Other Worlds is my
first humble contribution to the world of adventure
games. It's a game I created using the fabulous AGS program, which
will remind you of titles that appeared in the late eighties. I may
not succeed to impress you with up to date spectacular graphics, or
voice acting, but I did my best to offer you a good story accompanied
by an addictive gameplay. In this game you will find no action sequences
or real time situations. You won't be asked to assemble mechanical
parts. It's a classic adventure and not a hybrid and it is, of course, freeware.
It's a classic animated point & click
adventure game. The graphics are displayed on a 640x400 resolution in 256
colors. The backgrounds are either real pictures,
house rooms designed with Autocad or landscapes designed with Terragen.
There are also sound effects (wavs) and plenty of original musical scores
The graphics are definitely not the strongest point, as I'm hardly an artist,
however I do believe they're functional enough.
Other Worlds is a fantasy game. You are assuming the role of a 27 year old woman named Natalia. The story begins when you return to your house from work and discover that your boyfriend is missing. His tracks will lead you to a mysterious mansion, where not everything is what is seems to be. You will learn that other worlds exist parallel to ours, and you will
get to visit them. You will find that the quest for your boyfriend will be a dangerous one, and the truths that will be revealed to you about the scheme of things that rules our creation will amaze you.
The interface will remind you
of the late 80s point & click Sierra products.
There's the score bar on the top, the icons bar that pops-up when you move
the mouse on top of it, and the main screen where your character is moving.
Although the interface is a Sierra clone, I chose the LucasArts style for
Some of you might wonder why I, a LucasArts fan, chose a Sierra interface. I thought long and hard about it. Although I made a LA-like interface as well, I ended up choosing the Sierra one, because people tend to get bored when they're stuck in a 9-commands game.
You choose your character's action either by selecting an icon from the
icons bar, or by right clicking until the right one comes up. The icons
-The WALK icon, used for walking.
-The LOOK icon, used for examining.
-The USE icon, used for picking up, opening, closing, generally performing an action.
-The TALK icon, used for engaging conversations.
-The INVENTORY icon, which is replaced by the item you previously selected from the inventory window.
"Other Worlds is probably one of the best, if not the best, adventures of 2004 – and
that includes both Independent and commercial" - Just Adventure Review
"If you have been searching for a game which contains an incredibly crafted
storyline which has no holes, an eclectic and outrageously manic cacophony
of characters, puzzles which vary from the sublime to the insane, dialogue
worthy of the original Saturday Night Live crew, along with some very interesting
Easter Eggs and graphics pulled in from just about everywhere on the internet
-- then I urge you, I implore you to play this game. - GameBoomers Review
"One of the longest freeware adventure games ever made, Other Worlds is
a fun point-and-click adventure from Greece that boasts a sprawling gameworld,
captivating plot, solid writing (inspired by Stephen King's Dark Tower
series to boot), hundreds of mostly-logical puzzles, and interesting NPCs." - Home of the Underdogs Review
"Other Worlds is Alkis Polyrakis' manifesto
to the games industry: simple appearance is enough for a game as long
as it is practical; player's imagination takes care of the rest." - Peliplaneetta
Review (Finnish - with an English summary)
"In a nutshell, Alkis did a tremendous job. His game
surpassed all my expectations and I enjoyed it. I have no way of knowing whether
he intends to get involved
into game creation professionally, but I think it would be worth a try." - PC
Master Review (Greek)
Click here to download the game! When you're done, run Setup.exe to install it.