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Another World

2 years ago

Feature: Fresh and shocking

Have You Played… Another World?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day, perhaps for all time. (Out Of This World if you are not tea-swilling, toothless Brit who cleans chimbleys in old lahndahn tahn). SPOILERS for a 26-year-old videogame follow. The first time a game broke my heart, or at least left me in a state of shocked disbelief.

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4 years ago

6 years ago

Feature: Loving the alien

Gaming Made Me: Another World

Another World’s 20th Anniversary Edition is now available on Steam. In 1992, when I first played it, discovering something so beautiful and strange contained on two disks seemed like an act of science fiction in itself, and realising that I can now download the entire thing in about four seconds is astonishing. Eric Chahi’s enduring voyage is a masterwork of visual communication and companionship, and…

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8 years ago

Another World Was Nearly Point ‘n’ Click

Well that was amazing. Eric Chahi just finished up a post-mortem of Another World (aka Out Of This World) at GDC. While the wider gaming press was writing all caps tweets about Another World coming out on iPad, I was wiping away a tear generated by powerful waves of unmitigated nostalgia, and Chahi's funny, moving explanation of how the game came to be as it…

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9 years ago

Eurogamer Retro: Another World

Replaying Another World for Eurogamer, in the form of its 15th Anniversary Edition, I found myself asking questions. Mostly of myself. Do I like trial and error gaming? The question was tricky, because I generally don't, but I was enjoying Another World a great deal. Apart from when I reached the point where it became all error, and quite a trial. Were you to read…

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