Famed game designer Eric Chahi
shared an interesting yet somewhat terrifying anecdote about his legendary action-adventure Another World
during his GDC talk today. It seems Another World
nearly ended up being essentially another game
According to Chahi, when he got to the point of shopping the game around to potential publishers, he initially approached (the now defunct) Virgin Interactive. The company proceeded to try and sway him to rework the game into a point-and-click adventure since "that's what was popular at the time."
Given the amount of work he'd already done on the game and the formidable task it would have been to re-tool all of it, Chahi decided to leave Another World
alone. He went on to work with Delphine Software, which he described as being "very supportive" of the game as it was -- and how it will appear on iOS
devices later this year.