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Old 24 February 2006, 02:51   #1
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Question the big end?

the unreleased racing game, that had only one published picture of it (a shot of the monaco track and a load of onscreen cars

should i have put this in suggestions and feedback?
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Old 24 February 2006, 03:30   #2
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True...

It's mentioned in this thread as well...

Database Of Unreleased Amiga Games
http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=11293


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The Big End - Supervision - Previewed September 1994 The One page 40
- This was a top down (sort of Isometric) racing game.
- This may have been a pre releas name.
- Initiated: September 1993
- Set to be released October 1994
Anyone have a scan of this page of The One?
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Old 24 February 2006, 12:50   #3
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umm page 41 actually, when I do some cleaning up tomorrow morning so I've got room to attach the scanner I'll scan and upload it.
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Old 02 March 2006, 11:31   #4
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Done or was to be done by the same guys (The Hidden?) that did Donk: Samurai Duck
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Old 09 April 2006, 01:45   #5
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Which Issue of The One was it shown in?. I can pop over to my mums place where they all are and have a look.
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Old 10 April 2006, 18:27   #6
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Is "Speed" from Softgang already in the hol? There is a picture of the box cover!

see german a1k-board: http://www.a1k.org/forum/index.php?m...&post_nr=42#42
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Old 28 April 2006, 01:07   #7
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Don't know if this preview was scanned before, but it's in the zone now just in case.
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Old 18 August 2007, 20:50   #8
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the unreleased racing game, that had only one published picture of it (a shot of the monaco track and a load of onscreen cars
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It's mentioned in this thread as well...

Database Of Unreleased Amiga Games
http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=11293

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The Big End - Supervision - Previewed September 1994 The One page 40
- This was a top down (sort of Isometric) racing game.
- This may have been a pre releas name.
- Initiated: September 1993
- Set to be released October 1994


Anyone have a scan of this page of The One?
Well, we've gone one better and pulled out of the HOL vault some tasty 256 colour screenshots of this unreleased racing game!

http://hol.abime.net/5485 (main entry including DBS)

http://hol.abime.net/5485/screenshot (screenshots x 6)

http://hol.abime.net/5485/review (magazine previews in AMR)

Originally the game was called The Big Engine and was going to be published by Kompart in late 1994. Kompart folded (boo!) and developers The Hidden turned to Supervision, who published their previous game Donk. The game was renamed to The Big End (sounds a bit cheeky!) and was previewed in The One (Sep 94) and Amiga Power (Feb 95).......and then nothing more was written about it after that AFAIR.

Anyone know why it wasn't released? Adrian? Nico? It looked quite good from the screenshots and development had progressed quite far judging from the previews.
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Old 18 August 2007, 20:57   #9
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That does look like it might have been a cool game... perhaps someone could track down the programmers and ask them about it?
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Nice HOL entry DrBong

It sure does look cool

Anyone have a demo or something?

...also moved thread to the "project.aGTW" section.
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Old 18 August 2007, 22:01   #11
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Anyone have a demo or something?
I ripped the HOL screenshots from a slideshow demo, which is as much as the Amiga community got to see (I doubt many have even seen it TBH). Would be nice if the developers or people connected to them came across this thread and a playable demo could be salvaged from whatever remains they might have. Even some info. on why it wasn't released would be something. We can but only hope!
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Old 19 August 2007, 06:14   #12
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I was looking forward to playing this back when I read about it in The One and Amiga Power. Even better than getting a playable demo would be to get source code, or get the game in a finished state. It's a real shame more AGTW don't get released like that.
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Old 19 August 2007, 11:59   #13
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Yes it is, let's hope some bright spark can contact the developers and persuade them to release whatever they have
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Old 19 August 2007, 12:02   #14
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That looks really cool. Such a shame it never got released.
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Giving this a push up to the top

Saw it running at an Amiga show, very early code if I remember but still looked good. Really gutted this never come about.
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Old 13 January 2009, 02:22   #16
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no news about this one ?
Is there somebody that tried to contact the coders ? Cody ?
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Old 13 January 2009, 08:49   #17
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I contacted one of the Hidden developers but he hasn't been in touch with the rest of the team since they left college.
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I found one of the developers and emailed him... waiting a reponse... did that on Friday I think...

here`s hoping...
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I found one of the developers and emailed him... waiting a reponse... did that on Friday I think...

here`s hoping...
I cross my fingers
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I cross my fingers

Me too. It seem to be a great game by the screenshots
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