DescriptionTwenty-two years ago a powerful cleric named Estoroth Paingiver was banished and sealed in a crypt. He has been gaining strength since then and is now threatening the country of Astera again. You must take control of a party of four adventurers sent to find and seal Estoroth again by recovering the lost relics that sent him into exile in the past.
Black Crypt is a first-person perspective 3D dungeon exploration game similar to the Dungeon Master and Eye of the Beholder series.
Part of the Following Groups
- Gameplay feature: Auto-mapping
- Gameplay feature: Hunger / Thirst
- Genre: Dungeon Crawler
- Sound engine: MED
|A game to rival Eye of the Beholder||Vashna (19)|
|One of the best early RPG's||Phil Manes (2)|
|Datormagazin||May, 1992||98 out of 100||98|
|Amiga Action||Mar, 1992||93 out of 100||93|
|Pelit||Feb, 1992||90 out of 100||90|
|Amiga Joker||Mar, 1992||83 out of 100||83|
|Play Time||Apr, 1992||83 out of 100||83|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||Apr, 1992||9 out of 12||75|
|Power Play||Apr, 1992||71 out of 100||71|
|AmigaInfo||Jun, 1996||6 out of 10||60|
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Cover art Easter eggIf something happens to the bottom half of your box's cover and you forget who published the game, don't fear -- cover illustrator Randy Barrett helpfully hid EA's logo of the time, the "square circle triangle" logo, in the goat-demon's ankle-bracelets.
Graphics modeThis was one of the few commercial Amiga games to use the Extra Half-Bright graphics mode. This offered the standard 32 colours, as well as darker versions of each one, and was used to create a dark and moody atmosphere. This does mean the game does not work on the very first Amigas (retrospectively named the Amiga 1000) as this mode was added later.
Out of the starting gateBlack Crypt is the first game developed by Raven Software which only had five people back then.
Unreleased PC portRick Johnson, one of the original programmers, started in the late 1990s to port the game to the PC as a part-time project. A two-level demo version was released in 1998 by Raven Software, but the full conversion was never completed.
Information also contributed by Martin Smith and Indra was here.
Related Web Sites
- Black Crypt Maps (all the maps for the game (on ravengames.com))