The proof of the existence of the Smurfs (The Smurfs) on Dreamcast and Playstation 2
If Unreleased Dreamcast have been talked about by their cancellations, including Half Life , Agartha or Castlevania Resurrection, others have remained more mysterious or have fallen into oblivion, poor Kyskrew.
Feel free to browse the list of canceled games from the Dreamcast if you want to learn more about the story that could have been. Sega's latest console died too soon.
We only see the emerged face of the Iceberg. Games were developed in the greatest secrecy, they were classified. They were never announced and shown to the general public.
Remember Stamped DC which surprised the whole community a few years ago.
A Runecraft employee explained to me that he worked on versions of Monopoly and Scrabble for the White Lady:
«I think we had very early versions of Monopoly and Scrabble running, they were barely playable. I don't know why they were canceled. I suspect Hasbro approached Runecraft on the Dreamcast port.»
Going back to an old conversation from many years ago. An old man in the industry confessed to me having programmed on The Smurfs scheduled for Dreamcast and Playstation 2. I hadn't paid any attention to it until yesterday.
Where do these little blue beings come from in white caps and pants?
The Smurfs is a Belgian comic book series created by Peyo in 1958 telling the story of an imaginary people of little blue creatures living in a mushroom village in the middle of a vast European forest during a mythical Middle Ages.
They defended themselves from their sworn enemy Gargamel accompanied by his cat Azrael who stalked them relentlessly.
My acquaintance agreed to present the game to us on video. We can thank him.
The project had stopped at 30% of its development. Just a few levels are playable.
The game, on video, runs on a PC (level editor of the studio). Chances are it could be played on the machines it was intended for.
The game does not run with a DC or PS2 emulator. Its owner used "GDE player". The GDE is exported in PC format (GD is the game engine and level editor of Appaloosa).
It will be necessary to be satisfied with this video. Its owner does not wish to disseminate it publicly on the Internet. Out of respect, don't harass him and respect his choice.
Credit for the video to "Mihály Sáránszki"
How many of these games created in the shadows could exist?
Credit for the video to "Mihály Sáránszki". A Dreamcast tech demo from the Appaloosa studio featuring a mermaid, a little Ecco the Dolphin side, no?
In my research at Unreleased, I had the opportunity to interview some developers. I took the opportunity to devote articles about these canceled games with new information: