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Total Eclipse remake finished and available

Post by smila » Sat Feb 11, 2006 6:41 am

grab it here - hope ya all enjoy it

www.eclipse.ovine.net
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Post by AndyH » Sat Feb 11, 2006 7:34 am

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Total Eclipse was released for the major 8-bit and 16-bit formats in 1989 as part of the Freescape series by Incentive Software Ltd.

Solve puzzles and explore the pyramid of RE the Sun God to save the world from ultimate disaster. A great pyramid was erected and at the topmost chamber a shrine was built For Re the Sun-God. The curse was set. Should anything ever block the sun's rays during daylight hours it would be destroyed.

It is now 26th October, 1930 and in just 2 hours the moon will totally eclipse the sun, triggering the curse of Re, causing the offending moon To explode showering the Earth with colossal meteorites that will engulf the earth, destroying it forever.....

Ovine have updated the graphics, music, sound and improved the gameplay of this classic game and released it to the new generation of gameplayers.

All the original rooms and puzzles are there to solve, with lots of secrets to find and new rooms added. Players who complete the game can automatically upload their scores to the online highscore tables.

Check out the mini site at http://www.eclipse.ovine.net
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Post by forestville » Sat Feb 11, 2006 11:57 am

looks cool 8)

is there an apple mac os x version planned?

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Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Sat Feb 11, 2006 12:18 pm

Great, now the interview we've done with Smila for issue 22 is out of date ;)

It's a great remake though and I urge everyone to check it out :)
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Post by AndyH » Sat Feb 11, 2006 12:35 pm

Driller is up next, so watch this space. :) But thanks to all that have downloaded and commented on TE already.
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Post by stigodump » Sat Feb 11, 2006 1:49 pm

These Freescape games were a favourite of mine on my CPC and this looks great.

Can't wait to see what's done with Driller.

Will the other's be made as well using the same engine?
I personally would like to see Castle Master and The Crypt.

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Post by smila » Sat Feb 11, 2006 8:31 pm

just make sure you all find them secrets , they were my fave bit todo cos we could go a bit mad on em .

dont think there will be a mac version iam afraid - but stu can answer that better ------stu !!

and soz darren - but we wanted to release it as soon as it was done .
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Post by markopoloman » Sat Feb 11, 2006 8:52 pm

Got it......

And it is bloody good.

Well done Smila! - Whats with the room full of Footballs then? :shock:

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Post by smila » Sat Feb 11, 2006 8:54 pm

ahh one of the secret rooms - there is a point to it - see if ya can work it out.

there's plenty more secret rooms to find too
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Post by Neilos626 » Sun Feb 12, 2006 5:38 pm

Just found the secret retro arcade, superb.
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Post by smila » Sun Feb 12, 2006 6:21 pm

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Post by Crunchy » Sun Feb 12, 2006 7:11 pm

Looks pretty.
I'll give it a bash tomorrow sometime. :D

EDIT: This is really quite brilliant. There was a very minor control issue with the mouse (I had to switch from a trackball to a normal mouse) but otherwise this is very lovely indeed. Thought I'd breeze through it since I played the original quite a bit back in the day. Obviously my memory isn't as good as I thought because I got stuck fairly early doors. I like the secret rooms.
Get downloading this game people. It's quality and it's free. :D

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Post by Katzkatz » Mon Aug 20, 2007 6:17 pm

Looks great. I know this is an old post, but it is a good remake so this should help out and especially bumping the post up as well. I haven't played many freescape games. I always admired them though, and remember looking at the reviews (particularly in the old Games Machine magazine). Looking forward to Driller remake as well, I am downloading that now.

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Post by will2097 » Mon Aug 20, 2007 6:36 pm

Different Total Eclipse -- right?

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Post by Katzkatz » Mon Aug 20, 2007 6:54 pm

Yeah a different game altogether! It is based on the old Freescape engine (a 3D engine, I suppose not that sophisticated by today's standards!). Check out the Driller remake as well. As for running on the Mac, maybe you could use the Virtual Machine software nowadays to run it with a copy of XP or Vista!

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