Good to know that we're not the only ones who have not forgotten about Earthwrom Jim. His original creator, David Perry, would like to see him return. It's not so much "if" Jim returns, but "when".
"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, but it's something they all want to do. We've been having this discussion: when will this happen? When could we do it? What would make sense?" says Perry.
As it's all the rage, a Kickstarter idea was tossed to Perry, and he had some choice words for that. "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."
Eurogamer has a huge interview with him. He talks more about how he would make it a 2D game, some tension with other developer friends, and
» Source: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-07-17-david-perry-sure-a-new-earthworm-jim-will-be-made
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