Format reviewed: Amiga 500
Submitted by: Matthew 'Keith' Bridge
Dark Seed is a computer game in the adventure game genre. It was developed and published by Cyberdreams in 1992.
It exhibits a normal world and a dark world counterpart, which is based on the artwork by H. R. Giger. It was one of the first adventure games to use high-resolution (640 pixels wide) graphics, to Giger's demand.
A sequel, Dark Seed II, was released in 1995. The original game was released for Amiga, Amiga CD32, DOS, Macintosh, PlayStation and Sega Saturn. The Saturn version was released in Japan and was compatible with the Sega Saturn Mouse.
An unlicensed version was released for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in Chinese. There was also a version planned for the Sega Mega-CD, but it was cancelled.
You play Mike Dawson, an ad company manager who, in pursuit of his goal in life to become a writer, purchases a solitary mansion in a small town called Woodland Hills. Although the low cost and hush-hush transactions when purchasing the house do raise your suspicion, the solitary environment and sheer beauty of the house crush common sense and you decide to buy the house. That's when trouble begin. Upon reaching the house, you suddenly feel tired. You find a bed and fall asleep…
… and wake up from a terrible dream, only to find out that your life has just become a worse nightmare: an unknown source has implanted a seed of darkness in your mind, and you only have three days to find a way to stop it.