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Covering unreleased and cancelled video games, plus prototypes and early versions of games on a variety of 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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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.
More details and download can be found at:
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.
In addition to this, we have also added a new entry:
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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!
Pluff full game found and released!
Two other homebrew efforts recovered and released
4 new entries added
27 other updates added
Arcade Classics 2, Batman 3D, C64GS cartridge titles, Chuck Rock, Circus Fun!, Damocles, Darius +, Fire & Forget, Gi Hero, Heavy Barrel, Judge Death, Mach 3, Manhatten Dealers, Old Scores, Seal Cull, Search For Sharla, Sigue Sigue Sputnik, Spellcast, Streethawk, The Blues Brothers, The Seven Gates Of Jambala, Unnamed helecopter game, Victory Road (UK version), Viking Child, Virus, Whirligig