The Archive.org site has published a playable 1995 Prey prototype.

The game is very different from the release version released a decade later.

The Archive.org site has published a playable 1995 Prey prototype. At the time, the game, which was released a decade later, was being developed by 3D Realms, the creators of Duke Nukem 3D.

Judging from the description, it’s a very early prototype, dated November 9, 1995. The prototype includes several demos, which can be started using the console (it is called by Tab) and the command load demo[number].

The dems are probably mostly for testing the game engine. They allow you to walk through a few simple levels, full gameplay mechanics not in the prototype.

The leaked build is one of the earliest Prey builds: development of the game began in the same year, 1995. The game was planned to be powered by a state-of-the-art engine, and was led by Tom Hall, one of the creators of Doom.

After a while, this version of the project was canceled. Prey was rebooted several times, with the final version released in 2006 but not released until 2001.

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