A very unknown GTW title which has only really come to light because of some documentation that came to light with proposals of a game for Empire on the Commodore 64 called Sword of Abbadon.
All we know about the game is that it was being developed by Paul Clansey who did Wizard Warz, Alien and Time Trax on the C64. In 2012, Paul got in touch with us and shed the following light on the game:
"I think the title was actually Sword of Abaddon (from Jewish and Christian lore- and as such referenced in Warhammer and other games).
Was scheduled for completion 1st half 1991. I was only the coder- can’t recollect who did the design or graphics. Don’t think any music was written.
Coding had got as far as implementing animation of main character, then- unfairly on the Empire guys- I abandoned the project after I got a full-time job outside of the games industry and couldn’t find enough time to continue on it. I don’t know if anyone picked it up. The only thing I remember about the game was that the characters were unusually images."
A promising sounding game, and what of the chances of finding it?… As with a few other titles, Paul hopes to recover a disk with the game on and we hope from this we may be able to preserve the remains.
Soon we hope to get some scans of the Empire materials to add to the site to give even more background. It’s early days yet though otherwise!
Contributions: Paul Clansey