Seisho 1999 (Bible 1999) is a cancelled action adventure that was in development by Imagineer / Wavejack for the Famicom / NES. There are not many info about this game, but a scan and a couple of screens uploaded in a japanese website. The characters and the scenario seem inspired by the Fist of the North Star manga / anime series, with a post-apocalyptic world and powerful fighters. Something went wrong during the development and Seisho 1999 / Bible 1999 was never released.
Presto is a cancelled adventure game created by Phil Simon, in development by Pulse Entertainment for Playstation 1 and PC. Presto was later cancelled because the company wanted to jump onto the next bandwagon: the internet.
Duel is a 32X tech demo created by Acclaim in 1994. According to Mean Machines Sega, the british magazine where the first images of the game were published, Duel was planned for 32x, but it’s unlikely that any real development was even started. 32X’s 3D capabilities were in fact very poor, and many titles conceived for the ill-fated add-on were later released for Saturn. However, as long as we know, Duel was not one of them.
Here is the original article which appeared on Mega machines Sega 20:
In the video added below you can see how Duel was a CGI tech demo aimed to show Acclaim realistic character animation system using Acclaim’s Optical Motion Capture System.
It’s unclear if a game was ever planned out of it however the technolgy was later used in other games for the new generation of consoles (for example Acclaim’s Advance Technology Group is credited for Alien Trilogy’s full motion videos).
It seems the tech demo was the fruit of a deal between Acclaim and Sega (based on a italian mag scan).
If you have more info on this tech demo, please let us know!
Dreamers is a action adventure game that was in development by Dreamgazers Interactive, for the Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC. The project was announced as in development for “next gen consoles” in 2004, but as of today (2010), Dreamers remains unreleased and probably it will never be published. In 2008 PSU had an interview with Dreamgazers President and Creative Director George Georgeadis, asking for more info about their game:
“Haha, yes we are still alive,” said Georgeadis. “However many changes have occurred regarding the company and project, changes that I am unfortunately not in a position to disclose.”
Some more info on Dreamer’s story can be read in the official website:
Dreamers is a game about a young man in his 20′s, Jorge, who suffers from a bizarre form of narcolepsy. Characterized by sudden and uncontrollable attacks of deep sleep, narcolepsy is a disorder that is also sometimes accompanied by paralysis and hallucinations
Players would had to explore Jorge’s dreams and nightmares to heal him from his problems and find more about his past. It’s currently unknown how much of the game was completed before the development was stopped.