Posted on 19 June by Dietrich Limper – Community Manager, Black Forest Games
Good news! Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams is available today, 19th June! Now that the wait is over, we’d like to share with you the history behind The Sisters.
Armin Gessert (code), Manfred Trenz (graphics) and Chris Hülsbeck (music) were the masterminds behind the original The Great Giana Sisters back in 1987. Their company back then was called Time Warp Productions and the final game was published for Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, MSX2, and Commodore 64 by Rainbow Arts.
The Great Giana Sisters is a 2D side-scrolling arcade game in which the player controled either Giana or her sister Maria. Each level contained a number of dream crystals which awarded points to the player. Enemies could be defeated either by jumping on them or shooting them after obtaining power-ups. The “Fire Wheel” transformed Giana into a punk with the ability to crush rocks by jumping beneath them.
As you can see, these old concepts of the game are still in place in 2013, especially the change to the punk version of Giana, but let’s get back to the old days …