One of the reasons I wanted to introduce the short;Play series was to celebrate some of my favourites from yesteryear that don’t get talked about all that much.
Today we take a look at Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold, a sci-fi first-person shooter running on an enhanced Wolfenstein 3-D engine… and a game that has been mostly forgotten by history thanks to the fact that it came out a week before the legendary Doom.
I like this game a whole lot, and it provides a noticeably distinct experience from both its spiritual predecessor and id’s subsequent classic. Check out the video below to find out more — and don’t forget to subscribe over on YouTube while you’re at it!
2 thoughts on “short;Play: Blake Stone – Aliens of Gold”
Remember this one from the old shareware discs we had back in the day. I was impressed with it; the ‘netural’ NPCs and the creative monster designs, even the garish colour palette felt like a conscious style decision. I file it away with Duke Nukem 3D and Rise of the Triads as the favoured shooters of my youth (for some reason I was never quite taken with Doom in the same way.)