I caught this over the weekend when our friends at Rock, Paper Shotgun posted it—some folks have been dilligently working on putting together an HD "Deluxe" version of the beloved Tim Schafer/Lucasarts adventure gaming classic Grim Fandango. They've posted a video that, sadly, isn't in-engine, but it does give a good sense of what their finished product might look like.

You may recall Grim Fandango as the game that deservedly won the top spot in Adventuregamers.com's top 100 adventures of all time. It's easily my personal favorite adventure game, due in no small part to the Peter McConnell's incredible original soundtrack. So. the idea of a widescreen, HDerized version gets me excited on a regular basis.

Hell, with a bit of revamping, the weird "tank" controls would translate remarkably well to a console controller, and this could be a cross-platform deal. That'd be cool, no?

In the meantime, check out the Grim Fandango Deluxe team's blog, and if you have any advice or expertise regarding the technical snags they're currently hitting, I'm sure they would appreciate your help.

Grim Fandango Deluxe [Blogger via Rock, Paper Shotgun]