Cancelled Dreamcast Game 'Totem' Revealed!

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Cancelled Dreamcast Game 'Totem' Revealed!

Post#1 » Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:49 pm

I just uploaded a video on a cancelled Dreamcast game called Totem by Kalisto Entertainment. As far as I'm aware, this game has never been revealed to the public so this is the world premier. :) It was the origin of the TotemTech engine which has been used in quite a few games including Microsoft's 2020 Flight Simulator.



Some info from the devs:

David Dedeine - Lead Designer wrote:"It was a multiplayer 3rd person view split screen game mixing racing and fighting arena to win the "totem" at the end. I was in love with the art :) very "different".."


Christian Huaux - Programmer wrote:"The story is interesting. Was hired at Kalisto for this game, Totem, we created a brand new engine, with editor, a pc runtime, and a dreamcast runtime. The game was like a mario racing, but with characters, they were cute aliens, splitscreen up to 4 player, after the early performance of the dreamcast the decision was made to switch to ps2. and later the game was canceled. The engine produce for the game was very good, so Kalisto kept it under the name TotemTech. The game engine was used by multiple games in the studio. It was even used for a demo made for square, as kalisto just finished their work with square (and testuo nomura) on a ps1 game, for a game on ps2 that was no finally signed. When kalisto closed, a few existing projet and teams were taken by other publishers, i was lead prog on totemtech on a game called Spirits and Spells or Castleween (depending on the region) on ps2 and gc. A new studio started in bordeaux, Asobo studio, came out with superfarm, their first title on TotemTech. Even games like a plague tale and flight simulator 2020 are running on TotemTech, in the us ex Kalisto USA at austin released Sponge bob, and a jimmy neutron game, at ubisoft montreal we used totemtech on ShaunWhite snowboard 1 et 2 sur wii, psp, ps2, and it was used for Mighty Quest For Epic Loot pc. Another Paris company BlackSheep studio used it for 2 or 3 games also (also old Kalisto's employees)."

"The game was running. but we were still early in the production, there was aroung 5 6 map already, and 4 characters."

"David Perry was a paid consultant on the game, he came two days to discuss game design etc in our team."



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Re: Cancelled Dreamcast Game 'Totem' Revealed!

Post#2 » Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:54 pm

Holy crap this is too cool giving a watch right now! As a person seriously anticipating Flight Sim 2020 on PC this will be interesting just checking out!
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Re: Cancelled Dreamcast Game 'Totem' Revealed!

Post#3 » Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:57 pm

Saw it this morning. Pretty good stuff.
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Post#4 » Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:56 pm

A1 job finding this gem.
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Re: Cancelled Dreamcast Game 'Totem' Revealed!

Post#6 » Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:56 am

Update: Added some info from the devs in the first post.
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