Normality (video game)
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|Release date(s)||June, 1996|
Normality is a 3D graphical adventure game, released in June 1996 by Gremlin Interactive. All cut-scenes in the game are pre-rendered. The game's engine was later used in the game Realms of the Haunting.
The story revolves around Kent Knutson, a rebellious teenager in the city of Neutropolis, from which various places take up the setting of the game. Neutropolis is a dark and polluted police state in which any kind of fun is prohibited. When the game begins, Kent is just released after having been imprisoned by the "Norms", the city's police force, for whistling a happy tune while walking down the street. While in prison, he receives a note from an anonymous inmate telling him about the underground insurrection group that he might want to join.
After being released from jail, the player starts the game in Kent's apartment, having to go find and join this resistance group. After winning the trust of the resistance group Kent must assist them in overthrowing the dictator Paul who is responsible for the city's sorry state, in which his twin brother Saul was rumored to be dead because of him.
Normality was self-published in the United Kingdom by Gremlin Interactive. It had a small credited voice cast. Interplay handled publishing duties in the US and made the decision to entirely replace the voice cast with a broader range of actors and voices that it felt would appeal more to the US market. This included casting Corey Feldman in the role of the main character.
- Violet Berlin, the Bad Influence! presenter, makes an appearance in this game.
- Former 1up.com Editor-In-Chief and What They Play founder, John Davison, contributed music to Normality during his music days.
- Corey Feldman of The Lost Boys and The Goonies fame is the voice of the main character Kent Knutson.
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