Dutch developer Two Tribes has announced that they are bringing Toki Tori 2 to PC and Mac via the Steam digital distribution platform by Valve Corporation in Spring 2012 and are planning support for iOS, Nintendo and more. As in the original Game Boy Color release, the sequel will feature the young chick, but in an entirely new adventure developed from the ground up. The more exciting news is that Two Tribes will utilize an open development model. That's right. They want gamers to follow their every move and be part of the progress, and more importantly, they're giving access to playable early versions from day one. Gamers can follow their progress on the Toki Tori 2 development blog.
Collin van Ginkel, creative director at Two Tribes says "We're starting with a super-early version of Toki Tori 2, which is basically interactive concept art, running on Steam for people to try out and we're very excited to be able to involve the Two Tribes community in such a direct way." The original game saw quite a bit of success over the past 10 years on a wide variety of gaming platforms, including Windows Mobile, Nintendo's Wii via WiiWare and on iPhone in 2009.
As of yesterday, the first 200 gamers interested in checking out an early version can email [email protected] for an invite to their Steam development version.