Whatever happened to all the work that went into Stargate SG-1: The Alliance? Perception Studios acquired the license for a Stargate video game and made great headway in its development before the whole thing fell apart circa 2006. But a few copies of the unfinished beta are in circulation.
The folks at Past to Present Online have been playing through the game and posting videos of the experience, giving Stargate fans a firsthand look at the game that didn’t quite make it to market. A couple of segments are embedded below.
Note that this was a few years before Stargate Worlds, another ambitious project that did not reach completion.
A first-person shooter set during SG-1‘s eighth season, The Alliance was so promising because it included voice acting from the whole cast of the show (including the late Don S. Davis), as well as a number of prominent guest stars. (Carmen Argenziano reprises his role of Jacob Carter in the second clip below; Gary Jones voices Walter Harriman.) It adds a nice air of authenticity to the unfolding story.
The game was to be released for the PC, PlayStation 2, and the original Xbox.
Again, the game was unfinished, so in addition to fairly low-resolution models you’ll notice some missing items and effects (like the desk of computers in the S.G.C. Control Room, and the zat gun’s energy discharge).
UPDATE: The videos have been pulled. See the comments thread below.
UPDATE 2: The videos have been replaced below with higher-quality versions from the PC build of the game. Thanks again to the guys at Past to Present! (We’ve also added the previously released 3-minute trailer for the game, below.)
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