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  • B5: The Game!

    Yes another project that could be categorised as a "failed project" the videogame version of Babylon 5 which was in development at Sierra but got cancelled in 1999, it would have been a "space-combat simulator"

    Further details of what could have been an awesome game can be found here:

    http://www.unseen64.net/page/43/

    Thats why according to some, the MASS EFFECT franchise is seen as in some respects the modern day version of a Babylon 5 clone, with the demise of B5, Mass effect is the next best thing!! ...

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    The blog post has been displaced by newer ones, no longer in page 43, here's a direct link to the post, which hopefully won't change:
    http://www.unseen64.net/2010/11/12/b...-pc-cancelled/

    But I suggest that anyone that wants to learn about the game goes to www.firstones.com (the site unseen64 links to as "old Babylon 5 website") many of the links in the left hand side of the main page are related to the game, and the site was founded in the wake of the cancellation of the game.
    The forums are still quite active (I mostly lurk there, but sometimes I post, same as here).

    Another great thing about FirstOnes is that it has a list of game mods that allow to "skin" B5 ships on other games, and that the admins of the site created an archive of some historical B5 sites (not linked from the main page, but linked from a page on the B5 wiki they also host: http://www.firstones.com/wiki/Websites )
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    • #3
      ItÆs probably starring me in the face but couldnÆt see the link to the mirror of the Sierra game site which they hold, so hereÆs a link to the website which FirstoneÆs archived.
      http://www.firstones.com/b5games/

      Funnily enough, I spoke with one of the developers who gave a bit more background into what the game would have been, jmsÆs involvement and how it would have tied in with Crusade, if it had gone beyond 13 episodes.
      http://www.themadgoner.com/B5/B5Scro...m#Screen1_16_1

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      • #4
        Good to see this thread get some real attention!!..lol, thanks for the updates guys, most of the fans might dismiss this as irrelevant news, but if there was anything that could keep the B5 universe alive, even if the TV shows would not be back then it would be THE GAMES....(as long as they were developed by the right studios..) B5 could have lived on in the gaming world, regardless if J.M.S decided to come back and do more b5 episodes or not....

        MASSIVELY missed opportunity....I say..

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        • #5
          It's too bad the footage they shot is lost ... From the script, they had appearances by Luchenko, and I saw some of the footage they shot of Maggie as Jane... *sniff, sniff*

          "Into the Fire" would have been so much fun.
          "Jan Schroeder is insane" - J. Michael Straczynski, March 2008

          The Station: A Babylon 5 Podcast

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