Microsoft first party studio Lionhead has revealed a cancelled project called InkQuest which was devised by its in-house game incubation team.
The game was first imagined at Lionhead's 2013 Creative Day game jam. In a statement on the studio's website, the UK developer commented:
"Game developers love to create. It's why we do this job in the first place – to find that seed of an idea, that spark, that tiny bit of magic that captures first ourselves, then our friends, then perhaps a whole community.
"About a year ago, the Lionhead Incubation department was formed out of the desire to do just that – to find new ideas and inspiration that can then be turned into groundbreaking games, large or small. This, however, is not a measure of success: The ideas that don't get developed further are just as important as those that do."
It was as part of this process that InkQuest was created and Lionhead says the game is "part magical map, part audio book, part adventure game." The game left incubation stage and was developed as a prototype but ultimately it never made it into full production.
InkQuest would have followed the adventures of a young girl named Sophie who has been magically transported into a book. Lionhead is currently developing Fable Legends which is set for release in 2015 on Xbox One.
You can watch a video of InkQuest below.