Prototype release for Evil Twin Dreamcast and Jekyll and Hyde (Unreleased)

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Loloretro
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Prototype release for Evil Twin Dreamcast and Jekyll and Hyde (Unreleased)

Post#1 » Sun Nov 20, 2022 3:20 pm

The memoirs of Evil Twin: Cyprien's Chronicles and Jekyll and Hyde, two games created by the French development studio In Utero.

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Former developers of In Utero tell us more about the history and development of these two games by also sharing with us more than a hundred sketches, illustrations, photos and level plans!

I would like to thank them again for their kindness, for their testimonies and for trusting me by sending me their archive including a multitude of conceptual materials.

I also thank all the other members of the Parisian studio for the work done on these 2 titles without forgetting the other games like "Shadow of Zorro" and "Odyssey: The Search for Ulysses". I'm sure Evil Twin narrowly escaped cancellation!

Evil Twin: Cyprien's Chronicles was their baby, you will understand why. They lived a fabulous adventure by carrying out this project which initially was to be a cartoon!

Evil Twin and Jekyll and Hyde have an artistic and creative side in common, the graphic style of In Utero. The musics are sublime !

Several Dreamcast prototypes of Evil Twin and Jekyll & Hyde are analyzed and preserved. Some of them are available for free download as early playable versions of Jekyll and Hyde Dreamcast (Unreleased).

Home page of the project dedicated to In Utero (5 pages in total) :

https://en.sega-dreamcast-info-games-pr ... -dreamcast

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Re: Prototype release for Evil Twin Dreamcast and Jekyll and Hyde (Unreleased)

Post#2 » Sun Nov 20, 2022 3:38 pm

Amazing stuff really ! Thanks a lot for this great contribution

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dark
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Re: Prototype release for Evil Twin Dreamcast and Jekyll and Hyde (Unreleased)

Post#3 » Sun Nov 20, 2022 7:12 pm

Incredible. I'm glad these guys were able to see Evil Twin through to release.

I've heard it said before that some of the game towards the end feels unfinished, like boss enemy AI doesn't seem that functional, etc. Any official word on whether the game was completed as they liked at the time, or whether it had to be increasingly rushed in order to be published right at the end of the DC's life?

Loloretro
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Re: Prototype release for Evil Twin Dreamcast and Jekyll and Hyde (Unreleased)

Post#4 » Mon Nov 21, 2022 2:53 am

dark wrote:Incredible. I'm glad these guys were able to see Evil Twin through to release.

I've heard it said before that some of the game towards the end feels unfinished, like boss enemy AI doesn't seem that functional, etc. Any official word on whether the game was completed as they liked at the time, or whether it had to be increasingly rushed in order to be published right at the end of the DC's life?


I did not write it.

Apparently, the engine used did not allow certain things for the Dreamast. The capabilities of the engine were misleading. In Utero was angry with the engine supplier. The engine, especially on DC, did not live up to the promises of the specs. That's why the DC version had to cut some enemy instances. The music cuts out when a character speaks. The engine couldn't stream 2 audios at the same time when it was supposed to

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Wombat
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Re: Prototype release for Evil Twin Dreamcast and Jekyll and Hyde (Unreleased)

Post#5 » Tue Nov 22, 2022 2:03 am

As always THANK YOU Laurent!
Your incredible crusade in getting pretty much everything Dreamcast out there is unparalleled. Big up in getting this unreleased game released.

Loloretro
MegaDeath
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Re: Prototype release for Evil Twin Dreamcast and Jekyll and Hyde (Unreleased)

Post#6 » Wed Nov 23, 2022 7:15 am

Update:

Added the archive of all dumps (in CUE format) for the 13 prototypes of the In Utero tribute project. This is for preservation, to play the game, choose the GDI or the CDI.

2 out of 7 discs could be saved for Jekyll and Hyde Dreamcast (Unreleased):

https://en.sega-dreamcast-info-games-pr ... ro-history

1 disc out of 4 could be saved for Evil Twin Dc :

https://en.sega-dreamcast-info-games-pr ... pe-gdi-iso

The various attempts to dump the 4 Evil Twin discs represent 18 GB. The various attempts to dump the 7 Jekyll discs is also 18 GB.

There was also an early version of Millenium Racer (about 5 months before the 2017 release). We could not save the GD-R:

https://archive.org/details/disc-6-mill ... mplete.-7z

The discs that don't work are bad burns

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One of the Jekyll and Hyde prototypes that I couldn't dump dates back to February 2001, 3 months after the last one that is playable. The game may be complete!

One of the Evil Twin prototypes is from an E3 build, the first time the game was shown to the public. This prototype version dates from 17 months before the final version. We will still test to be able to dumps it without data corruption.

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Ryo_Hazuki
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Re: Prototype release for Evil Twin Dreamcast and Jekyll and Hyde (Unreleased)

Post#7 » Wed Nov 23, 2022 11:30 am

Amazing that this game can be complete!

Esppiral
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Re: Prototype release for Evil Twin Dreamcast and Jekyll and Hyde (Unreleased)

Post#8 » Wed Nov 23, 2022 1:18 pm

Thank you for this amazing content!

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runkthepunk
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Re: Prototype release for Evil Twin Dreamcast and Jekyll and Hyde (Unreleased)

Post#9 » Wed Nov 23, 2022 3:44 pm

This is great stuff!

Such a shame the data from some of the discs cannot be recovered.

I am no expert on this but could it be possible to use a data recovery company/specialist?

I know in media circles this kind of service is used if something very important has been lost on a corrupt drive for example although it is very expensive

Anyway brilliant work as always!

*edit no idea why one of the lines is double spaced :/

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fafadou
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Re: Prototype release for Evil Twin Dreamcast and Jekyll and Hyde (Unreleased)

Post#10 » Wed Nov 23, 2022 4:45 pm

I had an heart break too, what a pain to miss this fabulous Jekyll and Hyde.
There is nothing to do more ?

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