Lester Knight presses play on tape
Another World, one of the most ported video games of all-time, could soon have another format to add to its ever-growing list of platforms. Homebrew programmer Eric Majikeyric has released in-progress footage showing the seminal fantasy adventure running on the humble Commodore 64.
The video features the entire intro from the 1991 Amiga classic, scaled down to fit the C64’s ultra-humble 8-bit processor. We then see various moments from the adventure replicated in Commodore form, including Lester Chaykin Knight’s arrival in the strange new dimension, his first meeting with “friend,” as well as a glimpse at the game’s somewhat bleak finale.
The unofficial port has caught the attention of Another World’s original creator, Eric Chahi, who took to Twitter to voice how impressed he was with the footage. Majikeyric is expected to continue working on the project, but with an undertaking this enormous, who knows when the final version will finally see the light of day. Regardless, this is very impressive work.
Another World is available now on now on PC, Amiga, Atari ST, Sega Mega Drive, Super Nintendo, Panasonic 3DO, Atari Jaguar, Sega Mega CD, iOS, PS3, PS4, Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Mac, PlayStation Vita, Windows Mobile, Apple IGS and Symbian compatible devices. An unofficial sequel, Heart of the Alien, is available on Mega CD.
Another World is coming to C64 [IndieRetroNews]