Unreleased Megadrive game from Digital Illusions demoed

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Unreleased Megadrive game from Digital Illusions demoed

Post by mic_ » Sat Mar 27, 2010 4:03 pm

Youtube video

Some of you might've seen this already. It's a platform shooter that DI was developing for the Megadrive back in 1994, but never got released because the publisher cancelled it at the last minute. Which is a shame because the game looks really good, and the music is awesome.

The video is from a recent swedish old-school computer party where two of the founders of DI were showing off the game.

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Post by Edge-` » Sat Mar 27, 2010 5:18 pm

Very cool stuff! Thanks for sharing, mic!
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Post by Chilly Willy » Sat Mar 27, 2010 5:26 pm

Edge-` wrote:Very cool stuff! Thanks for sharing mic!
Mic is being shared? How is that even possible? :?:

Or did you possibly mean, "Thanks for sharing, mic!"? :wink:

Oh, and the video is awesome, too. :D

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Post by Edge-` » Sat Mar 27, 2010 5:30 pm

Chilly Willy wrote:
Mic is being shared? How is that even possible? :?:

Or did you possibly mean, "Thanks for sharing, mic!"? :wink:
Yes, I did. Thanks for pointing that out. I need to try a bit hard to clean up my messy Internet grammar. :D
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Post by MottZilla » Sat Mar 27, 2010 6:55 pm

Looks pretty cool and seems like a real shame they canceled it. Hopefully they'll manage to release it to the public domain somehow.

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Post by TmEE co.(TM) » Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:59 pm

This is so awesome :D
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Post by notaz » Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:03 pm

MottZilla wrote:Looks pretty cool and seems like a real shame they canceled it. Hopefully they'll manage to release it to the public domain somehow.
Agreed.

It was said "13 games were canceled [by Psygnosis] in an afternoon meeting", I wonder what the other 12 were.

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Post by dtech » Thu Apr 01, 2010 12:59 pm

Interesting game, quite qell programmed (it seems). If guys will release full rom bin into public domain, along with "the one remining bug to squish" - it would be definitely cool. But I don't think so. The desperation to squeeze down to the last penny out of every long ago abandoned project is highly likely to prevail.

A game itself seems to be a blend of of Contra HardCorps gameplay/shootingfx/explosions/bosses/continue_screen, Red Zone style music and fm instruments (actually sound even like the same tracker/tools have been used to compose with same instrument sets), and so much mentioned in comments - Mega Turrican :)

Anyways, would realy like to see (and hear) the full version rom of it running on kegafusion. Otherwise it could be just an another waporware.

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