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Macsen Software had intended to release a second game using the EastEnders license, but went into voluntary liquidation before it could be completed.
The 3rd Birthday
Hajime Tabata worked on The 3rd Birthday and Final Fantasy Type-0 at the same time, both games having originally been intended for mobile devices, but were later changed to PlayStation Portable games. Square Enix requested Tabata to focus on The 3rd Birthday, which almost lead to Final Fantasy Type-0 being cancelled.
Also Appears On: Final Fantasy Type-0 (Game)
Contributed by chocolatejr9 on September 28, 2023
Fate/Grand Order
The original plan for the game was a PvP, online MMO game known as Fate/Apocrypha. However, these plans were cancelled early in development. The project was later revived as "Fate Online Project Reboot" on the behest of publisher Aniplex wanting to make a mobile game to promote the Fate IP. According to head writer Kinoko Nasu, he never owned a smartphone prior to the development of Fate/Grand Order, but got one and played various free-to-play mobile games for reference. Fate/Apocrypha itself would later be revived as a Light Novel series.
Contributed by aa1205 on September 28, 2023
Type Moon Wiki page on Fate/Grand Order development:
Type Moon Wiki page on Fate/Apocrypha development:
Collection: Pajama Sam
A pilot was made for a Pajama Sam television series that was pitched to PBS Kids, where Sam was aged up but inexplicably retained his onesie pajamas, and had a generic school bully as a nemesis. It supposedly had a high budget, and Humongous animator John Michaud, who revealed its existence, claims that it was fortunate it wasn't picked up.
El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera
El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera was intended to be developed over a span of 12 months. However, due to the cartoon being abruptly cancelled the game was developed over 2 months instead, with a greatly reduced budget, and a planned Wii version being cancelled.
Neopets: The Darkest Faerie
A PlayStation version of the game was being developed by The Code Monkeys, but was cancelled in favor of a PlayStation 2 version. When asked why, the Neopets team revealed that they "felt that it couldn't achieve everything we wanted it to on the PS1", but also noted that "the graphics will be much better."
Contributed by chocolatejr9 on September 27, 2023
Company: Interplay
In 2015, internet artists Chris O'Neil and Psychicpebbles were commissioned to make a trailer for a cancelled reboot of ClayFighter, and made a commercial actively mocking Interplay and the ClayFighter brand, showing quotes from negative reviews, referring to low-quality Interplay games, bait-and-switching an Earthworm Jim reboot, and having a narrator who has a disappointed tone of voice when he discovers that he is announcing ClayFighter.

According to Psychicpebbles, the CEO of Interplay was "braindead" and did not pick up on the self-deprecation.
Also Appears On: OneyWare (Company), ClayFighter (Collection)
Contributed by Wario Wario Wario on September 23, 2023
Ninjabread Man
On January 23rd, 2008, a sequel to Ninjabread Man was announced by Data Design Interactive, titled "Ninjabread Man - Blades of Fury". However, for unknown reasons, the game was cancelled and the company was shut down in 2012.
Contributed by chocolatejr9 on September 21, 2023
Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl
Attachment Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl was intended to launch with a deluxe edition that would contain extra alternate costumes, much like the deluxe edition made for Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2 - this never came to be due to the alternate costumes not being finished in time for launch, with the game eventually receiving a free update to add one costume per character.
Contributed by Wario Wario Wario on September 21, 2023
NASB Discord server, use "from:repiteo" to find it quicker - if the NASB 2 discussion thread gets taken down without archiving, the screenshot still exists.
Pizza Tower
Attachment The Weenie and Burger Golfer enemies are based on Peter and Mac, the protagonists of an unmade Pizza Tower predecessor called Weenie Cop.
Bad Piggies
Bad Piggies was originally conceived as a level editor for standard Angry Birds levels, before being reworked into a vehicle-building game.
Dark Deception: Monsters & Mortals
On September 17, 2023, the official Dark Deception: Monsters & Mortals Twitter account revealed that there were plans for a crossover DLC pack based on the game Murder House by Puppet Combo, but that said plans fell through for unknown reasons. A pitch trailer for the collaboration was also uploaded as part of the tweet.
Also Appears On: Murder House (Game)
Franchise: Donkey Kong
Attachment Dutch electronics company Philips planned to release a Donkey Kong game for the CD-i as part of the deal with Nintendo that led to the release of Hotel Mario, Link: The Faces of Evil, Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon, and Zelda's Adventure. The Donkey Kong game's existence was alluded to in two "Gaming Gossip" articles by Electronic Gaming Monthly as well as a trade ad which depicted Donkey Kong exiting a limousine alongside Mario, Link, and Zelda. However, more concrete evidence for the game's existence didn't emerge until former Riedel Software Productions employee Adrian Jackson-Jones included a post on his LinkedIn page stating that he programmed the engine for it (the LinkedIn post incorrectly cites Australian visual effects studio Rising Sun Pictures due to them sharing initials). This information was then brought to public attention in 2022 by the LostMediaWiki, a website which documents searches for lost or otherwise publicly unavailable works.

