The Summoning

published by SSI / Softgold Computerspiele in 1992, developed by Event Horizon Software, running on MS-DOS
type: action/reflex, role-play
genre: Fantasy, Action-RPG
perspective: bird's-eye (isometric)
player options: single player
languages: eng ger spa
4.1/5

Technical specs

Editor note

Yes, the character has limited capacity _and_ the game world has limited supplies _and_ there is no back tracking. Forcing players to choose very carefully which items they want to carry to the next level and exactly when to use said items or not. Failure to have the right items can put the game in an unwinnable state. Magic regen is extremely slow. There is a cheat patch for this game that does nothing except speed up Magic regen. Many consider this game to be near unbeatable (even with the regen cheat) yet magic regen is the only cheat anybody has bothered to create.
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Authors / Staff

management

James Namestka (producer)
Nicholas Beliaeff (producer)

author

Scot Noel (story author)

design

Chris Straka (conceptual design)
Chris Straka (creative design)
Thomas Holmes (conceptual design)
Thomas Holmes (creative design)

writer

Chris Straka (manual writer)
Chris Straka (interaction writer)
Scot Noel (short story 'an enemy of dreams')

coding

Thomas Holmes (ibm lead programmer)
Timothy Michaels (additional programming)

graphics

Frank Schurter (art)
Frank Schurter (graphics)
Jane Yeager (art)
Jane Yeager (graphics)
Louis Saekow Desiḡn (art)
Louis Saekow Desiḡn (graphic design)

audio

Ed Puskar (music)
Kurt Brown (additional music)
Thomas Holmes (sound effects)
Tony Mollick (additional music)

tester

Chris Warshauer (playtester)
Christina Watson (playtester)
John C. Boockholdt (playtester)
John Kirk (playtester)
Kym Goyer (test support)

n.a.

Event Horizon Software
Inc:
Inc:
Producer)
Strategic Simulations

other

Al Brown (editor)
André Vrignaud (editor)
Banta ISG (printing)
Davis A. Lucca (associate)
Eileen Matsumi (editor)
Louis Saekow Desiḡn (dtp)
Louis Saekow Desiḡn (pre-press production)

External reviews (3) - average: 82.7% - median: 83%

review sourcecountryissuedatescore   
Génération 4 (1-82)fr481992-1083/10083%
Joystickfr321992-1185/10085%
Tilt 39-113fr1081992-1216/2080%

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