Connie Talbot: Over the Rainbow (found build of cancelled Wii karaoke tie-in game; 2009)

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Over the rainbow album.jpeg

Cover of the Over the Rainbow album that the game is based on.

Status: Found

Date found: 22 Dec 2020

Found by: Forest of Illusion

Connie Talbot: Over the Rainbow was a karaoke video game developed and published by Data Design Interactive for the Wii.

Wii Game

Data Design Interactive, a British developer which gained notoriety amongst gaming circles for publishing shovelware budget titles, announced in 2009 that they were collaborating with Britain's Got Talent contestant Connie Talbot for a video game to tie in with her debut album Over The Rainbow.[1] The game was to feature her likeness and tracks from the album, which were comprised of covers from popular acts such as Bob Marley's "Three Little Birds" and the title track "Over the Rainbow" from The Wizard of Oz. While Talbot was to make an appearance at DDI's E3 2009 booth to promote the game, no further announcements were made since, and Data Design Interactive went defunct a few years later.[2] The only footage from the game was a low-quality recording of the game's promotional trailer back in 2009. On December 10, 2020 a copy of the game surfaced on eBay, and was subsequently purchased by Forest of Illusion on Twitter. On December 13th, 2020 footage of the game from E3 2009 surfaced online, thanks to a developer who had saved it. Finally, on December 22nd, 2020, a copy of the game originating from a RVT-R development disc surfaced online thanks to Forest of Illusion.

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Connie Talbot: Over the Rainbow Wii game.


Connie Talbot: Over the Rainbow E3 2009 footage #1.


Connie Talbot: Over the Rainbow E3 2009 footage #2.


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