Let us quote something from our comments, which we feel the urge to answer for:
You guys will run out of time. Giana Sisters DS will be released in June 2009, and Return should have been established at least 4-5 months before to be a competitor. The game won’t spawn too big interest in the shadow of the commercial release. Too bad.
We don’t see us as competitor and specially we do not have any reasons to fight against a commercial release in form of beeing faster. It’s fully legit to the copyright holders of “The Great Giana Sisters” to earn money with their work and we suggest everyone to buy Giana DS once it’s released.
The Giana’s Return Team works on “Giana’s Return” because we love the old classic and we love to create games. Also to avoid economic conflicts, we wont touch any platform where you can actually buy the commercial game – most of the guys who hope for a platform release on new and heavily commercial active systems, will get probably disappointed anyway – because there simply wont be a public version. We did not work for years to get kicked in the ass by getting a cease and desist letter from a lawyer.
Everyone should see this project “as is”, without commercial interest and without intention to hurt the upcomming commercial variant. The game is out when it’s done and we wont allow any outside influence on this.