So where did 2015 go? Only feels like the other month I was doing last years special update :)
It’s been a massive year, with one of the most important lost C64 games finally found amongst one of our most busiest years – and yet there is still plenty more to find and are continuing to be found!
We hope you all have a great holiday and new year, and we’ll see you again in 2016 with more discoveries (of which we have some brilliant ones lined up!). But for now, enjoy today’s offerings:
Sigue Sigue Sputnik found
The legendary (and almost thought to be mythical) title has been found in believed to be its final state. This long lost Tony Gibson game is pretty wacky and sadly never got picked up by any publishers at the time to be completed.
Worron, lost Firebird game found
Richard Paynter’s long lost Firebird game that never was, from probably the last remaining copy in existence.
Firefighter Mario found
A long lost unofficial Mario game. Possibly released commercially (to be confirmed), it hasn’t yet been digitally available.
Urban Warrior final edition added
Richard Bayliss has fixed up Video Images’ Urban Warrior game, so that it is now as originally intended. Complete with linked loading screen, map fix and music.
Enemy SEU remains found
An early phase rolling demo of the R-Type clone by Stuart Cook and Ned Langman has been found, including a loading screen and test ship sequence.
Various early Ash and Dave games
Ash and Dave were working on a few titles that didn’t get very far at all. For most, we have managed to find some graphic assets which you can check out for the following:
Quantarallax preview recovered
A game by Quantum Designs which was the beginning of an interesting Delta clone.
Nuker final edition recovered
A glitch fixed edition, and what is the very final edition of the game has been recovered and added to the rest of the Nuker versions that have been recovered previously
Wildfire, Starlight game remains found
A very early preview of Wildfire, which is believed to be the Starlight/Destiny Software game that never was.
Stellar 7 graphic assets found
Some quick assets for the lost Hades Nebula sequel has been added
Various Video images and Post-Clockwize concepts added
A brief glimpse at some titles and their graphic assets, thanks to Dean Hickingbottom!
Various Marcus Wagner titles added
Marcus was a prolific developer on the C64, which meant that there were inevitably some that got away…
Flimbo 1 + 2 bits and pieces added
Firstly, a new Flimbo’s Quest V1 entry has been added with a slightly different title screen, game movement and sfx. Also the proper C64 files for the Flimbos Quest 2 tunes have been added.
Ash and Dave assets page added
Part of our digital preservation work with Ashley Routledge’s disks, has been to find any unreleased demos or graphics by the duo. This page gives an overview of what has been found so far, which you can download for yourself.
Many lost music files, demos and graphics added!
As a larger part of general preservation work over a series of collections, we have extracted a number of lost music, Compunet demos, graphics and other pieces of interest – which are not really GTW material, but things you may find interesting.