The Journeyman Project: Pegasus Prime
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|Release||June 1997 (Mac OS 8/9)
December 2013 (Mac OS X)
April 10, 2014 (Windows)
April 10, 2014 (Linux)
The Journeyman Project: Pegasus Prime is an adventure computer game developed by Presto Studios and published by Bandai in 1997. It is a complete remake of the original Journeyman Project, using some of the actors from The Journeyman Project 2: Buried in Time.
Story and gameplay
Pegasus Prime was split over 4 CD-ROMs. The layout is as follows:
- Disc 1: Caldoria, Norad Alpha
- Disc 2: TSA, Prehistoric Island
- Disc 3: Morimoto Mars Colony
- Disc 4: World Science Center, Norad Delta
Discs 1, 3 and 4 included a "Tiny TSA" which included only the inside of the Pegasus Device. This was included so an additional disc-swap was not required when changing between the 3 timezones.
Development and release
Originally announced as a "Director's Cut", Pegasus Prime featured enhanced graphics, sounds, movies, and puzzles. It was released solely for the Power Macintosh by Bandai Digital Entertainment in North America. In addition, the title was released in Japan for the Apple Pippin and PlayStation. Presto made plans to port the game to the PlayStation and Sega Saturn in the U.S., but these versions were cancelled when disappointing sales on several games forced publisher Sanctuary Woods to undergo massive layoffs and a corporate restructuring.
By the fall of 2012 the game began to be supported by beta versions of ScummVM, making it playable for platforms which support this VM. However it requires extraction of the game files from the original CDs (which are written with Apple Macintosh Hierarchical File System) to a hard disk.
In April 2014, the game was released for digital download on GOG.com.
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- Announcement in the official ScummVM forum
- Pegasus engine entry in ScummVM wiki
- Getting Pegasus to Run in ScummVM from the ScummVM developer's blog
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