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Dark Narrative: The Sorrow of the Widow Moira

Lords, Sheriffs, and other household heads create the atmosphere of Thief’s manor missions. Bafford’s manor is dark and lavish; Ramirez’s is full of secret passages (and burricks). There is one…

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Dark Narrative: Phantoms of the Opera

Buildings ooze feeling. As a young kid touring with my parents, I gazed in horror at the grand interiors and intricate pathways of Hearst Castle. This place was huge, cavernous,…

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The Dark Mod Gets 64 Bit Build with Version 2.06

The Dark Mod version 2.06, an update to the fan-made stealth game based on Thief, has just released. According to user Springheel at The Dark Mod forums, this update “was…

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Dark Narrative: A Seminary and a Crypt

Thief fans can puzzle over which of the original titles is better: Thief: The Dark Project or Thief II: The Metal Age. One quandary is each game’s atmosphere: TDP‘s got a darker, more surreal…

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35 Years Of Influence – A Look Back at Origin Systems, Creators of Ultima and More

There was a whole lot going on in the world of computers and games in the years leading up to the founding of Origin Systems in 1983. It was the…

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Dark Narrative: Tomb Raidin’

Far from the comfy abodes of the wealthy and the familiar hum of civilization, haunted crypts and dead cities lie. Garrett ventures away from the confines of the City a…

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These Dark Walls Speak: An Interview With Thief Fan Mission Author “skacky”

“skacky,” or Romain Barrilliot, is one of the best Thief fan missions authors there is. Most of his missions are done in a surreal style based on the original title,…

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Dark Narrative: Assassins

I’ve always been curious to see how the rich and powerful really live, especially those whose riches and power are built off crime. I imagine their abodes are filled with…

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Dark Narrative: Shipping…and Receiving

Sometimes you pick up on stories you never intended to. A trip to the mall reveals a family’s financial troubles or a store manager’s unscrupulous practices if you listen in,…

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Dark Narrative: Lord Bafford’s Manor

“Lord Bafford’s Manor” is the starting point for all the Thief adventures. It’s my first step each time I replay the game, and, after the training mission has greeted you,…