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Another World chronicles the story of a man hurtled through space and time by a nuclear experiment gone wrong. You assume the role of Lester Knight Chaykin, a young physicist. You’ll need to dodge, outwit, and overcome a host of alien monsters and deadly earthquakes that plague the alien landscape you now call home. Only a perfect blend of logic and skill will get you past the deadly obstacles that lie in waiting.

In the 15th Anniversary Edition, apart from a remastered version of the game, you will find a 20 minutes long "making of" video of Another World, the technical handbook, the development diary and the soundtrack remixed by the original composer JF Freitas.

The promo ends tomorrow, April 21 at 5:59 a.m. EDT (10:59 a.m. GMT).

well worth checking out.The price was worked out with xe.com as the site deals with dollars.But they do take paypal
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#1
Awesome game, loved it.
banned 1 Like #2
You can get this game free at a number of abandonware sites
#3
this brings back memories, back in the day i was addicted to this
1 Like #4
whatsThePoint
You can get this game free at a number of abandonware sites
This. The game is very, very short if you have played it before, and you know what you're doing, but the trial and error play style of this game is fantastic on your first play through. It may seem odd for younger gamers, as they're used to having its hand held through games, but in this game you're meant to die. A lot. Which is how we used to learn.:)

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#5
awesome game - had this on the atari st. the world needs more of this kind of game.
#6
whatsThePoint
You can get this game free at a number of abandonware sites


abandonware is on the whole just another name for piracy
1 Like #7
The very fact that this is currently for sale means it's by definition *not* abandonware. The (flakey) premise of abandonware is that as the ownership rights are up in the air, no-one stands to lose out from a non-sale. Once rights have been regained and the item's up for sale though, you're a plain outright software pirate if you download a dodgy copy.
#8
The making of video is almost as long as the game.
#9
jesus. how many hours did i spend as a kid trying to get past the part with the water chasing me through the caves, not easy using an amiga keyboard.
#10
having watched a longplay on YT lately yeah I was surprised how short it was, but that;s just how games were back then, I very rarely finished a game (unless it had a trainer) but still enjoyed them lots! The follow on game Flashback was really good too.
#11
flyingteddy
The follow on game Flashback was really good too.
It's actually unrelated to this game, but, yes, it's good as well.
#12
never realised until just now they made a sequel:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heart_of_the_Alien
banned 1 Like #13
mrzootsuit
whatsThePoint
You can get this game free at a number of abandonware sites

abandonware is on the whole just another name for piracy

Its more a case of recycling something that would otherwise be lost
#14
Probably a really dumb question but... if you buy this game, who profits? Would the developers see any of the money? (just out of interest)
BTW, i will always buy games - **** piracy! especially when it comes to indie games.
banned#15
Rhythm
The very fact that this is currently for sale means it's by definition *not* abandonware. The (flakey) premise of abandonware is that as the ownership rights are up in the air, no-one stands to lose out from a non-sale. Once rights have been regained and the item's up for sale though, you're a plain outright software pirate if you download a dodgy copy.

Abandonware usually means owners can't be traced, do you know for certain the people selling this game have the rights to it?
#16
gamestraderjames
Probably a really dumb question but... if you buy this game, who profits? Would the developers see any of the money? (just out of interest)
BTW, i will always buy games - **** piracy! especially when it comes to indie games.
No, the developers will not get any money. As is being partly discussed here through the 'abandonware' side, the company that made this game have long since gone bankrupt. Thus, the rights to the game belong to nobody, and it becomes abandonware. Since the developers no longer exist, there's nobody to receive any money you may give via purchasing.
#17
I'm sure Eric Chahi would be thrilled to know he no longer exists.
#18
Quietus
gamestraderjames
Probably a really dumb question but... if you buy this game, who profits? Would the developers see any of the money? (just out of interest)BTW, i will always buy games - **** piracy! especially when it comes to indie games.
No, the developers will not get any money. As is being partly discussed here through the 'abandonware' side, the company that made this game have long since gone bankrupt. Thus, the rights to the game belong to nobody, and it becomes abandonware. Since the developers no longer exist, there's nobody to receive any money you may give via purchasing.


Absolute nonsense. That's like saying that when I die my car belongs to nobody and you can just pinch it.

Delphine are no longer trading but it seems fairly clear that the legal ownership to this copyrighted material has been purchased/passed on to someone else.
banned#19
mrzootsuit
Quietus
gamestraderjames
Probably a really dumb question but... if you buy this game, who profits? Would the developers see any of the money? (just out of interest)BTW, i will always buy games - **** piracy! especially when it comes to indie games.
No, the developers will not get any money. As is being partly discussed here through the 'abandonware' side, the company that made this game have long since gone bankrupt. Thus, the rights to the game belong to nobody, and it becomes abandonware. Since the developers no longer exist, there's nobody to receive any money you may give via purchasing.

Absolute nonsense. That's like saying that when I die my car belongs to nobody and you can just pinch it.

