Documenting unreleased, cancelled and prototype video games.
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.
A non-profit digitisation project, aiming to digitally preserve software and history which would otherwise be lost for good. If for any reason there is anything that you do not wish to be on the website, please contact us for removal.
Following on from other recent recoveries comes another title which has been fixed up by Fix, Bieno, Pugsy and Jazzcat over the past few months. This time another full game which was meant to have seen the light of day back in 1994 – but never made it only merely due to no testing being carried out.
After 23 years of being missing, possibly the final remaining copy of Graham Gooch World Class Cricket (the original version for the C64 as reviewed by Commodore Format in issue 12) has been recovered and preserved.
Games That Weren’t is a freely ran project, 100% non-profitable and done in our own free time. To ensure minimum downtime, storing vast amounts of scans, downloads and information we unfortunately have to pay for hosting.
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A nice big update for June, which includes the full preservation of Pluff, which has been missing for many years. Also included are two home brew titles which were done back in the day by a game creator and long forgotten about.
And there is more to come soon, with another long lost title found and currently being tidied up for release. A clue is that it is World Cup related, but not football.. and it has been reviewed in a major UK magazine. Watch this space, but for now enjoy the updates!
Thanks to Ross Sillifant for highlighting yet another title which was looking a little different before its final release. Although not drastically different to the final game, there’s probably no harm flagging it up for a quick mention.
When Green Beret was reviewed in Commodore User magazine back in, they featured screenshots showing changes in the main score panel area. The main game area itself seems to be the same, and when someone wrote into the magazine to mention the differences between the review and the final version, CU stated that the game mechanics were exactly the same.
Over the years, GTW64 has added titles to its archives which were mistakenly thought to have been abandoned and no longer in production.
Rather than just remove them and forget about them – we have created this page to list titles which are actually still confirmed by their authors as intended for completion. The thing with modern day productions is that there is no time-scale, and they could take years to be completed. The positive thing is that we could well see them finished!
So here we go – before suggesting any submissions to GTW64 – please ensure that it isn’t in the list below. If a game project ever gets cancelled, then it will go into the archive.
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