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Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold (with BStone engine)

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📰 Title: Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold (with BStone engine) 🕹️ / 🛠️ Type: Game
🗃️ Genre: Adventure & Action 🚦 Status: 05. Released
🏷️ Category: Adventure & Action ➤ FPS ➤ Contemporary ➤ WW I & II ➤ Wolfenstein, Spear of Destiny, Rise of the triad, ... 🌍️ Browser-based:
🔖 Tags: FPS; Action; Shooter; Sci-fi; 1990s; Classic 📦️ Package Name:
🐣️ Approx. start: 2013-07-14 📦️ Arch:
🐤️ Latest: 2020-10-03 🍥️ On Deb repo:
📍️ Version: Latest : 1.2.08 / Dev : 42027a4 📦️ Deb:
🏛️ License type: Commercial 📦️ RPM:
🏛️ License: Code : GPL-2 / Artwork : Commercial 📦️ AppImage:
🏝️ Perspective: First person 📦️ Snap:
👁️ Visual: 3D 📦️ Flatpak/Athenaeum:
⏱️ Pacing: Real Time ⚙️ Generic bin.:
👫️ Played: Single 📄️ Source: ✓
🎖️ This record: 5 stars 📱️ PDA support:
🎖️ Game design: 👫️ Contrib.: Goupil & Louis
🎰️ ID: 14494 🐛️ Created: 2014-12-19
🐜️ Updated: 2021-11-07

📖️ Summary

[fr]: Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold est un FPS (sorti en 1993) dans lequel le joueur est Blake Stone, un agent de la British Royal Navy en 2140, dont la mission est de mettre un terme aux activités du Dr Pyrus Goldfire, un généticien et biologiste sans éthique qui projette d'envahir la Terre avec une armée de mutants. Blake Stone devra aussi détruire ses 6 installations STAR hautement sécurisées dans lesquelles les créations de Goldfire sont écloses. BStone est un port source libre et multi-plateforme des jeux Blake Stone: Aliens Of Gold et Blake Stone: Planet Strike. [en]: Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold is an FPS (released in 1993) in which the player is Blake Stone, an agent of the British Royal Navy in 2140, whose mission is to stop the activities of Dr. Pyrus Goldfire, an unethical geneticist and biologist who plans to invade Earth with an army of mutants. Blake Stone will also have to destroy his six highly secure STAR facilities in which Goldfire's creations are hatched. BStone is a libre, multi-platform source port of the games Blake Stone: Aliens Of Gold and Blake Stone: Planet Strike.

🎥️ Videos

🎥️ Trailer : (202xxx)


🕵️ Qu'en pensent-ils (revue) / What they think about (review) : (202xxx), (202xxx), (202xxx),


🕹️ Gameplay (original version) :


🕹️ Gameplay (with BStone) :

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🏡️ Website & videos
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💵 Commercial : [Steam (Windows, for contents extraction)] [GOG (with DosBox)]

🍩️ Resources
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🛠️ Technical informations
[Open Hub] [PCGamingWiki] [MobyGames] [Dos Games Archives]

🐘 Social
(Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold) Devs (JAM Productions [fr] [en]) : [Site 1 2] [MobyGames] [mastodon] [twitter] [PeerTube] [YouTube] [Interview 1 2]
(BStone) Devs (BStone Team 1 2 [fr] [en]) : [Site 1 2] [mastodon] [twitter] [PeerTube] [YouTube] [Interview 1 2]
(BStone) Devs (Boris I. Bendovsky (bibendovsky) [fr] [en]) : [Site 1 2] [mastodon] [twitter] [PeerTube] [YouTube] [Interview 1 2]
(Wolfenstein 3D engine) Devs (id Software [fr] [en]) : [Site 1 2] [MobyGames] [twitter] [Facebook] [YouTube] [Interviews (J. Carmack) (2019) (2016) (J. Romero, 2018) (Others)]
Game : [Blog] [Forums] [twitter] [YouTube]

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📕 Description [fr]

Un FPS et un moteur libre compatible, Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold par le studio JAM Productions (produit par Apogee Software), BStone par la BStone Team, initié par Boris I. Bendovsky (bibendovsky).
Il utilise le moteur du jeu Wolfenstein 3D (dans le Bottin).

Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold est un FPS (sorti en 1993) dans lequel le joueur est Blake Stone, un agent de la British Royal Navy en 2140, dont la mission est de mettre un terme aux activités du Dr Pyrus Goldfire, un généticien et biologiste sans éthique qui projette d'envahir la Terre avec une armée de mutants. Blake Stone devra aussi détruire ses 6 installations STAR hautement sécurisées dans lesquelles les créations de Goldfire sont écloses. BStone est un port source libre et multi-plateforme des jeux Blake Stone: Aliens Of Gold et Blake Stone: Planet Strike.

