Mirror’s Edge [PS3/X360 – Proto / Beta]

Mirror’s Edge is a first person platformer video game developed by DICE (EA Digital Illusions CE) and published by Electronic Arts. The game was released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in November 2008. [Info from Wikipedia] Before working on the real game, DICE tested the first person movement with a target render / prototype video, using canned animation as a target of how it would feel in the final game.

At this stage Faith was a male and it still had a gun. DICE held a presentation of the game at GDC09 and shared a proof of concept video with the fans as a “documentary” of the  development of the project. Also, in the beta version we can notice some minor differences in the level layout. You can find some more info on X-Cult!

As mentioned in the bonus section of the game, a prison level was cut from Mirrors Edge for unknown reasons. Some early concept arts of the characters can also be unlocked in the bonus section.


Prototype Video:

Beta Video:


Mirror’s Edge [Wii – Concept / Prototype]

In autumn 2008, DICE’s Mirror’s Edge was released on the Xbox 360, PC and PS3. However, EA wanted to expand on this concept and asked Backbone Entertainment to produce a small demo of the game for the Wii. A portable version of the game was pitched for the PSP and DS too.

Currently it’s still unknown whether a Mirror’s Edge game will ever be released on platforms other than PC, Xbox 360 and PS3.


The Simpsons: Virtual Bart [SNES/MD/G – Beta]

The Simpsons: Virtual Bart was released for the Super NES and Mega Drive / Genesis in 1994 by Acclaim.  KeijiDragon (Kei) has recored some videos from an interesting prototype of the game, that is somewhat different from the final version. You can check the annotations in the videos for more details:

Japanese Super Famicom (the Japanese Super Nintendo) pre-release prototype of The Simpsons: Virtual Bart game. Why is it Japanese? The ROM header states that it’s “run” on Japanese systems, or something like that. There are lots of differences in this prototype that are between large and small, and this video goes into detail what’s in the prototype.

Thanks a lot to KeijiDragon / Kei for the contribution!