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Offline FuZion

Missing games...
« on: January 28, 2003, 09:24:52 PM »
Ok ok..

Before I get on with this, I KNOW we want big 3D games with all the effects under (and on the surface of) the sun but think back a bit... Ooh & Worms Armageddon but.......

Putty Squad from System3? The demo alone still makes me smile... Where is it? Can we get it? Somebody MUST have this somewhere?! A gift to the community maybe?

G2 from Psygnosis (Really!)? HOW many people are saying `G' who? Again, I only experienced a demo of this -Amiga Format Disk 63b if you can get hold of a copy- Hmmm... Kinda Space Hulky this one. The demo was SMART! It just took too long to load & you had to reload to play again. Where is it? Can we.. Get the point ;-)

What do you all think about trying to get these games?

Can anyone think of anymore?

A pointless thread? Maybe. Maybe not. Most of us play a game or two. Why not play games NOBODY has played commercially?

Right, off me soap box & back under me rock again :-D
 

Offline SKAN

Re: Missing games...
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2003, 10:44:45 AM »
There are just TOO many Miggy missing games...

1) I remember P.I.D., a sort of Overdrive rally-clone by Terramarque (the guys behind Elfmania ;) with incredible graphics, it had to be published by Renegade...

2) RETRO by Core Design, a sort of 3D - 1st person Speedball clone...

3) Ruby Fire: an horizontal shooter with Roger Dean-style gfx

4) "King of Thieves" by Team17 (Brimble, Holmes, Tadic)

5) Galactic by Stavros Fasoulas (we only have a coverdisk demo...)

6) PlanetSide by Psygnosis (remember the demo on the CDTV version of Lemmings? ;)

7) A.C. SYS (discontinued AGA Turrican-clone)

8) Z (BitMap Bros.) - no need for words...

9) "Hardcore - the blast" and "Malfunction" by Digital Illusions

There are lots more, I'm costantly looking for such discontinued projects since I'm planning a sort of "vintage gaming" softco with a couple of friends... ;)

About Putty Squad: wasn't it published 5 years ago or so?

About cool NG 3d games: I WANT SPEEDBALL 3 ARENA!!!
BITMAP BROS. WHERE ARE YOU?!?!?! ;) :-D
[...emulation is for sissies...]
 

Offline Coder

Re: Missing games...
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2003, 11:09:36 AM »
Hi,

Did anyone ever tried Die Hard on the Amiga? I know it is there but I never tried it myself.

Coder
Check it out - I found the ass-end!
 

Offline Bezzen

Re: Missing games...
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2003, 11:39:00 AM »
@SKAN

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About Putty Squad: wasn't it published 5 years ago or so?


AFAIK Alive Mediasoft was going to publish it but it seems like it never got released this second time either. Alive ran into problems, or was it people (and developers) who ran into problems with Alive?
 

Offline yssing

Re: Missing games...
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2003, 11:59:44 AM »
I did try Die hard, but I never liked it....
 

Offline lempkee

Re: Missing games...
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2003, 12:27:59 PM »
There is heaps of discontinued games, mostly because of the Commodore death.

anyway one of the games (except for Putty squad) i want the most is : WJS (former Psygnosis and Ocean Team) 's MIGHTY MAX , its a plattformer, i have like 3 previews of it and a small demo
, its a very polished game (VERY!!!) its a mix of Mr Nutz and Brian the lion (or something) , plattformer yes..
It was supposed to hit Cd32 and A1200  in 95, but due to it needed fast mem and abit more than what the cd32 could offer...., the game got canned (Afaik)

I have tried to reach WJS, but i cant find em listed anywhere (as a company now) , also did OCEAN split up and went to Infogrames and Team17? or???

Psygnosis in 94 was like ..err not a good team, sony bought it and all the good teams left them or made only special contracts, then added alot of junk teams into em (like THE DOME,SPIDERSOFT etc)
Reflections moved to GTI,DMA moved aswell....no wonder Superhero and G2 never came...or all the other Special games that we waited for...

 
Whats up with all the hate!
 

