Candyman is a very early preview of what seems to be a large multi-directional platformer.
At this stage, you have a main character which can be flown around the map, with no jumping mechanic in place at this point in time.
There are a few enemies dotted around and some collision tests, but that is about it so far.
Was this abandoned early on, or is there a more complete version of the game with more of the mechanics in place?
Richard Bayliss confirmed that he did the original music, but Danny disappeared and the game as a result seems to certainly have been abandoned. The game was to be launched on TND’s website.
What was the intention for the game, and why also was it canned? Can Danny ever be contacted about the game?
Well, Danny contacted us via the comments page here, and confirms that the game was abandoned due to a lack of time. The game was to be a shooter game with 2D scrolling, but the preview online was all that will ever be of the game!
Contributions: Richard Bayliss
The game had been abandoned due to lack of time. After Richard and I had worked together well on the game Xetris, I also wanted to make a demo for Civitas and a smooth scrolling game. Both were left in construction phase. There was a website I made for this: http://home.scarlet.be/c64developmentcorner/Frames.html
That’s great, thanks for confirming Danny! Shame it was never taken any further, but these things happen!