Eric Chahi's 1991 adventure game, Another World (or Out of This World, as it's known in North America), has been envisioned as a live-action short film by Polish director Bartek Hławka and his collaborators at Project 23.
Eric Chahi's classic 1991 surreal sci-fi adventure Another World (or Out of This World, as it's known in North America) is getting re-released on 3DS, Vita, Wii U, PS3, PS4 and Xbox One in its 20th Anniversary Edition, according to a German ratings board listing (via NeoGAF).
Video games struggle to be taken as seriously as films or paintings or books or other pieces of culturally accepted works of art. Yeah, thanks Duke Nukem. But there are signs of change; today, New York's prestigious Museum of Modern Art announced the beginnings of a considerable video game exhibition.
Duncan Harris takes clean, artistic screenshots of games at their highest resolution and best possible settings. The results are stunning.
From Dust developer Eric Chahi's Amiga classic Another World is now available to download on Android devices.
The 20th Anniversary version of Eric Chahi's cult Amiga game Another World will be released for Android devices "in a few months".
Eric Chahi travels back to 1991.
Nottingham doesn't have the swagger of Los Angeles or the neon allure of Tokyo, but it can boast a games show that puts E3 and TGS to shame. GameCity is a festival in the truest sense of the word, a celebration of a community and a culture that's sadly all too often swamped by corporate concerns.
You can buy a dinner date with Another World and From Dust creator Eric Chahi for £25.
Another World was one of the first truly cinematic games, and that wasn't just because of the stylish cut-scenes, the neo-noir lighting, and the obvious ambition to tell a story visually. It was cinematic because it turned you into an actor rather than a mere player, and tasked you with working your way through what amounts to a rigorous script.
It was an action adventure that left almost nothing to chance, one where the real challenge, much of the time, lay with simply working out what the designer wanted you to do next in order to unlock another chunk of carefully controlled exploration. Even if you've never trod the boards in real life, switching on Eric Chahi's classic after all these years is less like picking up an aging game again, and more like returning to an old role.
Now that it's out on iOS, the home of instant gratifiers like Fruit Ninja and Angry Birds, it makes for a jarring proposition. Games tend not to work this way anymore - and they rarely did so before, really. Hunting for a modern equivalent, in fact, the closest I can come to is Limbo. There's another game that hinges on hindsight rather than foresight: another game that tasks you with unravelling the design team's intentions - often by throwing yourself onto spikes - and sort of shuffling through the adventure backwards.
The iOS update of Eric Chahi's beloved Amiga side-scroller Another World arrives on the App Store on 22nd September.
Eric Chahi's classic '90s platformer Another World is coming to iOS devices later this year, the veteran developer has confirmed.
First released back in 1991, the cinematic sci-fi side-scroller will be brought up to date for iPhone and iPad by French port specialist DotEmu.
"I'm very pleased to work with my developer friends from DotEmu and their partner BulkyPix. The first prototype looks beautiful on iPad, they are doing a great job on it." said Chahi.
When developers at Valve make a game, from the moment a single room has been crafted in their Hammer editor, they playtest it. Outsiders come in once a week, with no previous experience of the game, and play with whatever's been created. The developers must watch without comment, and observe how the player encounters the game.