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Of Light and Darkness: The Prophecy (Windows)

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Description

This is an adventure game about the end of the millennium and the fate of the human race.

The object of the game is to collect coloured orbs and artifacts to redeem evil spirits. To accomplish it, you must figure out what sin each spirit is guilty of, which artifact represents it and what colour is it associated with. Then you have to get the correct colour orb or orbs, the correct artifact, enter the correct sin room and do your work. It's not as easy as it may seem.

Screenshots

Of Light and Darkness: The Prophecy Windows Underground cavern
Of Light and Darkness: The Prophecy Windows Colored orbs litter the ground; used for dispatching apparitions
Of Light and Darkness: The Prophecy Windows The theater that represents the sin of pride
Of Light and Darkness: The Prophecy Windows Part of the intro animation featuring exposition by newspaper headlines

User Reviews

Sparkling but flawed gem. Scott Monster (924) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars

The Press Says

Gameplay (Benelux) Jun, 1998 80 out of 100 80
Techtite 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameGenie 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jun, 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Player (Germany) May, 1998 70 out of 100 70
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) May 10, 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Power Play Jun, 1998 62 out of 100 62
PC Action Jun 17, 1998 40 out of 100 40
PC Joker Jun, 1998 39 out of 100 39
Game Revolution Jun 05, 2004 D+ 33

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Trivia

Development

The game was originally being developed by a (now defunct) company called Heartland Enterprises in Harrogate, North Yorkshire (UK) but they fell out with Interplay who then pulled the plug and gave it to Tribal Dreams instead. Heartland's version can be seen in the video here (YouTube video link). This video uses Heartland's assets that had already been submitted to Interplay as a promo for the game itself, but by then Heartland was no longer trading since Interplay had stopped paying them.

Manual

The game came with a manual discussing each of the 'evil people' depicted in the game, along with bios and the period they lived in. The older ones anyway are probably just made up.
Cravo (620) added Of Light and Darkness: The Prophecy (Windows) on Dec 22, 2000