The Colony

The Colony (Macintosh)  1988

 

Emulation: mini vmac (not fully emulated)

 

Next step in 3D First-person shooters, First full screen poligonal FPS in color,  first game  to let player move freely through the virtual world while rendering graphics in real time, first stairs in 3D game, first FPS to let the player drive a vehicle.

The Colony mac
ORIGINAL COVER ART

Gameplay video

The Colony mac
picture from manual
Macintosh computer
Macintosh computer

Magazine Review  - Computer Gaming World (CGW) (1989)
"If you're a purist and like your action games brainless and your adventure games run from the keyboard, this may not be your game. If, however, you are looking for a challenging game that successfully combines the two genres, this is it."

Trivia:
1) Game was in color and black and white versions.
2) Plot elements in The Colony were most noteably influenced by the movie "Aliens", and some areas and items in the game are based on the movies "2001: A Space Odyssey", and game Battlezone (1980).

3) One Influence on later First-person shooters is notes (from you can read about previous events in the game).

4) First full screen poligonal First-person shooter in color - altough some screen space is a compass, map, etc.

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