Myth 2: Dawn of Steel

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Also known as: Dawn of Steel

Myth was a huge game on the C64, which won many awards due to its style and class. System 3 announced that work would begin on a sequel, named ‘Dawn Of Steel’. The planned sequel would have had yet more historic set levels to do with Myths and Legends etc.

Not much of an outline was given of what it would have been like, but system 3 as usual promised a sequel which would beat the original. Brendan Phoenix in later years found a leaflet from System 3 which mentioned Myth 2 as an up and coming title (see scans below).

Ideas were drawn up, but actual coding was rumoured to have never started (at least on the C64). Interestingly in 2014, a contributor on EAB spotted that artist Les Edwards had produced some cover art for a game in 1991 called “Dawn of Steel” .. which must have been Myth 2 (see scans below).

As for the game itself, did it ever get started? Well, thanks to Jazzcat – Mark Cale has confirmed that it did not.

“We never started Myth 2 on C64. Robin and Doc did a lot of the Amiga graphics but the original graphics were done by Bob. The original character wore jeans and was more like a teen hero.

When we went to the Amiga we changed the character to more of a barbarian type character. Myth 2 was only ever a concept that never was fleshed out.”

So confirmation that there was never a sequel started on the C64 (nor it seems on other formats), and very much case closed!

Contributions: Jazzcat, Brendan Phoenix. Lobotomika, Mark Cale

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Update history

03/11/15 – Very much case closed thanks to Mark Cale and Jazzcat

8 Responses to Myth 2: Dawn of Steel

  1. The game “Myth – History in the making” is superb in both versions. On Amiga and on C64. And it`s interesting, because the style of the game was changed a little bit when the Amig version came, but still the great atmosphere is there. As a kid, i only played the Amiga version and later i also tried the C64 version. Sad, that “Myth 2 – Dawn of Steel” never saw the light. Could have been on great game more on both machines.

    One question i have here. Somewhere on the Internet i also saw a picture of a Atari-ST version of “Myth – History in the making”, which again looked different to the Amiga-version. Especially the player-sprite had different looking. Still in the barbarian style of the Amiga-version, but with other costume wearing and so on.

    But on gaming-sides which are about Atari-ST games, i never could found the game, so i guess, this version was canceled before it came out, right?

    • Hi Uri, it does indeed sound like a cancelled version of Myth on the ST. I did find this video though of the ST demo running … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3BVksfx_ww

      I also found the scans showing Atari ST Myth with the C64 style character. My guess is that it was the same originally for the Amiga edition – but a decision was made (for one reason or another) to rejig all the artwork to refresh the game.

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