One Remake To M.U.L.E. Them All?
DreamQuest Games, makers of lots of mobile titles that start with Championship and end in words like Checkers, Hearts and Solitaire Challenge, will be making an announcement on Thursday that is “guaranteed to rock the retro gaming community”.
Blimey! What could it be? Maybe if we dig around their site for Alpha Colony: Return to Irata… Hmmm, wasn’t Irata the name of the planet setting for M.U.L.E., one of the greatest multiplayer games of all time? And what’s with all the references to Dani Bunten, the legendary creator of M.U.L.E. who sadly passed away in 1998? Looky here, it says on the Ozark Softscape website maintained by Bunten’s daughter that M.U.L.E. is being released for iOS in August.
Could it possibly be that Alpha Colony is to be an official remake to the Atari/C64 classic, or just that DreamQuest want us to think it is? Will there be a beta, will it go via Kickstarter? Will the retro gaming community be properly rocked or merely swayed? And who came up with the incredible piece of art above that adorned the NES version of the game? So many questions.
What you do you mean you’ve never heard of it?! Off to Planet M.U.L.E. with you and don’t come back until you’ve caught the wampus!