Voodoo Vince. He’s one of those guys you’ve heard of but never had the chance to meet. Or maybe you did meet him way back when, but your memories of those fun times you spent together have gone fuzzy.
Developed by Beep Industries and published by Microsoft, Voodoo Vince released in September 2003 for the first-generation Xbox. This quirky puzzle platformer set in the magical underbelly of New Orleans was only playable on the original Xbox – a sad fact that has forced it into obscurity as the years passed.
Until now. (Well, early 2017 to be exact.) Resurrected by its creator Clayton Kauzlaric’s independent studio Beep Games, Inc., Voodoo Vince will rise again early next year in Voodoo Vince: Remastered, a high definition Xbox One rerelease. Plus, for the first time ever, Vince will make the leap to Windows, so even more nostalgic fans and curious newbies can join in on his crazy bayou adventure.
“I’m super excited to bring Voodoo Vince back,” says Kauzlaric. “Backward compatibility was never possible due to the nature of our game engine, but the ID@Xbox program got me thinking about publishing an HD remastered version independently, with much of the game rewritten from the ground up to run on newer hardware. The folks at Microsoft have been amazingly supportive of the idea.”
Starting today, Voodoo Vince: Remastered is up on Steam Greenlight. If Vince gets enough votes the game will release on Steam, too! We’ll have more Voodoo Vince: Remastered news leading up to the early 2017 launch. Until then, Vince would love it if you’d follow him on Twitter. Being out of the loop for 13 years can make a guy pretty lonely.