Mad (partially found Commdore 64 game with music by Adam Gilmore; existence unconfirmed; dates unknown)

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A photo of the composer of these tracks.

Status: Existence Unconfirmed

Mad is a batch of Commodore 64 SID files that has been around on the internet for quite some time with no one really paying attention to it. The very vague title of it only made it harder to look for. Eventually, Frank Gasking created a Games That Weren't 64 page on it.[1]

He noted that the music from file 2 alongside the sound effects were composed by Adam Gilmore around either the late 1980s, or early 1990s, but since the year on them was 199?, it made it seemingly impossible to pinpoint an exact date. When confronted, Adam couldn't remember anything about it, not even the company it was made for. It is assumed that it might've been developed in the early 1990s for Zeppelin, but their name wasn't attached to any of those files. Whether, or not it even was a video game at all is a mystery within itself.

To this day, it's still unknown as to what happened to Mad. One likely explanation may be that the Commodore 64 was a dying market at the time, and releasing it exclusively on that computer would've not been a good marketing idea. However, it's also possible that the game might've been released in limited quantities at that time, being released by a low budget company for a budget price like Warhawk, or Hektik. Perhaps, it was part of a demo of sorts that was only shown at certain events in the late 1980s, early 1990s, or mid 1990s as demos were somewhat common even back then.

It's worth noting that the 3rd track hasn't been found in those files, and might never surface again until a copy of this game, or demo surfaces. Whether, or not the full version of Mad will ever surface is currently a mystery.

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  1. Mad - Games That Weren't Retrieved 11 Nov '20