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Saturday - December 03, 2022

Prelude to Darkness - New Version

by Hiddenx, 12:11

Felipe Pepe spotted a patched version of Prelude to Darkness:

Great news, a lost gem of the 2000s was fixed by fans! Prelude to Darkness is a very ambitious RPG from 2002 that tries to push Fallout's reactivity even further. It was buggy & semi-impossible to play, but now runs flawlessly! It's freeware, get it here.

Sunday - July 30, 2006

Prelude to Darkness: Interview @ RPG Codex

by Dhruin, 22:52
CP McBee from Zero Sum has been interviewed at RPG Codex about 'Prelude to Darkness', which was recently re-released for free:
2. You must have realized that the game won't sell as much as an action RPG or at least as a somewhat familiar RPG with orcs and elves and knights in shiny armors would. Yet you made it anyway. Why?

Our goal was to build games specifically for hard core role playing gamers. Both Mat and I had worked at video game companies before, but it didn't take much foresight to tell where the industry was headed. Overhead costs were soaring and people were becoming much more conservative with what kind of creative risks they were willing to take on a game. They lacked originality and required no thought whatsoever. So, we decided to proceed even though there was not so much money to be made initially. It was more important to us to build a sustainable business model based on the creation of good games. We thought it would be feasible because our margins would be lowered via exclusively distributing through the internet.

Information about

Prelude to Darkness

Developer: Zero Sum

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: RPG
Combat: Turn-based
Play-time: Unknown
Voice-acting: Unknown

Regions & platforms
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· Platform: PC
· Released: 2002-07-01
· Publisher: Zero Sum