Heart of Darkness Trivia
AliensThe friendly aliens Andy runs into in his adventure are called "Amigos", this is Spanish for "friends". In fact they all speak in Spanish in the English version, although they do so in loose, unconnected words.
Copy protectionThis game is one of the early users of CD-based copy protection.
DevelopmentEric Chahi (main creator of Heart of Darkness) worked on the game from September 1992 to June 1998 (5 and 3/4 years). The game is based very loosely on the Joseph Conrad novel of the same name.
DirectXAlthough the installation program insists that you need DirectX 6.0, the manual says HOD will run on NT 4.0 with SP3.
- The game comes with a small pair of 3D-glasses with which you can check the after-final animation which is black and white until you put those glasses and see the depth and get a feeling of what you see as real 3D picture.
- Some releases of this game on CD-ROM contained a Making of Heart of Darkness video documentary, which had interviews with the development team.
SoundtrackThe soundtrack for this game is performed by The London Symphony, and composed by Bruce Broughton. Release date is 1999. The CD also contains a Demo of the game.
- Main Title
- Andy's Mission
- Big Mistake
- Andy's Friend
- Space Island
- Vicious Servant
- Back to the Lair
- Meteor Destroyed
- The Plot
- Andy's Victory
- End Credits
StoryThough the game is not a sequel, add-on pack, nor spin-off, the game has a striking similarity of story to 1990-1992's Commander Keen series.
Information also contributed by B.L. Stryker, Garcia, MAT, Narushima, Swordmaster, Yeah No and Zovni