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Back this Kickstarter: Crystal Quest Classic

Crystal Quest is beloved by a whole generation of Mac users who came up during the 1980s. It was the first color Mac game, an early entrant into the Macworld Game Hall of Fame and most recently resurrected for Xbox 360 in 2006. There's a new attempt to update Crystal Quest for new Macs, PCs and Linux boxes, but it needs crowdfunding to be successful, and time is running short.

The premise of Crystal Quest is simple: collect all the crystals and a portal will open that transports you to the next level. You have to avoid mines and bad guys shooting at you: Easier said than done, especially at higher levels.

Its fast, frenetic gameplay and smooth graphics made it a favorite of Mac gamers back in the 1980s. It also included a "CritterEditor" that enabled you to change the look and sound of the game.

John Ardussi of Game Mechanics has partnered with Crystal Quest's original designer Patrick Buckland to update the game for new hardware:

All the addictive levels and mesmerizing gameplay of the original have been retained in the design. The goal is to match the mechanics of the original with even better sound and graphics. Plus it will be on every platform we can get it onto. The initial release will be on PCs, Macs and Linux.

They're a long way to their goal of $30,000 with only a few days left to raise the money. So if you're an old school Mac gamer who would love to see this resurrected — even if you're gaming on a PC now instead of a Mac — do your part.

8 Comments
  • Gamepad support? I need it for long sessions. My hands cramp because of old injuries. "I'm da Blur boys!" - Me with 1200 ping. Fiber in Nashville? Save me based Google.
  • God, why is everything a FUCKING REBOOT of years past?
    Uncreative FUCKING RETARDED generation.
  • I'm sorry what? Maybe that's because you reduce to go find other games. Have you ever looked through Steam at all? So many new games that have never been done before. "I'm da Blur boys!" - Me with 1200 ping. Fiber in Nashville? Save me based Google.
  • Agreed. Steam has a lot of new games, especially from indie developers. However, I also like to have classics brought back and made playable again. I have yet to find a new RPG that could touch Baldur's Gate as an example. Sent from the iMore App
  • How's that fiber in Nashville working for ya?
    Soak your head.
    I have consoles for games.
    I was talking about REBOOTS you douche bag.
  • You said everything is a reboot of years past. I told that it's not. And yes, there are a lot of remakes on the current gen consoles, because they don't have backwards comparability. So you either kept your old one, or paid for the newer versions of the game. Maybe you should switch to PC gaming if that bothers you so much. Also, one could simply wait for the consoles to be older than a year the libraries to flesh out. And this article isn't even about consoles, so I don't quite know how you expected me to know that's what you were talking about. I suggest you pacify your testicles. "I'm da Blur boys!" - Me with 1200 ping. Fiber in Nashville? Save me based Google.
  • TBT - I was at the company that ported this game to iOS back in the day. Looks like it's no longer available. http://www.tuaw.com/2008/11/14/vintage-games-for-the-iphone-crystal-ques...
  • Peter does Mac have a version of GOG (good old games)? Sent from the iMore App