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Mœbius 05 February 2007 02:38

Hardcore
 
Did this Digital Illusions game ever see the light of day, or was it nothing more than a bunch of screen shots?
I know it says it was unreleased, but maybe a version slipped out somewhere?

CodyJarrett 05 February 2007 08:14

Only screenshots but aGTW is in contact with the authors trying to find out more.

killergorilla 05 February 2007 11:18

I tried looking for some information on this game as I thought it looked pretty good. Unfortunately trying to find any information on the internet without extremely limiting the search terms comes up with piles and piles of irrelevant information (if you know what I mean).

Shame, as this actually looks pretty good.

DamienD 05 February 2007 14:53

Yeah this does look quite cool :great

Hope that you manage to find something CodyJarrett ;)

killergorilla 05 February 2007 14:58

Yeah that would be pretty sweet if any kind of demo could be found.

7-Zark-7 05 February 2007 15:27

I'm pretty sure The One magazine did a preview of sorts (ie: 1/2 a page or so at least), at the time, but it just seemed to quietly disappear off the radar like several other titles did for the same reason after Commodore's demise. Can't recall to much about it,but think their comments at the time were describing it in the same tones as a Turrican-esque game in terms of quality.

Mœbius 06 February 2007 09:19

I clearly remember that screenshot from magazines... shame I threw out my 'The One' collection a while ago :/

Quote:

Originally Posted by CodyJarrett
Only screenshots but aGTW is in contact with the authors trying to find out more.

What's aGTW, if one may inquire? :)
In any case, good luck with that. Even if no software is available, it would be interesting to find out what happened to this game and maybe even find out why it never got released.

CodyJarrett 06 February 2007 09:49

It's Amiga Games That Weren't: http://agtw.abime.net/

Qube 09 February 2007 22:54

Yep, I just think it was shelved during production, much like the game Tentacle by Eldritch the Cat. A rolling slideshow of the latter was shown on an ST mag disk. Oh and the mods of Tentacle were released on Tim Wright's homepage - http://www.coldstorage.org.uk

turrican3 23 September 2007 21:07

what do you think to send a mail to digital illusions (dice now i think).
Perhaps we could have answers ?
perhaps the game or a demo is somewhere ???

turrican3 23 September 2007 21:21

i wrote a mail to dice, who knows perhaps i will have an answer. :great

Galaxy 23 September 2007 23:59

There are 4 previews of it currently in AMR : http://amr.abime.net/amr_search.php?...=0&action=Find

turrican3 24 September 2007 00:47

i think it must be near of completion if not finished

blade002 24 September 2007 17:46

If this game "ever" does appear, i will sell my left testicle to get it !!.

YoJoe! 14 October 2007 07:26

I want this game! Gimme gimme!
Please?

Spellcoder 15 October 2007 03:36

Found two interviews with Andreas Axelsson (AXL) (one of the founders of Digital Illusions) in which he also commented on why 'Hardcore' wasn't released:


http://www.lemonamiga.com/interviews/andreas_axelsson/

Quote:

Once you had done Pinball Dreams done, was it easy to get the other games published?

After Dreams, it was quite easy to get Fantasies and Illusions sold. 21st Century pretty much begged us to do them. Benefactor was harder, although not too hard since Psygnosis recognized some of the success of Lemmings in it. HardCore was moved from Amiga to MegaDrive and then canned with only two known bugs left to fix. Psygnosis shut down their 16 bit development overnight, that absolutely sucked. I still bring out the ROM image sometimes to play it. I believe we could put it out for download, but last time I looked at it the contract with Psygnosis still held us back.


http://www.pcpinball.com/news/interv..._axelsson.html

Quote:

Malfunction was canned, 'cause I got bored with it. It would have been a little like System Shock on the PC if it had been finished. Benefactor was released for Amiga and CD32 and Hardcore was almost finished for Sega Megadrive, but was canned byt the publisher when 16-bit suddenly died overnight.
Quote:

Additionally I can say that Hardcore would've kicked major ass if it had been released on the Megadrive. It was the best shoot-em up ever on that machine. I'd buy a Megadrive today, solely to play that game if we could get it on a cartridge.

Retro-Nerd 15 October 2007 04:28

Quote:

HardCore was moved from Amiga to MegaDrive and then canned with only two known bugs left to fix. Psygnosis shut down their 16 bit development overnight, that absolutely sucked. I still bring out the ROM image sometimes to play it. I believe we could put it out for download, but last time I looked at it the contract with Psygnosis still held us back.


The unreleased Mega Drive version. Looks indeed very nice. We need a ROM dump. :D

http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/9...rivejn0.th.jpg

Mœbius 17 January 2008 02:16

Quote:

Originally Posted by CodyJarrett (Post 298072)
Only screenshots but aGTW is in contact with the authors trying to find out more.

Bit of a bump :o Any steps forward on this?

JohnnyBeGood 16 February 2008 13:42

I'm curious, if no demo exist or anything, who did the screens for HOL?
They don't exactly look scanned:confused

BippyM 16 February 2008 14:44

They are probably mock-ups made in dpaint or similar!


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