A small entry for now on what was reported to be another C64 game from Thalamus in 1989.
Xenodrome we believe was a clone of Xenophobe being done by Thalamus, and was stated to be a C64 and 16-bit title being worked on. As expected, and why we are writing about the game – it never surfaced.
We did some digging, and it seems the 16-bit version also didn’t surface. Amiga coder Simon Cooke rewrote the game twice (working with Ian Harling), before leaving to finish Lost Patrol on the Amiga. We are not sure what happened to the C64 version though.
And that is all we currently know. Do you know any more about this game?
Contributions: Iain Black, Fabrizio Bartoloni
“[…] The game was programmed by Simon Cooke, with whom Harling had previously worked on an unreleased game, Xenodrome.” – this snippet is from Wikipedia entry of Lost Patrol and Harling is Ian Harling, he might have some assets or know more, isn’t?
They also worked on Flag as well, and Ian was interviewed at https://www.abime.net/interviews/view/interview/id/78
Would be good to preserve some of Ian’s work, so i’ll try and get in touch.