Wrath of the Gods script
Synopsis: Wrath of the Gods is a 1994 adventure-style computer game. It makes use of digitised backgrounds and sprites. The story is based on concepts and characters from Greek mythology. Billboard called it "a landmark effort in the realm of live-action games."

sea” is a phrase from Homer, traditionally a blind

minstrel who composed the first two great works of Western

literature, the epic poems known as The Iliad and The

Odyssey.

NARRATOR:

Back before the Age of Darkness, when the gods

of Olympus held sway upon the earth and ruled

the wine-dark sea; when the deities involved

themselves in the affairs of humankind and a

mortal might aspire to be larger than life…

THE SCENE SHIFTS TO MYCENAE (my-SEE-nee), a kingdom

of the Heroic Age.

NARRATOR:

(continues)

…a child was born to the Princess of Mycenae.

FADE UP on a bedroom: a young mother, Dione (dye-OH-nee),

leans over her infant’s cradle. The King enters and kneels.

He extends his finger toward the Baby.

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KING:

And how is my grandson today?

The Baby grabs the King’s finger.

KING:

Growing stronger I perceive. Surely the father

is some great hero. Why won’t you tell me his

name, my daughter?

Dione silently averts her gaze.

KING:

Be that as it may, the time has come to consult the

Oracle of Delphi. It’s not every day that a child is

born into the royal house.

FADE OUT:

FADE UP ON THE SANCTUARY OF DELPHI (DEL-fye). The

Oracle addresses the King, who stands with Dione and the

Baby. Oracles were spokespersons for the divine, who often

answered questions in riddles. The greatest was at Delphi.

ORACLE:

Within your lifetime, oh High King of Mycenae,

this child shall rule in your place.

KING:

Rule in my place? Never!

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FADE UP ON A DESOLATE MOUNTAINSIDE. The King

gestures imperiously toward the ground. Dione, weeping,

places the Baby down upon the grass, then she and the King

withdraw. The Baby is crying.

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Joel Skidmore

Joel Skidmore has been interested in Greek mythology since his kindergarten teacher explained the flying horse symbol of the gas station on the corner. Joel studied English literature at Yale University and has since worked as a newspaper reporter, locomotive engineer, writer, and computer programmer. He co-designed the Greek mythology adventure game Wrath of the Gods. more…

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