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Terror From The Deep (TFTD) is the sequel to UFO: Enemy Unknown/X-COM: UFO Defense. It continues the story 40 years from where the last game left off with a new enemy appearing from the seas. The new attacks result in X-COM being resurrected to handle the new threat. With obvious inspiration taken from the works of science fiction authors such as Jules Verne and particularly H.P. Lovecraft, the game has a creepy and perhaps even more alien atmosphere.

Terror from the Deep is built on the same game engine as UFO Defense. On the surface it appears to be a straight graphic and sound replacement with a few new gimmicks such as underwater restrictions, door opening and melee weapons. There are in fact many internal changes - such as how weapon damage rolls are calculated - that allow TFTD to stand apart from its predecessor and not simply be a clone. Game play is just as challenging as it was in first title but is particularly rough on players at the beginning.

As a bid to cash in on the unexpected success of its predecessor, a new development team quickly put together TFTD while the team that developed UFO Defense moved on to make X-COM: Apocalypse. As TFTD was rushed, many programming errors as well as storyline inconsistencies were left in the conversion. Though the game is still playable, it does not allow for a very smooth ride for the player without some assistance or research.

Note: X-COM Wiki contains extensive data about X-COM UFO. A large portion of the content covered in UFO: Enemy Unknown/X-COM: UFO Defense will apply to TFTD as well, with TFTD-specific information highlighted where appropriate.

Ports

  • DOS 1.0, 1.2
  • Windows CE
  • Playstation (PAL format)

System Requirements

Minimum

  • 386 (33MHz minimum)
  • 4MB RAM
  • Hard drive (60MB free, game alone)
  • MS-DOS 5.0 or higher
  • VGA Graphics
  • Microsoft Mouse driver v8.01 or higher

Recommended

  • 486 (50MHz) or better
  • 8MB RAM
  • Hard drive (63MB free, game + manuals)
  • SVGA Graphics

Credits

Primary Credits (DOS, Windows)

Game Design
Stephen Goss

Programming
Bill Barna
Annette Bell
Nick Thompson

Additional Programming
Scott Johnston

Original Game Engine
Julian & Nick Gollop

Graphics
Guy Jeffries
Matthew Knott
Drew Northcott
Martin Severn
Martin Smillie

Additional Art
Paul Ayliffe
Nick Cook
Edward Garnier
Terry Greer
Justin Manning
Amanda Roberts
Paul Truss
The Conversion Company

Intro Sequence
Nick Cook
Stephen Goss
Drew Northcott
Greg Shill

Art Liaison
Matthew Knott

Original Music
John Broomhall

Sound Design and Programming
Andrew Parton

Sound Effects Design
Allister Brimble

Maps
Jason Avent
Richard Bakewell
Marc Curtis
Matthew Knott
Amanda Roberts
Andrew Williams

Quality Assurance
Chris Bowling
Russell Clark
Don Emmel
Damon Harris
Jim Hendry
Darren Kirby
Andrew Luckett
Daniel Luton
Justin Manning
Andy Mazurek
Philip McDonnell
Mike Richardson
Jason Sampson
Vaughn Thomas
Don Witcombe
Peter Woods

Manual Author/Editor (UK)
Nick Stokes

Editor (US)
Christine Manley

Managing Editor & Story
Alkis Alkiviades

Layout (US)
Joe Morel
Cesar Novoa

Additional Writing
Andrew Wawrowski

Typesetting
Sarah Kerr

Brand Manager
Valentina Britten

Producer
Stuart Whyte

Publishers
Paul Hibbard
Pete Moreland

Special Thanks To
Valentina Britten
Julian Gollop
Nick Gollop
Paul Hibbard-Teall
Peter Moreland
the Aliens

Additional Credits (Playstation)

Producer
Stephen Goss

Playstation Programming
Andy Cook
Darren Hebden
Simeon Pashley

Audio Producer
John Broomhall

Sound Designer
Allister Brimble

QA
Andrew Luckett

Lead Tester
Stuart Poole

Testers
Martin Crompton
Daniel Luton
James Toghill

French Testing
Patrice Stauder

German Testing
Anthony Lorton

Publisher
Mike Rudderham

Product Marketing
Adrian Turner

Manual Writing/Editor
Alkis Alkiviades

Manual Layout
Sarah Kerr

Thanks To
Tim Cannell
Nick Cook
Julian Gollop
Nick Gollop
Matthew Knott

See Also

Games
Original Series UFO Badge UFO Defense Info (1994)TFTD Badge TFTD InfoApocalypse Insignia Apocalypse Info
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Spinoffs Interceptor Badge Interceptor InfoE-Mail X-Com [email protected] InfoEnforcer Info
Discontinued Genesis InfoAlliance Info