Published on June 8th, 2015 | by Fifties
Vintage Video Games #7 – Alone In The Dark (Original)
‘Alone In The Dark’ was awarded the record for “First Ever 3D Survival Horror Game” in the Guinness World Records Gamer’s 2008 Edition. Released in 1993 (by Infogrames on the PC) almost a decade before the first ‘Resident Evil’ hit our consoles, this game used cutting edge technology, advanced for it’s time, fusing polygonal characters over pre-rendered backgrounds. Don’t be fooled by it’s simplicity, this stuff was some scary shit!
Choose to play as the private detective, Edward Cornby, or Jeremy’s niece, Emily Hartwood.
Plot: It is the year 1923 and the owner of the Louisiana mansion Derceto, Jeremy Hartwood, has just died. After a cursory investigation by police, the conclusion is that that the well-known artist has committed suicide. His devoted butler confirmed that Hartwood had been suffering from severe depression for some months. Placing more strain on his unbalanced state he was working on the translating of the many ancient manuscripts contained in Derceto’s extensive library. He also suffered from insomnia and the few hours of sleep he had were troubled by disturbing nightmares. He appeared to be convinced of a mysterious presence in the old house.
With Derceto is now empty, rumours of a curse or of an evil power dwelling within its walls accompanied by strange activity at night pose many questions …What is it‘s terrible secret?
Highlights – The brooding, gloom-filled rooms, and the pervasive weight of dread!
How to play: Grab your iOS copy from the Apple Store HERE