point and click adventure

Warcraft Adventures leaked and preserved? [No!]

Update: this was an april fools joke! Oh well, maybe in the future the collector that has the playable copy, will really leak it and we’ll be happy :)

Do you remember Warcraft Adventures? You know, that cancelled point and click adventure game set in the Warcraft world? Well, it seems that it’s finally leaked online… or is this an April Fools joke? You should be able to download the game from Abandonia and play it on your PC.. let us know if it’s true and if you are able to make it works on Windows 7! :D

 

CCTV [DS/Wii – Unreleased]

CCTV is a cancelled adventure game that was in development at Nikitova Games, designed by Jon Hare, former member of Sensible Software. The concept of the game is that players work as a security operator in charge of using cameras to find criminals and resolve various problems. While you look at different camera feeds, you can see different action going and when you notice that something strange it’s happening, you can stop / rewinds the video to find more clues. As we can read in the official description of the project:

In this game you play the role of a security guard using CCTV and cop cars to catch petty criminals and most wanted criminals alike as you travel the world finding suspects and nailing them in this fast paced game of observation, identification & interrogation. Starting as a lowly shopping mall guard, the player can rise to International head of security […]

The game has been designed specifically for the Nintendo Wii & DS to play as either a single player, as two players co-operatively or as 2 players competitively against each other.

As Jon told in his Cubed3 interview, the game is currently suspended and it’s unknown if it will ever be resurrected. Sadly they did not find any publisher interested in the project:

CCTV’s a good example of how it’s very hard to sell an original game. We did show CCTV to a lot of companies, and some companies expressed interest, but there overall response was ‘that’s interesting, I like the idea of that, but…it’s too original

Thanks to Celine for the contribution!

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Leisure Suit Larry 8 [PC – Cancelled]

Leisure Suit Larry 8, tentatively subtitled Lust in Space (as well as “Explores Uranus” in some references), was a computer game part of the Leisure Suit Larry series, which was in early development in 1998. Only some very early test stuff was being done while Al Lowe waited for the project to be approved, but in the end funding was cut and the project cancelled.  Shortly afterwards, Sierra’s adventure games department was disbanded and Al Lowe left Sierra on February 22, 1999. Like the canned Space Quest sequel, Larry 8 was to be in full 3D, but no more than a few test renders now survive.

The full title of the game, as well as its teaser, was referenced in Leisure Suit Larry: Love for Sail! triggered with an easter egg after completing the game. [Infos from Wikipedia]

Thanks to Celine and Frank Cifaldi for the contribution!

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Shadow of Atlantis [Sega CD / 32X – Cancelled]

Shadow of Atlantis (also known as Nautilus) is a point and click adventure game that was originally in development for the Sega CD and after many delays, it was ported to the 32X, but in the end it was never released. The project was based on characters and situations from Jules Verne’s classic novels, 20000 Leagues under the Sea and Mysterious Island. Shadow of Atlantis was designed and produced by Eric Quakenbush, a game designer that worked with Sega on many other games, as the cancelled Virtua Hamster. There were even some plans to port Shadow of the Atlantis to the Saturn, but as we can read at Sega16, “Sega eventually scrapped the concept altoghter sometime in 1997”.

Also, in ActionPackedVideo‘s Youtube Channel we can see some more videos from the project. As we can read in one of the descriptions:

This was the result of a skunk-works project that I put together with the Sega Multimedia Lab staff that were idle after we shipped Jurassic Park Sega-CD game. The demo got the game a green light and I was promoted to the producer group but it never shipped. Eventually the salary for all those idle workers was billed to my project so you are looking at about $70,000 worth of demo!

Eric Quakenbush designed and produced this CD adventure game which featured live action sequences as well as many intriguing puzzles.

Unfortunately Sega discontinued the Sega CD platform before production could be completed.

Thanks to Celine for the contribution and to Mekanaizer for the video!

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The Curse of Monkey Island [Beta – PC]

In the website of ATMachine we can read an interesting series of articles about the old Lucas Arts adventures and between them, we can even find a wonderful page with informations and screens for the beta version of The Curse of Monkey Island! A scan from al old magazine shows a prototype version of the game, with placeholder sprites and a page from the official strategy guide has the storyboard of a removed cutscene.

Thanks to Celine for the contribution!

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