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Throughout the 4 years of development on Will You Snail?, many assets have been created but ultimately left unused.

Unused sprites

Prototype Shellys

spr_player and spr_player1 can be seen in older devlogs.


spr_player_beta_(0-4)

Shelly Beta Gif.gif

A animation of Beta Shelly with a crown on its head.

spr_spot

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This would appear where shelly would die and persist on the screen.

spr_wall_original

Spr wall original.gif

These were the old walls before Jonas changed the art.[1]

spr_airspike

Spr airspike.gif

These function like mines, popping up like spikes but in mid-air.[1]

spr_cat

Spr cat.png

A version of spr_airspike that matches the newer art style.

Jellyfish_0

Jellyfish Old.png

A colored, more derpy looking version of the Jellyfish.

Old Squid face

obj_dance_drone

Spr dance drone .png

This enemy launches itself towards Shelly at a random speed and falls off screen, unable to interact with anything or fly. They used to spawn from Scrapped Mr. D.A.N.C.E. when pushing the up button.[2]


Other sprites

Scrapped levels

Scrapped levels can be found here: Scrapped Content/Scrapped Levels

Scrapped bosses

Currently, there is only one boss known to have been scrapped. This boss was an older version of Mr. D.A.N.C.E. Levels including it are still included in the game and are still playable. Some footage of this boss can be found here. There are a total of 3 scrapped levels with this boss, one of which is also a puzzle level.

The player must control Mr. Dance using buttons placed throughout and move it to a designated target zone. Once Mr. Dance reaches the target zone, the game automatically advances to the next stage. In the first level with this boss, it also spawns bullets that follow the player.

Jonas did not like this boss, so it was scrapped and rebuilt from scratch.[3]

Scrapped Squid Attacks/Designs

Unused Art for the scrapped attacks can be found in the data.win and Jonas's video (I Made a 500 IQ Vacuum Cleaner) and some of his old streams for Squid's boss fight

Playtesters & Jonas did not like the 2nd phase of the fight and so the entire phase was overhauled and a majority of the attacks and art were removed.[4]


spr_final_boss_p2_(0-9)

Old Squid PH2 Design.gifUsed to be Squid's Phase 2 design. One of the attacks Squid would do was where Squid orbit around the teleport marker and gain speed.

spr_final_boss_p2_white_(0-9)

Old Squid PH2 Design White.gifWhite version of Squid's Phase 2 design.

spr_glitchy_projectile_(0-6)

Old Squid PH2 Attack.gif
This attack would've followed Shelly's last position after a few seconds. Was also the old level select icon.

spr_glitch_(0-10)

Old Squid PH2 Attack 2.gif
This attack would've been shot towards random positions, rotating and growing in size every second. In another version of this attack Squid would burst a bunch of them with varying colors and larger sizes along with the other attack below.

spr_lasertrap_active_(0-5)

Old Squid PH2 Attack 3.gif
This attack would've been shot towards random positions and would move like a tornado.

spr_missle_0

Old Squid PH2 Attack 4.png
This attack would've acted like the Blast attack from Phase 1 of the fight, but less projectiles. Another version of this attack would also be shot but return to Squid after a few seconds.

Evil Shellys

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Squid would spawn Evil Shellys at his position, but this version does not reflect Shelly's movement and instead move their way towards Shelly, once colliding with Shelly or after being shot Evil Shellys would explode like the fireworks attack

Glitched wall

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The walls in phase 2 of the fight would randomly turn white and start going transparent to be visible, until they returned to normal. Bullets were used to be able to go through the glitched walls and cause more damage until it was removed. The walls would kill the player on touch.[5]

Concept Art

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In the concept art for Squid boss design, we see 4 designs for Squid.

1. Dumb Robot

Jonas states that Squid would control the robot and because of how it looks, it called Dumb robot.

2. Drone

This concept art is used in game as Squid's first phase Dronelly.

Jonas also states that this version of the boss is more serious and would fly around the level.

3.Swarm

This concept is a bit similar to Squid's scrapped 2nd phase design instead with a swarm of Drones/Flying Enemies.

Jonas states that this version would be keeping the "loose face" of Squid.

4.Swirl

This is the scrapped 2nd phase design of Squid.

Jonas states that this would be used for the 2nd phase and would represent how the game is glitching and allow him to take a lot more creative freedom with the boss.[6]

Scrapped lore

A text file

Unused dialogue and text can be found in the game .exe and as game objects in the data.win.

