Company: Starpath
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Year: 1983
Going-Up?? was not mentioned in any Starpath catalog


Talk about your unknown prototypes.  Going-Up?? (yes it's spelled like that with two question marks) came suddenly out of the blue when it was dumped and quietly released by the gang over on Digital Press.  This previously unknown game by Starpath caused quite a stir when the first screenshots were released, unfortunately it was quickly discovered that there really isn't any gameplay in this very early prototype.


As this prototype is very incomplete, we can only begin to guess at what the gameplay may have been like.  You control a little green alien whom you can move around the screen, and that's about it.  There doesn't appear to be any collision detection with the stair or platforms as you can walk wherever you feel like on the screen.  It is surmised that in the final game you would need to walk up the stairs and jump on the various platforms.  The fact that all the stairs and platforms are different colors may indicate something (like a simple color matching game), but without any further gameplay implemented we have no way of knowing for sure.


Going-Up?? was never mentioned in any Starpath catalog, so it may have been an in-house pet project of one of the programmers.  The graphics are top notch, and had the game been completed it would have fit in nicely with Starpath's other 2600 offerings.  Hopefully another more complete copy of Going-Up?? will surface someday, but for now we are left to wonder what could have been.


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