Back in my DOS gaming days, I have very fond memories of playing a multitude of games, but two classic adventures stand out for me – Little Big Adventure / Relentless: Twinsen’s Adventure (1994) and Little Big Adventure 2 / Twinsen’s Odyssey (1997). In Little Big Adventure, we are equipped with a Magicball and must face the evil Dr. Funfrock to save your girlfriend and the world of Twinsun. In Little Big Adventure 2, after saving the world from the evilish Doctor Funfrock, Twinsen is now ready to face a new threat coming from outer space. There was a distinct humour and charm that was common of adventure games of that era, and these games have sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide since then.
Last year marked the 25th anniversary of the Twinsen’s Odyssey and to celebrate, classic versions of the game were released on Steam and GOG that added a new game+ mode to both games, allowing us to start the story with end-game items like the Emperor Sword, Blowtron and Magic Level 4. There was also support added for controllers, reposition of the follow camera, steam achievements and other improvements. Now thanks to the kind support of the original creators, Frédérick Raynal and Didier Chanfray, the indie studio [2.21] is actively working on a new game, which will be a reboot of the license. While retaining the essence of Twinsen’s Odyssey, the new team is embarking on a major project to bring Twinsen to a new generation of players.
From one generation to another
In order to respect the legacy of the license, while opening the fields of creative possibilities, the studio [2.21] has chosen to associate the original creators of the game with a new generation of talented creators. A French figure in video games, Frédérick Raynal’s creations have marked the history of the video game industry.
The artistic direction
The brilliant Brazilian artist Paulo Torinno was entrusted with the artistic direction of this new game. An unconditional fan of Twinsen since his childhood, his unique line infuses the game in development with modernity, humor and poetry.
“To those who love Twinsen, we’re trying to bring a lot of new things, but at the same time, carry the essence of the game experience we’ve known. From fan to fan, I think it’s going to be great.” Paulo Torinno
A unique universe
On the planet with two suns, night does not exist… Players will have fond memories of a unique universe, where exploration is synonymous with discoveries and surprises. The game is narrated by Samantha Bailly, screenwriter and author of more than 20 books.
“Little Big Adventure offers a profoundly universal experience that manages the feat of carrying us along at any age.” Samantha Bailly
There is no release date information as yet so this could be something we look forward to in 2024, but you can keep up with the developer blogs over at Twinsen’s Little Big Adventure. If you are keen to take a look back in time, you can head over to Steam to play Twinsen’s Little Big Adventure Classic and Twinsen’s Little Big Adventure 2 Classic.