Virtua Hamster (Sega 32X/Saturn)

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Virtua Hamster

1995 Peakstar Blueprint / SEGA

Platforms: SEGA 32X and Saturn

As share of the originate and originate of The Games That Weren’t book, we’re  adding resources and insist material that didn’t make it to print as bonus DLC insist material to fraction with you. Photography are (c) David A. Palmer and old with permission. With as a result of Eric Quakenbush for the further scans offered.

Inside the book is an in-depth and detailed 16 page memoir relating to the unreleased Virtua Hamster by Peakstar/SEGA for the 32X and Saturn platforms. We total talk to fashion designer Eric Quakenbush, producer David A Palmer, lead developer Slash Kimberley, affiliate producer/artist Ben Palmer, artist Roddy McMillan and musician Paul Tankard – getting their recollections relating to the mission.

The 32X model was a largely crop down model of Eric Quakenbush’s celebrated game invent, with a Saturn model to be started afterwards which would extra closely align with Eric’s celebrated vision. The Saturn model was by no methodology to be started as a result of events with the 32X model.

Just a few months from completion, SEGA made up our minds to pull the skedaddle as a result of financial points at SEGA of The united states. David A Palmer was given total possession of your total game invent and code as share of a settlement.

Each and every Eric and David had been very style to produce resources from the game to incorporate within the book, which we did. Nonetheless, easiest a minute sample will more than possible be shown and subsequently now we had been given permission so that you just would possibly perhaps add the relaxation online as bonus insist material. David in explicit loaned GTW a total portfolio of theory designs, maps, game invent documents and even bits of code print outs. Effectively over 100 scans had been made which potential that, and would possibly well well even be chanced on below.

There is moreover a discover of the early prototype that sneaked out, though it is miles hoped that the final build of the game will more than possible be allowed for originate some day quickly. We are going to mean you would possibly well well presumably understand as quickly as this would possibly perhaps perhaps happen.

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Photography are (c) David A. Palmer and old with permission. With as a result of Eric Quakenbush for the further scans offered.

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