Thanks to ‘Lifeschool’ for the heads up, where Mark Sibly gave a quick interview to talk about Gloom. Another contributor on the forum gave details of an Australian game in development called “Stop Saddam”.
Covering unreleased and cancelled games and prototypes on both consoles and computers. We are a 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.
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Latest news and posts
Below is a digest of recent additions and updates that have been made since the last update, including a new release game!
Captain Fizz V1 recovered and released!
A very odd entry into the GTW64 database, with what seems to be a practically complete conversion of Captain Fizz, but by a different coder. Scrapped likely due to the slow down issues and re-started by another dev. Enjoy!
8 new entries added
19 updates added
Armalyte 2, Charlie Chaplin, Chiller V1, Escape From Colditz, Fast ‘n Furious, Goremium, Little Beau, Murder!, Pipe Mania, Rex, Scooby Doo, Scooby Doo V1, Sigue Sigue Sputnik, Space Ace, Super C, The 4th Dimension, The Punisher, Twin Ranger, Unknown tennis game
Before and since the recovery of the infamous Sigue Sigue Sputnik from oblivion, we wanted to always learn more about the game via its creator, Tony (Gibbo) Gibson. Attempts had been in vain though sadly.
Mark Harrison popped up early this year though, and we both shared notes to try and find Tony. We both found a YouTube channel (with a number of music remixes) and other pages which Tony had created, which hadn’t been updated since around 2012. Sadly our initial fears were confirmed when Mark Harrison got hold of Tony’s son a few weeks ago. Tony very sadly passed away in 2013 after a battle with cancer.
Well, after an entertaining 2015 – the work continues. We begin 2016 with some quick new entries and a bunch of updates to some existing titles. Sadly nothing new to play, but that will change soon. Watch this space!
5 new entries added
14 updates added
Bryan Robson’s Super League, F-86 Sabre Strike, Final Command, Go Karts, Joan Of Arc: Siege And The Sword, Little Knight Arthur, Murder!, Nigel Mansell’s Grand Prix, Nighthunter, Quantarallax, Unnamed Game, Zamzara V1, Ziggurat, Zombies, Undead Or Alive
Mystery solving has been something we’ve been doing for years now, though there are many times that we hit dead ends and just cannot progress any further. Solving the mystery of who the 80’s development group “Softeam” were exactly is of those dead ends that we have recently hit.
So where did 2015 go? Only feels like the other month I was doing last years special update :)
It’s been a massive year, with one of the most important lost C64 games finally found amongst one of our most busiest years – and yet there is still plenty more to find and are continuing to be found!
We hope you all have a great holiday and new year, and we’ll see you again in 2016 with more discoveries (of which we have some brilliant ones lined up!). But for now, enjoy today’s offerings:
Sigue Sigue Sputnik found
The legendary (and almost thought to be mythical) title has been found in believed to be its final state. This long lost Tony Gibson game is pretty wacky and sadly never got picked up by any publishers at the time to be completed.
Worron, lost Firebird game found
Richard Paynter’s long lost Firebird game that never was, from probably the last remaining copy in existence.
Firefighter Mario found
A long lost unofficial Mario game. Possibly released commercially (to be confirmed), it hasn’t yet been digitally available.
Urban Warrior final edition added
Richard Bayliss has fixed up Video Images’ Urban Warrior game, so that it is now as originally intended. Complete with linked loading screen, map fix and music.
Enemy SEU remains found
An early phase rolling demo of the R-Type clone by Stuart Cook and Ned Langman has been found, including a loading screen and test ship sequence.
Various early Ash and Dave games
Ash and Dave were working on a few titles that didn’t get very far at all. For most, we have managed to find some graphic assets which you can check out for the following:
Quantarallax preview recovered
A game by Quantum Designs which was the beginning of an interesting Delta clone.
Nuker final edition recovered
A glitch fixed edition, and what is the very final edition of the game has been recovered and added to the rest of the Nuker versions that have been recovered previously
Wildfire, Starlight game remains found
A very early preview of Wildfire, which is believed to be the Starlight/Destiny Software game that never was.
Stellar 7 graphic assets found
Some quick assets for the lost Hades Nebula sequel has been added
Various Video images and Post-Clockwize concepts added
A brief glimpse at some titles and their graphic assets, thanks to Dean Hickingbottom!
Various Marcus Wagner titles added
Marcus was a prolific developer on the C64, which meant that there were inevitably some that got away…
Flimbo 1 + 2 bits and pieces added
Firstly, a new Flimbo’s Quest V1 entry has been added with a slightly different title screen, game movement and sfx. Also the proper C64 files for the Flimbos Quest 2 tunes have been added.
Ash and Dave assets page added
Part of our digital preservation work with Ashley Routledge’s disks, has been to find any unreleased demos or graphics by the duo. This page gives an overview of what has been found so far, which you can download for yourself.
Many lost music files, demos and graphics added!
As a larger part of general preservation work over a series of collections, we have extracted a number of lost music, Compunet demos, graphics and other pieces of interest – which are not really GTW material, but things you may find interesting.
3 other new entries added
And… 9 entries updated…
Ashley Routledge recently in 2015 loaned his C64 disks for GTW64 to do a large preservation job. Mostly to try and see if we could recover Daffy Duck, but also to preserve any potentially lost demos, artwork and just Ash’s work in general before the disks deteriorated. A massive thank you to Ashley Routledge allowing us to preserve his disks with the hope that we could find some lost works by the famous duo.