Abandonware DOS title

Alone in the Dark

Infogrames released Alone in the Dark in the year 1992; it's an old horror adventure game, part of the Alone in the dark series. Alone in the Dark is NOT abandonware, runs on DOS and can be played in single player mode.
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Rating: 3.89
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NOT abandonware (why?)
"AITD is a game worth tracking down whether it's on the internet, or through a retailer that specializes in older or used PC games. The music, the simplicity, and the matchless Lovecraft factor allow the old relic to shine, bright and clear, alone in the dark shadow of its much more successful successors." - Honest Gamers

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Alone in the Dark is widely considered to be a forefather of the survival horror game genre, setting the standard for later rival popular survival horror games such as Resident Evil and Silent Hill.

The story is revealed to the player through an extensive series of books and notes found throughout the game, and is heavily influenced by the works of Edgar Allan Poe and H. P. Lovecraft.

Players are given the option of choosing between a male or female protagonist (Edward Carnby or Emily Hartwood respectively).

Items and characters in Alone in the Dark are three-dimensional, rendered upon a two-dimensional fixed background. Mixing polygons and 2D prerendered background images required a fixed camera angle, which designers used to their advantage to create dramatic scene setups appropriate for a horror-themed game.

players: single player

input: keyboard, mouse

distribution: 3,5 floppy disk, 5,25 floppy disk, cd-rom

graphics: VGA, MCGA

sound: Adlib, Sound Blaster, PC speaker

Abandonware DOS popularity: average

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