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Jasper Byrne's Lone Survivor coming to PS3 and Vita, dungeon crawler project abandoned

Jasper Byrne's survival-horror indie title Lone Survivor is coming to PlayStation 3 and Vita, the developer announced today on the Superflat Games' blog.

The game will be rebuilt from the ground up by London-based Curve Studios, the developer behind water-based physics puzzler Fluidity (Hydroventure in Europe) for WiiWare and "2.5D" platformer Explodemon on PSN and PC. The new version will be "super-smooth running," according to Byrne, and will also include language options for French and German.

"I'm greatly looking forward to this, as it's been a dream of mine since childhood to release a game on console, and especially the Sony ones as I love what they do most of all," Byrne wrote. "Lone Survivor was designed as a console game (in my head, anwyay)."

Originally published through Steam for PC and Mac earlier this year, Lone Survivor is a post-apocalyptic tale about a young man searching for survivors in a seemingly barren world, spurred on by a mysterious note suggesting others are still alive. Players must navigate the treacherous landscape with limited resources for survival and slowly-cracking mental health brought on by his lengthy time spent alone.

Byrne also announced that he has decided to cancel the "Zelda x Demon Souls"-like dungeon crawler project he announced in early September, stating it was a project too big for a single person to make.

"I reached a point where it was getting very frustrating: the game demanded a lot of animation, very detailed level design, and a huge amount of gameplay code, all of which were taking so long that it felt excruciating," Byrne explained.

"I'd like to say sorry to any fans who were looking forward to it it's still a game I'd love to play, and should I ever have a team to work with in future, it's definitely an idea I'd like to come back to," he added.

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