What do Fez II, The Dead Linger, and Yogventures all have in common? They are all canceled games that will never see a release date. Not fully anyway.

Indie video game developers have a lot of freedom in how they do things, that’s what happens when you’re independent. One of the benefits of that freedom, depending on how you look at it, is that you can announce your game whenever you want. You can do so the moment you have an idea, the day you’re ready to release, or even after you release it. It doesn’t always matter.

The other thing about indie games is that they get delayed or even outright canceled all that time. Usually because they don’t have the necessary funding. Even if they do have the funding, there’s no guarantee the developer will ever be able to finish their game. Look how long Star Citizen has been sitting around after earning over $170 million.

Let’s take a look at some indie games we know have been canceled. There aren’t many. Mostly because some of the games on this list are technically on an “indefinite hiatus” according to their developers. If you want to see this hot list for yourself, watch the video above, or check out Cliqist’s YouTube channel for more.

Josh Griffiths

Josh Griffiths

Executive Editor
Josh Griffiths is a writer and amateur historian. He has a passion for 3D platformers, narrative-driven games, and books. Josh is also Cliqist’s video producer. He’s currently working on his first novel, and will be doing so on and off for the next decade.
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Video game writer you've never heard of. Contributor to Cliqist, creator of Games of History. Working on book that you'll never read.
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