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We are an Unreleased and Cancelled Video games archive with prototypes, developer history and assets for many computers and consoles of all ages. A non-profit large archive dedicated to preserving games that were never released to the public. Sharing history and stories from the developers, assets and more before it is too late. GTW has been preserving video game history since 1999.

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Stargate

1983 Atarisoft

Platform: Commodore Vic 20

A short entry which we will try and flesh out soon. Stargate was listed as being due for release for the Commodore Vic 20 over at https://www.digitpress.com/faq/atarisoft.htm – though was cancelled either due to the dying Vic 20 market or the collapse of Atarisoft.

If you know anything more about it – please do get in touch with us.

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Track and Field

1983 Atarisoft

Platform: Commodore Vic 20

A short entry which we will try and flesh out soon. Track and Field was listed as being due for release for the Commodore Vic 20 over at https://www.digitpress.com/faq/atarisoft.htm – though was cancelled either due to the dying Vic 20 market or the collapse of Atarisoft.

If you know anything more about it – please do get in touch with us.

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Donkey Kong Jr.

1983 Atarisoft

Platform: Commodore Vic 20

A short entry which we will try and flesh out soon. Donkey Kong Jr. was listed as being due for release for the Commodore Vic 20 over at https://www.digitpress.com/faq/atarisoft.htm – though was cancelled either due to the dying Vic 20 market or the collapse of Atarisoft.

If you know anything more about it – please do get in touch with us.

With thanks to Fabrizio Bartoloni for the heads up.

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Vanguard

1983 Atarisoft

Platform: Commodore Vic 20

A short entry which we will try and flesh out soon. Vanguard was listed as being due for release for the Commodore Vic 20 over at https://www.digitpress.com/faq/atarisoft.htm – though was cancelled either due to the dying Vic 20 market or the collapse of Atarisoft.

If you know anything more about it – please do get in touch with us.

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Joust

1983 Atarisoft

Platform: Commodore Vic 20

A short entry which we will try and flesh out soon. Joust was listed as being due for release for the Commodore Vic 20 over at https://www.digitpress.com/faq/atarisoft.htm – though was cancelled either due to the dying Vic 20 market or the collapse of Atarisoft.

The Commodore 64 edition was recently recovered.

If you know anything more about it – please do get in touch with us.

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Mario Bros

1983 Atarisoft

Platform: Commodore Vic 20

A short entry which we will try and flesh out soon. Mario Bros was listed as being due for release for the Commodore Vic 20 over at https://www.digitpress.com/faq/atarisoft.htm – though was cancelled either due to the dying Vic 20 market or the collapse of Atarisoft.

On the site, it has a note from Jim Huey to say that it was in development.

If you know anything more about it – please do get in touch with us.

With thanks to Fabrizio Bartoloni for the heads up.

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Missile Command

1983 Atarisoft

Platform: Commodore Vic 20

A short entry which we will try and flesh out soon. Missile Command was listed as being due for release for the Commodore Vic 20 over at https://www.digitpress.com/faq/atarisoft.htm – though was cancelled either due to the dying Vic 20 market or the collapse of Atarisoft.

If you know anything more about it – please do get in touch with us.

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Tac-Scan

1982 SEGA Electronics

Platforms: Commodore Vic-20, Intellivision, Atari 5200, Colecovision and Atari 400/800

Tac-Scan was an early vector-based title by SEGA Electronics in 1982. The game uniquely had you controlling up to seven ships at once, each of which could be taken out by enemy fire. As with most of SEGA’s arcade titles of the time, there were plans for home conversions to the Atari 2600, 400/800, Intellivision, Atari 5200, Colecovision and Commodore Vic 20 (probably Commodore 64 too).

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Reproduction mock-up, courtesy of Psionic

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Saragossa

1991 U.S. Gold

Platforms: Atari ST and Commodore Amiga

Saragossa was to be a space fantasy game set within the distant future, developed by the Liverpool-based Kinetica team who had created Gold of the Aztecs.

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An arcade adventure spread across 5 levels, the title was reportedly well into production and was using a Mac based development system called Animator – which reportedly meant that no coding would be required and mostly be put together by the artists on the game. The same system was used on Gold of the Aztecs. Continue reading

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GTW64 April 2021 update

Slightly late this time round, with an odd game that turned up which we thought was previously unseen (until the name was established from the end sequence :D ) and more unreleased Commodore 64 games posts for your enjoyment.

Operation Mindcrime Xertyn-X – early preview recovered

A bizarre finding for the GTW archives, found on a Hungarian disk collection by contributor Csaba Virag. The game is seems has been out there for some time in preview form (once the name was established). Check it out for yourselves below:

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Operation Mindcrime Xertyn-X

Then we have 9 new entries added

Bird Mother V1, Buffalo Roundup V1, Big Nose The Caveman, Covermount casualties, , Robocop 2 V1, Silverwolf, Splish Splash, Sword Of Aragon, System X

And finally – 20 updates added

A Chance In Hell, Beep Boy, Dungeons, Amethysts, Alchemists ‘n Everythin’, Gold Train, Gotcha Maths, Heavy Barrel, Ixion, King, Mysterious Worlds, New Zealand Story V1, Portal, Pubjumper Mario, Scramble 2010, Sorderon’s Shadow: The Legend of Elindor, The Bobby Yazz Show, Trojan, Ultrabulb, White Feather Cloak, Winning Streak, Zone Of Darkness

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