Games part of an unfinished series - an IFDB Poll

by Jonathan Blask
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I think it is both funny and interesting when games bill themselves as "Part # in the [blank] series" (and other games are never written). It is fun to speculate what directions those future games may have gone. This poll is a memorial to those games that may have been!

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Trading Punches, by Mike Snyder
4 votes
"Part 1 of The Convergence Saga" [+]"Part 1 of The Convergence Saga:
The author wrote an essay about the game. Among other things, he talks about what had been his future plans for the series. You can read it here: http://www.sidneymerk.com/comp04/punches.shtml" () --Jonathan Blask
... "This had an intriguing setting." [+]"This had an intriguing setting.: I think this is one of the more detailed examples of mythoepia and worldbuilding in IF, and I haven't even finished the whole game. It's too bad the series was not continued." --strivenword... (No comment) [+](No comment) --Kinetic Mouse Car... (No comment) [+](No comment) --Lance Cirone...

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Journey, by Marc Blank
3 votes
"Part One of the Golden Age Trilogy" [+]"Part One of the Golden Age Trilogy" --Jonathan Blask... "We never learn more about Umber" [+]"We never learn more about Umber: Much of the talk of Umber late in the game suggests he would have played a large role in what would have been the remainder of the Golden Age trilogy. Probably a malevolent role at that, all the more so since Astrix and the rest of the Wizard's Council "know him not."" ( - Full review) --mjhayes... (No comment) [+](No comment) --Lance Cirone...

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The Windhall Chronicles, Volume 1: The Path to Fortune, by Jeff Cassidy and C. E. Forman
3 votes
"This one can stand on its own, but I would have loved to follow up on Aerin's training." [+]"This one can stand on its own, but I would have loved to follow up on Aerin's training." ( - Full review) --Rovarsson... (No comment) [+](No comment) --Jonathan Blask... (No comment) [+](No comment) --Lance Cirone...

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SceptreQuest, by Sean Givan and Cardinal Teulbachs
3 votes
""first and only one of a series of seven"" [+]""first and only one of a series of seven"" --Jonathan Blask... "Creative use of vomit in the game." [+]"Creative use of vomit in the game.: I liked the use of vomit in the game." () --jgerrie... (No comment) [+](No comment) --Lance Cirone...

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Worlds Apart, by Suzanne Britton
2 votes
"Sequel novel was never written" [+]"Sequel novel was never written: The game ends by saying that the story will be continued in a sequel novel. This is unlike most of the games on this list that promise an INTERACTIVE sequel, but it is still an unfulfilled sequel hook. It is almost 25 years later and the sequel has not yet been written." --P-Tux7... (No comment) [+](No comment) () --JasonMel...

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Questprobe Featuring The Hulk, by Scott Adams, John Romita Sr., Mark Gruenwald, and Kem NcNair
2 votes
"Twelve parts planned" [+]"Twelve parts planned: This was the first of only three released in the Questprobe series." --Fredrik... (No comment) [+](No comment) --Lance Cirone...

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Barsoom Adventure #1: The Lost City, by Susan Schnitger
2 votes
"Was there ever supposed to be a #2?" [+]"Was there ever supposed to be a #2?: #2 is advertised at the end, but the suggested title almost seems like a joke." () --Fredrik... (No comment) [+](No comment) --Lance Cirone...

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Hero, Inc Part 1: Calling All Heroes, by Nate Cull
2 votes
"TO BE CONTINUED in Volume 2 of HERO, INC!" [+]"TO BE CONTINUED in Volume 2 of HERO, INC!:
Also from the game:
You did it! You've won this round! Tune in for the next episode of HERO, INC!
(Volume 2 release date to be announced, but likely mid 1997.)" --Jonathan Blask
... (No comment) [+](No comment) --Lance Cirone...

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams and Steve Meretzky
2 votes
"Ends with a sequel hook" [+]"Ends with a sequel hook: The story of this game ends about halfway through the book that it was based on. A sequel promising to deal with "Milliways: The Restaurant at the End of the Universe" never materialized due to Douglas Adams preferring to work on Bureaucracy. A very early work-in-progress version of the sequel was leaked to the public in 2008, but it only lasts for a few rooms. Due to the game starting exactly where its predecessor ended (stepping out onto the surface of Magrathea), it can be assumed that this game would have dealt with the remainder of the events from the first book as well as at least some of the events of the sequel." --P-Tux7... "I think we can..." [+]"I think we can all agree that The Restaurant at the End of the Universe would have single-handedly assured the dominance of commercial IF for decades to come." () --Lazarus Long...

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Enhanced, by Hans Persson and Dominik Zemmler
2 votes
"the first (and so far the only) part of the Cyberventure trilogy" [+]"the first (and so far the only) part of the Cyberventure trilogy" --Jonathan Blask... (No comment) [+](No comment) --Lance Cirone...

