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Pangea Announces Bugdom 2
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As IMG reported last night, Pangea Software has officially announced that it is developing Bugdom 2, a sequel to the popular arcade game released a few years back. Taking the technology and gameplay lessons he learned while creating Otto Matic and returning to the game that put him on the map, Pangea's Brian Greenstone is well along in the development of Bugdom 2:

I was not sure if we would ever do sequel to Bugdom since we had so many other game ideas we wanted to explore, but we received a tremendous number of requests from our fans, and we had a really good concept for the game, so we’re finally doing it!
IMG's Michael Eilers has written a first look at the game based on an early alpha. Here's a snippet:
This time around the protagonist is a grasshopper named Skip, with a jaunty little hat and a shiny carapace. While Rollie the pillbug could roll into an indestructible ball to bop his enemies, Skip has the ability to actually fly (or more accurately, glide) for a limited distance. This ability becomes extremely useful at many points in the game, either for fleeing from enemies, avoiding obstacles on the ground or just getting an overview of the landscape. As you might expect of a grasshopper, Skip can also leap quite high into the air, an element that gives this game a faster pace than the original.

The gameplay itself will be instantly familiar and yet refreshingly different for those who have already played Bugdom and Otto Matic. It is the same 3/4 view third-person style of engine, with similar large, colorful landscapes and cinematic camera moves. Yet it is also apparent immediately that Skip moves and acts in a much different fashion than Rollie, and the overall pace of the game is almost frantic in comparison.

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