Don’t Look Back 2: Stop Looking Back

I’ve probably mentioned a few times before that I’m generally not all that inclined towards making sequels; but I’m about to make one very big exception. Now that Don’t Look Back has hit 25 million players and since I’ve had nearly a dozen people asking for a follow up, I’ve decided to give it a shot.

Don’t Look Back 2 is an improvement in almost everyway; more action, more jumping, more explosions, and more colours (I’m experimenting with a “blue” palette this time around). It takes over where Don’t Look Back ends; our hero has returned to the above world, but refuses to take another wife. This angers the Maenads, who swoop in to attack. To survive, he must fight them off – but this time, he’ll have more than a pistol to help him.

The game’s basically an arena shooter/racing game with RPG elements. As you defeat more and more waves of Maenads, you pick up shotguns, chainguns, jetpacks, and nukes. If you last long enough, you may even get a chance to fight the mighty Hades Prime….

I’ve also ditched the string quartet soundtrack in favour of something more fitting to its new theme; the new soundtrack is still a work in progress, but I think it’s coming together really well. It’s sort of a cross between speed metal and ska.

There’s still a lot of work to be done before this is finished, but I’ve put together a quick video of the prototype to show you how far along I am. Let me know what you think!

* 22 Comments

22 Comments so far

  1. GC on April 1st, 2009

    That is the second time in my life I have fallen for that. The first time I didn’t even know it was possible.

  2. Levin on April 1st, 2009

    <3

    The first one was incredible :)

  3. Levin on April 1st, 2009

    ….April shit… I hate you :(

  4. Terry on April 1st, 2009

    I’m so sorry*!

    *no I’m not

  5. Levin on April 1st, 2009

    See you on TIG, Terry! è__é my vengeance will be frightful.

    :’(

  6. Josiah Tobin on April 1st, 2009

    I was looking forward to seeing all the April Fools posts from various sites when I woke up… this one was one of the more entertaining ones, haha. Well done. “The game’s basically an arena shooter/racing game with RPG elements” had me laughing pretty hard. :D

    Also, I can totally picture the speed metal/ska soundtrack in my head. I might just have to try that combo out! :P

    ~Josiah

  7. Mike Kasprzak on April 1st, 2009

    Shame on you. :)

  8. louis on April 1st, 2009

    Aaaaah you got me!

  9. Denis on April 1st, 2009

    I feel so degraded.

  10. Marco D'Alia on April 2nd, 2009

    ahahahaha, good one ;)

  11. Pacian on April 2nd, 2009

    I walked right into that.

  12. Michael Rose on April 2nd, 2009

    Oh man, this is absolutely fantastic. My first reaction was nooo, there’s no way he’d do that… Then I remembered what date had just past.

    Possibly my favourite April Fool’s joke this year!

  13. Zack on April 2nd, 2009

    ^_^ i come here becouse i played “don’t look back” and i can only say that… it’s fantastic, really, ( i know my english is bad ^_^U ) i fall in love with this game, i’m going to complete it again, one of the best games “minigames” i have ever played.

    i’ll see more of your works…

    keep it up! ^_^

    ( april fools day… argh.. i wanna a sequel! :( )

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  15. Filipe on April 3rd, 2009

    Ha, priceless.

  16. Knite on April 3rd, 2009

    Every time I fall for this trick (I’ve lost count), I laugh… Is that sad? Or maybe I’m just retarded in a good way that makes me a happy person?

    The upside-down-ness of the video hurt my eyes. xD

  17. Andy N. on April 4th, 2009

    Wow I fell for that…hard. Is it bad that I wanted to see a sequel to DLB so much that I wanted this to be true? lol

  18. PC on April 5th, 2009

    Slow starter – got me too. See you soon. PC.

  19. Juan on April 13th, 2009

    Nooooooo XD cai yo tambien o9. Que buena q estaria una segunda parte.
    you got me

    Saludos :)

  20. Someplaceelse on December 29th, 2009

    NO!

  21. all star on February 4th, 2010

    how come i can not play it? :^?

  22. Terry on February 4th, 2010

    I actually can’t tell if you’re serious or not…

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