our first home computer in 1996. For a middle schooler, this game was right up my alley. And the claymation was beautiful. I tried playing from the CD-Rom last time I went home, but I couldnt get it to run. I hope they work it out!

  • Anonymous

    Oh man, this is exciting. This was one of the games I got when my parents bought our first home computer in 1996. For a middle schooler, this game was right up my alley. And the claymation was beautiful. I tried playing from the CD-Rom last time I went home, but I couldnt get it to run. I hope they work it out!

  • Anonymous

    Oh man, this is exciting. This was one of the games I got when my parents bought our first home computer in 1996. For a middle schooler, this game was right up my alley. And the claymation was beautiful. I tried playing from the CD-Rom last time I went home, but I couldnt get it to run. I hope they work it out!

  • Anonymous

    omg yes! I was just humming one of the tunes from this game the other day, too. It must have been an omen.

    Not to count chickens or anything, but maybe we could get some Oddworld love next?

  • Anonymous

    Awww Brad, I wanted to hate you for stinkin' up the podcast, but not only have you toned that down lately, you also gave a shout-out (with a link! even though it's the wrong link!) to Shadows of the Empire. All is forgiven.

  • http://twitter.com/nicholsonb Brad Nicholson

    OK, bad joke. I'll switch the link to a boring wikipedia article.

  • Modem9

    Oh man, so much nostalgia. I used to play this when I was very young, maybe 4 years old. Young enough that I didn't remember the name even though my dad told me. But it all came flooding back when I saw the screenshots - I can't wait to relive my childhood on my iPhone!

    • http://twitter.com/Shamko Max Shamko

      same here

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=148000459 Becky Brewer

    Oh my goodness, I remember this game! My experience is similar to KuBe's...it was one of the first games my parents got for me when we got our first Gateway computer back in the mid-90s sometime. I remember it being a really fun, colorful game...I hope this project is successful!

    • Anonymous

      mine was a Gateway 2000 as well! 333mHz, 10gb HDD, 32mb RAM and the all powerful Zip Drive!

  • http://profiles.google.com/superspandy James Kochalka

    I super want this.  The composer of the music (or his friend, or somebody) gave me the soundtrack CD once at the San Diego Comic-con, and I've wanted to play the game ever since.

    • TheTheory

      The lion's share of the music was done by Terry Scott Taylor. Which is, incidentally, how I'm familiar with the game. Didn't have a chance to play Neverhood in its day, but would love to try it out on the iOS. Hope this project comes to fruition!

      (If anyone is interested, the cd with the music from Neverhood...as well as the music Taylor did for Skullmonkeys and Boombots is for sale on his website: http://www.danielamos.com/store/index.html )

  • Bloodymurray

    Skullmonkeys!! Skullmonkeys!!!

  • Streetsy _

    I bought this game and it wouldn't run. Wrong drivers or wrong video card or wrong something... I played a little of it on my work computer and it looked fun. So maybe now Ill get to play it.

  • Anonymous

    Hell yes. This is one of the all-time greatest games that hardly anyone played.

  • Jazz2

    Instant buy. Used to play this when I was in primary school.

  • Anonymous

    Brad: http://au.gamespot.com/n64/adventure/starwarsshadowsoftheempire/index.html is the link you're after ;)

  • Ayden

    It's great when old games like this get a makeover in our new technological world. 

  • Potz

    Finally!

  • Guest

    shu** up LeeVanQueef you dont know wtf your talking about. I did not play for ages but  still can wistle the thune of neverhood :)

  • Dvdiva

    Be still my beating heart. I have been fervently lobbying that this childhood favorite be released on Steam or on GOG.com - and was starting to think I would never see it again. This is the best news I've heard all year. I will be first in line to buy it!

  • Dvdiva

    Be still my beating heart. I have been fervently lobbying that this childhood favorite be released on Steam or on GOG.com - and was starting to think I would never see it again. This is the best news I've heard all year. I will be first in line to buy it!

  • Lycanthroat

    Excellent. Grim Fandango next, anyone? Maybe we can convince Lorne Lanning to give it a go with th excellent Oddworld games?

    /dreaming

    • http://about.me/davidlnguyen David Nguyen

      It's supposed to happen if the Monkey Island remakes succeed :) as for this game I've never gotten a chance to play it but I've seen some of the cutscenes and it's great stuff :) The humor in this series is top notch and it's something you don't really see in mainstream media shows and games anymore :(