This is a hypothetical only, so don't read anything into it. I'm just curious. Having promised buyers of the original Boulder Dash (2600) that it would not be re-released, ever, I am curious what it would take to in some way get the game in one form or another into more peoples' hands.
If every single BD owner said "yeah, no problem" well there's obviously no problem with a re-release. Tracking them down would be next to impossible though, so how would you even go about this. Set a time limit for reponses? If a single BD owner said "no way" that would scuttle the idea. Just out of curiosity any BD owners reading this who would say "NO!" (and that's perfectly OK!!!). Just takes one.
Just what options are there, with a minimal rewrite of code and of course getting permission from the new owners of the IP?
I can think of...
* use same code, but replace all the levels with new ones. again, a basic cart/instructions for release as cheap as possible.
* do a rewrite with DPC+ or whatever suits, and make it a new code-base (in which case a v2 of BD would be reasonable).
Any other suggestions as to how to fairly, and honourably make something happen?