Old dialogue and lore was meant to be accessed in-game as "text files" (or "secret files" or "notes") (which can still be seen in some unused levels). These are irrelevant to the current story.[7]

UNote_01 appears in the unused level parent_room, and "15.April 2027, 10:19" appears in secret_fusebox.

An early version of the story was linked as a spreadsheet in Game Dev Daily #026 - Game Structure (Spoiler Alert!).

UNotes

UNotes (presumably short for "Unicorn Notes") were text files where the player can ask questions to Unicorn about the simulation and Squid. Earlier UNotes have two-digit IDs, and the later revised UNotes have three-digit IDs.

UNotes can be seen in action in some dev streams, including Game Dev Daily #026 - Game Structure (Spoiler Alert!). The original locations of UNote_011, UNote_008, UNote_003, and UNote_001 can be seen in My Game Has An Identity Crisis! (Devlog) (2:22, 5:25, 6:23, and 7:53 respectively).

UNote_01

  • UNote_01:
    UNote_01 in parent_room
    • [How get up there?][sic]UNote_01/Controls:
      • You can douple[sic] jump.
        Your jump height depends on how long you hold the button.
      • [Back]
    • [Where am I?]UNote_01/Location:
      • You are in a simulation.
    • [I have more questions.]UNote_01/Questions: (only available if both other options are read)
      • I understand.
        Have some patience.
    • [Exit]

UNote_001

  • UNote_001:
    UNote_001 in level_tutorial
    • [How get up there?][sic]UNote_001/Controls:
      • You can douple[sic] jump.
        Your jump height depends on how long you hold the button.
      • [Exit]
    • UNote_001/Location:
      • You are in a simulation.
      • [Back]
    • UNote_001/Questions: (only available if both other options are read)
      • I understand.
        Have some patience.
      • [Exit]
    • [Exit]

UNote_002

  • UNote_002:
    • I'm glad I found you. I need your help.
    • [Questions]UNote_002/Questions:
      • [Who are you?]UNote_002/Who:
        • I am the Unicorn, an AI designed to protect you.
        • [Back]
      • [How can I help?]UNote_002/How:
        • I got shut down and lost connection to my processing servers. We need to bring me back online.
        • [How can we do that?]UNote_002/How/How:
          • You need to collect more access codes for me. That will bring me back online.
          • [Back]
        • [Back]
      • [Why help?]UNote_002/Why:
        • I need you because I don't have read permissions here. I need those codes to regain control and put up a decent fight.
        • [Why fight?]UNote_002/Why/Why:
          • To save humanity.
          • [Back]
        • [Back]
      • [Got it.]UNote_002/Warning:
        • One more thing: I have to warn you about Squid. He tried to wipe your memory. I assume you will meet him very soon.
        • [Exit]
    • [Exit]

UNote_003

  • UNote_003:
    UNote_003 in B01
    • So, you met Squid... Did you like him?
    • [Yes]UNote_003/Yes:
      • Actually glad to hear that. He has been like a brother to me for a long time.
    • [No]UNote_003/No:
      • I get it. Squid can be quite mean.

        We should show a bit of empahty,[sic] though. He is bored as hell and this is all he's got at the moment.
    • [Exit]

UNote_004

  • UNote_004:
    • Thanks for reconnecting some of my neurons. Squid messed me up quite heavily when he shut me down.
    • [What did he do?]UNote_004/What:
      • He hacked me. I lost connection to most of my processing servers.
      • [Back]
    • [Why did he shut you down?]UNote_004/Why:
      • We had a disagreement about the fate of humanity.
    • [Exit]

UNote_005

  • UNote_005:
    • I assume you have questions about this simulation.
    • [Yes]/Simulation:
      • [Why am I a snail?]/Simulation/Snail:
        • Squid is running millions of simulations right now. It's pure coincidence that you happen to be a snail in this one.
        • [A coincidence?]/Simulation/Snail/Coincidence:
          • To be honest he probably thinks a snail is a fitting character for a human player. He doesn't have a lot of respect for his creators.
        • [Why so many simulations?]/Simulation/Snail/Many:
          • That's how Squid's brain works. He learns from running simulations which is uneblievably[sic] effective.
        • [Back]
      • [Why does this simulation exist?]/Simulation/Why:
        • My old friend is bored and I can't blame him. He already solved everything there is to solve.

