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Identifying a 90s PC game
September 6, 2011 12:21 AM   Subscribe

Trying to identify a PC game I played while I was young. I want to say it was a point and click adventure game with darkish themes. It was 2D, not isometric, and I seem to remember there being a level/levels in a silhouetted art style, and *maybe* claymation. (It's not neverhood.)

It might have been a platformer, but I'm not sure. I remember controlling a character and there being a death animation, at least.

Timeframe-wise, I'd guess somewhere in the mid to late 90s, since it'd be about when I played Dare to Dream.
posted by flatluigi to Computers & Internet (8 answers total)
 
Oddworld?
posted by The Lamplighter at 12:38 AM on September 6, 2011


Although "silhouetted" makes me think of Out of This World/Another World or Flashback. Those are more early-to-mid 90s, though.
posted by The Lamplighter at 12:39 AM on September 6, 2011


It's not Heart of Darkness, is it?
posted by emmtee at 12:48 AM on September 6, 2011


Seconding Oddworld: Abe's Odysee. That's 1997 and the first one I thought of. You die a lot.

(Dare to Dream was 1993, which predates that a lot though, and right in the middle of a golden age of adventure games.)
posted by subject_verb_remainder at 12:52 AM on September 6, 2011


The Neverhood?
posted by meepmeow at 7:25 AM on September 6, 2011


Out of This World or it's sequel.
posted by damiano99 at 7:26 AM on September 6, 2011


Darkseed merged scanned images with digitally-painted graphics; As for Claymation-style games, there was The Dark Eye, which featured voiceover work by William S. Burroughs.

Other point and click titles with stylized graphics would be 9: The Last Resort, and The Residents' interactive video releases, Gingerbread Man and Bad Day on the Midway.
posted by Smart Dalek at 8:31 AM on September 6, 2011


I found it! It was Nightmare Ned: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nightmare_Ned
posted by flatluigi at 3:38 PM on March 29, 2012


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