Tag Archives: Origin Systems

Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss, PlayStation

The PlayStation version of the classic Blue Sky Productions (later Looking Glass Studios) first-person RPG is unfortunately only available in Japanese, so is not easy to play for English-speaking gamers. No one has yet translated the game into English even though fans have been crossing their fingers since the game was first released way back in 1997 (24 years ago).

Continue reading Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss, PlayStation

Crusader: No Regret, PC

The 1996 sequel to Crusader: No Remorse, Crusader: No Regret is more of the same, but with more new weapons, more new enemies, more new moves – more of everything, really.

Continue reading Crusader: No Regret, PC

Crusader: No Remorse, PC

Crusader: No Remorse was first released by Origin Systems in 1995.

It’s a violent, isometric shooter with a futuristic setting. In it you play a kind of ‘super soldier’ called a Silencer (how poetic…) who changes sides when his superiors try to have him killed after a botched mission.

Continue reading Crusader: No Remorse, PC

Ultima Underworld II: Labyrinth of Worlds, PC

The second of two ground-breaking Ultima Underworld games made by Blue Sky Productions (later to become Looking Glass Technologies) and Origin Systems.

Labyrinth of Worlds, first released in 1993, again features a very early (and successful) attempt to create a Role-Playing Game with a fully-explorable 3D environment. Both this – and its predecessor, The Stygian Abyss – were developed concurrently, and were a significant leap forward in terms of software technology at the time.

Continue reading Ultima Underworld II: Labyrinth of Worlds, PC

Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss, PC

The first of two ground-breaking Ultima Underworld games made by Looking Glass Technologies (formerly known as Blue Sky Productions) and Origin Systems.

The Stygian Abyss, first released in 1992, is one of the first Role-Playing Games to feature first-person action in a 3D environment.

Continue reading Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss, PC

Space Rogue, Commodore 64

A few well-known gamedev names worked on Space Rogue.

Paul Neurath, the main programmer here, later went on to write code for the Ultima Underworld series of games, the Flight Unlimited series, the Thief series, and System Shock 2, as well as others.

Continue reading Space Rogue, Commodore 64