I've taken the liberty of listing of all the HE games not on the Steam release schedule. Hopefully Tommo might be convinced to release some of these in the future. Really should happen: Putt-Putt Saves the Zoo
- The only reason I can think of why this one isn't on the list is that it was released a while back on Big Fish Games
. Perhaps there was some sort of exclusivity deal with that release? EDIT: Night Dive posted on Reddit saying that Saves the Zoo will be coming to Steam in August.
Since it was released on Big Fish in August of last year, I would guess there is in fact a one year exclusivity deal. Pajama Sam: Games to Play On Any Day
-Really hoping for this one. It's an mini-game compilation, similar to the already planned for release Putt-Putt and Fatty Bear's Activity Pack. Plus it's extremely hard to find, so a digital re-release would make it a lot easier to (legally) get a hold of. EDIT: In that same Reddit thread listed above, Night Dive mentioned "There is a rare Pajama Sam game that slipped through the cracks as well..."
Nothing definite, but nice to see they at least know it exists. Fatty Bear's Birthday Surprise
-Other than Saves the Zoo mentioned above, this is the only "Junior Adventure" not on the Steam list. I wouldn't be "surprised" if it was eventually re-released. EDIT: Again, Night Dive responded on Reddit to someone asking about Fatty Bear, saying "That's something I'll be looking into." Could potentially happen: Putt-Putt's Fun Pack Fatty Bear's Fun Pack
-These two games were combined into Putt-Putt and Fatty Bear's Activity Pack. As such, they probably couldn't be sold alone, but it'd be nice to see them as freebies when you buy the Activity Pack. Putt-Putt's One-Stop Fun Shop Freddi Fish's One-Stop Fun Shop Pajama Sam's One-Stop Fun Shop
-These weren't really "games" but rather HE themed versions of those "print studios" that were popular in the late 90's. They do contain some unique artwork and voice acting, so it'd be nice to see them for completion's sake. Big Thinkers! Kindergarten Big Thinkers 1st Grade
-More on the "edu" side of edutainment, these games were made to directly compete with the JumpStart series. The only thing is I'm not sure if Tommo got the rights to these along with the other HE games. Let's Explore the Farm Let's Explore the Jungle Let's Explore the Airport
-These "Junior Field Trips" let you look around and learn about different locations. Again, I don't know if Tommo acquired the rights to these or not, and the fact that they were a joint project with Random House
certainly doesn't make matters less complicated. Backyard Sports
- When Atari went bust last year, these were sold not to Tommo, but to The Evergreen Group
. This wouldn't necessarily prevent a re-release, but since they don't seem to have done anything with the IP yet, it's really anyone's guess. Will probably never happen: Blue's Clues Games
-Considering the show has been off the air for nearly a decade now, I really don't see Nickelodeon wanting to negotiate on this one. Freddi Fish: ABC Under the Sea
-It was a DS game, and a pretty obvious cashgrab to boot. Putt-Putt's Fun House Freddi Fish's Fun House
-Very simplistic, non-animated games Nimbus put on mobile phones last year. While not bad, they were rather unremarkable, so I really don't see anyone making a PC port anytime soon.