Good Game: Another World (DOS)

Another Good Game

Today its Another World (Out of This World) a 1991 cinematic platformer action-adventure game developed and published by Delphine Software for MS-DOS (DOS). The game tells a story of Lester, a young scientist who, as a result of an experiment gone wrong, finds himself on a dangerous alien world where he is forced to fight for his survival.

Another World was developed by Éric Chahi over a period of about two years, with only help with the soundtrack from Jean-François Freitas. Chahi developed his own game engine, completing all the game’s art and animations in vector form to reduce memory use, with some use of rotoscoping to help plan out character movements. Both narratively and gameplay-wise, he wanted the game to be told with little to no language or user-interface elements. The game was originally developed for the Amiga and Atari ST but has since been widely ported to other contemporary systems, including home and portable consoles and mobile devices. Chahi has since overseen release of various anniversary releases of the game.

Another World was innovative in its use of cinematic effects in both real-time and cutscenes, which earned the game praise among critics and commercial success. It also influenced a number of other video games and designers, inspiring such titles as Ico, Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill, and even Delphine’s later Flashback.

Watch the video I made below showing about the first 20 minutes of the game.

Video:

Another World Gameplay.

Developer: Delphine Software.
Publisher: Delphine Software.
Platform: MS-DOS.
Release: 1991 (WW).
Genre: Cinematic platformer, Action-adventure.

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