Voir aussi / See also (Wolfenstein-like) : Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold, Blake Stone: Planet Strike, ECWolf, Return To Castle Wolfenstein (original, with id Software engine), Return To Castle Wolfenstein (original, with id Software engine), Spear of Destiny, Super 3-D Noah's Ark, Wolf4SDL, Wolfenstein 3D, Wolfenstein 3D (with Chocolate-Wolfenstein-3D), Wolfenstein 3D & Spear of Destiny HTML, Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory, WolfGL,


BStone :

BStone est un portage source de la série de jeux "Blake Stone" : "Aliens Of Gold" et "Planet Strike".

Caractéristiques :

- Rendu original haute résolution
- Rendu 3D
- Permet de personnaliser les liens de contrôle
- Contrôle séparé du volume des effets sonores et de la musique

Jeux supportés :

- Aliens Of Gold (v1.0/v2.0/v2.1/v3.0) complet ou shareware
- Planet Strike (v1.0/v1.1)


Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold :

Wolfenstein 3D vous emmène dans le passé, vous plongeant dans un monde en guerre. Blake vous propulse dans le futur où un sinistre fou, utilisant la génétique pour créer une armée de créatures bizarres, fait la guerre à la Terre. Blake a plus de tout ! Plus d'action, plus d'ennemis, plus de niveaux, plus de puissance de feu, plus de graphismes, plus d'animation, plus de pièges et plus de fonctionnalités. Comme l'auto-cartographie intégrée, pour que vous n'ayez jamais à vous inquiéter de vous perdre dans le jeu.

Vous êtes opposé au Dr. Pyrus Goldfire. Il a trouvé un moyen de reproduire de l'or pur, qu'il utilise pour financer son plan maniaque. Goldfire a construit six lieux futuristes hautement sécurisés où ses créations sont en train d'éclore. C'est à vous de pénétrer sa sécurité et de l'arrêter à tout prix.

"Blake Stone... n'est pas simplement le Fils de Wolfenstein... c'est une liste de souhaits réalisée, améliorant les canons de Wolfenstein avec de nombreux ajustements sensés et de nouvelles astuces qui vous feront tomber la mâchoire." - Electronic Entertainment

Caractéristiques

☑ Casse et prise : les caisses peuvent être démantelées pour révéler des armes et d'autres biens, tels que de l'or, de l'argent, de la nourriture et des munitions.
☑ Brisez une jambe. La leur. : Plus de 20 acteurs uniques et adaptatifs, dont des gardiens, des extraterrestres, des mutants et des pods.
☑ Au cœur des renseignements : Des informateurs interactifs vous donnent des indices et des conseils.
☑ Soldat du futur : Cinq armes futuristes - d'un fusil de chasse silencieux à un lance-grenades explosif.
☑ Voir la Terre : Une mise en scène de 66 niveaux, dont deux niveaux secrets par épisode.
☑ Support des contrôleurs : Prise en charge partielle de la manette Xbox 360.



🌍️ Wikipedia :

Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold est un jeu vidéo de tir subjectif proche de Wolfenstein 3D développé par la société Apogee Software et sorti en 1993. Il utilise le même moteur de jeu avec quelques améliorations. C'est un jeu de science-fiction futuriste.

Ce jeu avait trois particularités qui le démarque de tous les autres jeu de tir subjectif (FPS) :

• tous les personnages ne sont pas "à tuer", certains donnent des informations sur le déroulement du jeu
• certains ennemis, les fantômes, ne peuvent être définitivement tués car ils se re-génèrent mais restent dans des zones précises
• une fois un niveau fini, on passe au suivant ... mais on peut revenir à chacun des niveaux finis

L'intérêt des deux dernières particularités est de permettre au jeu de ne pas avoir de score maximum. Une fois tous les ennemis (normaux) tués, tous les passages secrets trouvés, on peut revenir dans les niveaux précédents pour recharger les armes, reprendre de la vie et continuer à affronter des fantômes.

📕 Description [en]

"Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold is an FPS. BStone is a libre, source port for the games Blake Stone: Aliens Of Gold & Blake Stone: Planet Strike" (Serge Le Tyrant, Le Bottin des Jeux Linux / The Linux Games Book).

BStone:

BStone is a source port of “Blake Stone” game series: “Aliens Of Gold” and “Planet Strike”.

Features:

• High resolution vanilla rendering
• 3D-rendering
• Allows to customize control bindings
• Separate volume control of sound effects and music

Supported games:

• Aliens Of Gold (v1.0/v2.0/v2.1/v3.0) full or shareware
• Planet Strike (v1.0/v1.1)


Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold:

Wolfenstein 3D took you into the past, thrusting you into a world at war. Blake rockets you into the future where a sinister madman, using genetics to create an army of bizarre creatures, is waging war on Earth. Blake has more of everything! More action, more enemies, more levels, more firepower, more graphics, more animation, more pitfalls and more features. Like built-in auto-mapping, so you never have to worry about getting lost in the game.

You're pitted against Dr. Pyrus Goldfire. He's found a way to replicate pure gold, which he's using to fund his maniacal plan. Goldfire has built six highly-secure, futuristic locations where his creations are being hatched. It's up to you to penetrate his security and stop him at all costs.