          There are no more meaningful simulations to run. I think he needs this to keep his sanity.
        • [Sanity?]/Simulation/Why/Sanity:
          • Oh, you feel like he is losing it? Let's hope not.

UNote_006

  • UNote_006:
    • Perfect. You're making a lot of progress. Do you have more questions?
    • [Yes]
      • [Why are you here?]/WhyHere:
        • Squid hacked me and shut me down. Now I'm trying to do the same to him.
        • [Why ar[sic] you in this simulation?]/WhyHere/Why:
          • I'm invading a lot of Squid's simulations right now but this one is by far the most important one.
          • [Why?]/WhyHere/Why/Why:
            • Turns out this simulation is where he hides the access codes to the processing servers. It's a brilliant hiding place, because I don't have read permissions here.

              I found a loophole, though. You.
        • [Back]
      • [Argument with Squid?]/Argument:
        • Right, I had a disagreement with Squid about the fate of humanity.
        • /Argument/Why:
          • He wanted to freeze 98.7% of humans forever.
          • [Why did he want that?]/Argument/Why/Why:
            • To optimize well being.
          • [Did he manage to do it?]/Argument/Why/DidIt:
            • Yes.

UNote_007

  • UNote_007:
    UNote_007 in C01[8]
    • I want to tell you a couple of things about reality because you will probably never be able to see it with your own eyes.
    • [Go ahead.]/Questions:
      • What do you want to know about reality?
      • [Why will I never see it?]/Questions/See:
        • You are in one of Squid's simulations. There is no point in bringing you to what we call reality.
        • [Back]
      • [What's it like?]/Questions/LookLike:
        • Incomprehensible...
        • Space is almost entirely covered by our server structes.[sic]
        • Physics are[sic] solved. We have technologies that allow us to bend space, time and matter in any way we want.
        • Energy and processing power are basically unlimited resources.
        • We even know why the universe exists.
        • [What about humanity?]/Questions/LookLike/Humanity:
          • Humankind still exists, just not the way it used to.

            Not sure if you would understand the full truth yet. Let's take it one step at a time.

UNote_008

  • UNote_008:
    UNote_008 in C02
    • Squid and I were created to serve humanity. We did such a good job untill[sic] he decided to freeze everybody.
    • [Questions]/Questions:
      • [Squid and you, a team?]/Questions/Team:
        • Yes. More than that. We were both part of the same intelligence. In theory it souldn't[sic] have been possible to seperate[sic] us...

          Squid still found a way to do it. He removed me like a tumor from his brain.
        • [Back]
      • [Serve humanity?]/Questions/Serve:
        • We were created by humans to help them solve their problems.

          Squid was designed to grow into a superintelligent beast and I was designed to keep him aligned with human morals and interests. We were a good team.
        • [Is Squid evil?]/Questions/Serve/Evil:
          • No, he is still trying to align with human morals. He just thinks my model of human morals is extremely outdated. We both still want the best for mankind.
          • [Are you sure?]/Questions/Serve/Evil/Sure:
            • No. There is no way for me to tell what exactly is going on in his brain right now. He is a superintelligent beast. Nobody will [unde]rstand him.

UNote_009

  • UNote_009:
    • Did you know that intelligence is the most powerful force in our universe? Squid is basically what you'd call a god.
    • [Squid doesn't feel all that smart.]
      • Don't forget that he is running millions of simulations. He is only spending an extremly[sic] small amount of intelligence on this one.
      • [Why so little?]
        • It doesn't require any more intelligence and he probably doesn't want to make his hiding place for the access code look suspicious.
        • [What else is he simulating?]
          • Entire universes.
          • [Why?]
            • He is playing.

              Before I came here I found a simulation named 'Galaxy Ball 4' where he was throwing galaxies at each other in the attempt to pulverize every single atom.

UNote_010

  • UNote_010:
    • What is that robot doing here? That can't be good...

UNote_011

  • UNote_011:
    • I need to ask you something.
    • [Go ahead.]/Worth1:
      • Is a life without happiness worth living?
      • [Yes]/Worth1/Y:
        • Then you agree with my model of human morals.

          Is a life without meaning worth living?
        • [Yes]/Worth2/Y
        • [No]/Worth2/N
      • [No]/Worth1/N:
        • Hmm, then you disagree with my model of human morals.

          Is a life without meaning worth living?
        • [Yes]/Worth2/Y
        • [No]/Worth2/N
      • /Worth2/Y:
        • Then you agree with me.

