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More Tales From The Crypt PC Game Info Exhumed!

Hey there, friends. Back in April we shared some exciting bit of news from Jonathan of CryptTube. He had in fact discovered that in the 90’s, HBO had planned on releasing a CryptKeeper game. Or an interactive Tales from the Crypt PC game. Considering how popular the series had become, it is little wonder Home Box Office decided to go this route. However while the Tales from the Crypt PC title wasn’t released, there is plenty of info left to exhume!

Remember that while the HBO Tales from the Crypt series was obviously mature. The truth of the matter is that the CryptKeeper himself was incredibly charming. Thanks in no small part to the voice talent of John Kassir. So much so of course there were two animated series featuring the CryptKeeper in the early 90’s. To say nothing of the face our favorite horror host had his own game show!

[Via] Michael Woodside

So as I was just saying a second ago. Jonathan, who is indeed a huge Tales from the Crypt fan, found out about this proposed PC title. He was even able to make contact with one of the head artists for the Tales from the Crypt PC game. Who was kind enough to send him artwork from the unreleased video game.
Tales from the Crypt PC Game - Mike Voz

Which was Mike Vosburg. The same guy who was responsible for making nearly all of the comic covers in the HBO show.
Tales from the Crypt PC Game - Voz - The Ventriloquist's Dummy

However it appears that there is even more info out there on the game. Which Jonathan was able to uncover and share on his YouTube page. For example the title would have in fact been akin to an interactive comic book. With the players attempting to make it through three different stories entitled The Works in the Wax, High Tide and Big Top Terror. In addition the Players would take on the role of an comics illustrator who goes by the moniker of Killyjoy.
Tales from the Crypt PC Game - Killjoy

Jonathan was also able to interview Russell Lees, a writer for Inscape at the time. Which was of course the company who was developing the Tales from the Crypt PC game. Where we learn some interesting information such as different stories would feature different artists. One of those artists was Al Columbia whose artwork for the game would be included in the anthology comic series Zero Zero!

More importantly, Jonathan was able to secure a demo CD of Inscape titles. While not offering a playable version of the title. It does however provide the opening cinematic to the game!
Tales from the Crypt PC Game - Assassin 2015 Demo Game

Ready to learn more about the Tales from the Crypt PC game?

[Via] CryptTube

VicSage

Editor at Retroist
Searching through the alleys for useful knowledge in the city of Nostalgia. Huge cinema fanatic and sometimes carrier of the flame for the weirding ways of 80s gaming, toys, and television. When his wife lets him he is quite happy sitting in the corner eating buckets of beef jerky.

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3 thoughts on “More Tales From The Crypt PC Game Info Exhumed!

  1. Hey Vic. Thx for taking me back… I was a programmer and game designer on a few Inscape titles. I’ve been meaning to get the games back up and running at some point… if you really want to see this and other titles up and running, I can get in touch w/a friend who has a personal computer museum… he’ll likely be able to get a Mac or PC together that can run this and other titles from Inscape: The Dark Eye, Tales From the Crypt, Bad Day on the Midway, etc. I’m based in NYC area currently… cheers! ESN

  2. Eric, that would be more than a little amazing to say the least, my friend. We really, really have Jonathan to thank for bringing this ‘lost’ project to life! Let’s see if we can’t get that ball rolling, right?

  3. I have to say, that I am absolutely thrilled that you came across Vic’s article, Eric! Now you have to forgive me for asking for a little bit more details when you say, “get the games back up and running”.
    Can we get a bit more clarification on that??
    Or did you mean that the game would be played at your friend’s computer museum?

    It sucks that I am stationed in Texas right now. I would love to do an interview with you regarding Inscape and get more information on the game as well as the Graphix Zone merger.

    Vic, credit goes to you to for this, cause had you not spread my story to your readers, this opportunity would not be possible, so I deeply thank you! As fans, this gets us closer to seeing the full game!

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