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The Hound of Shadow (DOS)

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They tried again 1992 with similar ideas in Daughter of Serpents. This game had similar character generation (which by then the idea of skill points was not new anymore).


The manual gives a bio of HP Lovecraft as well as the game designers Chris Elliott and Richard Edwards. Richard use to work in an English Psychological hospital where he became allergic to bureaucracy and is quoted as saying that computing is an occult art rather than a science. The acknowledgements include the staff of the British Library Reading Room and Oriental Reading room who apparently helped out with the project.


The successful player will find snippets of classic horror works throughout the game.

Contributed by Steve Gutman (22) on Mar 01, 2000. [revised by : Patrick Bregger (118242)]. -- edit trivia