Three astronauts, in an attempt to knock an asteroid out of its collision course with earth, are transported to a dead alien world, uncover an ancient alien machine. The machine transports them to an extinct planet, where strange and mysterious aliens guide them in their search to find a way home, and perhaps save other aliens trapped in an alternate dimension.
"In the dead of space, something is alive"
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The first version that was inspired by Steven Spielberg
's original idea was vastly different than the final result. It would have been situated in the future and feature a distant planet named Ozymandias, with ruins of four major cities: one in a desert; one on a mountain; one half-submerged in the sea; and one in a jungle. The jungle city was housed inside a gigantic living creature, genetically designed by the original sophisticated alien inhabitants. The aliens would still be alive, but they had devolved to a primitive state. The protagonists were two very different humans inspecting the planet, with the player choosing one as the game's main character. The choice of character would substantially influence how certain puzzles were solved. They would gradually find out that one of the cities waged war on the peaceful other three, making the planet so toxic that all survivors of each civilization were forced to go into stasis, to be revived when the planet became habitable again. The main characters would eventually revive all civilizations, but the aggressive tribe would immediately try to gain control over the entire planet again. Finally, with the help of the docile aliens, the humans would establish peace on the planet by converting the war-mongering tribe to a peaceful way of life. See more
[after arming the explosives on the asteroid
This asteroid has a pair of landing lights now, kids. Stick a fork in us, we're done.
Who writes your material, Commander?
I get it all out of the newspapers, Robbins.
A number of people are listed as "Kept our computers working"; "Ghosts of Digs past"; and "Grateful thanks to the eternally patient", including "Monkey, the incredibly lonely, drooling cat". See more
References The Wizard of Oz
Tomb of the Past
Written by Michael Land
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