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Aug 18, 2021

Zool Redimensioned brings the 1992 classic to the present today

From Press Release:

London – August 18th, 2021: The wait is over! Zool Redimensioned, the vibrant, side-scrolling retro platformer from publisher Secret Mode and developer Sumo Digital Academy, launches today on Steam!

This brand-new reimagining of the classic action platforming adventure has been rebuilt from the ground up by the students of Sumo Digital Academy, a talent development programme focused on creating new pathways into the games industry.

This team of talented young developers earned their coding wings by programming their own C++ game engine and, with the assistance of the developers of the 1992 original at Gremlin Graphics, used it to bring Zool to a new generation of retro gamers. To ensure ongoing support of this important initiative, half of Secret Mode’s revenue will go back to Sumo Digital Academy.

Zool Redimensioned is ready to return to the Nth dimension, along with several quality-of-life changes! This includes a snappier and more responsive physics engine, improved flow in the level design, and fully remappable controls.

To learn more about Sumo Academy’s journey to create Zool Redimensioned, have a look at this video they released to commemorate the launch of Zool: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ni6LOTW_fMk

Zool’s old school platforming action will challenge the most hardcore gamers, with modern enhancements that will make the game perfect for newer fans of the genre, such as:

  • Over 28 retro platforming challenges, all enhanced for the best possible experience

  • Choose between two main game modes: Redimensioned for a more accessible modern experience, or Ultimate Ninja to experience a true hardcore challenge

  • Trade blows with the dimension’s most dangerous creatures in seven completely redesigned boss fights

  • Discover new secrets, challenges, and extras across your adventure, with over 25 achievements to unlock

  • Enhanced quality-of-life options, including a level select screen, checkpoints, accessibility options and more

  • Play the original Mega Drive version for a truly authentic retro adventure

Zool Redimensioned is available now on Steam for $9.99 / €9.99 / £6.99 – don’t miss out on this classic retro adventure!

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