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If you owned a Nintendo 64 in its heyday, or have familiarised yourself with its library in recent times, you'll have done a lot of 3D platforming and collecting. It may seem old-hat now, but the concept of running around in a 3D world collecting trinkets was somewhat mind-blowing, and Rare was prolific - titles like Banjo-Kazooie and Conker's Bad Fur Day became iconic, while the original PlayStation had similar titles of its own. In the late '90s it was a hugely popular genre.

Titles with that feel - particularly the 'busy-work' of finding trinkets - aren't particularly common now, but Clive 'N' Wrench is tackling the genre; it's from first-time developers and has been a part-time project for four years. Rob Wass and colleagues are now ramping up development, though, and the Wii U is confirmed as a platform along with PC and Mac.

As you can see in the trailer below, the concept of Clive and his usable buddy Wrench is very old school, with the developer promising plenty of moves and environment diversity.

This is also a Kickstarter pitch, with its campaign still young but yet to pick up steam - you can see all the details on its campaign page.

It looks pretty promising, and certainly brings back memories with its chunky polygons; in fairness to the developers it's even prepared a free PC demo that you can download here, so it's keen to emphasize that this project is progressing.

What do you think? Will you be keeping an eye on this one?