Episode 18 – Alone in the Dark

December 2, 2012

Hey there Blockers!

Time for episode 18. This time around, we’re talking about the grandaddy of 3D survival horror games, 1992’s Alone in the Dark.

Alone in the Dark box artBut first, there’s lots of news this week!

Hero-U, the new game from Quest for Glory’s Lori and Corey Cole has successfully funded! They just made it to their 400,000 dollar goal. Congrats!

I wasn’t quite correct last show when I said Chris Roberts’ Star Citizen had funded. It had a day or so left and instead of raising 5 million dollars, they raised 6.5 million! Incredible.

A new remake of 1998’s Baldur’s Gate is already out and ready for purchase.

Peter Molyneux has launched a kickstarter to bankroll a new god game in the vein of Populous. I’ll be keeping an eye on this one.

I also found a new site where you can play an online version of Dune 2. This is a really great port to the web.

Finally, if anyone is interested in health, fitness and nutrition, check out this cool new podcast, Fit for Radio! It’s awesome.

Whew! After all that news, we get to the meat of the show, Infogrames’ 1992 game, Alone in the Dark. We take a look at all the usual suspects here and cover a lot of cool info.

Buy Alone in the Dark 1, 2 and 3 on GoG:

Next time I’m doing something a little different. I’ll be doing an in-depth review of the new game X-COM: Enemy Unknown. Kind of a look at an old series in a new incarnation.


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  1. I remember trying out the first installment a few years back, probably in the early 2000’s, but it simply didn’t click with me. I remember watching the intro, being intrigued, ending in the attic… and being attacked and dying over and over and over. I went into it thinking this was a game with an emphasis on combat, and that totally ruined the experience for me, because I was terrible at it. Of course, I recognize it as the cornerstone in survival horror gaming, but I just didn’t have the right mindset when I went into it the first time. Think I might give it another go, though!
    (oh, just a detail, but here as well as in the description on iTunes, you write “buy Alone in the Dark 1, 2 and 3 on Steam” and then link to GOG)

    • Woops! Updated the post here. Thanks for pointing that out. Personally, I was quite surprised how much fun I had with this game once I got the hang of the very, very cludgy controls and fixed camera angles.

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