Aleph One: Pathways Into Darkness by W'rkncacnter

Description

This is a full port of the 1993 mac game "Pathways Into Darkness" by Bungie to the Aleph One engine. Therefore, Pathways into Darkness is now available on Windows, Linux, and Mac.

Note: You must use version 1.5 of AlephOne or newer. Download here: https://github.com/Aleph-One-Marathon/alephone/releases/tag/release-20220115.

This is a little different from a typical marathon scenario, as it features:

  • Levels that can be re-visited multiple times with their state preserved.
  • Advanced inventory for carrying and using many items.
  • Resting to heal.
  • Use of crystals to use special powers, along with conventional weapons.
  • RPG elements.
  • An ending score based on how you do while playing the game.
  • Talking to the dead.

Make sure to read the readme for important information about controls. There are some non-obvious things you need to be aware of when playing the game. If you get stuck, there is a link to some Youtube videos in the readme that can be used as a guide.

Version 1.3

  • Requires AlephOne 1.5.
  • Support for weapon hotkeys and resting using a hotkey.
  • Various fixes related to newer alephone versions, the readme has more detail in the changelog section.

8 Reviews

  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

Conversations are broken?

MobyPiD on Jul 13th 2021, Version 1.2

I started playing some days ago and I was excited to play it but there are some corpses that dont reply to anything I say. Not even Name or Death. Idk if thats a bug but if it is, it just breaks the game :/ Thanks for the game anyways


  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

So excited!

baconicsynergy on Apr 11th 2021, Version 1.2

I've always known about PID but never played it. I'm really excited to dive into this game!


  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

BEST OUTA BEST

Quiver on Mar 22nd 2020, Version 1.1.1

Its great none the less but WARNING! It needs a separate Aleph One version (link provided in readme file) and the game itself is challenging as balls!


  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

Nostalgia!

Lizard King on Feb 21st 2019, Version 1.0

Wow, it's been years since I had played this. You really put a lot of effort in this. Well done!


  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

Fucking amazing

TheeAlmightySimulacrum on Feb 20th 2019, Version 1.0

I've wanted to play Bungie's famous PiD for 10 fucking years. Even though I own PiD physically, I never had the actual ability to play the damn game until a couple days ago. Thank you to all involved in this COMPLETE port of the game!


  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

Spam

Windbreaker on Feb 19th 2019, Version 1.0

Please stop spamming Simplici7y with quality uploads so we can get back to wasting everyone's time with visual mode plugins. Thanks.

To be serious for a moment, this is a fantastic port that makes great use of Lua, and is a lot of fun to play. It's clear a lot of work went into this, and it certainly deserves a 5 star rating -- something I never ever give out.

Good job, douche.


  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

Insane perfectionism

liacrow on Feb 17th 2019, Version 1.0

The amount of coding that went into perfectly recreating the exact behaviour of PiD is absolutely mind-boggling.


  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

Best Version Yet

Spooky on Feb 17th 2019, Version 1.0

I am thrilled with this new version. Binding the action key to the inventory was a bit tricky but once you figure out the controls this total conversion is thoroughly addictive. Easy 5 stars as expected from Wrk.


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