Shadow of the Beast V1

Psygnosis

Status: No Download, Findability: 1/5

Our list of different editions of released C64 games continues to grow with the inclusion now of Shadow of the Beast.

This came as a bit of a surprise to us, when Nick Pelling tweeted in 2022 that he had pitched to Psygnosis to do a C64 conversion of the game.

Nick had heard on the grapevine that the conversion was up for grabs, so demoed it on spec. He spent approximately a weekend knocking together a decent looking demo.

Graphics were possibly created by Paul (Dokk) Docherty as well, and there was a decent parallax effect with a walking character, clouds and a moon etc.

It was sent it off and then Nick went on holiday. When he came back, Psygnosis had already assigned it to another team and the game was eventually released on cartridge.

So not a major development, but it would be a very interesting curiosity to see some day. Sadly Nick has confirmed that he no longer has anything of the demo, and Paul doesn’t think it was him who did the graphics either.

If you know anything more about this development, please let us know.

Contributions: Nick Pelling, Andrew Fisher

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