Beneath a Steel Sky (Amiga, Amiga CD32)

From Hiccup

[title screen is on TCRF]

Beneath a Steel Sky

Developer: Revolution Software
Publisher: Virgin Interactive
Platforms: Amiga, Amiga CD32
Released in UK: 1994 (Amiga & CD32)
Released in FR: 1994 (Amiga & CD32)
Released in DE: 1994 (Amiga & CD32)

DevMessageIcon.png This game has a hidden developer message.

Elementary, my dear Cactus.
This needs some investigation. There's something there, we're just not sure how to access it yet.
Discuss ideas and findings on the talk page.
Specifically: The SteelSky or the cd* both have the below text but with different date and the rest of the file differs

Developer Message[edit]

Virtual Theatre System 2.0 designed by Tony Warriner. All code, graphics, text & sound (c)1994 Revolution Software Ltd.
This version 25 \ 10 \ 1994
At the beginning the programmers were happy and did rejoice at their task, for the Amiga before them did shineth and was full of promise. But then they did look closer and did see'th the awful truth; it's floppies were tiny and sloweth (rareth was its hard drive). And so small was it's memory that did at first appear large; queereth also was its configuration(s). Then they did findeth another Amiga, and this was slightly different from the first. Then a third, and this was different again. All different, but not really better, for all were psuedo backward compatible. But, eventually, it did come to pass that Steel Sky was implemented on a 1meg os-legal CBM Amiga. And the programmers looked and saw that it was indeed a miracle. But they were not joyous and instead did weep for nobody knew just what had been done

Located in the gameA file in the Amiga game and in the SteelSky and cd* files in the Amiga CD32 game.

(initial finding: Angus Manwaring)

The version date differs between versions:

Version Text
from ScummVM site
[from cover disk?]
16 \ 11 \ 1993
25 \ 10 \ 1994