Yeah... We've all done it... We've all started projects which were tossed by the wayside in order to make way for something bigger and better. Most never leave the planning stage but a few get decent work in before they're tossed away. Let's honor the fallen today and post any screenshots you may have of your cancelled projects, with a brief description about them. I'd be interested to hear about the projects people tossed away.
I'll start with mine:One Night Isolation (AKA One Night 1.5)
The original One Night
was what I would say quite a successful horror game, remaining even today the most well recieved of my projects. I had intended it to be a once off game but some players were bugging me with requests for a sequel, so I started one, which was named One Night: Isolation
It was going well... It was a direct sequel to the first game and expanded on the idea of "merges" featured in that game's storyline but when I reached about 60% completion, I realised something; the main draw of the original game was solving the mystery of what had happened and Isolation
did not offer this, its story involving pretty much the same events of the first game merely in a different location.
Thus, I restarted. With most of the same characters and some of the same maps being used, I knocked up The Beyond
instead.Chaos Genesis: Paradoxical Political Drama
With its name somewhat inspired by Phylomortis 2
, Chaos Genesis
was a futuristic themed J-RPG about a maniacal dictator who had come from the future to create a world war by starting conflict between two of the world's great nations. The twist was that the villain was in fact a future version of the protagonist, who defeats him and lives on knowing that in order to preserve the time stream he must one day go back and become his own nemesis.
This was about 20% into development, then a hard drive crash utterly erased every data file it was contained in.Fated GenesisFated Genesis
was a side project I had worked on alongside Chaos Genesis
, and it was a psuedo spin off of that game which although taking place in an alternate world and having an independent storyline linked in heavily with Chaos
It was actually a nifty little project. It had a completely custom menu system, and a fully functioning real time battle system too. The story was about a time traveller called Sameal who took it upon himself to change history to suit his own personal liking.
Again, this was wiped out in a hard drive crash in 2008.