Offline Kay

Re: Missing games...
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2003, 12:42:13 PM »
There's one game which springs to mind when talking about missing games: Evil's Doom. Apparently it was almost finished, but never released. I recall the demo being awesome. :-(

Kay
 

Offline SKAN

Re: Missing games...
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2003, 12:59:46 PM »
Oh, more games:

-Witchwood by Team17 (sort of Final Fantasy/Zelda RPG)
-Lambda (VERY COOL 3D space combat simulation)
-Settlers2 (ok, we have Foundation instead...;)
-Project X2 by Team17 (published on PSX, was originally targeted to AGA Amigas)
-Cyberfight by Particle Systems (Powell/Williams, the guys behind Warhead)

Gosh, lots of games indeed!!! :-D
[...emulation is for sissies...]
 

Offline SKAN

Re: Missing games...
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2003, 01:05:29 PM »
here I am, SKAN is back!!!
Just wanted to say I think to put some scans online: screenshots basicly, all about those games we're talking in here...  stay tuned... :-D
[...emulation is for sissies...]
 

Offline MagicSN

Re: Missing games...
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2003, 04:38:18 PM »
BTW, concerning Evil's Doom like games... years ago I worked also on a game on that style, but never finished it... if anyone wants to finish it, contact me :)
(SteffenH@hyperion-software.de)

The GFX Engine was blockgraphics based, but had (like Evil's Doom) Highres Graphics. It was GFX Board only (while Evil's Doom was AGA Only). It was possible to move into all different angles (including "Up", "Down"), of course only in 90 Degree steps. Hmmm, if I remember right it was actually 45 degee steps, not sure anymore, it has been so long ago :)

While Evil's Doom was an actual game-demo, "my" game was not much more than a walkthrough graphics engine, though.

Steffen
 

Offline lempkee

Re: Missing games...
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2003, 05:07:22 PM »
Last i checked, lambda was still in development.

And i think it will come eventually, but the guys behind it are still busy (anything new?)

Anyway i am not sure due to that its "OH My god" over 1 year since i was talking to them, hmm maybe freespace put em off?.

but hmm wasnt Evils doom released????? , now i am confused...maybe i only saw the demo..hmmm damn now i gotta play the demo :P

thanx for reminding me :)
Whats up with all the hate!
 

Offline lempkee

Re: Missing games...
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2003, 05:12:32 PM »
7) A.C. SYS (discontinued AGA Turrican-clone)

this game is DEAD and wont be ressurected, it had a vote poll regarding if we wanted it to come or not , and
sadly not many cared about it so this WILL never come and thats for sure (was it a big loss? , check the demo)

anyway i belived that this list was about FINNISHED or almost finnished games and not early alpha stuff,
All the Team17 games that has been mentioned in this list never was over the first look (paper->computer), and about X2 (px2) which is one of the
worst games i have seen from team17, DO WE really have to talk about this crap??...
project X still roxx.

INFERNO (DID) is another game supposedly to come the same time TFX was to arrive, both was finnished but wasnt really :) , remeber the c.u amiga fiasco?? :)


Whats up with all the hate!
 

Offline SKAN

Re: Missing games...
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2003, 05:22:40 PM »
You're quite right, especially about X2. Maybe TraumaZero (aka: T-Ø) is better, just dunno, never played it (shame on me).
Anyway I was talking about broken promises. AFAIK "Hardcore" by DICE was to be released on Sega MegaCD but never made it. "Witchwood" (Team17) moved from Miggy to Jaguar, and yet never saw the light of day. Lambda is still a cool piece of code, and I hope to get my hands on it ASAP!

 Bye!
[...emulation is for sissies...]
 

Offline ikir

Re: Missing games...
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2003, 06:40:16 PM »
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-Lambda (VERY COOL 3D space combat simulation)


Ahhhhh Lambda :-(

http://www.iksnet.it/Download/Lambda_0.8.101.lha
 

Offline Bezzen

Re: Missing games...
« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2003, 07:44:31 PM »
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AFAIK "Hardcore" by DICE was to be released on Sega MegaCD but never made it.


Yeah, it was first Amiga, then they (and Psygnosis) decided to go for Mega Drive (or CD-version) instead. But Psygnosis cancelled it. It was supposedly 98% complete according to DICE.