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Most Promising Game: The Journeyman Project

Presto Studios is finally shipping The Journeyman Project. I haven't played it yet, not having received my AppleCD 300 yet, but from the demos and from talking with the creators of The Journeyman Project, it's an impressive accomplishment and a ground-breaking game. The Journeyman Project is an interactive, non-linear game, unlike Spaceship Warlock, which is more of a movie. It has 400 areas, each of which has four views, and Presto rendered each of the 1600 scenes and then retouched each one with Photoshop, thus making The Journeyman Project the first photorealistic game. The graphics are indeed stunning, but even more impressive is the way Presto designed the game so you can solve it either peacefully or violently. The Journeyman Project does penalize your point total for using unnecessary violence, but more interestingly, it makes future actions more difficult, thus discouraging rampant violence. A nice change, and one I'll look at in more detail once I can play for a while. If you're in the market for a CD-ROM game, you won't do any better than The Journeyman Project right now, although several interesting games are in progress from other companies as well.

Presto Studios -- 619/689-4895 -- presto@applelink.apple.com