The Darkness of Raven Wood - A very spooky Adventure for BBC Micro and Electron [UPDATE]


It's still Winter but that doesn't stop us from mentioning games that would be more suited to Halloween, especially with Rucksackgames latest 8-bit Adventure ' The Darkness of Raven Wood ' that was only just recently released for the BBC Micro and Electron. In this creepy game set in the year 1862, you are on a quest to find out what has happened to your old childhood friend Raynard, but beware things are not pleasant in Raven Wood! Children have been going missing, a Priest has never been seen again, strange creatures are appearing and a forbidding storm chills you to the bone with snow falling in July! So can you find out what happened to Raynard and the reason behind this menacing darkness?


The Darkness of Raven Wood is your very old retro style adventure game, that requires text based commands to perform certain actions to continue the story. Classed as an ' Interactive Fiction ' you must type in commands such as TALK BARMAN or GET KEY to be able to perform these actions. In terms of moving around the landscape and into different locations, that can be shortened down with the letters N, S, E , W, U and D, which for example typing N would be to go North. So those of you who prefer using the mouse might prefer another type of adventure, but still from everything I've seen this game looks to fit the era perfectly, especially as it was only developed in about 6 months.

Designed and Programmed by:
John Bythe

Slim Font Code by:
Robin Nixon

Cover Artwork by:
John Blythe

Graphics by:
John Blythe

Format:
80 Track Doublesided Disk (DSD) & Single Sided Disks (SSD) (x2 BBC B Only)

UPDATE 12/01/17



Today Rucksackgames has announced another update for The Darkness of Raven Wood. According to the developer a full final edition has been released which has a lot of bug fixing, optimisation and compression compared to the first version. Furthermore this new release is faster than the one released in December and fits on a single SSD file with requirements of either Emulation or Hardware fitted with MMC, Datacentre or GoMMC/GoSDC.

- Compatible with BBC Micro B 32k, BBC Master 128k+ and Acorn Electron 32k.

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