1994 Denton Designs
Platforms: PC, Sony PlayStation and Sega Saturn
Retro Gamer issue 113 had once featured an excellent feature on the trilogy of Shadowfire by Martyn Carroll. Trilogy? Well, you’ll need to check out the article to find out more details about the 3rd game (as well as get an insight from the original developers).
Part of the feature included the uncovering of a concept document for Shadowfire 3, which was discovered by Dennis Gustafsson, whilst digging out some other materials for Martyn.
The document was given to Dennis by Ally Nobel whilst at Denton Designs between 1991 and 1995 time. Rage absorbed Denton by 1995, and sadly Shadowfire 3 was a casualty of this. The game was planned for development on the PC (and later PlayStation and Saturn)… the Amiga wasn’t thought to be in the plans due to it being a bit late in the day.
Thanks to Martyn and Dennis on their rescue attempts on digitally preserving the document, we are very happy to release the document (thanks also to Ally Nobel for giving us the go ahead). It’s a wonderful document, with some great concept sketches throughout. Take a look of what could have been in this incomplete trilogy!
Download concept document (PDF – 13mb)
What a great document, and really fun to see. I am currently working on a shadowfire inspired game, take a look here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWudGHjwD8k