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About

Evil Swampy and his followers have stolen the magic ruby, which made it once possible for Giana and Maria to return from their dream. Many creatures are after this ruby, but does it really has power, or was it just a coincidence?As this is not bad enough, Swampy fell in love at first sight with Giana’s sister Maria and shamelessly kidnapped her. She simply has been at the wrong place at the wrong time.You will now have to take on the role of Giana and get back the magic ruby. And most important of all, save your beloved sister Maria and get home save! Good Luck!

About Giana’s Return

Giana’s Return aims to be a worthy UNOFFICIAL sequel of “The Great Giana Sisters”. There is an official sequel for Nintendo DS named “Giana Sisters DS” ( http://www.giana-sisters.com/ ) and also has slightly more levels than Giana’s Return. In other words, it’s worth the money :)

It’s very important to us, that you don’t mix up both projects – Giana’s Return is UNOFFICIAL and FREE – Giana Sisters DS is OFFICIAL and COMMERCIAL.

“The Great Giana Sisters” is an alltime classic made in the late eighties mainly by Armin Gessert, Manfred Trenz and Chris Hülsbeck. The game gained impressive attention but has been damned as Super Mario copy. More information can be found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Giana_Sisters

Giana’s Return uses code of the following Open-Source projects in an unmodified form: SDL, SDL_Mixer, libmodplug and zlib - you can get the source code of the mentioned libraries by visiting the respective homepage, as we do use the official standard versions. The use of those libraries is also promoted with a screen “ingame”. If anyone wants to have the object files, feel free to ask.

Developers:
Rodolphe Boixel (Thor) – Main Coder
Shahzad Sahaib (Kojote) – Project Organizer & Level Design
Jane S. Mumford (Jayne) – Graphics Artwork
Alexander Oldemeier (Operator) – Music
David Wuttke (AM-FM) – Music
Adam Karol (Wizzard) – Graphics Artwork
Simon Butler – Graphics Artwork
Virgil Metier (tHUG) – Graphics Artwork
Christian Hildenbrand (DayDream) – Graphics Artwork
Denny Müller (Mulle) – Beta Testing

Porters:
Rodolphe Boixel (Thor) – Windows, Ubuntu
Scott Smith (Pickle) – Pandora, GP2x, GP2x Wiz, Caanoo
Anthony Staude (Slaanesh) – Dingux, GP32
Frank Wille (phx) – MorphOS, AmigaOS, NetBSD
Yannick Erb – AROS
Lars Persson (Anotherguest) – Symbian OS UIQ3
Andreas Neukötter (Anti) – MacOSX/Intel
Xavier Vallejo (Indiket) – Dreamcast

A few ports might be NOT PUBLIC for various reasons – this could be because the port is not yet complete, or a port for this platform can not be made public, as the offical game is or can be sold on it.

Press Responses

Here we try to collect all places, which reported about Giana’s Return. If you know of any place which is not mentioned yet, please let us know via the contact form (see Masthead page). Thanks in advance!

Online Medias:
(German) http://www.krone.at/krone/S50/object_id__157636/hxcms/index.html
(German) http://stadt-bremerhaven.de/giana-sisters-kommen-zurueck-gianas-return/
(German) http://www.superlevel.de/spiele/the-great-giana-sisters-gianas-return
(German) http://www.pixelprospector.com/indev/2009/07/gianas-return/
(German) http://retropoly.blogspot.com/2009/08/gianas-return-ist-veroffentlicht.html
(German) http://www.meetinx.de/great-giana-sisters-2-der-nachfolger-ist-da-kostenlos-zum-download/
(German) http://brainhack.de/2009/08/18/great-giana-sisters-2-gianas-return/
(German) http://webthreads.de/2009/08/great-giana-sisters-2-an-alte-zeiten-anknuepfen/
(German) http://www.kateinsclassics.com/2009/08/19/gianas-return-verffentlicht/
(German) http://blog.guin.de/2009/08/20/the-great-giana-sisters-gianas-return/
(German) http://www.chip.de/downloads/Giana-s-Return_37679855.html
(German) http://stetix.de/2009/08/20/the-great-giana-sisters-return.html
(German) http://freiland.blog.de/2009/08/19/giana-s-return-0-99-bnz18-6760213/
(German) http://bohramt.de/games/gaming/13191-gianas-return/
(German) http://yuccatree.de/2009/08/80er-spieleklassiker-neu-aufgelegt-giana-sisters-return/
(German) http://blog.docx.org/2009/08/28/the-great-giana-sisters-kommen-zurueck/
(German) http://www.temporaer.info/blog/2009/08/gianas-return-ein-spieleklassiker-kehrt-zurueck/
(German) http://www.krawall.de/web/special/id,51515/page,3/
(German) http://www.pcspielekompass.de/kostenlose-actionspiele-vorgestellt/90-gianas-return.html
(German) http://www.its4free.de/alles/472.html
(German) http://www.zockerperlen.de/gianas-return/
(German) http://www.amiga-news.de/de/news/AN-2010-03-00055-DE.html
(German) http://amigajoker.npage.de/gianas_return__46867811.html
(German) http://player1-gameblog.blogspot.com/2010/07/sqrxz-und-gianas-return.html
(German) http://www.amiga-news.de/de/news/AN-2011-01-00013-DE.html
(English) http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=53691
(English) http://games.on.net/article/7194/Giana_Sisters_fan-remake_nears_completion
(English) http://www.freepcgamers.com/2010/02/gianas-return.html
(English) http://amiga-news.de/en/news/AN-2010-06-00069-EN.html
(English) http://www.gamersdatabase.com/downloadable-games/Giana_s-Return.html
(English) http://www.morphzone.org/modules/newbb_plus/viewtopic.php?topic_id=7657&forum=10
(Italian) http://www.idealsoftblog.it/2009/08/gianas-return-le-sorelle-di-milano-son.html
(Italian) http://amiga.ikirsector.it/forum/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=14210
(Spanish) http://www.gamesajare.com/2.0/las-hermanas-giana/
(Spanish) http://www.vidaextra.com/aventura-plataformas/las-giana-sisters-llegan-al-pc
(Spanish) http://lastreleases.com/juegos/las-giana-sisters-llegan-al-pc-485.html
(Spanish) http://www.miguiagamer.com/2009/08/22/las-giana-sisters-llegan-al-pc/
(Polish) http://www.ppa.pl/szansa.na.port.gry.giana.s.return.,7635;aktualnosci.html
(Polish) http://world-of-dreamcast.blogspot.com/2010/12/gianas-return-recenzja.html
(Polish) http://www.ppa.pl/giana.s.return.1.0,8188;aktualnosci.html
(French) http://www.amigaimpact.org/modules/news/article.php?storyid=3842
(Czech) http://www.amigaportal.cz/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5396
(Czech) http://powerpc.lukysoft.cz/gianas-return-v10
(Czech) http://www.root.cz/clanky/giana-s-return-mario-v-sukni/
(French) http://obligement.free.fr/articles/gianasreturn.php
(Dansk) http://amiga.amigadk.dk/modules/news/article.php?storyid=910

Print Medias:
(German) Retro #15 – http://www.retromagazine.eu/retro/