Mr. Ernest Adams, the man behind 3rd Degree, the multiplayer CD-i party game.
After another information on our Facebook group from Roberth Rivero (Thank you again!) who post a picture of a French article from CD Consoles. It makes me remember about another article I remember to see in the 90’s in another French magazine dedicated to the CD-i.
We are talking about an unreleased game called Evidence – The Last Report from Microïdes, the same producer of Secret Mission.
With a released date scheduled to early 1995, the CD-i version never saw the light of the day (just like for the Atari Jaguar CD). The only 3 released version went for DOS, PC CD-ROM and PlayStation 1.
One of the programmer of this game is the same who made the CD-i version of Secret Mission, Nicolas Gohin.
The game is a classic crime story… an intense detective adventure. You play Daniel Singer (friends call him “Dan”), a reporter for Channel Z. Sarah Hopkins, Dan’s ex-girlfriend, has been murdered and Dan, unable to control his anger at her innocent death, finds himself being dragged into the desperate case. He launches his own investigation into the heinous crime but the job isn’t going to be easy… There are people in high places who don’t want Dan to uncover information which could implicate them in Sarah’s murder and destroy their careers.
The real-time 3D scenes slam Dan right down the barrel of a gun with high-speed pursuits, deadly shootouts and cat-and-mouse boat chases. In stark contrast to the action, a lot of the people Dan meets aren’t too interested in helping him out, so he’s got to use a bit of tact to get what he’s after. It’s times like these when a slick tongue and lots of cash go a long way. But Dan knows one fellow he can trust: Peter Rugler, DEA inspector. He’s there to back Dan up and supply him with whatever he needs to solve the crime and put the murderer behind bars for good.
The action of the game takes place in a big American city. There is a municipal election coming up and anarchy reigns in the streets. Under this dark backdrop Dan must quickly solve the brutal crime of the murder of the woman he once loved…
You can watch the Introduction and gameplay of the PC Version:
The unreleased titles is a very interesting subject. While we was “out” of the scene and preparing our return, we made a lot of research. From this research came Gremlin Interactive (bought by Infogrames). This is a long way after an interview we’ll publish this year. This leads us to an unreleased CD-i title, Litil Divil™ 2.
You can find Phil Plunkett’s artwork here.
Continuing in the YouTube videos under the CD-i Unreleased titles, here is a very good overview of several titles.
This is from YouTuber Jenovi who made some researches from several places, including The BlackMoon Project and Interactive Dreams.
In this video he speaks about the following titles:
The Apprentice 2; Battle Chess; The Lost Vikings; Breaker; Scramble; Dead End; Discworld; Microcosm; Space Ranger; Super Mario Wacky Worlds; Mario Takes America; Urban Murderfiles – Episode 2 New Jersey and Voyeur™ 2.
This information comes directly from our Facebook Group member Roberth Rivero who posts this news about a YouTuber called Manmonkee. Manmonkee talks about Discworld game, under various formats, including CD-i:
A YouTuber called Manmonkee dropped a bomb of a comment a month ago revealing something truly unexpected…It seems that Atari approached Perfect 10 Productions/Teeny Weeny Games (where Manmonkee worked) in order to port Discworld to the Jaguar CD, which never moved foward beyond the discussional phase via phone. Damn, we lost a good one…But you may be wondering what does this has to do with the CD-i? Well here’s the real kicker: Manmonkee confirmed to me that the CD-i version of Discworld was not only finished but fully playable as well. So there you have it CD-i fans, you lost a good title as well 🙁
I am glad to see that our return has shaken the community!
Here is Manmonkee’s YouTube video: