See Insomniac's Canceled Game, Girl With A Stick

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With Resistance and Ratchet & Clank developer Insomniac Games going multiplatform, bringing an "all-new franchise" to the Xbox 360 and PS3, a look back at one of its canceled original games seems timely. Meet Girl With A Stick.


Insomniac reveals the canceled PlayStation 2 game in its latest video podcast—they call it by its code name "I:5"—showing off gameplay, artwork and a fascinating behind the scenes look at how the developer's post-Spyro the Dragon game failed to materialize. Insomniac's John Fiorito describes the game as a "pretty hardcore fantasy, almost RPG-like" but also "not very fun"

Creative director Brian Allgeier says the inspiration for I:5 was "Tomb Raider meets Zelda," an adventure filled with fantastic creatures, magic spells and lots of whacking of things with a stick.

Grieve for the Girl With A Stick if you want, but remember that Insomniac went on to develop Ratchet & Clank instead.

Episode 49 - Girl With a Stick [Insomniac]


Michael Dukakis

Looks more like a toothpick than a stick.