Alone In The Dark [REPACK]
A small game made during the second game's production, Jack in the Dark, was used as a promotional game distributed during Christmas of 1993, just before the second installment's release. The game was on a single floppy disk in a golden wrapping featuring a Jack-in-the-box illustration on the top. It is a short adventure featuring the young child Grace Saunders. During Halloween, she enters a small toy store after dark and gets locked inside. There, the toys are alive, and Grace must save Santa Claus from an evil Jack-in-the-box. Jack in the Dark is an adventure game that focuses purely on puzzles and has no combat. Later CD versions of both Alone in the Dark and Alone in the Dark 2 came packaged with this game.
Alone in the Dark
Upon entering the house, the doors mysteriously slam shut behind the player character. He or she continues up to the attic, but is attacked by monsters. The player character progresses back down through the house, fighting off various creatures and hazards. The player character finds documents throughout the house indicating that Derceto was built by an occultist pirate named Ezechiel Pregzt, and that beneath the house are caverns that were used for dark rituals meant to increase Pregzt's fortunes and unnaturally extend his life. Pregzt was shot and Derceto was burned down by encamped Union soldiers during the American Civil War. However, Pregzt's spirit lived on, and his corpse was placed by his servants in an old tree in the caverns underneath Derceto. Jeremy Hartwood committed suicide to prevent his body being used as a host for Pregzt, so Pregzt now focuses on the player character. If the player character is incapacitated, their body is subsequently dragged to a sacrificial area and possessed by Pregzt, whereupon the game ends with an image of supernatural horrors being unleashed from the house into the world at large.
In 1989, Frédérick Raynal, a staff programmer at Infogrames, was assigned to port the early 3D game Alpha Waves. Working on the game inspired him to begin programming a tool for the creation and animation of 3D characters, with help from Franck De Girolami. In 1991, Infogrames CEO Bruno Bonnell proposed a game in which the player would use matches to gain snapshot views of an otherwise completely dark environment. An aficionado of horror films such as Dawn of the Dead, Raynal saw in this proposal the opportunity to create a horror-based game, and was given permission to lead the project.
According to the French book La saga des Jeux Videos, by Daniel Ichbiah, the original title would have been In the Dark. The idea came from the Infogrames' PDG, Bruno Bonnell, and one of his collaborators, Eric Motet. The player would have been constantly in the dark, having only 3 matches he could use to progress.
Upon entering the house, the doors mysteriously slam shut behind them. Continuing up to the attic, they're attacked by monsters. The character progresses back down through the house, fighting off various creatures and hazards. The character finds documents throughout the house indicating that Derceto was built by an occultist pirate named Ezechiel Pregzt, and that beneath the house are caverns that were used for dark rituals meant to increase Pregzt's fortunes and unnaturally extend his life. Pregzt was shot and Derceto was burned down by encamped Union soldiers during the American Civil War. However, Pregzt's spirit lived on, and his corpse was placed by his servants in an old tree in the caverns underneath Derceto. Jeremy Hartwood committed suicide to prevent his body being used as a host for Pregzt.
The attorney's letter came as a deep shock to me. My uncle Jeremy had died by his own hand! The coroner's report was unequivocal: he hanged himself in the loft. My initial surprise and distress past, I considered the news; it seemed clear that Derceto had exercised a thoroughly morbid influence on my uncle's mind. That creaking old mansion, with its unusual tales, its secret library door, the ancient upstairs clock, all those occult books that my uncle could not resist reading, in spite of his fragile nerves... Fate had pointed its finger. Derceto had trapped its prey. Mr. MacCarfey, the family lawyer, suggested selling the old house; I immediately opposed the idea. My duty is clear: I must go to Derceto. I tremble at the thought of those dark corridors, those brooding portraits. Yet I am convinced that uncle Jeremy left a note, a letter of some kind, explaining his fateful decision. I remember his voice saying, "Look at the piano, Emily... Look harder." Maybe the secret drawer will yield up an explanation. I have the feeling things will not be so simple. Life is a mystery, containing more mysteries. Jeremy taught me that much. Now is the time to confront the mysteries. Derceto is waiting for me. I pray that my fear is nothing more that the fruit of my imagination. Nothing will ever persuade me that my uncle was insane. But why did he, according to the police report, block the loft window with the old wardrobe?
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The two blobs of dark matter pass through each other with little influence on each other, except for a transient tidal bulge. The luminous stuff in each galaxy interacts with itself more strongly, with things like nebular friction as they collide with each other. So it tends to stick to itself and the luminous matter from both galaxies tends to clump together, with some of the dark matter it gravitationally holds onto. So the two DM blobs, minus what ever part remains with the luminous stuff goes on their respective orbits. What is left of the luminous stuff is an elliptical galaxy and some small fraction of the DM.
Update! Astrophysicist Ethan Siegel has a nice hypothesis that explains a diminishing trend in light/dark matter ratio vs galaxy size: it is radiation pressure that has a larger light matter stripping effect in smaller galaxies.
I loved the grim, gothic nature of the game: the dark forest surrounding a vast, creepy manor on Shadow Island; the way it puts emphasis on using a torch as both a navigation tool and a weapon against the supernatural creatures; the over-the-top 'B movie' voiceover work that would make the creators of Resident Evil immensely proud. It was wonderful.
The GBC version, however, ditches this entirely, focusing the experience squarely on Edward Carnby alone. In fact, any sense of danger in the opening cutscene is completely neutered. While the plane effectively crashed in the home console version, it lands safely on Shadow Island on Game Boy. Not only that, but Carby instructs Cedrac to wait by the plane like a good little sidekick while he goes off on his spooky adventure. The two remain in communication via walkie-talkie, but Cedrac's involvement in the story is minimal, at best.
@echoplex Not really. Alone In The Dark is well known for pushing the capabilities of what the Game Boy Color could handle. It would have been chosen for that reason alone. I do think it would have looked better on an actual Game Boy Color in 2001. There was something special about the GBC when I brought it at launch.
From Dying Light 2 to The Quarry, the horror genre has been in the midst of a renaissance when it comes to video games. Among the dozens of horror video games released each year, Lovecraft seems to be an enduring theme in a lot of them. While some modern horror games like Darkest Dungeon and Carrion have put a new spin on Lovecraft and the themes of isolation, darkness, and disturbing atrocities, there have also been titles that directly adapted Lovecraft's cosmic horror tales. While this isn't inherently an issue, the sheer number of games directly connected to the Lovecraft Mythos makes the similarities unavoidable.
Grace is a charming character, and seems almost like an old Southern woman in a young girl's body. When a phonograph starts to play, she comments, "A little night music." When she stumbles across an untidy area after crossing a flooded room, she logically concludes, "I suppose this mess pales in comparison to the one in the foyer." She reminds me of a very smart sleuth in a children's book. The official trailer for the game suggests that a darker fate is awaiting Grace, though, showing her singing, "The House of the Rising Sun" in the same bedroom from the demo, now with the baby doll hanging by its neck from the ceiling. The song ends with Grace looking into the camera as she slides a noose around her neck. 041b061a72