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.

We are 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.

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February updates for GTW64

GTW64 has had a number of updates over the past few weeks, including:

  • Two ‘Nanosec’ entries added
  • ‘Splidge the snowman’ music found and added
  • A long lost 3DCK game found and released – ‘A Chance in Hell’
  • Entry added for CRL title ‘Cops and Robbers’
  • Entry added for ‘Gamma 9’ – a 1987 title that never surfaced.
Long lost 3DCK game - 'A chance in hell'

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Paperboy (c64) un-used assets

Thanks to Encore (Nothing to do with Elite I might add), a contributor on Lemon 64 – a range of unused sprites have been found tucked away in the game.

Ever wondered why so much was missed out of the conversion, well it seems the likes of the break dancing skaters were meant to have been…

Maybe they just ran out of space?… or just time whilst developing. This suggests that there could actually be some character based assets hidden away too, so if we find anything we’ll report it back here.

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Six Atari VCS games recovered!

Copied and pasted directly from the post on the Retro Gamer forum, but pretty much says it all:

Six previously unreleased Atari VCS/2600 games that were developed by Jerry Lawsons company, Video Soft, are at last being released! The games were mentioned in press releases from the early 1980s and were long thought to have been just one of the many vaporware titles that never materialized. Not only do they exist in prototype form, but all were far enough along in development to be playable, with half of them considered to be complete!

Screenshot from 3D Ghost Attack

Thanks to Jerry Lawson and the efforts of a few, dedicated Atari fans, the prototypes were archived, new artwork was created, and cartridges were produced. Each includes both a box and manual, and production is limited to 100 numbered copies of each title. Only 100 of each will ever be produced. This is the single-largest cache of unreleased Atari VCS/2600 prototypes to ever be released at one time!

Pre-orders are now being accepted, with carts to start shipping in late January. See the Digital Press webpage below for more information:

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Joe The Serif (C64)

Occasionally GTW64 is passed on software which did infact get a release, but a very limited one and which has not yet been preserved for others to enjoy.

Joe The Serif is one such game, preserved by a contributor called Pudva, this is an interesting game released in Hungary (May need to know some Hungarian to play the game :) ), which also saw a release on the C16/+4

You can grab a copy of the game here.

A big thanks to Pudva for digging this out!

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