Eye of the Storm

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It is 2124, and alien life has been found in our own solar system. The location of this life is just as surprising as its existence; there is a whole ecosystem living within the incredibly hostile atmosphere of the gas giant, Jupiter.

When these findings became public, and the hostile nature of some of the creatures became known, the 'eye' of Jupiter was declared a frontier zone. Of course, it wasn't long before someone thought of a great way to make money out of our new neighbours and the first Hunters were dispatched from Earth. Now TVs across the globe display nightly broadcasts of Hunters engaged in bloodthirsty combat with the inhabitants of Jupiter. Does no-one care that these new life forms are being wiped out in the name of mass entertainment?

Well, I.C.E. care. The Interstellar Conservation Executive has sent you, its newest recruit, off to Jupiter to study and document all the lifeforms you can find. You make money not by killing them, but by filming their actions. You can then use this money to upgrade your ship's engines and descend lower into Jupiter's atmosphere, to discover even weirder creatures. You'll also find people who want you to collect rare objects for them (also in exchange for cash), discover strange alien artefacts that may or may not help you in your quest, and you'll probably have to engage in a few fights with the Hunters. It's a little sick, but these images will be broadcast to the audiences back home, too, so you'll make more money from that. Still, better to kill an evil Hunter from Earth than a peaceful space whale from Jupiter, right?

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Cancelled successor

This was Rebellion's first ever game. After its release, they talked about the direction their games were going to take, and proposed a semi-sequel to Eye of the Storm, perhaps set on Mars, and with more scientific accuracy. That game never appeared. However, Rebellion went on to become a huge company, buying the famous British comic 2000AD and developing/publishing a lot of very successful games.

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Game added by xroox.

Additional contributors: Patrick Bregger.

Game added June 26, 2003. Last modified January 22, 2024.