Blade Runner is considered one of the best adventure games of all time, but was also not playable for some time – but that is no longer the case.
Based on Ridley Scott’s 1982 film Blade Runner, based on Phillip K. Dick’s story Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? when developer Westwood Studios moved the offices. If you had the four original disks from the 1997 release, you could technically play them on your modern PC, but there were problems with many players.
This year, a group of fans got the game up and running on modern PCs using a program called ScummVM. They still needed the original disks, but ScummVM forced the files to run in a stable environment on modern computers. A developer involved in getting Blade Runner working again in ScummVM said VICE earlier this year that parts of the game were written to be “too fast” to run on modern PCs – and that caused problems, even for people with the original media.
The team has spent eight years preparing Blade Runner for ScummVM.
But now everyone can play Blade Runner thanks to these programmers, Alcon Interactive Group (the production company behind Blade Runner 2049) and GOG. Blade Runner was re-released 22 years after the original release date with a digital, DRM-free version.
Blade Runner is available now for $ 8.99 from GOG. After January 2nd, the price will rise again to $ 9.99.