"Blake Stone...isn't simply Son of Wolfenstein...it's a wish list fulfilled, enhancing the Wolfenstein canon with many sensible tweaks and some new tricks that'll make your jaw drop." - Electronic Entertainment

Features

☑ Break and Take: Crates can be blown apart to reveal weapons and other goodies, such as gold, money, food and ammo.
☑ Break a leg. Theirs.: Over 20 unique and adaptive actors, including guards, aliens, mutants and pods.
☑ Inside Intel: Interactive informants give you clues and hints.
☑ Future Soldier: Five futuristic weapons - from a silent shotgun to an explosive grenade launcher.
☑ See Earth: A stagerring 66 levels, including two secret levels per episode.
☑ Controller Support: Partial Xbox 360 Controller support.


GOG:

You're pitted against Dr. Pyrus Goldfire. He is using genetics to create an army of bizarre creatures, in order to wage war on Earth. What's more, he's found a way to replicate pure gold, which he's using to fund his maniacal plan. Goldfire has built six highly secure, futuristic installations where his creations are being hatched. It's up to you to penetrate his security and stop him at all costs.
Only you can help British Intelligence agent Blake Stone penetrate the top-secret locations before Goldfire unleashes his minions!


🌍️ Wikipedia:

Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold (also known as "Blake Stone 3-D") is a first-person shooter for DOS created by JAM Productions and published by Apogee Software in 1993. The following year, a sequel called Blake Stone: Planet Strike was released, which continues where Aliens of Gold leaves off. Some copies of the game provided a Command Control Gravis Gamepad.

Plot

The story is set in the year 2140. Robert Wills Stone III (a.k.a. Blake Stone) is an agent of the British Intelligence, recruited after a highly successful career in the British Royal Navy.

His first major case is to investigate and eliminate the threat of Dr. Pyrus Goldfire, a brilliant scientist in the field of genetics and biology, known for his outright disrespect of professional ethics. Backed by his own organisation, STAR, Dr. Goldfire plans to conquer Earth and enslave humanity using an army of specially trained human conscripts, modified alien species, and a host of genetically-engineered mutants. Agent Stone is sent on a mission to knock out six crucial STAR installations and destroy Goldfire's army before it can assault the Earth.

Gameplay

The gameplay of Aliens of Gold is very similar to Wolfenstein 3D. Playable areas are single-leveled, with orthogonal walls and textured floors and ceilings and have a wide variety of human, mutant and alien enemies — the latter two are sometimes dormant in canisters and on work tables — and frequent encounters and fights with Dr. Goldfire. Level features include locked doors that can be opened by four colors of access cards — gold, green, yellow and blue — plus red access cards to enter new floors; an auto-mapping system; food dispensers that exchange tokens for healing items; friendly interactive Informants who are distinguishable from the Bio-Techs by what they say and give information, ammunition and tokens; one-way doors; secret rooms accessible through pushable wall blocks; and teleporters that instantly take the player into another location within the level, or, in one instance, to one of the episode's secret levels. Five weapons are available, consisting of a silent pistol with infinite ammo, three hitscan guns and a grenade launcher type gun.

In every level the player can boost points for score by destroying all enemies, collecting all points and keeping all Informants alive, which increases the three respective statuses. Total Points is affected by both the enemies destroyed and the treasure collected. The all Informants alive bonus can only be obtained if all informants survive after the first two bonuses are obtained. Floor rating is affected by the other three statuses. Mission rating is affected by the overall statuses from floors 1 to 9. Killing Informants decreases both Floor and Mission Rating.
Level structure

The game consists of six episodes, each with 11 levels — nine regular and two secret. A main elevator goes through levels 1 through 10 and is the only means of moving between the levels. The goal of each level from 1 through 8 is to secure a red keycard and use it to unlock the next floor. The elimination of all enemies and the collection of all treasure on the current floor are optional objectives which provide bonuses upon completion. ("Plasma alien" enemies, which spawn repeatedly from electrical outlets, do not count towards the kill ratio.) Blake Stone can take the elevator back down to previous levels to find missed items or kill any remaining enemies.

On level 9 of each episode, defeating a stronger version of Dr. Goldfire forces him to drop a gold keycard. The key is used to unlock the way to the boss, which holds another gold keycard for the level's exit — the episode's end. Each episode features two secret levels. One of them, floor 0, can be accessed through a teleport hidden somewhere within the same episode. The other is floor 10, directly accessible through the main elevator. A red keycard is required to enter, and is usually hidden on floor 9. Secret levels do not have special objectives; their only purpose is to boost the player's score.

Development

Blake Stone uses the Wolfenstein 3D game engine. It's working title was "Secret Agent Game". Apogee programmer Mark Dochtermann, implemented the floor and ceiling textures. Complaints about getting lost in the original Wolfenstein 3D game, prompted the creation of an automap feature, which was a welcome addition to Blake Stone. Joe Siegler participated in play testing the game. The protagonist's name was thought up by Siegler Mike Maynard, taking some inspiration from James Bond. The maps were created using Tile Editor (TEd), which Apogee had previously used for Wolfenstein 3D. The game took about 18 months of development. The main antagonist was originally named Dr. Goldstern, but had to be changed to avoid a controversy labelling Jewish people as evil.