Finn Morgan being the dude who made the very excellent, third-prize winning Shindig entry,Colourbind.
And what did Finn Morgan have to say in this email? Well! What DIDN’T he say? My, my, my, he said ALL SORTS of things. HATEFUL things. Poisonous, HURTFUL things that stung my soul to its very core. Things that I dare not repeat lest they infect you with their corrosive venom.
Oh wait, sorry – it wasn't Finn Morgan who sent a crazy hateful tirade ... it was Mel Gibson! Hee hee! What an hilarious mistake on my part!
*flirts with Paul Shaffer*
Anyway, the real reason Finn wrote to me was because he wanted to let everyone know that he’s making a SEQUEL to his excellent, third-prize winning Shindig entry, Colourbind. Hooray!
Called Colourbind 2: Bind Harder (not really), Finn says it’s going to have all sorts of neato new features, like better graphics and ... such. Actually, why don't I just quote the email directly? Here you go:
[I've] been working on it for a while now. Probably will be finishing up around about the end of the year. There'll be a bunch of new stuff, including:
A bunch of mechanics that were in the original engine, but not in any of the levels cos I ran out of time (colour mixing/secondary colours, variable strength of gravity instead of just variable direction, and a few other things) (!)
A couple of actual new mechanics (!!)
Stacks of new levels — I'm thinking the final game should have about fifty, all up — there were lots of ideas that didn't make it the first time round. (!!!)
Cooperative multiplayer (!!!!)
Analogue input control (!!!)
A level editor (that the end user can use, even) (!!)
The ability to save replays. (...)
Sound, and also interactive music. (!!!)
Control and level design tweaks that will make the game generally less infuriating to play early on (FUCKEN A! – Patrick)
General upgrades in prettiness and a couple of other odds and ends (!)
(Note: Punctuation added to express the insane levels of RED BULL brand FROTHING EXCITEMENT inspired by each feature. RED BULL – giving gamers the energy to own n00bz since 1987.)
So, yeah: that sounds pretty fucking awesome, Finn! Please keep us updated on its progress! And as for the rest of you, if you haven’t already played the original Colourbind (or indeed any of the Shindig entries), then go and rectify that right this second. Otherwise, treat yourself to a delicious ice-cream from the fridge.
TO THE OTHER INDIE DEVELOPER WHO EMAILED ME RECENTLY: I’m going to talk about your stuff soon too, don’t worry!
TO BRIAN CRECENTE: Have you and Ashcraft ever considered pitching a sitcom? You could be a dashing 18th Century aristocrat named Senor Haircut, and he could play your bumbling pervert butler, Arsebag. The show could be called The Hilarious Misadventures of Haircut & Arsebag. It would be a huuuuge success. Huuuuuuge.