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DAMOCLES for PC

No, you're not dreaming, there is a PC version of Damocles. It was planned to be released at the end of 1995, but nobody really worried as nothing happened (as said Jeff Minter: "you know how much a perfectionnist Paul is, remember how long it took him to finish off the original Damocles?").
But the truth is rather sad: the game was almost finished when a change in Sony and Psygnosis marketing policy lead them to drop some PC projects. Psygnosis never released the game, and it seems we'll never see it...


A few details (gathered in discussions about the game with former Novagen team):
The game was programmed for Pentium 90 computers, maximum speed at the time. Paul wrote a routine that scrolled the sea panels to simulate it rolling.

Pictures: Most of these pictures were sent by Mo Warden, with Paul Woakes and Bruce Jordan's agreement. Thanks to you ;) These pics are (c) Novagen and Mo Warden.
Timo Weirich sent the screenshots from the cover CD of a German games magazine called PC Player, issue April 1995.
Simone Gremmo, Derrick Bill Newall and I scanned the other pictures from various magazines:
- May 1995 issue of The Games Machine
- May 1995 issue of Joystick (French)
- April 1995 issue of Edge magazine.
You can find the full reviews in the reviews section.


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Eris, where it all begins, Vesta and Solon. The Capital City Spaceport and its VIP limosine.
The Key West coast... And Snow Island coast.
Now look at the difference: Vesta Parliament... And its old version !
Same for the Presidential Palace! Hope the President will enjoy the improvement ;)
Dion, Atropos and Lachesis (see the islands from space!) Eris, Theon and Vesta.
Icarus: flying over lifeless land next to the sun. Logos and Aurora.
The arrival craft landed at Eris Spaceport. Desert road on Bare Island.
Some small buildings on Eris Capital City. The quayside in the commercial sector of Eris Capital City.
Mining craters on Lachesis. The Pentagon on Solon.
Typical inside of the blocks of flats in Capital City. Inside of the Vesta Parliament. Make your choice ;)
The outside of the Parliament. Wonderful texture used for Eris
And the one for Triton. Inside the VIP limo, one of many modes of transport.
The logo used during the video sequences,
representing the president.
From The Games Machine and Joystick magazines.
From The Games Machine magazine.From Joystick magazine.
Eris, from Edge magazine.From Edge magazine.
From Edge magazine.Dion seen from Atropos, from Edge magazine.
From Edge magazine.
From Edge magazine.From Edge magazine.
From Edge magazine.From PC Format magazine
From PC Player magazine.From PC Player magazine.
From PC Player magazine.From PC Player magazine.
From PC Player magazine.From PC Player magazine.
From PC Player magazine.From PC Player magazine.
From PC Player magazine.From PC Player magazine.
From PC Player magazine.From PC Player magazine.
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