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Old 23 February 2012, 15:50   #1
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King's Ransom (Unreleased game, possible attempt to rescue it?)

Developed by ReadySoft (possibly the Abstrax team?), supposedly a sequel to Wrath of the Demon, to have been released in about 1993 on Amiga and PC.

There is an old thread from 10 years ago in the requests section about this game, but I figured I would post about it here so it gets some more attention (there still isn't a HOL entry, for instance)

I must say, this is without a doubt one of the coolest looking Amiga games I've seen. Rumors say the game was 85% complete, so I wonder if any of the old developers could be contacted so we could try to get a release of the game available? Anyone think they know how to get into contact with any of those Wrath of the Demon developers? (who I am guessing also worked on King's Ransom). It would be great if we could save such a cool looking game.

Here are all the known screens of the game so far:










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Old 23 February 2012, 21:02   #2
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Nice looking..
Any idea if those screenshots and "completed percentage" are Amiga or PC (both?)?

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Old 23 February 2012, 21:17   #3
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It was not rumors who said it was 85% complete but* one of the programmers (Pierre Proulx):
http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=28258

See post #32

Sadly, he is no longer registered.
Perhaps laffer still has a way to contact him. Or perhaps RCK has somewhere in a database the email address used to register the account.


*: or perhaps the rumors you have read have another source and Pierre Proulx cited the same source.
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Old 23 February 2012, 21:40   #4
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This game looks cool! Would be good if it could be released (uncompleted) or some clever people to complete it for us!
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Old 29 February 2012, 07:54   #5
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or perhaps the rumors you have read have another source and Pierre Proulx cited the same source.
The person I heard it from probably got it from that source, thanks for the link.

Hopefully someone can contact Pierre or one of the other developers to see if its possible to release whatever was completed of the game.
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Old 01 March 2012, 22:31   #6
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Nice screens. Mock-ups?
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Old 01 March 2012, 22:59   #7
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Yes, hero have light leather pants only on fourth screen
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Old 03 March 2012, 14:51   #8
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Yes, hero have light leather pants only on fourth screen
The hero is climbing on the rope in the fourth screen, he still has the green pants.

It doesn't look like the screens are mock ups. They said the game was 2 years in development after all.
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Old 03 March 2012, 15:44   #9
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Yes, you're right, I can see it now.
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Old 04 March 2012, 12:35   #10
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Panels have similar style to Ivanhoe:

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Old 29 April 2012, 19:42   #11
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Eric Heberling has a midi (for General Midi standard) on his website that he made for King's Ransom http://heberlingmusic.com/midi.html

I have made a recording of it:
King's Ransom - Dark Ages (general midi, Ensoniq MR).ogg

Sound pretty good i think, very much in the style he did for the Elder Scrolls games (Arena, Daggerfall).
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Old 30 April 2012, 17:56   #12
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Hello everyone:

the public profile of the game programmer (Pierre Proulx) can be viewed here:

http://ca.linkedin.com/pub/pierre-proulx/28/342/235

I hope help anyone want to contact him.
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Old 29 November 2012, 17:49   #13
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anything new about this game ?
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Old 29 November 2012, 21:08   #14
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It looks pretty good, i wonder they why they didn't finish it..
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