|Game Title||Publisher||Producer||Date||Genre||Requirements||CD-i Emulator Compatibility|
|Atlantis - The Last Resort||Philips Interactive Media B.V.||Philips Research Laboratories Redhill||1997||First Person Shooter||Digital Video Cartridge||Needs DVC (not supported yet)|
Game Facts: Atlantis was the codename and eventually commercial title for this very unique CD-i game first announced by the President of Philips Media Games, Dave McElhatten in Issue 16 of the UK based CDi Magazine in February 1996. The Atlantis project was described as a realtime 3D engine, it was the byproduct of some powerful debugging software developed by Philips Redhill. After a year of refinement prior to the announcement, this unforeseen use for the CD-i architecture was exploited with the release of Ram Raid, a working on-line game demonstrating the engine in action. Ram Raid was bundled with the second CD-online disc attached as a covermount to the UK based CDi Magazine Issue 17 in April 1996. It wasn't until the following year that the full commercial game "Atlantis - The Last Resort" was released, it sadly lacked any of the on-line functionality that the initial demo Ram Raid had hinted at.|
Take a close look at the European Front Cover for Atlantis with particular attention to the belt buckle of the hero and you'll notice it is in fact Pac-man about to chump on a yellow pill. The artwork for this cover was made by Johnny Wood who also worked upon the conversions for Arcade Classics and Pac-Panic, it seems this small addition to the heros belt is a tribute to Pac-man and an extension of the artists love for the game!
From the Disc
Most CD-i Games have "Abstract", "Bibliographic" and "Copyright" details on the softwares disc itself, any interesting information in these files can be found below.
Abstract: The CyberResort of Atlantis has become infected with a deadly virus. Virtual holiday makers have been successfully extracted but now somebody has to go in to the resort to clean it up.
As the meanest, maddest and baddest convict in Morton high security prison you have been offered the chance to earn your freedom - by committing yourself to the suicide mission of cleaning up Atlantis. You are the last hope, the last resort.
Bibliographic: Atlantis - The Last Resort, developed by Philips Media Games.
Project Management: Richard Soppelsa and Paul Clarke
CD-i Development: Paul Clarke
Graphics: Johnny Wood and Rak Patel
Music and sound effects: Chris Helmore
Level design: Andy Morton and Paul Clarke
Level design tools: Paul Clarke, Jain Shah, Arosha Bandara
Copyright: Copyright 1996 Philips Media Games. All Rights Reserved.
The original Ram Raid Homepage has been restored to its former glory under the www.CD-online.co.uk domain, now owned by the CDinteractive Network. This website worked in combination with the second issue of the CD-online disc with high bandwidth resources such as videos and ambient music available on the disc itself but only accessable through the Ram Raid Homepage. Some of these resources have been made available through direct links on the Ram Raid Homepage, featuring MPEG videos of the enemies encountered from this precursor to Atlantis - The Last Resort. Certain elements of the website including the login and registration pages are now obviously redundant and have been maintained only for archival purposes. This was the first and only CD-i game with on-line features so it's hoped that restoring this website represents an important element of Philips CD-i gaming that would otherwise fall into obscurity.|
European Release: This game was distributed in a clear CD jewel case displaying a back inlay cover.