Propaganda Games

Pirates of the Caribbean: Armada of the Damned [X360 PS3 PC – Cancelled]

Pirates of the Caribbean: Armada of the Damned is a cancelled action adventure based on the series of films with the same name, that was in development by Propaganda Games and that would have been published by Disney Interactive Studios for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. The game would have had an open environment of the Caribbean where the player would have took the role of captain James Sterling, a pirate who had to travel around the world to make a reputation for himself. [Info from Wikipedia]

Pirates of the Caribbean: Armada of the Damned was officially cancelled in Fall 2010.

As we can read on Kotaku:

“Disney Interactive Studios confirms the cancellation of the Pirates of the Caribbean: Armada of the Damned video game which was scheduled to be released in 2011,” Angela Emery, Disney Interactive Studios’ vice president of communication told Kotaku today. “As a result of this decision, Disney Interactive Studios completed a restructuring of Propaganda Games, its Vancouver, BC internal studio, affecting one of the studio’s two development teams. The studio is still in active production of TRON: Evolution, the video game, which will be released on December 7, 2010 with additional DLC (downloadable content) support following the game’s release.”

We’re told that Vancouver-based Propaganda Games, which is also working on Tron: Evolution, let as many as 100 people go this week, including most of the Pirates team and some of the Tron team. The remaining team members from Pirates were shifted over to help put finishing touches on Tron, we are told.

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Turok (2008) [Beta / Unused Stuff – Xbox 360 PS3 PC]

Turok 2008 is a FPS for PC, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 with very stunning and exciting cutscenes. The player takes part in the military operation which occurs on a planet populated with dinosaurs. While it’s a first person shooter, Turok features a lot of third person moments, creating original and unique gameplay experience. It uses Unreal Engine 3. It was developed by Propaganda Games.

PC version of the game’s folders TurokGame\Baked and TurokGame\Live contain beta / unused maps. It’s possible to get the maps to load in game by copying these folders to TurokGame\Content\Maps folder. After that it’s required to remove the .u files from the Baked folder, otherwise the game will not launch.

The beta / unused maps can be loaded from the game console with the open command. Most of them contain only few brushes or a black room, or crash the game. But there are exceptions: developers’ test maps and prototypes of the game content.

L02_06 map contains early version of the jungle. There’s some of the game’s early content.

Lv02_htest and Lv02_c seem to be terrain testmaps.

First three maps shown in the second video are testmaps from TurokGame\Content\TurokDLC1 folder, other two are from Baked. The last one, LV_15_WB, contains very early prototypes of the game content.

RaptorTest map is an early prototype of the jungle.

Third video shows bunch of testmaps from Live folder. One of them contains unused tyrannosaur.

It’s possible to view Turok’s packages with the viewer which you can get here.
Thanks to this program, we can see beta / unused models from the game.

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Turok 2 [Xbox 360 / PS3 – Cancelled]

When the development of the “next gen” Turok for Disney Interactive Studios was finished, Propaganda Games started to work on a sequel, but the project was cancelled when most of the team was laid off. As we can read on Kotaku:

Sources tell us that Vancouver based Propaganda Games is in the process of laying off approximately 70 employees. That reduction in workforce is likely closely tied to the cancellation of Turok 2, a title never officially announced by Disney, but one of two projects that Propaganda was working on, we’re told.

Not much is known about Turok 2 and we are not sure how much work went into it before the cancellation, but it seems that it would have been possible to ride dinosaurs in the game, as in the “original” Turok 2 on the Nintendo 64.

The Turok Wiki has a load of concept art and information on the game. Turok 2 was set to have Turok, or possibly a different character, return to the planet from the first game. Several soldiers left behind became “zombies” and would live in swamps. Orks were to be introduced along with several new weapons.

Thanks to Jason for the english corrections!

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