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April 19, 2006 at 12:15 pm #5252AnonymousInactive
Another World creator Eric Chahi has got the rights back to his game and has rereleased it for the PC. A demo can be downloaded that can be unlocked for 7 Euro. It also features optional enhanced graphics and higher resolution. What’s more, it looks like Eric is returning to video games and is already working on a new one.
Anyway, the site is here: http://www.anotherworld.fr/anotherworld_uk/index.htm and original site here: http://www.anotherworld.fr/
There’s also an interview with Eric but it’s in French here: http://www.factornews.com/news-16759-Reedition_d_Another_World_l_Eric_Chahi_n.html
Anyway, this is a classic game, I loved it, and it’s great to see it’s being made available again along with a great person returning to the world of video games.
April 19, 2006 at 12:34 pm #31006AnonymousInactive
Lets hope his new one doesn’t take 5 years, like Heart of Darkness did.
April 19, 2006 at 12:48 pm #31008AnonymousInactive
You can buy it :) It’s a friend of BitRabbit (the same who ported it to mobile) who is behind it … So you buy it safely ;) It’s only 7 euros :)
April 19, 2006 at 1:04 pm #31009AnonymousInactive
thats great news!!
April 19, 2006 at 1:25 pm #31011AnonymousInactive
i cant wait!! i loved another world ” my pooba” haha i always remember that
April 19, 2006 at 2:06 pm #31013AnonymousInactive
metafox in the dreamcast scene, has been in contact with Eric Chahi. He aloud the gp32 and dreamcast ports to be made, if they are closed source and if the delphine software/interplay logos were removed.
He also is let these versions have the actual game datafiles included with the binary!
(usally for ports we can only include the shareware version, and instructions on how to put the full data files in yourself, but thats a real pain in da ass, and its hard for the noobs)
April 19, 2006 at 4:50 pm #31014AnonymousInactive
Hey yeah, I think I met the guy at a gamedevelopers.ie meeting while he was porting the mobile version (or at least someone he knew, I saw the intro running on the phone. It was my first time really hearing about the game [aside from some barely rememberd clips on a video game TV program, which mightn’t have even been it]). I was going to mention something about this in my post but let it slip.
April 19, 2006 at 5:15 pm #31015AnonymousInactive
well if you have played flash back, then you will know how the game is like.
actually there was a sequal on the sega CD, called Heart of the Alien (thats also been ported to the DC), but I don’t think he had much of hand in it
April 19, 2006 at 8:28 pm #31016AnonymousInactive
I dont think I got very far in Another World, it was hard.
The ICO of its day (not that Ico is hard thou) :)
April 19, 2006 at 9:02 pm #31018AnonymousInactive
Dito with Flashback, that game was tough. :?
April 19, 2006 at 10:30 pm #31019AnonymousInactive
Hard games make Ivan cry, I’ve got average game playing skills, so I hate coming across really tough bits in games.
I try many, many times to do something and fail, so I end up never playing the game again. I’d prefer if, say after maybe 10 or 15 attempts the game would auto balance to my skill level (I’m looking at you Metroid fecking Prime).
After the hard part\boss the game could return to its normal difficultly level.
April 19, 2006 at 11:17 pm #31022AnonymousInactive
You’d actually stop playing a game? :shock:
I can safely say I’ve never not completed any game I’ve bought. Even if a part is really really hard I’ve always believed in the old adage of “If at first you don’t suceed then try, try again” …then if you still can’t do it hit tilde to bring down the console and type ‘god on'” and do it! :D
April 20, 2006 at 8:34 am #31027AnonymousInactive
There are loads of games I have not completed.
The last game I played to completion was Paper Mario 2.
April 20, 2006 at 8:40 am #31029AnonymousInactive
Damn you Meta Ridley!! Failed to finish both Metriods :(
On the plus side, I recently finished Halo :) ( Thought I should seeing as I bought Halo 2 )
April 20, 2006 at 1:30 pm #31045AnonymousInactive
I remember quite a few games where I was stuck and had to try the same sequence again and again, and again, and then some more…
I stopped counting the number of times this happened. I think the last game to do that to me was Call of Duty (I always play them in hard or hardest from the start). To be fair I enjoy it, because I always end up overcoming whatever bottleneck I get stuck in…
That’s pretty cool to see a remake of an old game. There are so many others that I wish got the same treatment!
BTW, did Heart of Darkness ever get released after all? I remember fondly looking at a video of the gameplay and dreaming to be playing it on my PC, to no avail :(
April 20, 2006 at 1:32 pm #31047AnonymousInactive
Yes. Heart of Darkness did get released, I think it got 5/10 in EDGE many, many moons ago.
April 20, 2006 at 6:44 pm #31062AnonymousInactive
Wasn’t that the extremely hard and equally dodgy 2d Side scrolling game? With the little kid in the blue shorts and a ray gun with a big shadow behind him on the box? :shock:
April 20, 2006 at 6:47 pm #31064AnonymousInactive
Wasn’t Fade To Black a sequel of sorts to Flashback and Another World?
April 20, 2006 at 6:56 pm #31066AnonymousInactive
yeah Fade to Black was the sequal to flashback… but it was not as good as flashback (it was in 3d)
April 20, 2006 at 8:44 pm #31075AnonymousInactive
i found Heart of darkness quite fun. it brought back merories of another world maybe thats why i took a shine to it but i thought the gameplay was quite good and had nice visuals. id like to play it again to see if it stood the test of time!!! :wink:
April 21, 2006 at 12:42 am #31081AnonymousInactive
Just a small precision…
Flashback was not a sequel from Another World. It wasn’t developed by Eric neither. Behind Flashback was the excellent programmer Paul Cuisset, famous for lots of games at “Ocean France” amongst others. He also makes a comeback with a new studio he created, working on a racing game.
Funnily enough, I have friends (in France of course ;) who reversed the original code and ported it to mobile phones :) Unfortunately, it can’t be spread since the rights on this game are still hold by its owner :(
April 26, 2006 at 10:50 am #31179AnonymousInactive
On the subject of not completing games…
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