The Forgotten (upcoming Appstore games that fell by the wayside)

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  1. arta

    arta Well-Known Member

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    #1 arta, Oct 16, 2010
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    Decided to make a thread detailing these games that at one point looked very promising, but then vanished. :(

    Forgotten Games are defined as those with no news from the developer or news websites in over 2 months.

    If any developer, game journalist, site editor or poster have good info as to the fate of these games, or want to add more, it would be much appreciated.

    Click the game name to be linked to the biggest website writeup or thread on the game.

    Legion of Amon
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    Kindred Spirits
     
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    #2 doodlejumper, Oct 16, 2010
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    Man, you actually made it! I never saw Bouncing Balls game, that looks insanely awesome. But you forgot Outspeed, Retro Racer Revival, and best of all High Strangeness.

    EDIT: Hey, Bouncing Ball is on Twitter, @BBGNews, wanna try and ask him about the game on there? :)
     
  3. squarezero

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    I would wouldn't include Racing Apex or Race after 77 -- they're all too recent and, as far as I know, still on schedule. But yeah, there's a bunch of games in there I would love to hear more about.
     
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    Alright, when I get a chance I'll ask him.

    As for the other games, squarezero might have a point:
    Okay, what would you say is a good cutoff point: 2 months? 3?
     
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    Definitely 2.
     
  6. squarezero

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    Yeah, 2 months is a good guideline. But it's also about missed release dates, no word from dev in a while, etc.
     
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    Alright, gonna go by the 2 month guideline, from when the dev last released info (whether through forums, twitter or official website coverage). Gonna go through the list again.
     
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    No Sword & Sworcery?
     
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    #9 LBG, Oct 16, 2010
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    Can anyone remember the name of that FPS that was supposed to come to the iPhone ages ago. I think it would have been one of the very first FPS games (if not THE first). All I can remember about it was that it had a dark grey/black colour scheme and I think it had a strange control method (maybe tap to aim/shoot).

    edit - nevermind, I found it. "Re-Volt". The video is dated May 2008, so I think it's pretty safe to say that this game has been abandoned ;)

     
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    #10 arta, Oct 16, 2010
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    I've taken off Racing Apex and Race after 1977, but they are on notice (to steal from Stephen Colbert). Added Re-vote and Nikopol.
    While the devs aren't releasing new info they are going around showing off gameplay footage trying to build up hype. Hasn't reached 2 months of radio silence either. They are on notice though.

    http://forums.toucharcade.com/showpost.php?p=1338047&postcount=29

    Yeah, it's probably been abandoned, especially since that was back in the the days when people hadn't figured out FPS on iPhone yet. Hell, there's another Revolt game coming out ahead of it.

    I asked IUGO on twitter and will put the game in the OP until word comes back on the game's status either way. Thanks by the way, that's a great find.
     
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    I have one to add Towers of War. I beta tested it then it never came out:confused:

     
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    Did you ever talk to BBGNews?
     
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    Added.

    Spoke to BBBNews, Freeverse, Capybara Games and IUGOME on twitter. No response yet. It is the weekend though.
     
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    More games to add:

    - Red Planet Pinball

    - Sling

    - Croak

    - Crazy Santa

    - Final Impact

    - Red Knight FPS

    - Arrr! Pirates vs. Aliens

    - 3D Mech Fighter

    - Route 666

    - Taxiball

    - When Pigs Fly

    - When Aliens Attack...

    - Extreme Sports Kayaking

    - AirRaid
     
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    More:

    - Dino Run (I need this bad!)

    - Mimeo and The Kleptokus King (I need this too!)

    - Trident3D's upcoming RPG

    - Reaper 2D

    - Hamsteria

    - iMower

    More to come! Currently on page 146 of upcoming games.
     
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    #16 arta, Oct 17, 2010
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    "3d Mech Fighter" is Robofighters, already released.
    Taxiball was released last year.
    Croak came out to no fanfare.
    Extreme Sports Kayaking came out in June, but it's a piece of crap.



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    Games that are still in development.

    Mimeo, Trident3D RPG and Reaper2D adventure game added to list.
    Mimeo and Trident3D games are most likely still in development.
    Luc Bernard officially announced Reaper for the PSP next year, no word yet on any go ahead on a Appstore port.

    Ravensword 2 isn't coming out anytime soon. Devs are hard at work on two big games (Aralon and Ultra Kid) as well as updates for Rimelands. Also JoshCM spoke about ita month ago, so it can't qualify for the thread.

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    Agents! developer posted about game development as recent as a couple weeks ago.
    http://forums.toucharcade.com/showpost.php?p=1334579&postcount=154
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    Mystery Marines is still being worked on, but is on notice.


    Will cull through the other titles and update later.
     
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    - Astral

    - Wispin

    - MUD Rally Championship

    - Super Feed Me

    - Interactive Buddy

    - Kitty's Adventure

    - Agents!

    - OwnageStudio's racer

    - World Of Goo

    - Space Taxi Reloaded

    - G.O.M.P.

    - Petopia

    - The Mystery of The Mystery Creatures

    - Astrobot

    - Crazy Goblins: World War II

    - Zombieworld: Apocalypse

    - Ravensword 2

    - Unmarked

    And I have now finished going through all 203 pages of the upcoming games section. Reap the benefits of my hard work everyone. :)
     
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    To stay stupid
    Estes Park co.
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    damn zombieworld.. that woulda been nice.
     
  20. squarezero

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    Unfortunately that's one that we know for sure is canceled.

    Ravensword 2 doesn't quite belong here, since the developer is very much involved with the community and has been very open about what's going on with it (in other words, it's not "forgotten").

    Wasn't Agents! beta-testing already?
     

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