If you enjoyed the older Final Fantasy
games but always wished they included more navel-gazing reflections on love, loss and (possibly) the atomic bomb, brace yourself for stellar news: Jonathan Blow, the mind behind last year's surreptitious hit chronoplatformer Braid
, recently mentioned in a Gamasutra interview that he's currently working on a new 2D role-playing game
. He revealed few details, but did mention that dialogue is "very closely related to the core mechanic" of the game. Consider us intrigued.
However, don't get your hopes up quite yet -- by Blow's own concession, the guy's got the attention span of a fruit fly. He explained that he's worked on several projects since wrapping up Braid
, teasing, "you never know. Next month, it could be a Pac-Man
clone or something." Ah, yes -- a Pac-Man
clone, in which the circular, titular hero takes copious amounts of drugs and is chased by the ghosts of his past in a futile attempt to reclaim the affections of his female, bow-headed counterpart. Hey, we're down with that too.