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!

25 thoughts on “Don’t Look Back 2: Stop Looking Back”
  1. 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. 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. πŸ˜€

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

    ~Josiah

  3. 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!

  4. ^_^ 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! πŸ™ )

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. the first one was amassing and i’m so glad you made a second one and i think you would be amassing at making adventure games so try making a adventure game please.

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