Bonus Images for Vintage Games Book: Chapter 01 – Alone in the Dark (1992)

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Vintage Games: An Insider Look at the History of Grand Theft Auto, Super Mario, and the Most Influential Games of All Time (2009), by Bill Loguidice and Matt Barton, through Focal Press. Vintage Games, available from retailers worldwide, is a full color, illustrated book, that explores the most influential videogames of all time, including Super Mario Bros., Grand Theft Auto III, Doom, The Sims, and many more.

Bonus images not found in Vintage Games for Chapter 01 – Alone in the Dark (1992): The Polygons of Fear:

While a similarly titled, more visually rich, isometric perspective interpretation of the Dracula legend that would cast the player as a vampire killing detective was promised and never developed for Coleco’s ColecoVision platform, it is unlikely to have offered any more chills than the side perspective Intellivision game from Imagic, box back pictured here, or any other early horror videogame due to technological limitations.

Alone in the Dark’s character selection screen. Due to the limits of the software-based flat-shaded polygon rendering engine, the in-game characters looked little like their detailed illustrated portraits.

The back of the box for Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition (Capcom, 2007; Nintendo Wii). Alone in the Dark has long since been usurped by Resident Evil as the survival horror series of choice.

Edward Carnby tries to shield himself from a raging inferno in the 2008 release of Alone in the Dark. Just like light played a significant role in Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare, fire plays a huge part in this game.


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