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Q: What games are you currently working on?

A: Lode Runner Online: The Mad Monks' Revenge and Lode Runner 2.

I'm also toying with the idea of remaking Rat Poker from the Microsoft Entertainment Pack: The Puzzle Collection released in 1997.

Q: Are the Lode Runner games official?

A: Nope, unfortunately not. Making an official Lode Runner has been a childhood dream of mine since 1997-ish when I first played Lode Runner: The Legend Returns in 6th grade. This project is just two brothers who were massive fans of Lode Runner Online: The Mad Monks' Revenge.

I want to stress that I do not have permission from the Lode Runner rights holder (Tozai) or from the owners of Lode Runner Online: The Mad Monks' Revenge (Activision).

Q: Do the games work on Linux and Mac?

A: Yes! All games we remake work with Microsoft Windows, Linux and Apple macOS - natively! You do not need to bother with Wine or virtual machine software.

Q: Why aren't you using Unity 3D?

A1: The main reason was me downloading Unity and becoming confused really quickly! Also, at the time, C# wasn't really my strong point.

A2: Unity (to me) is a very tricky beast for 2D. That and replicating the game requires a lot of fine control which Unity doesn't offer.

Q: Are your projects open-source?

A: You'd be surprised by how many emails I've had asking if I plan to distribute the source or if I'd be willing to share at least some portions of it. The simple answer is "no".

Nearly every hour of my spare time is spent working on these projects. I don't want to spend all this time for somebody just to copy & paste the code and put it up on GitHub.

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