Despite what asset flip games would have you believe, the process of making a video game is an incredibly lengthy one. From securing funding and designing assets, to managing a team and dealing with publishers, there is so much work that goes into even the smallest of projects that it’s no wonder that some titles can take years to even get through to the testing stages.
And as you might expect with so many balls in the air, it becomes very easy for one to drop and take the whole project with it, sending titles tumbling from the ascent and into development hell. Here in this fetid wasteland, projects can languish for years, having assets scraped out to be used for other games, or passed back and forth between publishers who cut and chop so much that the final project ends up looking nothing like the original intention.
And those are the lucky ones, as at least these see the light of day eventually. Well, “lucky” if you define releasing to a chorus of boos and hisses as being fortunate.
I’ll give you one guess as to what happened to these eight titles. Yeah. Buckle up.