Posted by Carl
(rchp3.rochester.ibm.com) on June 07, 2002 at
I don't have time to do a press
release on this for now, so here's the deal:
Songbird has negotiated rights
to Phase Zero for the Jaguar. Bruce has been authorized
by Songbird to produce a small number of carts, and BTW
the cart label will also receive some changes to reflect
In addition, the original
developers have suggested they still had the source code
around somewhere, but obviously they haven't looked at
it in a few years. They're still searching for it, and
if they find it, I will receive access to that as well.
So, for now, Songbird will be
releasing the Phase Zero demo carts (along with
B&C). If things go well, I'll eventually get the
source and maybe in another year or two (that's how
these things go, you know), we can get a full version of
the game. But that's a big IF, and no one should assume
a new version is coming out for a LONG time, if ever!
I realize the PZ demo cart will
not be for everybody, and it's clearly not as complete
as other games published by Songbird. But it's a very
cool, playable demo with high framerate and great
graphics. A nice addition to any Jag fan's collection.
Watch for the PZ carts to go on
sale at Songbird in the next week or two!