Chatting with Destructoid, Ecko said the first game was "a lot of blood, sweat, and tears" and added that he is "gonna fucking make that game again if it kills me." The first step on that road, it seems, involves clearing up some legal issues with Atari.
"Imagine if given the opportunity in this market and the velocity of the market, and all the developments within the hardware, what we could do with that genre," he explained. "I feel really confident that we can do something meaningful and fun, regardless of the rough around the edges road of getting it to the market."
Published by Atari, Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure hit PC, PlayStation 2 and Xbox in early 2006. The fist-tossing, paint-spraying game was helmed by The Collective (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb), which owner Foundation 9 later merged with Shiny (Earthworm Jim) to form Double Helix.