May 15th, 2012 | By Richard Glenn
Fans gathering excitement for the upcoming mobile action/platformer/adventure sensation, The Other Brothers, can breathe again after its developers debunked recent rumours that the game had been cancelled.
The rumours began to circulate several weeks ago, coming to a head on May 10th when development studio dotBunny issued a claim that the game had been scrapped in earnest. Fans then took to numerous forums and social media outlets to voice their concerns over the uncertainty surrounding the game’s ongoing development status.
After getting in contact with Thomas Pasieka, however, we’ve ascertained that there may well be more to dotBunny’s than meets the eye.
“The statements made by dotBunny regarding the ‘cancellation’ of The Other Brothers are untrue and we would like to clarify that dotBunny are in no way affiliated with the game,” stated Pasieka. “Please disregard any statements made by them.”
“When I and Bjorn Hurri began looking for a developer, dotBunny were one of the considerations but his prototype did not reflect our vision and so we went with another developer, Simian Squared Ltd,” he continued.
As it stands, then, the game is, indeed, going ahead under the watchful eye of Simian Squared, and that’s more than a little reassuring for those who, like us, see The Other Brothers as an exciting prospect in the mobile gaming medium. Taking on a lavish retro art style, the game takes a leaf out of Super Mario World‘s approach to smooth, fluid side-scrolling controls. At the moment, the developers are looking to implement such features as racing, collecting, time attacks and, naturally, plenty of running and jumping in a plethora of innovative and eye-catching environments.
More information on the game is likely to be made available on its official website, but we’d highly recommend taking a look at its developer diary over on the Touch Arcade forums, which the developers have jam-packed with bounteous nuggets of inside information into the creative process underpinning the game. Additional footage with regards to The Other Brothers can be found over on the game’s Facebook page.