Back in the early 2000’s, Australia-based Krome Studios attempted to get in on the platformer genre with its own anthropomorphic protagonist Ty, the Tasmanian Tiger. The series went on to garner three additional entries in the series, with a PC port of the first game coming to Steam in 2015. While the series never achieved the heights of Mario or even PlayStation’s own mascots via Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon, thanks to the series’ turn to the PC, the series has maintained a cult following and is considered quite the hidden gem for the genre.
Now it looks like the same studio that brought us Ty, is looking to bring a remastered version of the original game to Nintendo Switch. A Kickstarter campaign has now started, asking fans to help bring a remastered version — and not a remake, a la the N. Sane Trilogy or Reignited Trilogy — to life, that will hope to not only provide an increased resolution and additional graphical features, but also implement the console’s Joy-Con’s for motion controls, though the studio state that the remaster will also support the Switch Lite. And it looks like fans have reacted to the proposition rather positively; at the time of writing, the campaign has already reached over 80% of its estimated $50,000 goal. You can check out the Kickstarter campaign here. Krome Studios estimate to hopefully bring a remastered Ty sometime in March 2020.