At the start of the adventure, Our Hero is about to
embark on a quest to discover his identity and reclaim his
birthright. From this point, you will guide Our Hero through
About This Guide
On the following pages, you will find a version of the
shooting script that was used to create Wrath of the Gods. To
make the characters of Greek mythology come alive, the
co-designers Jeff Cretcher and Joel Skidmore videotaped
costumed actors on an empty stage and then digitally
composited in backgrounds from photographs taken in Greece.
They used the original version of this script as their guide for
the video shoot and also for the computer programming of
the game itself. Later, when Marty Beckers was updating the
program so that it would run on the latest computers, he made
sure that the script exactly matches the experience of the game.
And we've added some of the background information written
by Joel that is available in the “Info Space” during gameplay.
Therefore this guide serves as a handy tool for learning about
the Greek myths while tracking your progress through the
game—with something like the omniscient perspective of a
god of Greek mythology!
THE STORMY HEIGHTS OF MOUNT OLYMPUS serve as
the backdrop for the opening narration. Olympus (oh-LIMpus)
is an actual mountain in northern Greece, rising to
multiple peaks of over 9000 feet. In mythology, it was the
home of the supreme gods, who lived there in a beautiful
castle and were known as the Olympians. The narration
refers to the Greek Dark Age, which followed the prehistoric
Heroic Age and lasted from about 1200 BC to 800 BC. “Winedark