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Design documents for a sequel to Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura uncovered

Way back in 2001, gone-but-not-forgotten developer Troika released Arcanum: Of Steamworks of Magick Obscura. It was an utterly fantastic (if buggy) RPG set in a vast, strange steampunk fantasy world where the long-established magical forces...   read

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See the Star Wars game that was cancelled before EA got the rights

There's Star Wars: Battlefront III. There's Star Wars 1313. There's even that Darth Maul game. But no one mourns Star Wars: First Assault. According to the YouTube description, "This was a tech beta ran on Xbox Live a while back before the...   read

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Darth Maul

A cancelled Darth Maul game from a few years ago might still happen

A few years ago, Red Fly Studios was tasked with making a Star Wars game known only as Battle of the Sith Lords. Featuring Darth Maul being an absolute badass, prototypes of it were made until eventually the game got cancelled, potentially ...   read

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Undead Labs' early access Moonrise is cancelled

Remember Moonrise? It was that almost-Pokémon game from Undead Labs, the developer of State of Decay. It released into early access back in May, promising a tactical new take on the monster-collecting genre. However, it looks like it...   read

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Mooncrest's Kickstarter cancelled due to lack of support

A few weeks ago, a group of former BioWare developers took to Kickstarter with the idea for Mooncrest: a single-player RPG with real-time Dark Souls inspired combat, a “cinematic” conversation system, and environmental puzzles. ...   read

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Rare's cancelled horror title Sundown looks hellish

Rare Replay is available now and includes unlockable videos of canceled games with concept art, stories, and gameplay that have never been show to the public. Unlocking the videos means completing various challenges and achievements t...   read

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Star Citizen's FPS gameplay put on hold

You know how Cloud Imperium Games and Robert Space Industries raised more money than a small country to make its incredibly ambitious Star Citizen? You know how it was going to have space trading, massive spaceships, dogfighting, and a firs...   read

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Spikers: Canceled Mario was a volleyball/wrestling hybrid for Wii

Next Level Games developed two fun soccer games, Super Mario Strikers, then a bunch of other junk before the excellent Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon. Somewhere after the Wii version of Strikers, though, it was working on some unholy blend of ...   read

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Hidden Path ceases development on early access game Windborne

Hidden Path has announced via its Steam Community Page that it will be ceasing development and shutting down its 'social sandbox game' Windborne, which has been in early access since early 2014: “We’ve been trying very hard ove...   read

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Hellraid totally isn't cancelled

When a game is announced to be “on hold” or “on hiatus,” we usually just take that to mean it has been cancelled. Prey 2 was put “on hold,” and that still breaks my small, withered heart. I’m able t...   read

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Greed Monger

Developers offer their games to Greed Monger backers

Last week on Destructoid we reported on the colossal failure that was Greed Monger. Cancelled after three years of development and $100,000 raised via crowdfunding, those who pledged to the game would no longer be receiving the MMO after a ...   read

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Greed Monger

Greed Monger cancelled after raising $100k

Here’s a fun game dev fact for you: making an MMO is a long, hard, and expensive task that will generally end in failure and misery for everyone involved. If huge companies like BioWare can screw it up, it’s probably not a good ...   read

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Mad Max

What happened to Fallout dev's cancelled Mad Max game?

If Mad Max: Fury Road had been released twenty years ago, the accompanying video game - currently in development by Avalanche Studios and scheduled for release this coming September - might've been created by Fallout developer Interplay. Un...   read

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Magnet gun

A cancelled Half-Life episode included a magnet gun

Everyone who yearns for more Half-Life content might take solace (or find frustration) in the fact that more has been created. However, it's also been scrapped. And, at least some of it had the intent of introducing a new tool to go ri...   read

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Confirmed: Prey 2 has been cancelled

Well you certainly could have seen this one coming. During an interview with Pete Hines, the Vice President of Bethesda, CNET confirmed that the long elusive and troubled development of Prey 2 has come to an end. Taking place at PAX AUS, Hi...   read

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See Ninja Theory's cancelled game Razer

As an enormous fan of Enslaved, I am excited for Ninja Theory's newly announced Hellblade, but it's not all Ninja Theory had been cooking up. The team was working on Razer (Xbox One, PS4, PC) with a publisher, but it was never green l...   read

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Metal Gear fan remake is cancelled, developers release trailer narrated by David Hayter

Well, this is awkward. Back in June, Konami gave a group of Metal Gear fans its blessing to produce a free remake of the original MSX Metal Gear. The project attracted a lot of talent, including those who've worked on such titles as inFamou...   read

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Cancelled SNES Akira game from THQ looks...not great

Before THQ was known for such great games as MX vs. ATV and Homefront, it made a name for itself with titles like The Ren & Stimpy Show: Veediots!. In those days, even before publishing the Ghost in the Shell PS1 game, T...   read


Cancelled Sledgehammer shooter was set during Vietnam War

The latest Game Informer has Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare as its cover story, but it also revealed a bit about developer Sledgehammer's earlier, cancelled project. Their first Activision project was a third-person shooter that was set dur...   read

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