A very short entry for now regarding a game which was produced by Karl Hörnell during his Players Software development days.
The game was called Clod Jumper, and would involve controlling a guy who could step inside a robot suit, but wouldn’t be very mobile – so you would have to get out of the suit to negotiate ladders and different obstacles. Sounds a lot like Antiriad!
The game was actually going to be entered into a £10,000 competition in C&VG, but the deadline ran out – and that was that. It is believed the game was almost finished.
When asked about potentially adding his unreleased games to the website, Karl declined – citing that these were titles that he was not happy with and are something which should never see the light of day.
Hopefully some day we may get to put up a screen shot or two for the site and hope that Karl gets his early work preserved before the tapes deteriorate.
Contributions: Paul Drury, Karl Hornell