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Retro survival sim Midwinter is getting an HD remake for PC next year

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Survival sim Midwinter is getting an HD remake for Windows PC, decades after its 1989 launch on retro consoles Commodore Amiga and Atari ST, Eurogamer reports.

Originally developed by U.K. game design veteran Mike Singleton, Midwinter is currently being remade by Chilli Hugger Software, the studio behind the iOS remake of Singleton's The Lords of Midnight.

"Midwinter was a seminal game, and a huge influence on the open world sandbox genre, but Mike's vision was held back by the technology of the time," wrote creative lead Dan Whitehead in a statement to Eurogamer. "Our aim is to bring Midwinter back into the modern gaming environment, combining the depth and variety of the original with today's cutting edge visuals and processing power. The goal is not to merely remake the game, but to fully realise Mike's ambitious design without the limitations of 16-bit hardware."

A Kickstarter campaign for the game is planned for early 2014, while the game in full expected to make its launch in early 2015.

Mike Singleton passed away in 2012 at the age of 61, following a year-long battle with cancer. He is the name behind a number of influential titles on 8-bit and 16-bit machines and most recently was credited with working on GRID for Codemasters in 2008.