Rejected Riddle Games are games JonBro (now Jonochrome) started making, but then decided not to make.
In Riddle Detective, Phil was going to be a detective. Reasons for trashing:
1: Someone who escapes school shouldn't be a detective.
2: JonBro couldn't get the click-where-you-want-to-go mechanism working on ActionScript.
In Riddle Life, Phil's parents travel to Aunt Mama for a few days and it would have been Phil's job to feed his sister and trim the bushes in the front garden while they are gone. This game was scrapped because at the time, JonBro had no ideas for Phil's parents and/or sister.
Riddle Mansion sole purpose was to give a genuinely creepy atmosphere. Phil had to escape a mansion maze and solve code memorization skills, without music. Reasons for trashing:
1: Not interesting.
2: Not original.
In Riddle Company, Phil wanted to escape work, it was made around the same time as Riddle School 2. Reasons for trashing:
1: JonBro had high doubts this would be a fun game.
2: If Phil wanted to escape work so badly, why didn't he just quit?
Riddle Retold was going through all 3 Riddle School Games only with harder puzzles and better graphics. A similar idea was taken into account in Riddle School 5. Reasons for trashing:
1: The layouts to each game was very specific to certain puzzles.
2: JonBro didn't want to redraw all 48 rooms again.
FUN FACT : According to a note from when you beat RT2, the Phil decoy idea was taken from Riddle Retold.
Riddle University was going to be the fourth game people wanted. It was going to be similar to Riddle School 3 only longer and not as funny. Riddle School 5 is essentially the length Riddle University would have been if JonBro had finished it.
JonBro made the first room and the first hallway screen and stopped. He stopped because he lost the motivation to finish it, but decided to make Riddle School 4 anyway. In Riddle School 4, however, no matter where you click, you end up dead. JonBro and his friend (Yoshiegg) brainstormed how Phil should die and it was decided that he should fall into a pit of lava. This is the Riddle School 4 we see today.
Riddle Transfer seriesEdit
The Riddle Transfer series was set to be a five-part series. The first game was finished, but the remaining four were cancelled for a number of different reasons, which can be found here. In addition to the reasons for discontinuing the series, JonBro also says, "No one has permission to continue the series", implying that the series is best left as-is. But in January 21, 2015, JonBro changes his mind and confirms that he will like to see the fans of the game go unofficially continuing the Riddle School or Riddle Transfer series in their own way. In 2016 on the anniversary of Riddle School JonBro released Riddle Transfer 2 as a complete official finale to the series.