Wildfire was a W.I.P title for a game in development at Starlight Software. The game is not anything to do with the shooter we already have in GTW.
Could it have been a space shooter?… a puzzler?
Thanks to Max Mirni, we have found that the graphic artist was a guy called Harjinder Rai, who worked with Steve Dunn on Call Me Psycho. From a random forum post, Harjinder mentioned two developer names involved with the game called “Andy and Ian”. No surnames sadly – though Steve Dunn may hopefully know as we’ve been in touch with him recently.
It was thought that the surname was Taglioni, and the Taglioni brothers of Phillip and Andy worked on the game. This was confirmed not to be the case by Phillip himself and so we still need to work out who Andy and Ian were!…. Thanks to Richard Hewison with his help on confirming this, and with the next snippet from Francis Lee.
Francis Lee worked at Starlight briefly and recalled briefly about Wildfire. He suggested that the game was being developed under his Destiny Software label, but the quality of the graphics and overall game just didn’t seem good enough to take it to market. Francis let the project go in the end despite trying to support the project initially.
When backing up disks from Darren Melbourne in December 2015, we found a preview called Wildfire, which we believed to be an early preview of the very same game – but it wasn’t!
We hope to find out confirmation for sure soon from Harjinder himself soon about the game!
Contributions: Max Mirni, Francis Lee, Richard Hewison