Release day interview: Rosslyn – The Templar Mystery

June 9, 2011

Here at J-OMG, we often feature remakes by Ovine by Design. Why? Because they happen to remake games we like, they answer our questions, and they haven’t told us to go jump – yet.

But today we’ve got something different; an original game by Ovine. Rosslyn – The Templar Mystery.

Now the game’s been released in the last few hours (free download – link below), it’s time for another J-OMG ‘release day interview’.

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Still Stealthy. Still Alive. The Final Ninja.

June 3, 2011

Header: The Final Ninja

Here at J-OMG we’ve had a HUGE amount of traffic in recent months to our Final Ninja ‘screenshot comparison‘, but no news.

That’s not good enough.

So I put the makers, Stu & Smila in a small room, shine a light in their faces, and asked the hard questions.

  • What’s the ‘latest’ you can tell the fans about Final Ninja?
  • Got any screenshots to keep the excitable J-OMG readers at bay?
  • How are you going with the improvements you were planning?
  • Where we YOU at 7.22pm on April 7th*?

*Just wondering; I lost my keys that night and needed a lift.

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Exclusive: First 5 screens from Last Ninja remake

September 5, 2010

Header: The Final Ninja

Earlier this year, J-OMG was first with the news that C64 class The Last Ninja was being remade for the PC. This daunting task, was being undertaken by Trevor ‘Smila’ Story and Stu Collier – makers of the Armalyte remake we reviewed back in March.

Today, I’m pleased to present the world’s first look at 5 screens from level 1 of The Final Ninja. To help refresh your memory, I’ve alternated a screenshot from the original title, with the relevant pic from the remake.

And now, on with the show…

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More screenshots: Smila & Stu’s arcade project

April 12, 2010

Following on from our exclusive story last week, Smila’s shared a few more screenshots & renders for his ‘virtual arcade’ project with Stu C. We’ve also got a few insights into the kinds of things the boys hope to include…

First up, more screenshots!

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Do these guys ever sleep?

April 8, 2010

Trevor ‘Smila’ Storey has just popped up on the Retro Remakes forums, telling us of his next project with Stuart Collier! That’s after their C64 remake Scarabaeus. Which is after their work on Final Ninja. They must be on RedBull IV drips or something.

Anyway, quoting the man himself…

“[Our next project is] a first person arcade with loads of arcade clones to play about on. The main room and outdoor areas are built…”

Here’s an early render of the outside of the building…

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C64 classic The Last Ninja – coming to PC

February 11, 2010

Awesome news for C64 fans.

Fresh from finishing work on the PC remake of Armalyte (due out in April), well known game remaker Trevor ‘Smila’ Storey, has revealed his latest project. He’s working on a fan remake of System 3’s classy isometric ninja-em-up, The Last Ninja.

So far, all we have is a single screenshot. (And a promise to include ‘better controls’)

Screenshot - The Last Ninja - PC remake by Smila

Of course, TLN is such a huge game, it’s going to be a big project. I wouldn’t be surprised if we’re looking at a 2011 release.

In the meantime, we’ve contacted Smila for some more details – expect an update here soon!