Hello, my Spelunky brethren! Long time no see. I want to apologize for the lack of updates... truth be told, though, things are going very well! The past few months we've been working very hard, creating content for the game and making decisions about what we want to add to the XBLA version.
It's easy to underestimate the amount of work that goes into making a game, even after you've made it once before! Just getting the original game ready for XBLA is a lot of work - as you can see by our friendly alien up above, the new graphics have a lot more detail to them. As a result, an animation that looked good with 4 frames might take 8 frames to look right, and each frame requires a lot more polish. I'm not complaining, though! I'm actually having a lot of fun reimagining the old characters in such a fancy way. What do you think?
Aside from the new graphics and audio, though, I'm sure Spelunky veterans are most looking forward to new game content and modes. Hell, it's something I'm really looking forward to in Spelunky XBLA! In the coming months we'll show you some of these things and would love to hear your feedback about them.
For now, consider this a small teaser to let you know that the game is doing well. I'm really happy with our progress up to this point and we should be ramping up our updating from here on out to show you what we've been working on. If you're feeling antsy, check out our Twitter - I'll try to post some fun development notes there every week (hopefully something more interesting than "STILL WORKING ON SPELUNKY. MY HANDS SMELL FUNNY."). Goodnight, everyone!