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Alien 8 is a puzzle-solving game developed and published by Ultimate Play the Game in 1985, it acts as a spiritual successor to Knight Lore. The game is played as Alien 8, a robot who operates a spaceship transporting cryogenically frozen "Cryonaughts" towards a remote planet. Goal of the game is to awaken these beings from all 24 of the cryogenic chambers before the ship arrives at it's destination, which is made all the more complicated by the obstacles and enemies that have appeared in the ship's rooms during the transit.
Following on from the successful conversion of Nightshade, Shahid Ahmad was offered the chance to convert both Knight Lore and Alien 8 for Firebird Software. Unfortunately though, things went sour with Ultimate Play the Game after Shahid got himself an agent, and the agent tried to contact the Stampers. The Stampers at this point stopped all contact – something which Shahid has ever since regretted. A huge shame! What is not known is if the conversion was offered to anyone else after that point, or if it just faded away due to not being able to find someone else up for the job. I guess we may learn in time!
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