Apr 072014
Gaming website Worlds Factory has published an exclusive interview with Stewart Gilray, in which Gilray discusses New ‘n’ Tasty, PlayStation Plus, and the possibility of using Kickstarter to fund Oddworld. It seems that Oddworld will not be appearing on Kickstarter any time soon:
It’s something we’ve spoken about, but I don’t think we really need to right now. With any type of crowd funding there’s an element of, what I’d call, “The publisher effect” where your backers feel they should be telling you what THEY want to see, or indeed you could get complaints etc if there’s issues or differences from what was expected.
Gilray is reluctant to publish New ‘n’ Tasty on PlayStation Plus, at least as far as the Instant Game Collection is concerned, believing that publishing on this platform at the game’s launch would hurt sales.

There has also been no progress in getting the game published on Xbox One. Gilray also clarified a quote from a previous interview Lorne Lanning:
Worlds Factory: Lorne Lanning recently said that he thinks there isn’t as much of a gap between PS4 and Xbox One, mainly due to improvements in the dev toolset by Microsoft. Still, the hardware specs seem to clearly favor PS4 – do you agree with his assessment and if so, does that mean that developing for the two platform is equally easy now, whereas previously most developers gave the edge to PS4?
Stewart Gilray: Actually that is NOT what he said. I spoke to Lorne afterwards and what he meant when speaking to that guy was that budgets, schedules and perceivable differences would narrow, NOT that the Xbox One performance is improving to align with PS4, that is just physically impossible. The PS4 has MORE COMPUTE units, and faster memory and a whole bunch of things, that would make that physically impossible to happen.
Mar 182012
Rusel DeMaria is attempting to fund a third edition of his book, High Score: The Illustrated History of Electronic Games. The original book is now out of print, but DeMaria has found a publisher interested in an updated edition covering the period of 2000-2011. In an attempt to fund the four-to-six months of research and travel required to bring the book up to date, DeMaria has turned to funding platform Kickstarter, and is offering a rather unique incentive for potential donators. Along with fourteen other industry leaders, Lorne Lanning has agreed to meet and share a meal with backers who donate $250 or more. This is a Limited Reward of five spaces, with only three of those spaces available as of this writing. The date and location of the meetings is to be determined after the project has been funded.