An ancient, nameless evil stirs beneath the earth, twisting the land and its people alike with its corrupting force. Two rival nations careen toward war, as a shadowy figure arms them both with unholy weapons of immense power. And a disgraced knight is called upon to overcome the centuries-old pain that divides these peoples, his own grief, and malevolent forces fanning the flames of hate. This epic tale frames a roleplaying game with a unique tactical battle system, a detailed world with over 50 explorable areas and more than 100 items, and beautiful 8-bit graphics — all to immerse you into the world of Infinity!
A Game Boy Color game that was cancelled before it was finished is to be completed and released as a physical cartridge.
Infinity was an RPG that was under development at Affinix Software between 1999 and 2001, and was due to be published by Crave Entertainment.
However, when the Game Boy Advance launched and interest in the Game Boy Color diminished as a result, Crave dropped the game and Affinix was disbanded.
Now an official site for the game has launched by Incube8 Games (as reported by Nintendo Life), with the intention being to launch a Kickstarter campaign to not only complete the game, but release it on physical Game Boy cartridges.
The physical versions will be released by publisher Retro Modding, with a digital ROM version also available for emulators and flash carts.
“For the 20th anniversary of Infinity, we have assembled a team consisting of both Affinix originals and fresh faces to finally complete Infinity and give it the physical cartridge release for the Game Boy Color that it always deserved,” a statement on the site reads.
Infinity was supposed to be a 20-hour RPG consisting of more than 50 explorable areas and more than 100 items.
In 2016 an unfinished version of the game was published online by former Affinix staff, but because of the numerous bugs in the code the game ends around a quarter of the way into the story.
A number of unfinished games of interest to Nintendo fans have been released in recent weeks. In late January a cancelled Xbox 360 HD remaster of Nintendo 64 classic GoldenEye 007 was leaked online in a near-complete state.
A few weeks later, a fully playable version of Rare’s cancelled N64 game Dinosaur Planet – which was eventually repurposed for GameCube as Star Fox Adventures – was also leaked online.
Neither of these games is likely to be completed and properly released, like Infinity will be if its Kickstarter campaign is successful.
The RPG was originally supposed to release in 2001 but was scrapped…
Stretch goal 19: GBA-Enhanced version - $275,000 CAD
Infinity gets enhanced for the GBA! For anyone who isn’t familiar, a very small number of GBC games, towards the end of the console’s lifespan, received some “bonus content” that was available only when playing on a GBA; for example, the Advance Shop in Oracle of Ages / Seasons, which was only accessible when playing on a GBA and allowed you to purchase some unique items! While the exact content is still being discussed, this stretch goal means there will be some extra content to access when playing on GBA/SP!
Stretch goal 20: Switch and Steam Enhanced versions - $350,000 CAD [Unlocked!]
Infinity will be getting an enhanced version for the Nintendo Switch! What we mean by enhanced, is that it won’t be a simple one-to-one port from the Game Boy Color to the Switch; we hope to be able to utilize the improved hardware of the Switch in order to offer a few small but important quality improvements, such as modern aspect ratios and improved audio. Even better, this stretch goal also stands to benefit a previously unlocked stretch goal as well, as the development done to enhance Infinity for the Switch will also allow us to make similar improvements on the Steam port!
Definitely looks like a game I would play on the Game Boy Color. What are your thoughts?