1906: An Antarctic Odyssey [PS2 – Cancelled]

1906: An Antarctic Odyssey [PS2 – Cancelled]

1906: An Antarctic Odyssey is a cancelled PlayStation 2 game in pre-production at Darkworks during 1999/2000, but it was put on hold when development on Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare started. Some concepts of the game may have been taken over into the later also cancelled USS Antarctica/Lost Mantis.

Eventually, IGN previewed the game:

The scope of 1906 is a vast action adventure voyage as a team of scientists make their way deep into the world’s uncharted South Pole. Elements of the survival horror pioneered by Alone In The Dark will be part of the play, as the explorers will have to brave uncharted worlds and unknowable dangers. What lies in the frozen arctic is a mystery ready to be discovered, and you are part of the team that will heroically take on that task.


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7 thoughts on “1906: An Antarctic Odyssey [PS2 – Cancelled]

  1. John Doom

    Are you sure it was (just) a ps2 game? Because water in the 4th screenshot uses no texture filter at all: it could be because was to be programmed on ps1 (which has no texture filtering)! Or, like Alone in the Dark, maybe it was to be multiplatform…?

  2. matt

    It seems over the years Darkworks had some really cool ideas but never really managed to get them many of them working. It’s a shame they went under because the three games they did release were all pretty good (Alone In The Dark, Cold Fear and I Am Alive)

    1. monokoma

      Indeed, Darkworks had some great concepts, but they were never able to develop them as much as their original ideas.. maybe they would have had more luck as an indie-team, but now they are almost gone :(

  3. Maik Thiele

    “Borrowing inspiration from Jules Verne’s Voyage to the Center of the Earth, 20 000 Leagues Under the Sea, From the Earth to the Moon, and Mysterious Island, 1906 was an arctic adventure game from the same team that developed Alone in the Dark. also known as U.S.S. Antarctica and Lost Mantis, the game was part of an epic action-adventure trilogy mixing fear and romance in a unique science-fiction and fantasy setting. The game thrust players into a disaster movie, giving them a sense of emergency, panic, and stress. Taking control of two heroes, players must fight to survive the horrors and enemies that come before them. “

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