A Cult PS1 Game Is Getting Reimagined By Its Fans! [VIDEO]

Although it was released for PC, the woefully bad AI presented there makes it best forgotten…


Turn-based, 3D combat strategy. That’s how you could describe Hogs of Wart, developed by Infogrames Sheffield House (formerly Gremlin Interactive), which has been around for 23 years on the PS1, but there was also a PC version of the game, similar to Worms (they also had a 3D attempt). The game doesn’t take itself too seriously, and the pigs can be quite humorous, and although it didn’t get entirely positive reviews back in the day, it has developed a devoted fanbase, even though plans for a sequel have been scrapped and the original developers have mostly disbanded.

The fans have started work on a remaster, Hogs of War: Lardcore (since Infogrames’ successor Atari has nothing to do with the IP, there’s not much of a legal hurdle…), for which they’re launching a Kickstarter campaign on October 17th, aiming to raise £150,000 in one month. They’ve got several extra goals (including a PC port, as it’s being developed for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 by default, but there’s also online play, new game modes, cheats, a rebalanced single-player campaign, achievements/trophies, and an ultra-hard difficulty level, but it’s not yet known how much that will cost).

There are thirteen pledge levels for backers, with a mix of digital and physical rewards, but again, we’ll have to wait a week and a half to find out more. You can buy the original on Steam for $5.3, but not only is the AI bad, it’s hard to get the warring pigs to work on modern configurations. (That leaves emulation, or the PS1 Classics version for $6… which won’t run on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4, wtf, Sony?)

The project is promising, although you’ll have to get used to the modified pig design at first. However, the fans know how to make it a success. Good luck to them: Hogs of War deserves to be updated!

Source: GameRant

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