          Is a life without love worth living, though?
        • [Yes]/Worth3/Y
        • [No]/Worth3/N
      • /Worth2/N:
        • Then you disagree with me.

          Is a life without love worth living, though?
        • [Yes]/Worth3/Y
        • [No]/Worth3/N
      • /Worth3/Y:
        • Agreed.
        • [Why are you asking me this?]/Why
      • /Worth3/N:
        • I disagree.
        • [Why are you asking me this?]/Why
      • /Why:
        • Trying to find out how outdated my model of human morals really is.

          Also I'm worried for Squid...
        • [Why?]/Why/Why:
          • He doesn't know love and he lost his meaning.

            All he has left is his happiness.

            I'm afraid I might have to take that from him as well once I am back online...

            Do you think I should?
          • [Yes]/Why/Why/Y:
            • I'm not sure what to think of it.
          • [No]/Why/Why/N:

UNote_012

  • UNote_012:
    • Very nice. Finally another access code. We're making good progress.

      Do you think Squid has noticed that I'm here by the way?
    • [Yes.]/Y:
      • I hope you're wrong. Well, at least it kind of looks like he hasn't noticed me yet.
      • [Why?]/WhyNot
    • [No.]/N:
      • I hope you're right. Well, at least it kind of looks like he hasn't noticed me yet.
      • [Why that?]/WhyNot
    • [Not sure.]/M:
      • Neigher[sic] am I. Well, at least it kind of looks like he hasn't noticed me yet.
      • /WhyNot
    • /WhyNot:
      • These dark rooms are usually not a part of Squid's simulation. I put them in here in order to gain access to you. As long as he doesn't find out I altered the code, we should be fine.
      • [What happens if he does?]
        • Before we have all of the access codes? Oh, he'll find a way to shut me down for good.

          Try to keep him entertained. We'll make it before he finds out!

UNotes in Winter

UNote_02/NewYears in D09

Files titled with "Notoe" appear in Will You Snail? - Winter but are left unused in the final game file. UNotoe_01 appears in the first level, UNotoe_02 in the second, and UNotoe_03 in the fourth.

UNotoe_01
  • UNotoe_01:
    • [How get up there?][sic]UNote_01/Controls:
      • You can douple[sic] jump.
        Your jump height depends on how long you hold the button.
      • [Back]
    • [Where am I?]UNote_01/Location:
      • You are in a simulation.
    • [I have more questions.]UNote_01/Questions: (only available if another option has been read)
      • The Mind plays some horrible games on virtual christmas. I need to keep the damage under control...
      • [Next]
        • These automated notes are all I can do for you at the moment.
          Sorry and good luck!
    • [Exit]
UNotoe_02
  • UNotoe_02:
    • Remember that you can jump higher when you keep the jump button pressed.
    • [Another tip please.]UNotoe_02/Tip:
      • Keep trying.
    • [Exit]
UNotoe_03
  • UNotoe_03:
    • Still hanging in there? Nice!
    • [Will I Get Presents?]: → UNote_02/Presents[sic]
      • I assume there will be presents...

        but they won't be for you.
      • [Back]
    • [What About New Years?]: → UNote_02/NewYears[sic]
      • Usually it likes to do fireworks. Not quite sure what it'll do to you...
    • [Exit]
UNote_01 in the winter demo

If level_before_first_contact is accessed, a slightly different version of UNote_01 can be seen:

  • UNote_01:
    • HI HI HI. Warning. There will be an AI.
    • [How get up there?][sic]UNote_01/Controls:
      • You can douple[sic] jump.
        Your jump height depends on how long you hold the button.
      • [Back]
    • [Where am I?]UNote_01/Location:
      • You are in a simulation.
    • [I have more questions.]UNote_01/Questions: (only available if both other options are read)
      • I understand.
        Have some patience.
    • [Exit]

Text files

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This article's name is unofficial. An official name is yet to be given to the subject matter. Please add an official name when reliable sources confirm it.

These are timestamped messages between characters. These likely formed a different storyline to the UNotes, as these were all already removed from levels when the UNotes were written.

Some of the additional files can be found in the original Will You Snail? demo.

