Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Box Art Wednesday.

Since it's drawing nearer to Halloween I felt it would be appropriate to turn the Box Art Wednesday posting to something a little creepy. I present for your enjoyment Alone in the Dark parts 1 -3!

Developed by Infogrames and released in 1992 to PC and later the Playstation console (Where I found it) it went on and spawned four sequels.

The first game deals with the suicide of famed artist Jeremy Hartwood who has hung himself in the attic of his Louisiana mansion, Derecto. His death appears suspicious but with all of the rumors of the evil power that infests the place none of the locals can say they are surprised. To get to the bottom of this mystery you are able to play Edward Carnby who makes his living as a private investigator or Jeremy's niece, Emily Hartwood. The game is heavily influenced by the writings of H.P. Lovecraft with appearances by Deep Ones, Night Gaunts, and a Cthonian. The famous Necronomicon as well as De Vermis Mysteriis can be found in Jeremy's library as well.

Alone in the Dark 2 continues the adventures of Edward Carnby as this time he is mixed up with a group of gangsters who are operating out of an old mansion known as, Hell's Kitchen. Carnby later learns that the gangsters are actually possesed by the spirits of the pirates who lived there hundreds of years ago.

Alone in the Dark 3 once again has Edward Carnby as the main character and this time it is 1926 and he has been called in to investigate a western movie set in the Mojave desert where Emily Hartwood has gone missing. A little research since I have not played this title shows that by the end of the investigation, Carnby, has to fight off radioactive creatures as well as zombie outlaws.


Christopher Tupa said...

This looks like fun, more fun than Zork ;)
Plus the box art looks cool!

Vinvectrex said...

I see that Alone in the Dark 2 was done by Interplay. I miss Interplay. I'm never forgiving them for promising me Star Trek: The Secret of Vulcan Fury and then not delivering. Wasn't there an Alone in the Dark movie?

Vic Sage said...

Zork hater, Zork hater! Just kidding, Chris. ;)

Vin, you are correct that there was an Alone in the Dark film but it was directed by Uwe Boll so that means I'll never be able to watch it. I did forget to mention by the way that I also owned the second game on the Playstation as well. :)