Another World, also known as Out of This World in North America and Outer World (アウターワールド Autā Wārudo) in Japan, is a legendary 1991 Science Fiction cinematic platformer action-adventure video game designed and created by the French programmer and computer graphical artist Eric Chahi for Delphine Software.
The game tells the story of Lester Knight Chaykin, a young scientist who, as a result of an experiment gone wrong, finds himself in a dangerous alien world where he is forced to fight for his survival.
Originally developed for the Amiga and Atari ST and later released for the Apple IIGS and DOS platforms, the game was widely ported to many other contemporary systems.
Later efforts resulted in several game engine recreations for the game that permitted it to run on modern computers, consoles and mobile phones.
In 2006, Chahi independently released a 15th Anniversary Edition for modern computers, and a subsequent 20th Anniversary Edition in 2011 that adapted the game for numerous modern consoles and mobile computing platforms. An HD port for the PS3, PS4, XBox 360 and XBox One console was released in 2014.
Another World was highly innovative in its use of cinematic effects in both real-time and cutscenes, which granted the game praise amongst critics and commercial success.
It also influenced many other video game designers: Ueda Fumito cited it as an inspiration for his creation of Ico and Shadow of the Colossus. Hideo Kojima, creator of Metal Gear (series), said that it was one of the five games that influenced him the most. Video game designer Suda Goichi called it his favourite game of all time.
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