Thief: The Dark Project Ad Blurbs (Windows)

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Advertising Blurbs

1999 Eidos game catalogue - Windows (Germany):
    Werden Sie zu Garrett, dem Meisterdieb, und schleichen Sie durch die dunklen Gassen und Gewölbe einer nächtlichen Stadt. Stehlen Sie geheimnisvolle Gegenstände und lassen Sie sich in eine grandiose Geschichte voll mysteriöser Machenschaften hineinziehen.

    • Dark Engine™ ermöglicht eine faszinierende 3D-Spiele-Welt mit realistischer Simulation von Feuer, Wasser, Wind, etc.
    • „Hörende" Gegner erfordern lautlose Taktiken
    • Dynamische, atmosphärische Beleuchtungseffekte ermöglichen es, aus der Dunkelheit heraus zu agieren
    • Individuelles Spielerlebnis durch flexible Lösungswege

    Contributed by MZ per X (3026) on Dec 05, 2010.

Back and Inside of Box - Windows (US):

    "Thief may very well
    define a new standard
    for interaction and immersion."

    - PC Gamer

    "An amazing
    new 3D experience."

    - The Adrenaline Vault

    "Thief blazes a new trail."

    - Computer Games Strategy Plus

    "Finally, a first-person game
    that is going to
    stand out from all the rest."

    - Game Power

    FROM THE CREATORS OF SYSTEM SHOCK AND ULTIMA UNDERWORLD

    Sneak... Stalk...
    Steal...
    Survive!

    Sneak through the shadows of 12 treacherous missions including haunted cathedrals, subterranean ruins, and forbidding prisons, in a dark and sinister city. Stalk your prey on the quest for stolen goods with your blackjack, sword and an assortment of unique arrows. Steal for money and uncover the hidden agendas of your allies and enemies as you play through an unravelling story of deception and revenge. Survive in a world where shadows are your only ally, trust is not an option, and confrontation results in death!

    Stealthy Gameplay
    brings a new dimension to first person action.

    12 Huge Missions
    with multiple environments.

    Your Arsenal Includes:
    blackjack, sword, fire arrows, water arrows, rope arrows and more!

    Advanced Enemies
    can see hear, speak and sound alarms.

    "The atmosphere and gameplay make this one stand alone."

    - Computer Gaming World

    "Impressive!"

    - Online Gaming Review

    Contributed by JudgeDeadd (19698) on Jul 11, 2009.

Advertisement in PC Games, January 1999 (German):

    3D Action-Adventure der Meisterklasse



    DARK
    PROJECT’

    DER MEISTERDIEB



    Ab mitte Dezember



    Und der Dieb sprach:
    "Seht, ich bin ruhig und ohne Scham. Denn das Maß,
    mit dem ihr meßt, soll an euch gemessen werden.
    Denn da ich der Geringste bin, so werde ich tun,
    was ihr vom Geringsten glaubt.
    Ich werde fluchen, rauben und töten."
    (Aus dem Tagebuch der Hüter)


    Contributed by Xoleras (67028) on Feb 16, 2005.

Advertisement in PC Games, March 1999 (German):
    PLATIN
    PLAYER


    "Wer wirklich mal was Neues ausprobieren will, ist mit dem Meisterdieb gut beraten." PC Player 2/99, 91%

    VOLLTREFFER
    POWER
    PLAY
    VOLLTREFFER


    "... der Überflieger im immer breiter werdenden Genre der 3D-Action-Adventures ... Spiel des Jahres in der Kategorie Action-Adventure." Power Play 2/99, 93%

    PC ACTION
    GOLD


    "... Der Meisterdieb weist dem 3D-Genre den Weg ins nächte Jahrtausend ... Gebt mir mehr davon." PC Action 1/99, 90%

    SUPER
    FREAKY


    "Dark Project ist ein Meisterwerk, das wohl die nächte Zeit in aller Munde sein wird." Freak News 1/99, 92%

    GAMESMANIA
    1998 award of
    EXCELLENCE
    WWW.GAMESMANIA.COM


    "Spannung bis zum Geht-nicht-mehr; viel Flair und neue Ideen." Games Mania 1/99, 9/10

    GameStar 02/99
    für besonderen Spielwitz
    Dark Project


    "Actionspielern mit Lust auf neue Erfahrungen kann ich Dark Project rundum ans Herz legen." GameStar 2/99, 86%

    DER
    GAMES
    AND MORE
    * SUPERHIT *


    "Der Meisterdieb' ist ein echter Knaller: Hier stimmt einfach alles." Games and More 2/99, 92%

    AWARD
    PC GAMES Disc & Mag


    "...Dark Project aber zu einem der innovativsten und aufregensten Spiele des Jahres macht." PC Games 2/99, 94%

    GAMESMANIA
    Spiel des Jahres
    wegen besonderer Innovation
    www.gamesmania.com


    Innovation
    1
    SPIEL
    DES JAHRES 98
    www.freaknews.de


    DER MEISTER!



    Ich habe einen Traum.



    ... von einem 3D-Action-Adventure, das durch seine



    künstliche Intelligenz und High-end-Soundeffekte



    fesselnde Situationen erzeugt, die mich schweiß-



    überströmt in die Enge treiben. In einer faszinierenden



    Welt voller Licht und Schatten und unverbrauchter Szenarien.



