Papaya Studios

Taxi Driver [XBOX / PS2 – Cancelled]

Taxi Driver is a 1976 film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Paul Schrader. The movie is set in New York City, soon after the Vietnam War and it stars Robert De Niro as the main protagonist. In 2005 Papaya Studios were working on a Taxi Driver game that was going to be published by Majesco for the Xbox and the Playstation 2, but something went wrong during the development and the project was never released.

The game was essentially canceled because Majesco ran out of money – if you correlate their financial difficulties during that time, they went from thinking they could print their own money (because of the initial massive success of putting episodes of licensed cartoons like SpongeBob SquarePants on GBA cartridges) to seeing multiple investments fall flat. They had a yen for buying up movie properties to make into games (like the poorly-received PS2 version of JAWS) that worked out about as well as it did for Brash Entertainment. Who is out of business now.

Thanks to Blue for the contribution!