An investigation by Time Extension led to writer John Szczepaniak getting in contact with both Jackson-Jones and Riedel Software Productions owner Michael J. Riedel. Both parties have little memory of the Donkey Kong game due to the amount of time that passed and the company's habit of erasing their data for cancelled projects. Additionally, Jackson-Jones revealed that due to a memory disorder, he recalls little about the game other than his direct experiences programming it. Despite this, Jackson-Jones was able to confirm his involvement with the Donkey Kong game, stating that one of the biggest difficulties during development was the CD-i's memory limitations, which were circumvented by only loading in assets that would be visible on-screen, using the player's movement to determine what to put into memory.
Roy E. Disney, the nephew of Walt Disney, was not informed that The Walt Disney Company's licensing department had granted Sega the rights to develop a Fantasia video game until after its release. He had previously promised Walt before his death that merchandising deals would not be made for Fantasia, resulting in the game's withdrawal from sale after roughly 100 days.
Also Appears On: Disney (Company)
Contributed by Wario Wario Wario on September 12, 2023
Following the release of the BBC Micro, independent branches of rival free-to-air channel ITV initiated plans to brand a microcomputer by Transam Computers with the ITV name, selling at the same price as the BBC Micro. This was ultimately vetoed by the Independent Television Companies Association due to ITV being prohibited from sponsoring products at the time, alongside potential conflicts of interest with ITV's own advertisers, which included other microcomputer manufacturers.
Contributed by Wario Wario Wario on September 12, 2023
A fangame called Chomper's was in development, with the hope that it could become a new title in the Fazbear Fanverse Initiative. However, due to drama involving the game's director, the whole game was cancelled before it was even sent to Scott Cawthon. Despite this, a pitch demo was eventually released for free on Game Jolt.
Attachment According to Kane Carter (creator of the POPGOES series of fangames), Scott Cawthon had contacted IvanG about possibly allowing the Jolly series to become part of the Fazbear Fanverse Initiative, unaware that the series was based on the real-life Filipino fast food chain Jollibee. Before accepting Scott's invitation, IvanG posted a picture on his Twitter of Jolly with a PlayStation 4 controller. This alerted the other Fanverse devs, who promptly told Scott about both the copyrighted material in Jolly and the fact that Ivan was teasing the Fanverse, ultimately leading the series to be dropped from the project.
Also Appears On: Fazbear Fanverse Initiative (Franchise)
Aftonbuilt was created as a pitch to Scott Cawthon for an original game made for the Fazbear Fanverse Initiative, but it was declined. The game's existence, as well as a demo, were first revealed on April 22, 2022.
Also Appears On: Fazbear Fanverse Initiative (Franchise)
Sonic Mars
Sonic Mars was a concept game that was cancelled for unknown reasons (though it likely had something to do with the limitations and ultimate failure of the Sega 32X), before eventually being reworked into what eventually became Sonic X-treme.

In 2007, two different scripts were leaked for the cancelled game. The first, written by Michael Kosaka, focused on the 3D graphics and notably included elements from the 1993 Sonic the Hedgehog television series (referred to by fans as "Sonic SatAM"), which was airing at the time. The second, written by Don Goddard, focused more on how the game combined 3D graphics with 2D sprites, and dropped the SatAM elements.
Contributed by chocolatejr9 on September 10, 2023
Super Mario Run
Even though Super Mario Run didn't officially release in China and had no Chinese language support, there is still an official FAQ page for the game in Simplified Chinese along with the other officially available languages.
Contributed by CuriousUserX90 on September 9, 2023
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