    Ich habe einen Traum.

    Stellen Sie sich vor:

    Sie sind ein Dieb und haben sich endlich ins Innere eines Anwesens geschlichen. Das Objekt der Begierde liegt direkt vor Ihnen. Doch jetzt stecken Sie in der Klemme: Ihr Fluchtweg ist hell erleuchtet, und im Raum vor Ihnen steht eine Wache. Was tun? Werden Sie entdeckt, haben Sie so gut wie verloren.

    Contributed by Xoleras (67028) on Feb 10, 2005.

Back of Box - Windows (UK):
    Thief: The Dark Project is a first-person 3D action/adventure game that puts you in the role of a master thief relying on stealth and cunning. Utilizing the revolutionary new Dark Engine’, the game will transport you into a dark and immersive techno-fantasy world of stealth, intrigue, deception and combat.

    You will embark on a series of adventures that are woven into a compelling story of seduction, betrayal, and ultimately revenge. In order to survive, you must use stealth and evasive manoeuvres to progress through a world where shadows are your only ally, trust in not an option, and confrontation usually results in death.

    Sneak Through The Shadows

    Quietly use your blackjack to take out unsuspecting opponents.

    Track through the shadows of a sleeping city.

    Stalk Your Prey

    Cause some mayhem with your fire arrows.

    When all else fails, it's time for some sword play.

    Steal The Loot
    Get Out Alive

    Contributed by Apogee IV (2331) on Sep 23, 2004.

Press Release:
    Looking Glass' Thief: The Dark Project Sneaks Into Stores

    Highly Anticipated Game Delivers Stealthy New Concepts in Gameplay

    Cambridge, MA, December 1, 1998-- Looking Glass Studios, a leading entertainment software developer, announced today that its first-person 3D action/adventure game Thief: The Dark Project has shipped to retailers. Published by Eidos Interactive, Thief breaks new ground in gameplay, favoring cunning and deception over an itchy trigger finger. Thief is now available for a suggested retail price of $49.95. "We believe that gamers will be looking for something fresh this Holiday season and the stealth-based gameplay of Thief: The Dark Project offers exciting new challenges in the first-person action/adventure genre," said Paul Neurath, managing director of Looking Glass Studios. "Now that Thief is shipping, gamers can experience for themselves the thrills and suspense of playing a master thief. Of course, we would encourage players to buy the game, not steal it."

    Thief: The Dark Project is a first-person 3D action/adventure game where players assume the role of a master thief relying on stealth and cunning. Utilizing the revolutionary new Dark Engine, Thief: The Dark Project transports players into a mysterious and immersive techno-fantasy world of intrigue, deception and combat. In Thief: The Dark Project, players embark on a series of adventures that are woven into a compelling story of seduction, betrayal, and ultimate revenge. In order to survive, gamers must use sly, evasive maneuvers to progress through a world where the shadows are your only allies, trust is not an option, and confrontation usually results in death.

    Looking Glass Studios is a leading developer of entertainment and simulation software distinguished by its expertise in 3D immersive technologies. Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., the talented team at Looking Glass has created some of the best-selling and highly acclaimed titles in the interactive entertainment industry, including the Ultima Underworld series, System Shock, Flight Unlimited, Flight Unlimited II and Terra Nova: Strike Force Centauri.

    Contributed by skl (1142) on Mar 31, 2004.

Eidos Interactive Game Catalog:
    The creative talent that pioneered 3D interactive role-playing has come together to create the most ground-breaking RPG yet. Featuring a fully-interactive "6D" world and an environment rich in object interaction, The Dark Project promises a new dimension in gameplay.

    KEY FEATURES:
  • Revolutionary Act/React technology creates unique & intuitive environments: wood objects burn when exposed to fire, loud actions trigger responses, cold freezes water, etc.
  • 3D Pathfinding/Tactical Artificial Intelligence, plus endless level design possibilities created with proprietary CSG editor.
  • Motion-capture character animation with real physics properties.

    Contributed by MAT (166392) on Apr 15, 2001.

Unknown Source:
    Success requires more than firepower - use stealth and intellect to outwit your enemies.

    Unique weapons help you achieve your goals: Use your Blackjack to knockout unsuspecting opponents, a noise arrow to throw them off the trail, moss bombs to silence your footsteps in stone corridors, and if these don't keep you out of sight, it might be time to resort to more drastic measures, like a fire arrow, or your trusty sword.

    The revolutionary "Dark Engine" TM provides advanced environmental simulation never before achieved in a PC game.

    Advanced AI includes creatures with "hearing" capabilities, which react to sounds in the environment - so step lightly across the stones and look for carpeted areas to sneak past enemies.

    Improvise tactics in a fluid, ever-changing game world, without the restrictions of conventional game engines.

    Provides realistic simulation of fire, water, wind and their effects in the game environment: flammable objects catch fire, buoyant objects float, heavy objects can be used to block doors.

    Advanced graphics engine with multiple texture resolutions, dynamic lighting.

    Contributed by robotriot (9076) on Nov 01, 1999.