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Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams Jumps Onto PSN Today

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65w ago - Black Forest Games Community Manager Dietrich Limper announced that Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams jumps onto PSN today with details below.

To quote: Good news! Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams is available today, 19th June! Now that the wait is over, we'd like to share with you the history behind The Sisters.

Armin Gessert (code), Manfred Trenz (graphics) and Chris Hülsbeck (music) were the masterminds behind the original The Great Giana Sisters back in 1987. Their company back then was called Time Warp Productions and the final game was published for Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, MSX2, and Commodore 64 by Rainbow Arts.

The Great Giana Sisters is a 2D side-scrolling arcade game in which the player controled either Giana or her sister Maria. Each level contained a number of dream crystals which awarded points to the player. Enemies could be defeated either by jumping on them or shooting them after obtaining power-ups. The "Fire Wheel" transformed Giana into a punk with the ability to crush rocks by jumping beneath them.

As you can see, these old concepts of the game are still in place in 2013, especially the change to the punk version of Giana, but let's get back to the old days.

A certain other game publisher became aware of the game and the success and...
 

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dream Arrives on PSN This Month

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67w ago - Black Forest Games Community Manager Dietrich Limper announced that Giana Sisters: Twisted Dream arrives on PSN this month.

Below are the details, to quote: Hello everybody! The screenshot you can see above is from Giana Sisters: Twisted Dream, coming to PlayStation 3 later this month.

It was developed here at our relatively new development studio Black Forest Games. It was also completed with the help of Kickstarter backers, who donated enough money to finish the project. Black Forest Games was the first German independent developer who managed to successfully run such a campaign!

Now you might say, "[Register or Login to view links]? Never heard of that company!" No problem! Let me introduce you to our fine little organization.

Once upon a time there was a game studio called Spellbound Entertainment who created successful titles like Desperados, Airline Tycoon and Robin Hood - just to name a few.

Unfortunately the company went under in 2011 and had to close its doors - a rather sad end of an era. After the dust settled, the core Spellbound team gathered strength and founded Black Forest Games, bringing with them as many team members as they could.

They opened the office doors again in 2012 in the small town...
 
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