Just Add Water has been interviewed by gaming website GotGame. Speaking on behalf of the Yorkshire games developer, CEO Stewart Gilray discussed Gravity Crash, and divulged some information on the Strangerâ€™s Wrath HD remake. Of note is that, while there is still no definite release date, JAW does have a planned deadline, and are close to moving into Beta testing:
Right now weâ€™re just finishing up various PS3 specific elements, then weâ€™ll be at Beta. During Beta we will be optimizing the heck out of the game. Currently itâ€™s running at 60fps 90% of the time, we want to ensure that itâ€™s 60fps ALL of the time. As to what can players expectâ€¦ It IS the same game it was in 2005, weâ€™ve just polished it, lots more polys, much more detailed textures. Weâ€™ve doubled resolutions most of the textures in the game, in some cases even more. Weâ€™ve pushed out the view distance in some places just to give a much better view of the vistas in the game.Also, interviewed last week was Michael Taylor, a freelance audio composer and editor currently working with JAW on the Strangerâ€™s Wrath and Munchâ€™s Oddysee HD updates. In the interview with Nerd Vice, Taylor discussed his past experiences in the games industry (where he has previously worked on various Xbox Indie and iOS games), and talked about his work on the Oddworld HD remakes. His work includes converting and recreating the original audio files to the best possible quality (Taylor previously discussed his work on Strangerâ€™s Wrath in a Dev Diary posted on JAWâ€™s website). Taylor also discussed recording some previously lacking female dialogue, the lack of which was brought to the attention of Stewart Gilray by fans; and mentioned that his work was approved by Michael Bross, the original composer for Munchâ€™s Oddysee and Strangerâ€™s Wrath.