Announcing The Dark Side of the Moon - An Interactive FMV Point & Click

Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Announcing The Dark Side of the Moon - An Interactive FMV Point & Click - 06/11/18 09:18 PM

A FMV point and click adventure game where YOUR decisions make a difference.

View the trailer here.

Check out the Kickstarter here.

For more info visit the Official website here.

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When his 2 children are snatched from their bedrooms from within their country house in the middle of nowhere, it’s up to single father Dean to work out where they are, but most importantly, WHO took them.

The game is a complete FMV interactive adventure and will feature point and click elements, plus story-branching, meaning you can alter how the game plays out from beginning to end.



Happy Gaming!

Ana wave
Posted by: Marian

Re: Announcing The Dark Side of the Moon - An Interactive FMV Point & Click - 06/11/18 09:57 PM

Thank you for the news, Ana. wave
Posted by: Mad

Re: Announcing The Dark Side of the Moon - An Interactive FMV Point & Click - 06/13/18 08:11 AM

Thanks, BrownEyedTigre smile A FMV Adventure sounds good !! thumbsup
Posted by: Jenny100

Re: Announcing The Dark Side of the Moon - An Interactive FMV Point & Click - 06/13/18 02:26 PM

I wish they wouldn't give new games the same name as old ones.

The 1998 FMV game "Dark Side of the Moon" by SouthPeak Interactive was very good, with the biggest flaw of the DVD version being that the viewing area was windowed due to technical limitations of the time.
http://www.gameboomers.com/reviews/Dd/DSOMbygsd.htm

The CD version had serious issues with disc swapping, but the DVD version was on a single disc and no swapping.

A fix for missing text in the game on Windows XP was posted by GreyFuss back in 2011 ***here***.

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As for the new game, it looks nice but I'm not fond of this aspect described on the ***Kickstarter page***:
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It will combine the mechanics of a quality FMV game along with the point and click aspects of great adventure game. Add to that a handful of quick-decision moments which will affect the game.

I did not see anything about whether manual saves are allowed
Was that mentioned anywhere?
Posted by: Mikael

Re: Announcing The Dark Side of the Moon - An Interactive FMV Point & Click - 06/13/18 09:42 PM

Yes, this calls for some confusion since the (excellent) 1998 game with the same name also was an FMV game. The game looks interesting, but the "quick-decision moments" is a strange design choice, since it's more or less common knowledge that it will put off A LOT off the potential players.
Posted by: judith

Re: Announcing The Dark Side of the Moon - An Interactive FMV Point & Click - 06/14/18 03:34 PM

I'm on the fence with this new one, but I sure would love it if GOG would release the 1998 game by SouthPeak. that was a really good game. I'd buy it in an instant.
Posted by: Uncle Reg

Re: Announcing The Dark Side of the Moon - An Interactive FMV Point & Click - 06/14/18 11:54 PM


Me too!
Posted by: Mikael

Re: Announcing The Dark Side of the Moon - An Interactive FMV Point & Click - 06/16/18 10:14 PM

Yes, the original Dark Side of the Moon would be perfect to re-release. It's a good game, it would look (relatively) modern with some updates, and the serious bugs with the CD version will most likely increase the demand.
Posted by: Mad

Re: Announcing The Dark Side of the Moon - An Interactive FMV Point & Click - 06/17/18 08:41 AM

I remember playing the original and it having mazes that I found pretty challenging eek
Or am I thinking of the wrong game ??
Posted by: Mikael

Re: Announcing The Dark Side of the Moon - An Interactive FMV Point & Click - 06/17/18 09:05 PM

A pretty challenging, but not impossible, maze, yes.
Posted by: Mad

Re: Announcing The Dark Side of the Moon - An Interactive FMV Point & Click - 06/18/18 12:47 PM

Only one maze ?? I had thought there were at least two woozy
Posted by: Jenny100

Re: Announcing The Dark Side of the Moon - An Interactive FMV Point & Click - 06/18/18 12:52 PM

Originally Posted By: Mad
Only one maze ?? I had thought there were at least two

I think there were mazelike places because you had to move around without being seen and had to crawl through vents. There was also the "cavern maze" later in the game.
Posted by: Mad

Re: Announcing The Dark Side of the Moon - An Interactive FMV Point & Click - 06/18/18 02:08 PM

Thanks, Jenny100 !! Those must be what I am remembering yes

And I definitely found some of them "difficult" laugh
Posted by: Mikael

Re: Announcing The Dark Side of the Moon - An Interactive FMV Point & Click - 06/18/18 09:29 PM

Originally Posted By: Mad
Only one maze ?? I had thought there were at least two woozy


I was thinking about the cavern maze. But, now I remember that that were more mazelike locations.
Posted by: Mad

Re: Announcing The Dark Side of the Moon - An Interactive FMV Point & Click - 06/20/18 01:48 PM

I have horrible memories of clambering through (and getting lost in) ventilation shafts from one of the early Tex Murphy games !!

And so they are not one of my favourite places lol