Unfinished Game 'Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans' Unveiled On Internet 18 Years After Abandonment

Jon MendozaSep 19, 2016 09:16 AM EDT
Blizzard Entertainment/Warcraft Adventures

After 18 years, Blizzard Entertainment's game "Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans" has finally been revealed to have in fact been playable. The game was canceled before completion, but has now finally been released in its final pre-release state.

On Sept. 9, Russian-based Scrolls of Lore forum member Reidor wrote that after 18 years of waiting, the game, which was cancelled by Blizzard in 1998, had finally been released. According to the user, the game is in its full pre-release version, along with in-game cinematics and interest text documents.

"This is my gift for all Blizzard fans, old and new," Reidor wrote.

At the end of Reidor's post is a download link for the game. However, the connecting link to Mediafire seems to fail to display the content. According to speculations, it might have been taken down.

Along with Reidor's post were some comments by other forum members. One member, Lord Grimtale, wrote that for some reasons, he really wanted to see modern "Warcraft" characters and events being depicted in that cartoony 90's era art style."

Another forum member, Marthen, wrote on the website that he had said it multiple times that he would love and could imagine an animated series using the game's style. "Well, with a bit better animations and fidelity," the user added.

In line with the game's background, "Warcraft Adventures" was a "hand-drawn point 'n click" game intended to inject fun and humanity to the series, as per IGN. According to the publication, the game's overall goal was to make the Orc faction more sympathetic and relatable to players.

Blizzard reportedly cancelled the game's production, since the studio viewed the game as subpar to LucasArts' "Curse of Monkey Island," and "Grim Fandango."

As of this writing, Blizzard has yet to comment on the leak of "Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans." 

 

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