Duelin' Firemen! (lost build of cancelled 3DO full motion video game; 1995)
Duelin' Firemen! was an FMV game created by RUNANDGUN! Studios between 1994 and 1995. Although the developers never announced the cancellation of the project, it missed it's July 1995 release date and subsequently all news on the project dried up.
The game's plot details are unknown, except for a generic story about a second "Great Chicago Fire". The gameplay was never shown. In 2001, the lead director and writer of the game, Grady Sain, released a 7-minute compilation of many of the filmed interludes of the game in the format of a long trailer, dubbed the "Sundance Trailer".
The game had a huge cast, including cameos by Timothy Leary, Rudy Ray Moore, Mark Mothersbaugh, and even Tony Hawk!
In 1994, E-Z Prey Records published a 7-inch record titled: Duelin' Firemen! - Boredoms to promote the game. The text on the sleeve promised that the full Duelin' Firemen! the soundtrack would be out on CD in the summer of 1994, and the full game would be out in the fall. Neither of these happened. The A-Side was a track called "Epic Epileptic Apocalypse" and the B-Side was a track called "B for B.O.R.E.D.O.M.S". by the Japanese noise-rock band Boredoms, which originally appeared on their 1994 album "Chocolate Synthesizer".
It should be noted that E-Z Prey Records was not a real record label, and only published this record. The label appeared in the game as an in-universe company.
Behind the scenes photos retrieved from the website of Chris Carter.
- SubGenius blog post, December 21st, 1994. Retrieved 06 Oct '17
- Archived official website from 2001 by Grady Sain. Retrieved 06 Oct '17
- Archived Boredoms Discography. Retrieved 15 Oct '17
- Sundance trailer. Retrieved 15 Oct '17
- "Duelin' Firemen Documentary" website made by Chris Carter. Retrieved 12 Oct '17