Ok so basically I've had some brief conversation with Daniel Hedburg of New Beat Developments fame regarding the unreleased Willies Adventure, over on YouTube.
It's safe to say that the whole Falcon community wanted to see this finished as the demo looked and played fantastically well.
I seen a comment about possibly releasing the unfinished game so thought it would be a good opportunity to probe the possibility with him.
It went as follows:-Hi Daniel,
I notice you have never logged into YouTube for a while but thought it was worth a try sending you a message.
I noticed your comments on the Willie's Adventure video about releasing the unfinished game.
Have you and the rest of the team members discussed the possibility of getting it released to the community?
It would be a real coup to gain access to a more updated version than the demo that was released all those years ago and would surely be well received by the Atari community, specifically the Falcon owners.
Willie's Adventure always looked so promising and really showed what a standard Falcon could do with a platform genre game.
Thanks for taking the time to read this and hope to get a response soon.
Thanks for your kind words. I have talked to Thomas about releasing an updated version of the game several times. He continued to work on the game after I stopped (shortly after the second preview) and he has produced quite a lot graphics, music and new levels, even multiple playable characters to choose from. Unfortunately no levels were entirely finished so it is hard to release something that would be playable. This is of course very sad and I hope that he will finish a few levels eventually and release it so people can enjoy it. It is a fantastic game and it bugs me that we never finished it. I would suggest you to contact Thomas and encourage him to put in a few hours of work in wrapping things up and release something.
Thanks for writing!
Sorry for the late reply!
Thanks for getting in touch with me.
Would you mind if I posted this message on atari-forum.com and created a topic to gather some interest?
I'll happily get in touch with Thomas and see if something could be done!
FrankieI don't mind at all, but if you plan on post it with Thomas' e-mail address, I guess you better write Thomas first to make sure he doesn't mind. If you remove the e-mail address and just refer to our homepage (nb.atari.org) I see no problems at all.
So as you can see from the conversation Daniel would also be keen to see Willies Adventure completed to a degree and has encouraged us to contact Thomas Bergström and see if we can gently convince him to tidy up the package and release it to the general Falcon public!
This is potentially a very good opportunity to have one of the most sort after Falcon games eventually released.
It might be a good idea to try and find what needs to be done from Thomas and see if there is anything the community can do to help? GFX, Music, Coding?
Any way, it is a positive from one of the New Beat guys so lets see what we can do!