Dr. Petter’s 116 Unfinished Games of Delight and Madness

By: Derek Yu

On: May 15th, 2008

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DrPetter, the brilliant mind behind sfxr, was inspired by the awesome Unfinished Game Demo/Dump thread on TIGForums and decided to contribute a mosaic of 116 of his own unfinished creations.

The games listed span from 1995 to 2008, which I guess corresponds to half my life (born 1982).

You can see the full image here (3 mb) – wow, is that ever fun to look at! DrPetter has also written short descriptions for each of the games (some of which can be played at his website)!

Definitely check out the rest of the dumps, too. You might not think it, but it’s quite inspiring (and entertaining) to see people’s unfinished work. I’m considering contributing some games to it myself!

  • PHeMoX

    There are at least a project or ten-twenty that I would love to see finished one day!

  • Bryce

    I think he should layer some of the games over each other a la Rom Check Fail and make one finished game out of them.

  • Jordan

    Wow – some very cool looking ideas there! What about using the images to created a kind of visual version of the video game name generator?

  • muku

    I’m in awe. Where does a single individual get the time to start (and abandon) so many game projects?

  • Eric

    Damn swedes.

  • http://gnomeslair.blogspot.com/ gnome

    Now, *that* is indeed art.

  • http://www.g4g.it FireSword

    I would like to host this dumps in a huge zip… i was wonder if the author pass here by… do i have the permission to do that?

  • Lim-Dul

    Sweden – the avant-garde of indie gaming. :-D

    It seems that not only Cactus is so prolific although he manages to finish most of his projects, I believe.

  • DrPetter

    FireSword: Host what in a zip? My screenshots and descriptions? All projects posted on the “unfinished” forum thread?
    Mine can be used for whatever, but obviously you’d have to ask in the forum about the others.

    (Yay, I’m a brilliant mind now! That totally goes on my CV)

  • http://www.g4g.it FireSword

    Ok thx for the reply Dr. Petter, i wanted to host a zip containing all your unfinished work, coz i am too lazy to write you an e-mail or register on forum i used this comments place.

    Btw when i posted my comment, i didn’t visit your website, so when i visited it i realised that not all the unfinished-games are there.. so…

    nvm.. i simply can’t host it, beacouse they are not all available for download :D

  • http://lumberingdream.com !CE-9

    DrPetter: please unfinish a cave story rip-off too, just for the sake of completeness.=)

  • DrPetter
  • PoV

    Haha… wow. So you really did make a Cave Story rip off ’cause someone suggested it. :D

  • http://lumberingdream.com !CE-9

    DrPetter=))) I’m speechless. You’re awesome.=)