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 knows how to write a professional bio. He knows he should talk about how he writes about videogames and sports for a living. He also understands that he should mention that he's in charge of Cliqist's video team, and that he's got a nose for trouble. With a capital 'Q'!
Josh Griffiths


Creator of @CannibalTree and writer for The Gamer. Formerly Executive Editor and Lead Video Producer of Cliqist, and Reviews Writer at GamingBolt.
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