One of the most astounding adventure games from the 16-bit era is being reworked for the 8-bit Commodore 64.
Another World (known as Out of This World in North America) is notable for impressive cutscenes, an evocative premise, and atmospheric graphics. Homebrew developer Eric Majikeyric has shared some videos of the progress on the C64 version so far, and it really looks superb (although it remains to be seen whether it will fit on a cassette…).
Techniques such as rotoscoping, vector graphics, Another World puts you in the role of Lester Knight Chaykin, a young scientist whose experiments during a thunderstorm result in him being teleported through space to a new world which he must escape.
Originally developed by Eric Chahi, the developer has voiced his pleasure at the progress Eric Majikeyric has made.
Awesome. Make it running on C64 is quite impressive. https://t.co/Cb2a9keefv
— Eric Chahi (@EricChahi) September 30, 2020
Right now there is no indication as to when Lester’s adventures will continue in 8-bit form, but we’re really excited to see Another World arrive on the C64.
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