|Atari Mascot Character Game|
|State of completion:||Concept work started.|
|Also planned or released for:||PC|
|Notes:||Game is not listed in the Atari
Dealer Price List Q3/1995.
Atari management decided
that the reason that Sega and Nintendo were doing so well wasn't good game design or third
party developer support, it was their cool mascot characters. The art department was
tasked with coming up with a mascot character, one that was distinctly American in flavor
and would make a good plushy. (I'm not kidding!) Various designers/artists spent two weeks
sketching, then presented what we'd done to management. They scratched their heads and
asses and said they'd get back to them. Turns out they didn't like any of them, and they
scrapped the whole project. It never got far enough to even think about the
"cartridge vs. CD" question, nor did gameplay become a topic other than they
wanted a platform hopper since that's what Sonic was.
CR: How about Black ICE\White Noise?