The news of a Gold Rush! remake broke last week. I have been aware of this for a while, now, but was not at liberty to say anything as I was under an NDA. I have been informed that I can now reveal what I know.
Sunlight Games GmbH
has acquired the rights to produce and publish a remake or the old classic. It is projected to be released sometime around 2014/2015. Apparently it will support both a parser and a point and click interface. It will be available in both digital download and disc.
http://sunlight-games.com/en/?nav=detai ... sh!&sys=pc
Not only have they received the rights to remake this classic, they also will be distributing the original. I was contracted to create a distribution package for the original. This is version 3.0 without the annoying manual check copy protection scheme. Since this was removed from the code by the MacNeill brothers, it has no timer bugs like there was from the cracked version floating that had been around on the internet which has some serious timer bugs created by the crack. This version will have no trouble, even if you set the speed to its highest setting.
It has been tested on Windows 7 and 8, but there should be no problems on Vista or XP. While the game is English only, the installer and utilities will be bilingual (English and German). The original should be available soon. I am waiting for Sunlight to send me the final documentation, including a digital copy of the original map, before I can do a final compile.