Browsing around, I saw some background art and screenshots of “Simon the Sorcerer: Between Worlds”, a relatively recent attempt to develop a new chapter of the Simon the Sorcerer series. The project has been put on hold indefinitely, due to the departure of a key team member.
But the story of adventure games and especially “indy” ones is full of projects that were announced and eventually cancelled or halted indefinitely.
Do you remember a cancelled game that you were really eager to play?
(Simon the Sorcerer: Between Worlds, background art by Wiebke Scholz - source)
The Full Throttle sequel (the first one, anyways) sounded quite promising. I always wanted to learn some more about the world in that game and how it came to be a corporatized, Mad Max-esque wasteland.
This was one I was waiting for. I was following StoryBeasts blog since 2014 when they were preparing a Kickstarter campaign.
Sadly the last blog post was already 2 years ago and their domain has expired this year.
Indiana Jones and the Iron Phoenix. Read the comic series when it came out, but so wanted the game – so sad it never saw light of day. Was like Indy meets Full Throttle graphics-wise – and I liked it a lot.
What you have in common though, are dissapointing TV shows based on your creations. Though Sam & Max was probably a little bit better I remember thinking “well they look like them, but they feel like completly different characters”.
Which is especially strange since that show came around the time of The Simpsons, Animaniacs and Beavis & Butthead (and I think South Park and Family Guy already lurked around the corner) so it´s not like they couldn´t have made a more mature show instead of washing it down for little kids, which definitly is not what Sam & Max was.
Totally agree. I love the style of Full Throttle and what was being done with Iron Phoenix. However, I also love the style of FOA, and while I don’t love the Last Crusade style as much, I’d take that too. Personally, I think the Full Throttle art would look interesting with close-ups, but I totally get that it wouldn’t be everyone’s cup of tea. But few will complain if we get a new, classic-style P&C Indy adventure, no matter what the style.
Though it’d also be nice to revisit iMUSE, which made the FOA soundtrack absolutely wonderful. The song played while looking through the transit on the statute on Crete is one of my favorite songs in a Lucas game.
Freelance Police for me, please. I had been so looking forward to that game, and trust me, I am one of those people who would like to finally see it completed.
However, I was thinking if it were to be brought back, maybe it should, you know, pull a Mother 3 and stick to its 2-D roots, like maybe using Hit-the-Road style graphics, along with the Thimbleweed Park engine, perhaps?
A never ending long awaited project, but I understand how hard can be making games for free (keeping good overall quality), especially if you have few team members. Maybe there are some good demos but I’ve never seen the full game completed. It would be a great Indy adventure once completed.
btw, I think their main goal is distribution now, since they have several games in their web site and maybe they want to collect money to fund Fountain of Youth…
Stopped because it was intended to be a commercial project?! Of course with that graphic couldn’t be a free one… well making a remake of Fate of Atlantis is a nonsense to me (even if the project was really great aesthetically), Fate of Atlantis is already incredible good, even if 25 years are passed!