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Tower of Tears

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toweroftears.sit (6.86 MB)
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
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Explore a five-level dungeon and collect the jewels known as the "Tears of Cthulhu". When you've picked up all the jewels on one level, the door is unlocked and you can get to the next. But don't stay on one level for too long or you will go insane!

This game was entered into the 2003 uDevGames contest.

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Architecture: PPC

I haven't tried this in SheepShaver.

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by SkyCapt - 2017, April 14 - 5:45pm

Cthulhu is a character created by H.P.Lovecraft, I'm amazed I got to become so old, immersed in popular culture the whole time, and never heard of Lovecraft nor Cthulhu. But the character gets remade regularly, like in the game "Strange Adventures in Infinite Space" and in that new Doctor Who TV episode with the planet orbiting a blackhole. Anyway, one of Cthulhu's "powers" is he/it can drive people insane, and Lovecraft himself had issues with insanity and died young.

Cthulhu's mugshot is also the screenshot titlepage for
"The George Stock Game".

by SkyCapt - 2017, April 13 - 4:41am

Strangeness on high. Sound is a rip-off? I must wonder what else is maybe original vs stolen. The "go insane" attack seems clever enough, and has no defense.

The name "Tower of Tears" combined with the game's icon, a black diamond, harkens back to the "Trail of Tears" episode(s) in Native American history in which (legend says) the tears of defeated tribes had petrified to become black gemstones, really just obsidian - volcanic glass. Search the Web for pictures of "Apache Tears" or "Cherokee Tears".

Flash (e.g. Shockwave) engine games are typically the worst drivel, but this'un has the best graphics and sound, and gameplay works - it uses the clunkiness of the Flash Player to fuel the sense of horror. I think this little game'd make an excellent patient for our contributor "ThinkIndifferent" to get poetic about in a video review of his (smile). Stay sane!

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by Carl - 2009, November 26 - 7:03pm

This game uses sound effects from Pillars of Garendall for some reason. Still, it's a very good game, if a bit short.