Legend of the Seven Paladins 3D – Controversial Build game

Legend of the Seven Paladins 3D (七俠五義3D), also known as Rock ‘n Shaolin, is a first-person shooter done by Accend Inc in 1994. It’s one of the most unknown games based on Ken Silverman’s Build engine. 3D Realms, the company behind the Build engine, had once a deal with the Taiwanese company Accend to produce…

Jazz Jackrabbit 3D – Unreleased Adventures of a Mean Green Hare

Jazz Jackrabbit 3, or Jazz Jackrabbit 3D: Adventures of a Mean Green Hare, sometimes just called Jazz 3 or Jazz 3D, was supposed to be the sequel to the former games in the series. It has been developed by Dean “Noogy” Dodrill (animator for Jazz Jackrabbit 2) along with World Tree Games in 1999 based…

Putty Squad and its Unreleased Ports

Putty Squad, the sequel to Silly Putty, is a platform game that was announced for several systems. It was developed by System 3 in 1994. They planned the game to be released for Commodore Amiga 1200, Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Sega Genesis / Mega Drive and PC MS-DOS. However, even though the reviews were positive…

Development of Shadow Warrior

As the original Shadow Warrior game is available for free on Steam, 3D Realms and Devolver Digital officially published a number of prototypes with it in 2017. They provide an interesting look at the development process of Shadow Warrior we know today. September 16, 1993 The earliest incarnation is a simple proof-of-concept demo, which is…

Citizens: Backwater Affairs! — A Game That Never Was

Have you ever heard of “Citizens: Backwater Affairs!”? No? Well, that game was never released. Citizens is a simulation game developed by MicroProse. It began as “Little People” in 1994 and has been renamed to Citizens later. MicroProse cancelled it after about two years of development. In this game, you died by a car accident…

First!

Most YouTubers probably know them: People who comment “First!”, either because they actually are the first, or they think they are, or simply because they are idiots. It’s been said that this originated on the tech news site Slashdot (h-t-t-p colon slash slash slash-dot dot org), where this became a noticeable issue. Launched in 1997,…