Patrick Buckland has announced that in conjunction with John Ardussi of Game Mechanics, his 1980’s action-arcade title Crystal Quest will be coming to new platforms. Buckland is better known for his violent racing game, Carmageddon. Game Mechanics will be developing and publishing the title, with Buckland’s approval, pending the completion of their Kickstarter.
Crystal Quest was a quick-paced action game which was released to large accolade in the 1980’s. The title is considered to be a longtime classic arcade game. While Crystal Quest was released for the Xbox 360 back in 2006, Game Mechanics seeks to bring the title to all modern consoles using the Unity engine. The goal of the title is to simply collect crystals and avoid enemies and mines in order to open a door in the level to escape.
The title will be brought to all modern systems that Game Dynamics can port it to. The initial release will be for Mac, PC, and Linux. The Kickstarter can be found here.