Thank you for all your comments. We are reading them all. And we are glad that there are some positive comments about our new project! We would like to answer some of your questions.
Lode Runner Copyrights
Tozai, Inc. owns all Lode Runner intellectual property rights. We’ve had a long and interesting history with Lode Runner. Our co-founder, Scott Tsumura, was a good friend and colleague of Doug Smith since 1984 when Scott was the head of R&D at Irem and licensed the Arcade rights from Broderbund Software. We have since been entrusted by Doug with all Lode Runner rights and it’s our mission to preserve and evolve Lode Runner for new generations to come. Thus, we are introducing Lode Runner Legacy now!
Lode Runner Legacy will be our first project for Steam, and Greenlight is the only way for us to participate in Steam at this moment. We heard that there will be an alternative program called “Steam Direct” that is coming sometime in Spring, but we were not sure when it is coming and we couldn’t wait as we would like to release Lode Runner Legacy as soon as possible!
We are planning to release the Windows version first, but we are positive to release the Mac or Linux versions later if there is enough demand. We are still new at Steam, so let us learn more about the market.
Yes, we are willing to release a variety of DLC so that you can play Lode Runner forever! But only with your support! We are hearing some requests for graphics and mechanics of the retro versions. No guarantees, but let us find out what we can do.
Thanks again for all your support! We hope we get Greenlit soon!