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Dual Transform, by Andrew Plotkin
2 votes
"Ends with a "to be continued"" [+]"Ends with a "to be continued": Ends with a "to be continued" yet it is 13 years later" --P-Tux7... "" *** To Be..." [+]"" *** To Be Continued *** "" () --JasonMel...

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Wonderland, by David Bishop, Bob Coles, Paul Findley, Ken Gordon, Richard Huddy, Steve Lacey, Doug Rabson, Anita Sinclair, Hugh Steers and Mark Taylor
1 vote
"A second game based on "Through the Looking-Glass" was planned" [+]"A second game based on "Through the Looking-Glass" was planned: According to Jimmy Maher's sources, Wonderland, obviously based on "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland", was to be followed by a sequel based on "Through the Looking-Glass" if it did well. Not only did it not do well, but it was Magnetic Scrolls' final interactive fiction game, and their second-to-last game overall." --P-Tux7...

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Max Blaster and Doris de Lightning Against the Parrot Creatures of Venus, by Dan Shiovitz and Emily Short
1 vote
""First adventure", and last" [+]""First adventure", and last: The game calls itself the "first Max Blaster and Doris de Lightning" adventure in a secret menu, and the ending hints an upcoming mission." ( - Full review) --Lance Cirone...

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Twin Kingdom Valley, by Trevor Hall and P. M. Skinner
1 vote
"Sequel planned, but never released" [+]"Sequel planned, but never released: Work was started on the game engine for The Valley of Gold, but the game was not finished, and not even designed in any kind of detail." () --Fredrik...

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Deception of the Mind's Eye, by Gareth Pitchford
1 vote
"Two parts planned" [+]"Two parts planned: Part one remained unpublished for about 17 years; second part was designed, but will never be completed." --Fredrik...

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Dutch Dapper IV: The Final Voyage, by Harry Hol
1 vote
"A delightful homage to Douglas Adams, replete with satire and whacky hijinx" [+]"A delightful homage to Douglas Adams, replete with satire and whacky hijinx: a textbook example of what the author calls "pulling a George Lucas". The prequels don't exist, and were never supposed to in the first place. Not that I would mind if they did..." () --Felix Pleșoianu...

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Today is the Same as Any Other, by Adam Wasserman
1 vote
"This is the first..." [+]"This is the first game in the Bunker series, but it is currently the only episode. The ending strongly hints at a next installment. While it is a completed piece it is currently not enough to stand on its own. There were things that were left unexplored, and it would be great if the author decides to add a second episode." () --Kinetic Mouse Car...

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Breath Pirates, by Mike Snyder
1 vote
"Breath Pirates was the introduction to a hypothetical trilogy called The Oxygen Wars, which was never written. " [+]"Breath Pirates was the introduction to a hypothetical trilogy called The Oxygen Wars, which was never written. :
(quoted from the author's website)" --Jonathan Blask
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Dithyrambic Bastards, by Sam Kabo Ashwell
1 vote
"I wasn't actually..." [+]"I wasn't actually intending to write any sequels to this; it was just a cheap way of avoiding a proper ending." --Sam Kabo Ashwell...

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The WadeWars Book III: Askin, by Jim Fisher
1 vote
"Despite the title, this was the first installment in the Wadewars trilogy." [+]"Despite the title, this was the first installment in the Wadewars trilogy." () --Zape...

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Punkirita Quest 1: Liquid, by Ryan Stevens
1 vote
(No comment) [+](No comment) --Pinstripe...

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Housekey, Part I, by AriŽn Holthuizen
1 vote
"Considering the premise, content, size and title of this game, I'd say this one is hard to beat for unfinished series humour." [+]"Considering the premise, content, size and title of this game, I'd say this one is hard to beat for unfinished series humour." ( - Full review) --Wade Clarke...

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The Shadow in the Cathedral, by Ian Finley and Jon Ingold
1 vote
(No comment) [+](No comment) () --Denk...

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Shadowland I: The Tower of Iron, by Tom Claburn
1 vote
"Fits the bill for..." [+]"Fits the bill for this poll." ( - Full review) --OtisTDog...

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When in Rome 2: Far from Home, by Emily Short
1 vote
"There were..." [+]"There were supposed to be three more games, they never came out" --Lance Cirone...

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Varkana, by Maryam Gousheh-Forgeot
1 vote
"Looks very much..." [+]"Looks very much like the opening chapter of a much larger piece; ends just as the real adventure is about to begin." ( - Full review) --Sam Kabo Ashwell...

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The Usher Foundation I: The Dark, by Apollosboy
1 vote
"The first of a..." [+]"The first of a series with twelve completed entries, out of an intended fourteen." () --OverThinking...

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Dynamite Powers vs. the Ray of Night!, by Mike Carletta
1 vote
"Sort of "episode 7"" [+]"Sort of "episode 7": Probably a joke, but at the end of the game, episode 8 is announced." () --Denk...

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