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ALONE IN THE DARK (1992): THE POLYGONS OF FEAR

When most people think of survival horror, they think of Capcom's Resident Evil series, which debuted in 1996 and sold nearly 35 million copies in just over 10 years.1 However, the conventions of Capcom's survival horror games, as well as others like Silent Hill (Konami, starting 1999), owe much of their success to Infogrames’ Alone in the Dark, a PC game released in 1992.

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Part of the opening cut scene from Alone in the Dark, showing female protagonist Emily Hartwood approaching the mysterious Derceto mansion.

Alone in the Dark, designed principally by Frederick Raynal and Franck de Girolami, is ...

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