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    That rare obscure game that was never released

    Hello all,

    Perhaps once in a while going through a game or a magazine you suddenly recall the memory of a game that was in development years ago that caught your interest.
    It wasn't perhaps a good game but you definitely wanted to have a look at it or read a review about it.

    But the it disappeared into development hell or the company went bust before it was finished.
    And sometimes you even forgot its name

    Once in a while I had this with an old game I read in a Amiga magazine years ago, it was a sort of Gauntlet/Alien Breed style overhead shooter and though it wasn't that incredible looking I was still curious about it.

    With the online Amiga magazines I recently discovered I have finally managed to find the name of this game; it was called Malfunction and it was developed by Digital Illusions, known for their pinball games at the time and later of course the Battlefield games.

    On the scan I read it was going to more than just a shooter, it would also have had adventure elements, making it more involving.

    Its sad that it never got finished for some reason.

    Do any of you have similar experiences?

    Edit:

    This was a similar case, but for the PC

    http://www.thecomputershow.com/compu...s/creation.htm
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    Can't for the life of me remember a cancelled Amiga project that I would've liked to see right now, but as for games on other platforms, I was rather disappointed when Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance III went bye-bye. I definitely would've liked to see that one.

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    This is not either an obscure or rare game, but The Fall: Last Days of Gaia. I waited a long time for the English version of this RPG, but it was (after what I know) never released. I've given up on it, and haven't checked for it for a long time. Actually, I'll have a look now just for fun.

    Right.. the official homepage is down, so that's not good news. Seems like an English version was never released.

    Another title I remember waiting for was Lost Eden for the CD32. There was a lot of writing about the game in various Amiga mags at the time and there were even screenshots posted. Sadly this game never made it to the Amiga.

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    I also waited a long time for The Fall, but I think only the German version was ever released. I wonder if any fans will eventually translate it?

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    Hello Harrison,

    Could you transfer this to the general topic thread, I think that just the Amiga alone is limited.
    People probably have games for dozens of machines they really looked forwards too.
    Earth is like a 24 hour, Seven days a week Stupidity contest which has been running for centuries.
    And every time they are ready to pronounce a winner, a new contender appears on the scene.


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    He has seen half the universe who has not seen the house of pain (Ralph Waldo)

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    Play Ring of Red! It's awsome!!!1
    I played Ring of Red a lot, it's indeed a good game.

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    I also played Ring of Red a lot when it came out. It was a great game, with the combat quite different in style and control to most other games.

    If you haven't played a classic game in years, it's never too late to start!


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    I imagine that's why the 360 sold loads...

    Lots of Ring of Red fans buying one because they heard 'it comes with a free ring of red!.

    Hyuk hyuk!

    Seriously, never played the game, although I saw it a couple of times and thought about it, but I also did the same with a few other games and regretted NOT getting them (mind you, there are others that I regretted getting)
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