Two Tribes is working on a sequel to its adorable Game Boy Color (and later WiiWare, PC, iPhone, etc.) puzzle platformer, Toki Tori, ten years after the first game. Toki Tori 2 is scheduled to be released on PC and Mac in spring of 2012, with "subsequent releases on downloadable stores from Apple, Nintendo and more" to follow.
If you're interested in playing the game before that release window (and before it's done), you can write to tokitori2[at]twotribes.com for a chance to get one of 200 copies of the "Steam development version." If you don't make it into that group, you'll just have to follow the development blog or (appropriately) Twitter for your baby chick updates.
Amersfoort - October 18th 2011 - Exactly ten years after the release of Toki Tori for Game Boy Color, Dutch game developer Two Tribes announces the development of the long-awaited sequel.
Toki Tori 2 will see Two Tribes' poultry mascot character return in a completely new adventure, developed from the ground up for today's players and technology. The initial release will be through Steam for PC and Mac in the spring of 2012. Continuing the tradition of Two Tribes to support multiple platforms, subsequent releases on downloadable stores from Apple, Nintendo and more are planned.
'Normally we don't include quotes in our press releases', said Martijn Reuvers, managing director at Two Tribes. 'But for the announcement of the sequel to our most treasured game we'll gladly make an exception!'
Be Part of the Development!
Two Tribes will employ an open development model, where interested players can closely follow the progress of the development. Direct access to the developers through Twitter, regular blog updates on all facets of game development and access to playable early versions from day one are planned.
Toki Tori 2 Development Blogs
'We're starting with a super-early version of Toki Tori 2, which is basically interactive concept art, running on Steam for people to try out', said Collin van Ginkel, creative director at Two Tribes, "we're very excited to be able to involve the Two Tribes community in such a direct way!"
As of today, gamers can sign up for the free Steam development version of Toki Tori 2! Initially only 200 copies will be distributed, so if you are interested, quickly write to firstname.lastname@example.org and get involved in the development process!