An new Earthworm Jim game, made by the franchise’s original development team, will be made one day, says former Shiny boss Dave Perry.

“It’s something they all want to do,” he said.

“We have our own little discussion group on Facebook. We’ve been having this discussion: when will this happen? When could we do it? What would make sense?

“We feel the Kickstarter thing would have been fun just to see how much money could be raised out of a Kickstarter, because we would have put a lot of effort into the video, for example. It’s one of those things that, no one’s got the time right now. I’m sure it’s going to happen, I just can’t tell you exactly when.”

Unfortunately, everyone on the development team was busy with their own projects.

“Our problem is that the team is all doing well in whatever they’re doing right now,” Perry said.

“It’s just a bunch of guys who all have their own thing. Everyone has their own company. So, to get them to stop what they’re doing and work on a game is very difficult.”

So what would the game look like?

“I would do 2D, but if you wanted, you could play with the camera a little,” said Perry.

“But I don’t like it when you’re doing very 3D, because then your jumps become very hard to predict and then your controller starts breaking. It wouldn’t be fun.”

Perry recently stated that selling Earthworm Jim studio Shiny to Interplay was "the worst mistake I ever made".