Delphine are no longer trading but it seems fairly clear that the legal ownership to this copyrighted material has been purchased/passed on to someone else.

If your car is left in the street when you die with no know owner it gets scrapped and a total stranger will benefit, most likely the scrap metal man
So they both sound like the same thing to me
1 Like #20
mrzootsuit
Absolute nonsense. That's like saying that when I die my car belongs to nobody and you can just pinch it.
Not my input - that's just how it works with abandonware.

As for legal ownership, I suspect that it's just a case of them somehow gaining permission (or at least finding no opposing laws) to issue abandonware in one way or another.
1 Like #21
If your car is left in the street when you die with no know owner it gets scrapped and a total stranger will benefit, most likely the scrap metal man
So they both sound like the same thing to me


Nope - due legal process would ensure ownership would pass to my next of kin or any creditors I may have. Legal ownership doesn't just evaporate into thin air however much criminals would like it to.
#22
I was alluding to this in my last post, but Eric Chahi is the current owner of Another World after picking up the rights from Delphine when they collapsed. He's also the guy who created the bulk of the game, and is responsible for the release on GOG, which some of you are so keenly trying to class as abandonware and advocate downloading for free.

While I'm not against the concept of abandonware in itself, this title does not fall under even the most generous definitions of the term. Even the flimsy excuse that the makers won't benefit from paying money for the game is invalid here.

Edited By: Kodoku on Apr 20, 2011 17:08
#23
Used to play this on my Amiga 1200 running at a blinding 14mhz!
#24
Good Old Games do indeed seek out permissions/rights from the owners, that's the whole point of the site/service
#25
The other thing GOG do, which is worth a fee, is retool the games so that they work on modern systems
#26
mrzootsuit
If your car is left in the street when you die with no know owner it gets scrapped and a total stranger will benefit, most likely the scrap metal man
So they both sound like the same thing to me


Nope - due legal process would ensure ownership would pass to my next of kin or any creditors I may have. Legal ownership doesn't just evaporate into thin air however much criminals would like it to.

You're confusing intellectual property with real property or personal property. There's a world of difference between the two, both conceptually and legally, and pretending that they are regulated in the same way is incredibly misleading, not to mention ignorant.
#27
The point is this game is not abandonware. If you find it on an abandonware site then it is piracy. The rights to this game have been passed on. GOG.com is a reputable trader not an abandonware peddler.
#28
If that's the case, then I hope they become more defensive over it, and do something about the abandonware sites. I'm all for legit, so it makes sense. If they choose not to, and just abandon it, then I guess to a degree it's destined to remain / become abandonware.
#29
Worth every penny IMO, I have v fond memories of this & also Flashback!
Hot from me!
banned#30
its the 20th anniversary now, this was released 5 years ago
#31
manc80
never realised until just now they made a sequel:

[url=%0Ahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heart_of_the_Alien]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heart_of_the_Alien[/url]


I've played it and it's terrible, I'm not suprised it was made against the original creator's will
#32
Loved this back in the day, I may just hang on to the memories though, always disappointed when I replay really old games.
#33
This is a genuine Masterpiece that stands up to this day.
I bought the 15th aniversary edition on day one after playing it as a lad on my Brothers Amiga 1200.

It's still a perfect example of storytelling and scripted sequences. It's hard, without being impossible or annoying.

A lot of todays games could learn from it.
#34
Good comparison screenshots of all the different versions HeRe
#35
Sweetchuck
mrzootsuit
If your car is left in the street when you die with no know owner it gets scrapped and a total stranger will benefit, most likely the scrap metal manSo they both sound like the same thing to me
Nope - due legal process would ensure ownership would pass to my next of kin or any creditors I may have. Legal ownership doesn't just evaporate into thin air however much criminals would like it to.
You're confusing intellectual property with real property or personal property. There's a world of difference between the two, both conceptually and legally, and pretending that they are regulated in the same way is incredibly misleading, not to mention ignorant.


Sorry, but the people being misleading and ignorant are the people who think there is some kind of legal basis for "Abandonware".

"In most cases, software classed as abandonware is not in the public domain, as it has never had its original copyright revoked and some company or individual still owns exclusive rights. Therefore, downloading such software is usually considered copyright infringement, though in practice copyright holders rarely enforce their abandonware copyrights."*

"It is still unlawful to distribute copies of old copyrighted software and games, with or without compensation, in any Berne Convention signatory country."*

Intellectual property may differ from physical property but it's still theft when you steal it.

*Source: Where else? Wikipedia.
#36
This had the first game cut scene I ever saw, completly blew my mind...
#37
Hot - well worth a couple of quid!
#38
skykid3
Good comparison screenshots of all the different versions HeRe


Woah! Check out the 3DO version!
#39
Mark43
skykid3
Good comparison screenshots of all the different versions HeRe


Woah! Check out the 3DO version!


Thats what I thought as well!
#40
My caruba! Remember that? Also the dessicated crunchy rubble sound when you shoot people - you can almost feel it.

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