About Night of the Meteor
If you like graphic-adventures as much as we do, you surely have played or at least heard of
'Maniac Mansion' or its sequel 'Day of the Tentacle', published by LucasArts
(formerly known as LucasFilm Games).
What we're doing here is in fact a remake of 'Maniac Mansion', which was first released in 1987
for MS-DOS, Apple II and C-64, written and designed by Ron 'Monkey Island' Gilbert and Gary Winnick.
It was ported to other entertainment systems like the Amiga 500, Atari ST or the NES/Super Famicom.
Just check Wikipedia for additional informations: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maniac_Mansion
Of cause, our game won't be just a simple remake. We're adding more puzzles, more dialoge, more animaition and more sound & music to this classic adventure.
Our ambition is to transform the original game into the cartoonish style of its successor 'Day of the Tentacle' and try to make it worth playing even for people who know the old 'Maniac Mansion' inside out.
The idea for this remake of 'Maniac Mansion' shaped during fall of 2006 in the Maniac-Mansion-Mania-Community.
The developers team was founded sailing under the flag of 'edison interactive' and started working on the project in early 2008. Doing all this in our frugal spare time, it is not possible to say anything about an actual release date yet.
1. C-64/DOS/AppleII (1987) 2. Nintendo Famicom (1988/japan only) 3. Amiga/Atari/DOS (1989) 4. Nintendo NES (1990)
5. Fan-Remake for Windows-PC (2004) 6. Well, we're still working on that...