DescriptionThe Dark Eye is an interactive adventure through the works of Edgar Allan Poe featuring the voice of William S. Burroughs and the music of Thomas Dolby Robertson. While experiencing an original Poe-esque adventure, the player is transported into several of Poe's most famous works including The Cask of Amontillado and The Tell-Tale Heart. All of the stories are surrealistically rendered with claymation figures and haunting music. Burrough's reading of The Masque of the Red Death is not to be missed.
Outside of Poe's literature, the game tells the tale of a nameless protagonist who is visiting his uncle Edwin (Played by William S. Burroughs) and his brother Henry and the young Elise. As time goes on, Henry & Elise engage in a sordid relationship that Edwin does not approve of and the story takes many dark turns that ultimately leads to the characters insanity.
Part of the Following Groups
- Inspiration: Author - Edgar Allan Poe
- Inspiration: Literature
- Visual technique / style: Rendered in clay
|"The Dark Eye" is one of the strangest games ever made and is pure nightmare fuel.||Kaddy B. (758)|
|"Had bad dreams last night, did you?"||Terrence Bosky (5221)|
|Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks||Aug, 2002||80|
|Just Games Retro||Oct 31, 2007||80|
|Adventure Classic Gaming||Feb 07, 2008||4 out of 5||80|
|The DOS Spirit||Dec 11, 2011||4.5 out of 6||75|
|Adventure Gamers||Dec 04, 2003||60|
|GameSpot||May 01, 1996||5.4 out of 10||54|
|Computer Gaming World (CGW)||Apr, 1996||40|
|Power Play||Jan, 1996||39 out of 100||39|
|Topic||# Posts||Last Post|
|Windows platform||3||vedder (21092)
Mar 03, 2011
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Related Web Sites
- Hints for The Dark Eye (These hints will help you solve the game)
- The Dark Eye - FAQs & Guides (Walkthroughs and other files on GameFaqs.com)
- Zarf's Review (A Mac review of The Dark Eye by Andrew Plotkin (August, 1996).)