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Year of the first release LicenseCommercial
Number of disks (or CD)1PublisherRasputin [Power Label] - Worldwide
Number max of players1Budget publisher
Simultaneous max players1DeveloperTri-Logik
ArtistsCoder : Steven Bovis
Graphician : Steven Bovis
Musician : Laurence Francis
Misc : Laurence Francis
Misc : Steven Bovis
Misc : Tim Croucher
Language in manual
Amiga original gameno
Have cheatcodeno
Have SPS releaseno
WHD installnoWHD information
HD installunknownHD notes
SubcategoryAdventure - Point & Click
ThemeAdventure - Exploration
ThemeHistorical - Mysteries - Mary Celeste
ThemeHorror / Supernatural
ViewpointFirst Person
Conversion hardwareAtari ST/E
PC (Windows)
Conversion notes

Based on unreleased Tri-Logik Studios Atari ST version.
PC versions: SVGA

N.B. Released by G2 Games for PC (Windows) in late 2007.

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[1] Game concept by Steve Bovis and Tim Croucher; puzzle design by Steve Bovis and Laurence Francis. Coding & graphics by Steve Bovis. Music by Laurence Francis.

[2] Scheduled for release on the A1200 and CD32 in 1995 by Rasputin, the game was never released despite previews appearing in Amiga magazines and the release of a CD32 demo.

Originally LIMBO OF THE LOST began life not on the Amiga, but on the Atari ST in the early 1990s as a pure text adventure in the great Infocom tradition. Developer Tri-Logik Studios set-out to rejuvenate the text adventure genre on the Atari ST, but found development time to be lengthy and coders hard to attract to the genre and the platform. With publisher Zenobi Software going under and the Atari ST market ailing, a decision was made to shelve the game.

In 1995, the project was resurrected on the Amiga and the game was morphed into a graphical point 'n' click adventure. Things began to immediately look up. Laurence Francis joined the project as musician & puzzle designer and an Amiga 500 demo plus VHS video intro were assembled, which secured them a publishing contract with Rasputin. The demo was shown at the ECTS show in London and numerous magazines previewed artwork and screenshots from the game.

Game development was shifted to the A1200 and CD32, and a coverdisc demo was released with CD32 Gamer (Apr 95, Issue 11). Tri-Logik's long awaited vision was finally going to be published, or so they thought. Unfortunately, history would repeat itself and, like the Atari ST version, the game did not see the light of day on the A1200/CD32 thanks to the dying Amiga market. This spelt the end of not only the Amiga release, but also Tri-Logik Studios.

The tale did not end there, however. In 2003, Tri-Logik Studios re-emerged as Majestic Studios and LIMBO OF THE LOST was finally released in late 2007 on the PC. The game, however, was withdrawn by its publishers in June 2008 amid allegations of plagiarism of a staggering number of PC games and motion picture sequences without permission (see HERE).

[3] Previews of the Amiga version of LIMBO OF THE LOST appeared in the following magazines:

- The One Amiga (Issue 81, June 95, pp32-33)
- Amiga Computing (Issue 88, July 95, pp98-99)
- Amiga Computing U.S. Edition (Issue 2, July 95, pp80-81)

TRIVIA: The premise of LIMBO OF THE LOST is loosely based on the merchant vessel mystery of the Mary Celeste. "Limbo of the Lost" in its own right is the name of a mythical quadrant of the Sargasso Sea, alternatively known as the Bermuda Triangle. On the 5th December, 1872 the Mary Celeste was found mysteriously deserted in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of the Azores Islands, Portugal.

On the 5th December, 1945 - exactly 73 years on - a whole squadron of U.S. planes, Flight 19, went missing over the Bermuda Triangle. A planned Amiga sequel, LIMBO 2: TEMPTATIONS OF TAROT, was to be premised on the mysterious disappearance of Flight 19. Believe It or Not! [Source: The One preview, Issue 81 (June 95), pp32-33]

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