Golden Axed: A Cancelled Prototype

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Golden Axed: A Cancelled Prototype
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System(s): Steam
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Steam
US
FREEFREE[1] 1368460
Steam
EU
FREEFREE[1] 1368460

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Golden Axed: A Cancelled Prototype was a limited-time free game published by Sega for Steam as part of their Go Sega 60th Anniversary campaign. It is a prototype release of a cancelled Golden Axe game titled Golden Axe Reborn. It was removed from sale on 19 October 2020.


From the depths of SEGA’s archives, a glimpse of what could have been, just for the fans!

— Steam Store Page[1]


History

The game was originally developed in 2012 in only two weeks.[2] Programmer Tim Dawson was not informed of the game's release, or that it would be treated as a joke, and reacted angrily on Twitter.[3] In response, Sega edited the game's description to be less derisive.[4][5]

Artwork

Trailer

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Production credits

  • Animation: Adam Dowley
  • Audio: Anne-Marie Weber
  • Environment Art: Brent Waller
  • Design Lead: Daniel Hooley
  • Production: Darius Sadeghian
  • Art Lead: Dean Ferguson
  • Animation: James Fearn-Wannan
  • Concept Art: Jeremy Love
  • Audio Lead: Jeremy Taylor
  • Character Art, 3D Logo: Koji Hashimoto
  • Studio Head: Marcus Fielding
  • Tech Lead: Mark Rowley
  • Rigging: Mauricio Milne-Jones
  • Character Art: Ruan Ji
  • Design: Sanatana Mishra
  • Environment Art: Simon Dew
  • Programming, Animation, Design: Tim Dawson
  • Rigging: Vikram Shingrani
  • Tech Art: Wayne Perry
Source: Sanatana Mishra, Eurogamer[6]

External links

References

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Golden Axe series of games
Arcade
Golden Axe (1989) | Golden Axe: The Revenge of Death Adder (1992) | Golden Axe: The Duel (1994) | Golden Axe (slot machine) (2010)
Sega Mega Drive
Golden Axe (1989) | Golden Axe II (1991) | Golden Axe III (1993)
Sega Master System
Golden Axe (1989) | Golden Axe Warrior (1991)
Windows PC
Golden Axe (1990)
LCD handheld game
Electronic Golden Axe (1990)
Sega Game Gear
Ax Battler: A Legend of Golden Axe (1991)
Sega Saturn
Golden Axe: The Duel (1995)
Sony PlayStation 2
Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 5: Golden Axe (2003)
Xbox 360
Sony PlayStation 3
Golden Axe: Beast Rider (2008)
iOS
Google Android OS
Golden Axe (2009) | Golden Axe (2017)
Xbox Live Arcade
Sega Vintage Collection: Golden Axe (2012)
Steam
Golden Axed: A Cancelled Prototype (2020)
Golden Axe related media
Music
Golden Axe The Music (2008) | Golden Axe I & II (2016)
Book
Tatsujin & Golden Axe Attack Manual Book (1990) | Golden Axe (1992) | Golden Axe: Beast Rider Official Strategy Guide (2008) | The Art of Golden Axe: Beast Rider (2008)