Out of This World

Today I was reading Andy’s blog and noticed his description of a really great old video game called Out of This World (also know as Another World, in Europe). This is quite possibly my favorite game of all time. You can read about it in detail at Home of The Underdogs, but here are some quick facts:

  • It was written in 1991 by Eric Chahi and was available for DOS, Amiga, various consoles, etc.
  • The DOS version works quite well under DOSEMU. Proof here.
  • There was actually a sequel which hardly anyone knows about, because it was only available on Sega CD. The sequel was called “Heart of the Alien”.
  • If you have l33t haxor skills, and you can find the ROM, you can play the Sega CD version on Windows or Linux using the excellent GENS emulator
  • If emulation isn’t your thing, and you can find it, you can use the raw engine to interpret the game files natively on just about any platform that has an SDL port. Incidently, raw was written by Cyx — the same fella who contributed heavily to the scummvm project.

2 Responses to “Out of This World”

  1. 1 andy May 31, 2005 at 11:56 am

    I did that?

  2. 2 Mark May 31, 2005 at 4:46 pm

    I thought so, Andy. I read this:
    “We played a game and deliberately made the “THING” crash into the wall.”

    I thought for sure you were talking about OOTW, but maybe I was confused.

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