Good Game: Discworld (DOS)

Another Good Game

Today its Discworld a 1995 point-and-click adventure game developed by Teeny Weeny Games and Perfect 10 Productions, and published by Psygnosis 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. The game stars Rincewind the Wizard (voiced by Eric Idle) and is set on Terry Pratchett’s Discworld.

The plot is based roughly around the events in the book Guards! Guards!, but also borrows elements from other Discworld novels. It involves Rincewind attempting to stop a dragon terrorising the inhabitants of Ankh-Morpork.

The game was developed because the designer Gregg Barnett wanted a large adventure for CD-based systems. A licence was difficult to obtain; Pratchett was reluctant to grant one as he wanted a Discworld game to be developed by a company with a reputation and who cared about the property. An original story was created due to Barnett having difficulty basing games on one book. Discworld was praised for its humour, voice-acting and graphics, though some criticised its gameplay and difficult puzzles. Discworld was followed by a sequel, Discworld II: Missing Presumed…!?, in 1996.

Watch the video I made below showing about the first 29 minutes of the game.

Video:

Discworld Gameplay.

Developer: Teeny Weeny Games and Perfect 10 Productions.
Publisher: Psygnosis.
Platform: MS-DOS.
Release: 1995 (NA), 1995 (EU).
Genre: Point-and-click adventure.

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