Another World coming to iOS

Another World is getting a re-release on iOS to celebrate its 20th anniversary, and includes revamped visuals and sound, new difficulty modes, and touch controls.

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Younger gamers might not remember the adventure title Another World (aka "Out of This World"), but we old-timers can relive our memories later this month as the game makes the trip to iOS devices. DotEmu and BulkyPix announced today that the Eric Chahi classic will hit iPhone and iPad (universal version) for $4.99 on September 22.

The game is getting a few updates for its 20th anniversary to boot. The visuals have been remastered for the iPad and iPhone screens, and you can switch between the original and HD graphics at any time. You can also use a virtual D-pad or new touch controls. The game now sports three difficulty modes, one easier (Normal) and one harder (Hardcore) than the original game. ("Difficult" replicates the original game's difficulty.) In addition, the game promises remastered sound effects, 13 Game Center achievements, and support for five languages: English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish.

Another World was praised in its day for its minimalist cutscenes and challenging adventure-platformer game design. It, and its follow-up adventure title Flashback, helped to put Eric Chahi on the map. If that name sounds familiar, it's because he's the mind behind the recent hit From Dust.

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    September 7, 2011 5:00 PM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Another World coming to iOS.

    Another World is getting a re-release on iOS to celebrate its 20th anniversary, and includes revamped visuals and sound, new difficulty modes, and touch controls.

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      September 7, 2011 5:01 PM

      I don't think Eric Chahi worked on Flashback.

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        September 7, 2011 5:15 PM

        Yeah, I don't even think he had much to do with Heart of the Alien which was an actual sequel to Another World.

        He did do Heart of Darkness on the Playstation many years later.

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        September 7, 2011 5:17 PM

        People always make that mistake... Flashback was made by Sony IIRC.

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      September 7, 2011 5:03 PM

      This makes my nether regions moist.

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      September 7, 2011 5:04 PM

      Wow! Watching those screens gave me the goose bumps... Another World was is a master piece...at that time felt so amazing, so revolutionary ... those screens bring back sweet memories :-)

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      September 7, 2011 5:12 PM

      Yay! Will buy this.

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      September 7, 2011 5:14 PM

      wait, i thought he already revamped this a few years ago...

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        September 7, 2011 7:49 PM

        might as well just wait for the 25th anniversary edition

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      September 7, 2011 5:36 PM

      It's going to be a bitch to play this game on a itouch device :/

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      September 7, 2011 6:08 PM

      Holy crap! I remember this game! I just remember playing it at a friend's house and thinking that it was really cool. I never knew the name though. I tried describing it to people to see if they knew the name, but it was not use. I'm so happy that I get to play it finally.

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      September 7, 2011 6:13 PM

      Awesome, I still remember seeing the intro in a CompUSA and being blown away

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      September 7, 2011 7:28 PM

      I had to sigh very hard at linking Flashback to Eric Chahi.

      They were both published by Delphi, but Eric had nothing to do with Flashback, it was just another game that that company published after the success of Another World, that tried to emulate some of the style.

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        September 7, 2011 7:49 PM

        But Flashback was an even better imo though :P

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          September 8, 2011 8:14 AM

          I tend to agree. I love Another World but it was HARD and not in a rewarding way, the puzzles often involved a lot of guess work and trial by death.. not particularly fun in retrospect. Flashback had a steep learning curve but the variety of environments and the puzzle solving were a lot more satisfying IMO.. I finally finished it via DosBox a few years back and loved every minute of it.

          A shame that Fade To Black went down the 3D route.. I remember playing it briefly back in the day and being distinctly un-impressed.

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      September 8, 2011 8:05 AM

      i had fun running through Flashback... and this is just another gem to add to my collection... if i dont pop my copy in my snes and play that first lol

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      September 9, 2011 11:32 AM

      Sweet memories with this game, and flashback..

      Blackthorn remake please!

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