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Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss

a.k.a. UUW

published by Origin in 1992-03, developed by Blue Sky Productions, running on MS-DOS
type: role-play
genre: Fantasy, Immersive sim
series: Ultima, Ultima Underworld
perspective: 1st person
player options: single player
languages: eng
4.5/5

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Description
Historical note: This game was the first, first person 3D game (it preceded Wolfenstein 3D by two months). Also the engine is much more advanced than the Wolfenstein 3D engine was. Not just in the RPG elements but the 3D environment, dynamic lighting, curved surfaces, real bridges and tunnels, texture resolution and variation, and vertical variation in the terrain. However, the system requirements of UW are higher than Wolf 3D.
Zerothis - # 2006
Technical specs
additional hardware: 386DX CPU, Mouse,
display: raster, textured polygons (mixed)
Authors / Staff

management

Doug Church (project leader)
Paul Neurath (creative director)
Warren Spector (producer)

design

Doug Church (design concept)
Doug Wike (screen designs)
Paul Neurath (design concept)
Tim Stellmach (lead designer)

writer

Austin Grossman (lead writer)

coding

Carlos Smith (programmer)
Dan Schmidt (programmer)
Doug Church (lead programmer)
Ed Nelson (programmer)
Fred Lim (programmer)
Greg Travis (programmer)
James Dollar (portraits)
James Flemming (programmer)
Jon Maiara (programmer)
Jonathain Arnold (programmer)
Karl Dolgener (portraits)
Mark Leblanc (programmer)
Micael Priest (portraits)
Robert Frye (portraits)
Tim Stellmach (programmer)

graphics

Bill Narum (creature art)
Carolly Hauksdottir (creature art)
Dan Bourbounnals (creature art)
Glen Johnson (manual art)
James Dollar (textures)
James Fleming (creature art)
Jeff Dee (creature art)
Jerry O'Flaherty (creature art)
Karl Dolgener (creature art)
Micael Priest (creature art)
Robert Frye (creature art)
Stu Sheppard (creature art)
Terry Manderfeld (map art)
Whitney Caughlin (creature art)

3d artist

Josh White (3d shapes)

audio

Dan Schmidt (music)
George Alistair Sanger 'The Fat Man' (music)
John Blackley (music)
John Miles (ail sound)
John Miles (music system)
Rob Wallaca (sound effects)

acting

Bill Johnson (guardian voice)
Randy Buck (voice recording)

n.a.

Textures/Portraits)

other

Austin Grossman (conversations)
David Shapiro 'Dr. Cat' (conversations)
Dorian Hart (conversations)
Doug Wike (objects)
James Dollar (intro)
James Dollar (end game cut scenes)
External reviews (4) - average: 95.3% - median: 99%
review sourcecountryissuedatescore   
Génération 4 (1-82)fr431992-0499/10099%
Génération 4 (1-82)fr501992-1283/10083%
Joystickfr261992-0499/10099%
Tilt 39-113fr1001992-0320/20100%
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