A short entry for a title which was mentioned back in 2006 by Peter Sandén, but something I had completely forgot to add to the archive!
This was a Swedish graphic games adventure which was made just after the second Indiana Jones movie was released in 1985. The game was finished and was copy protected.
A friend of Peter at the time worked in a computer store which got a copy from the author (as they were friends). They got to borrow the disk as it couldn’t be copied – though Peter’s brother managed to copy it.
Sadly Peter and his brother sold their computer at the time, so the game was no longer thought to be in their possession. Peter could not recall who it was who wrote the game, but suggests he was probably from around the Malmö area. Peter at the time was to ask his brother more about the person who brought in the game, but sadly his brother passed away in 2012.
It was through sad circumstances that the game was found when Peter found a load of disks at his brother’s house. Whilst preserving, he found a disk containing the copy of Sankara Stone. As a result, he has preserved the disk, and with the help of Triad – the game has now been fully released and preserved. It was thanks to Peter’s brother that the game has been saved, and could have been the last remaining copy.
Peter got in touch with us again in June 2023, and got in touch with the guy who worked at the computer store “Compro”. The guy revealed that the game wasn’t what was important, but they had made the game to try and sell their copy protection. However, just before they were ready, all the freezer cartridges came out, so they never managed to sell it.
So overall, the copy protection was the real product, and the game was just something there for show to present it. Regardless, it is a cool adventure game, and well worth checking out! A shame it didn’t get a wider distribution! Check it out!
Contributions: Peter Sandén, Sailor/Triad, Bepp/Triad