Hugo III, Jungle of Doom!
|Hugo III, Jungle of Doom!|
|Developer(s)||Gray Design Associates|
|Publisher(s)||Gray Design Associates|
|Designer(s)||David Gray (coder)|
In the game, the player controls the protagonist, Hugo, who must find spider venom antidote to save the life of his girlfriend, Penelope, who is bitten after their plane crashes in the South American wilderness.
The player moves Hugo around by using the arrow keys on the keyboard, and controls his actions by entering commands on the keyboard (or, in the later-released Windows version, one can use the mouse).
The first two Hugo games were solo projects by David P. Gray, but with Hugo III, Gray enlisted the help of computer artist Gary Sirois for the game's graphics. Sirois' talent for drawing trees led to the game taking place in a jungle. Having the graphics professionally done increased the production cost and consequently caused the game to be the shortest in the series. Gray has admitted to having confusion in geography, transposing African elements such as an elephant to the South American locale. Hugo's character design has been noted for looking similar to Indiana Jones. Gray maintains this was not intentional, though admits to perhaps a subconscious influence, going on to state that Tarzan was a greater influence. Hugo III also features a few minor technical improvements from the first two, such as a perspective system that changes Hugo's size as he moves deeper into the playing field and a hint system if players get stuck.