Near-Complete Copy Of Axed Warcraft Adventure Game Hits The Web

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Blizzard's hot new thing? The Legion expansion for World of Warcraft. Its hot old thing? The cancelled point-and-click adventure game Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans, which someone uploaded to the internet yesterday. The 500MB archive contains a "full pre-released version" for the title, including "in-game cinematics + interest txt docs".

Lord of the Clans officially died inside Blizzard back in 1998, along with the adventure game genre itself during the late 1990s / early 2000s. Given the style of game, the odds of it being reworked and released at a later date were smaller than nothing.

Now, almost two decades on, a person by the handle "Reidor" on a forum called the "Scrolls of Lore" has posted what appears to be a mostly finished build of the game. The poster describes it as a "gift for all Blizzard fans, old and new".

Looking at Reidor's post history, it looks like he or she may have come upon the game sometime last month, when they released the intro cinematic.

Blizzard does not stuff around when it comes to protecting its intellectual property, so I have no doubts this will be swiftly removed once the developer gets the legal gears turning.

I won't say much more than that, other than to point our a Reddit thread explaining how to get the game working on modern operating systems, if for some reason you come upon such a hypothetical situation.

Warcraft adventures: Lord of the clans — finally out~! [Scrolls of Lore, via PC Gamer]


    I'm running low on my ISP bandwidth but I don't care as I'm downloading this! Thanks!

    man Omacron is gunna hate this. everytime Scrolls of Lore makes the new the site goes down from the amount of bandwith that get taken up by the new visitors

    Thanks for the heads up Kotaku :). Always wanted to play this.

    Last edited 11/09/16 8:09 pm

    Reidor has had the game for at least a year and a half.

    Interesting, but man is that awful animation.

      If you consider the fact that it was done by the same company that did those infamous Zelda CD-i games then it's actually surprisingly good.

      I think the animation looks great. I love that bizarro Euro-style they used, and the sheer amount of unique animations is pretty mind-blowing.

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