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Planet Alcatraz (Windows)

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Description

Planet Alcatraz is a real-time post-apocalyptic RPG. It has been described by the developers as a mixture between Neverwinter Nights and Fallout, on a smaller scale. The game features a non-linear plot, extensive dialogues, a character development system that affects the plot, as well as a real-time with pause combat system. It uses the same graphical engine as the hack'n'slash game Dawn of Magic.

The protagonist is one of the four imperial troopers sent to a post-apocalyptic prison-planet under the guise of convicts to investigate the construction of a spaceship by the prisoners. The pods carrying the convicts crash, scattering the four troopers all over the planet. The primary objective of the game is to reunite with the remaining three soldiers, who will join the group as playable characters, and to get on with the investigation.

The politically incorrect setting of the game, as well as its black humour, are characteristic of Dmitry Puchkov, a Russian celebrity famous for his translation theories, whose only book serves as the basis for the game. Racial segregation, misogyny, homophobia, debauchery, slavery, and cannibalism run rampant on the planet.

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Planet Alcatraz Windows The dialogues are a highlight of the game
Planet Alcatraz Windows ...The nature of the equipment radically changes as the game advances
Planet Alcatraz Windows The player is chiefly dressed in civil clothes in the beginning...
Planet Alcatraz Windows The black bullies present an improvised firing squad

Alternate Titles

  • "Санитары Подземелий" -- Russian spelling
  • "Sanitary Podzemeliy" -- Russian title
  • "Planet Alcatraz" -- GamersGate release title
  • "Dungeon Cleaners" -- English working title

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The Press Says

7Wolf Magazine Dec 04, 2006 9 out of 10 90
BestGamer.ru Jul 21, 2008 8.8 out of 10 88
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Nov 13, 2006 80 out of 100 80

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Humanophage (75) added Planet Alcatraz (Windows) on Jan 04, 2008