Another World (Delphine Software International, 1991)
There are two things I especially love about Eric Chahi’s 1991 classic. The first is how dynamic the gameplay is - the rules are ever changing, and you need to learn and discover in order to make any progress, and the second is the world itself - you get a real impression that there’s a whole new culture and place here, an advanced people with their own set of traditions and customs and an alien environment, rather that just simple enemies you have to overcome and platforms to jump on. Both of these elements enhance the feeling of being in a strange place and desperate to survive. This scene near the very end of the game really captures the feels of being in an alien place for me - showing our protagonist learning how to use devices, madly pressing unfamiliar buttons in a tense situation, surrounded by danger, and showcases several aspects of these people’s culture without any words and with just a few colours. It’s hard to overstate how powerful scenes like this feel compared to Another World’s contemporaries - Chahi’s vision was magnificent and remains inspiring to this day.
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Most of the Late Night Work Club films are now online separately. You can find them below:
Theme and credits music by SCNTFC
LNWC final audio mix by David Kamp
Whipped this up on my lunch break to let everybody know I’m not dead.
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Here are a few sketches for some of the pieces in my show “COSMOS,” opening October 12th at WWA Gallery.
From top to bottom: “Sun,” “Earth,” “Moon,” a mini series of eight called “Phases,” “Eclipse,” and “Black Hole.”
This is the first gameplay video of our adventure game The Coral Cave.
It shows the beginning of the game: a few animations, backgrounds and interactions.
We hope you’ll enjoy watching Mizuka in motion.
Many thanks to Kino and Koyu, the little girls who sing at the end of the video.
People liked the picture of Ainmere and Ysolde, so here are some details from it.