UPDATE: The plot thickens as the Mingy Jongo Twitter account posted another cryptic tweet late last week. This one reads “Installing update 0x1D597.” Thanks to some deciphering from the Twitter community, the number is interpreted to be in hexadecimal form. When translated to decimal, the jumbled word reads “120215.” When put into basic UK date format, that number can be translated to “February 12, 2015.” Could that mean that a huge announcement is on the way next month? Stick with Hardcore Gamer as the story develops further.
Mingy Jongo, the Rareware-esque platformer project designed to be the spiritual successor to the Banjo-Kazooie series, might have died ages ago, but a recent Twitter happening could mean the project’s demise was greatly exaggerated.
The Mingy Jongo project was a supposed “spiritual successor” to the Banjo-Kazooie series (named after a boss in Banjo-Tooie). Though it had no connection with the series itself, Mingy Jongo aimed to recapture the N64-era Rare 3D platformer vibe. Sadly, the project was scrapped, despite a large amount of support, including collaboration with acclaimed Rare composer Grant Kirkhope.
But thanks to some tweets from the since-dead Twitter account of the project, Mingy Jongo might not be dead at all. The three tweets “*Ctrl*” “*ALT*” “*Del*” were tweeted on the project’s Twitter on December 21, 24 and 31 respectively , with a response from Grant Kirkhope interpreting the tweets as meaning “reboot.” Considering Kirkhope’s involvement with the project, this could mean big things are on the way.
Could Mingy Jongo be coming back? Stick with Hardcore Gamer for future development.