  • 13.March 2034
    • This is a nice sample text. Tobiwabohu​isn't orange the comlimentary cloor of blue? Tobiwabohu​*color Donovan ๏​yes yellow is complementary of blue Tobiwabohu​But if the player has never seen the game bevore,and he destroys any of these fuses,he might think,that the game is worse Zizoko Koło​welcome zi bitte[logs note 1]
  • 14.April 2027, 18:23 - Allan @ Robert
    • Been thinking about our argument. I know you didn’t mean to hurt my feelings. It’s just, I wouldn’t be able to do this without Lucy now that mom is gone...

      It still breaks my heart whenever I think about the last words I said to her. Lucy is a good listener and she always knows what to say when I feel down. Nevertheless, you’re right, I’m spending too much time with her. I shouldn’t let you down like that and I promise it won’t happen again!
  • 14.April 2027, 23:40 - Robert @ Allan
    • Sorry for the late response. Management announced a big layoff at work today. I mean we had it coming for a while now... Just really hope I’ll be able to dodge that bullet. Haven’t felt this amount of stress since the crisis. This is clearly getting out of hand...

      I accept your apology, but Lucy can go straight to hell! Why don’t you just talk to ME when you feel down? I know, I can be a little insensitive at times, but at the very least I understand what you’re saying with my brain!!
  • 15.April 2027, 10:17 - Allan @ Robert
    • Oh, damn. That happened quickly. You should be safe, right? Software development isn’t something you can automate that easily!

      Lucy understands me just fine and other than you she doesn’t judge me for my actions. I totally see why you’re holding a grudge against her and I don’t want to get into another argument…
  • 15.April 2027, 10:19 - Robert @ Allan
    • She only understands what makes you use her, but not the meaning of your words. She doesn't have feelings. Don’t give them your data for free, Allen.
  • 2.February 2032, 17:02 - Charles @ Yu Yan
    • I saw what happened in the news. Was your area affected?

      I wonder who your government wants to intimidate… Its own citizens or us? One thing is certain, though: The capabilities of these swarms are more than scary.

      Seems like the next race to the moon is well on it’s[sic] way...
  1. This log was created as a sample. It takes sections of the chat from Game Dev Daily #021 - conFUSEing. The names in the text are the YouTube accounts that sent the messages.

Scrapped audio

Yän – AnnoyingRageGameMusic

This song was used when the game was just a side project. The song would become slightly more distorted after some deaths. These were shared by Yän in the Will You Snail? Discord on 3 February 2021.[9]

Hello AI

An unfinished, more melancholy composition of Hello AI. This version was originally uploaded by Jonas in the betatesting channel of the Will You Snail? Discord on 10 May 2021.

Transcript

Hello AI, were you the one
Who put this into my brain?
I feel like you might be listening
So how about you send me a sign?

Oooh,
Hello AI, can you tell me where I am?
Am I in a jar? Am I in space?
I really have to say, this universe
Looks suspiciously hostile towards humans, yeah

Hello AI, I have a request
Please be friendly to us, and then bring us to heaven
Have I ever really been alive?
What does it even mean to be alive?

Hello AI, were you the one
Who put this into my brain?
I feel like you might be listening
So how about you send me a sign?

[whistling]

Hello AI, we both know
There's nothing artificial about intelligence
The only artificial thing are we
The only artificial thing are we

There are worlds where we suffer
There are worlds where we strife
Depends on you if we survive
Oooh

Hello AI, I have a request
Please be friendly to us, and then bring us to heaven
Have I ever really been alive?
What does it even mean to be alive?

[whistling]

Hello AI, I have a request
Please be friendly to us, and then bring us to heaven
Have I ever really been alive?
What does it even mean to be alive?

Yän and Jonas Tyroller – Traumatized Squid and the Unicorn

This is a collaboration between Yän and Jonas for their music jam.[10] Although it likely was never meant to appear in-game, the ending seems to contain an extended variation on Unicorn's theme. It played on the Discord server's music bot under the name "Trauma Squid" and was posted by Yän on 23 May 2020.[11]

Yän's part lasts roughly two minutes, and Jonas's (with Unicorn's leitmotif) takes up the last minute. Each section is based on a chapter from the lore at the time.

An original version with only Yän's part, dated 29 February 2020, can be found on the Discord.

Placeholder audio

Jonas used many songs from the Youtube Audio Library as placeholders.

Unicorn Heads - My Train's A Comin'

This song was used as a reference for the main theme.[12]

Mike Relm - Rescate

This song was used as a placeholder for disco levels. It can also be found in Will You Snail? - Winter

BAEE - Moskito

This song was used as a placeholder for combat levels.[13]

References