22
Jun
09

Anachronox – The Movie


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I have more than fond memories playing this stunning game. One of the smartest, funniest and involving storylines ever to grasp the ol’ PC platform, Anachronox was the swan song of the troubled Ion Storm Dallas studio.

It was shadowed by the “other” project being developed in the same studio, the infamous Daikatana and it never got the praises (or sales) that it deserved. Actually, right after finishing the game, the whole staff was let go, without seeing a dime out of the game’s profits. The developers remain the only people I know of in the industry that strongly and publicly suggested to potential buyers to download it off the internet, in order not to swell the pockets of the distributors (Eidos).

A while after the game was released, an award-wining Machinima mini-series was also released. It encompased all the cutscenes in the game and ran for 13 episodes. You can find it in episodic format or in one large file.

There’s also a 2 DVD version floating around the dark alleys of the internets, but with so few people still “in the know” it’s harder to get than a vote in Iran (bam!). The legend goes that it contains some extra material, artwork and never-before seen scenes, all at higher-than-original resolution.

If you didn’t play the game, do yourself a favor and go.get.it.now, then sit back and remember the good times by watching the movie again, and again, and again…

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3 Responses to “Anachronox – The Movie”


  1. 1 dominuz
    June 22, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    thanks for reminding me to buy the damn boxed thing

  2. 2 littlebugger
    June 22, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    I only have the SoldOut version 😦 I would do things for the original package 🙂

  3. 3 dominuz
    June 22, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    well, i just bought it, sealed in original package for 15 GBP from amazon.co.uk 😀


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