Alchemist is a real-time strategy game in which you take control over one of five different races and lead your people, tens of thousands years after the first overwar, a catastrophic event which lead to Earth's complete ecological shutdown.
Just as mankind was on the verge of becoming extinct, a natural resource called Mana was found to be regenerating on Earth, which lead to the restarting of the ecological systems. During these times, new lifeforms began to evolve and mankind spent time to explore their forgotten past. These explorers became known as Alchemists who gained power much different from each other, the different sects were called Realms. This eventually lead to another overwar. With only five surviving Realms, you must decide who shall be the last reigning Realm on the planet Earth.
Alchemist was originally released in 1997 as a DOS game under the name Animos, which is a contraction of Anim-Cosmos. In 1999, it was re-released as a Windows game under the name Alchemist without any other changes.
Alchemist is one of the rare native 32-bit Windows games that use a low-res VGA mode (320×200, 256 colors).
Sony PlayStation version
According to the developer's website, a Japanese version of the game for the Sony PlayStation was in development with the partner BANDAI Co. Japan.