Some might know this, some might not. A small development team known as Gears for Breakfast is developing a 3D collect-a-thon game in the spirit of all the old ones. (i.e. Banjo Kazooie and Super Mario 64 to name a couple.)
They are trying to raise money to make their dream a reality.[link]
In all honesty, I am excited for this. I hope they reach the $150,000 Stretch goal. I would love to see a tune from Grant Kirkhope in the game. (For those who don't know, Grant kirkhope did the music for games such as banjo-kazooie, Donkey kong 64, Goldeneye 007, and of course Perfect Dark.)
This is a project I want to see come to light with their full vision achieved. If this works, we might just have a new timeless classic.
(Also: Shame. The free journal skins thing ended.)