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Encyclopedia > Discworld (video game)
Discworld
Developer(s) Teeny Weeny Games
Perfect 10 Productions
Publisher(s) Psygnosis
Designer(s) Gregg Barnett
Engine TINSEL
Release date(s) 1995
Genre(s) Adventure
Mode(s) Single player
Rating(s) ESRB: Teen (13+)
Platform(s) DOS 5.0, Mac, PlayStation, Sega Saturn
Media 3½ inch Floppy (15), CD (1)
System requirements 386/33MHz CPU, 4MB RAM, 2MB HDD space, 256 colour VGA display

Discworld (a.k.a. Discworld: The Trouble With Dragons) is a graphic adventure game developed by Teeny Weeny Games and Perfect 10 Productions in mid-1995. It stars Rincewind the Wizard (voiced by Eric Idle) and is set on Terry Pratchett's Discworld. It was released on both floppy disk and CD-ROM, with the CD-ROM version featuring full voice acting for all characters. The game's plot is based roughly on the events in the book Guards! Guards!, but with Rincewind substituted for Samuel Vimes. The game also serves as a prologue to Moving Pictures. Image File history File links A promotional Discworld themed postcard featuring the first Discworld games cover art. ... A video game developer is a software developer (a business or an individual) that creates video games. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The cover artwork of most Psygnosis games was by fantasy artist Roger Dean. ... A game designer is a person who designs games. ... 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There are three other Discworld games: a direct sequel to Discworld, titled Discworld II: Missing Presumed...!? (Discworld II: Mortality Bytes! in North America), Discworld Noir (a stand alone story starring an original character) and a text adventure called The Colour of Magic which strictly adheres to the events of the first Discworld novel. Discworld II: Missing Presumed. ... Discworld Noir is a computer game based on Terry Pratchetts Discworld comic fantasy novels, and unlike the previous Discworld games is both an example and parody of the noir genre. ... Zork, an early work of interactive fiction, running on a modern interpreter Interactive fiction, often abbreviated as IF, is a simulated environment in which players use text commands to control characters. ... The Colour of Magic was the first Discworld computer game and so far the only one directly adapted from a Discworld novel. ... // This article is about the novels. ...


Trivia

  • The game was titled Discworld: The Trouble With Dragons while it was in development.[1]
  • There is a subtle easter egg in the game that is activated by double clicking on the sheep in Nanny Ogg's back yard. Many more secrets can be found throughout the game.
  • In another easter egg, Rincewind states that he "want[s] to be the first person in a game to say fuck". This may be a homage to the eulogy delivered at Graham Chapman's funeral where John Cleese seized the opportunity to become “the first person ever at a British memorial service to say 'fuck'.” A similar, albeit censored line is also hidden in the sequel.
  • Terry Pratchett has a cameo appearance in the crowd scene (next to Dibbler) at the end of the game.
  • The voice cast is led by former Monty Python member Eric Idle, who plays Rincewind. The majority of the game's characters are voiced by Jon Pertwee (who played Doctor Who in the long running series of the same name) and Tony Robinson (who played Baldrick in Blackadder), while Kate Robbins and Rob Brydon voice the rest.

This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Graham Chapman (8 January 1941–4 October 1989) was an English comedian, actor, writer and physician. ... John Marwood Cleese (born October 27, 1939) is an Academy Award-nominated and Emmy winning English comedian and actor most famous for being one of the founding members of the renowned comedy group Monty Python. ... Cut Me Own Throat (C.M.O.T) Dibbler is one of the numerous bit part characters that enrich the world of Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels. ... This article discusses the series itself. ... Eric Idle (born March 29, 1943) is an English comedian, actor, author and writer of comedic songs. ... John Devon Roland Pertwee (7 July 1919 – 20 May 1996), better known as Jon Pertwee, was an English actor. ... Doctor Who is a long-running British science fiction television programme produced by the BBC, (and a 1996 television movie). ... Tony Robinson as Baldrick in Blackadder. ... Baldrick is a fictional character featured in the television series Blackadder. ... Blackadder is the generic name that encompasses four series of an acclaimed BBC One historical sitcom, along with several one-off installments. ... Kate Robbins is a Liverpudlian actress and impressionist. ... Rob Brydon (born Robert Brydon Jones, May 3, 1965, Swansea) is a Welsh actor, comedian and impersonator most famous for his role as Keith Barret in the BBC comedy Marion and Geoff and The Keith Barret Show. ...

External links

  • ScummVM MIDI Music Enhancement Project, James Woodcock's Blog
  • The Discworld Game Pages, LSpace
  • Discworld I Game Summary & Review, Adventure Classic Gaming
  • Discworld at MobyGames


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