Game box art challenge?


#4046

Terrapods?


#4047

The famous Dragon Age T-Shirt Edition.


#4048

Fraid not

Nuh’uh


#4049


#4050

Shadow of the Beast 2


#4051

Bingo!

Well done Gordon, I feel kind of shady for not giving it to you on your first guess!


#4052

Nah, that’s fair.

I actually had the oblong box for Shadow of the Beast with the T-shirt and everything, but I didn’t know Psygnosis used that form factor for later games too.

If anyone’s interested, by the way, the Digital Antiquarian wrote up a fantastic history of Psygnosis.


#4053

So my first thought was ‘is that artwork from a Yes album?’

Because it is by the same artist. Seriously, it jumped at me as a cross between Union

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And their 35th anniversary album

Turns out it was by Roger Dean, and the same year as Union no less


#4054

Oh yeah, Psygnosis was all about the Roger Dean artwork. Huge part of their aesthetic.


#4055

Indeed it is! His cover art is probably the best thing about the first two SotB games, neither of which have very much at all to do with the games themselves.

I’m very jealous if you’ve still got the t shirt Gordon!


#4056

Lost years ago, I’m afraid. :(


#4057

Next box:


#4058

Such is life!

There’s a place just up the road from me that has got a permanent exhibition of his art on display/for sale. No Psygnosis stuff last I went, but very cool never the less


#4059

Populous 3 “You let us down again, Peter!”


#4060

I’m only in the middle of Part 2, but I had no idea Psygnosis came out of Imagine, and that Imagine was such a… company (I’d comment, but that’d send this in P&R territory). Fascinating.


#4061

Next frame…


#4062

Ogre Battle?


#4063

Nope.


#4064

Mega-lo-mania?


#4065

Nope!