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Magic Carpet (DOS)

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Title Screen

Magic Carpet

Developer: Bullfrog Productions
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Platform: DOS
Released in US: November 1994
Released in EU: November 15, 1994

DevTextIcon.png This game has hidden development-related text.
DebugIcon.png This game has debugging material.
LevelSelectIcon.png This game has a hidden level select.

To do:
Prerelease page. Also, does the debug parameter do anything?

For its time, Magic Carpet had a fairly advanced engine, able to do water reflections and fairly well detailed models. However, the initially confusing gameplay and the constant attention that Doom got meant the game wasn't able to sell as many copies as was hoped.

Level Select

Entering carpet -level x, with x being a number between 1 and 50, allows the player to go to any level in a game.

Undocumented Parameter

carpet -debug can be entered in the command prompt. However, no apparent effects are seen.

Release Date Text

This likely was intended to be used for press purposes. It can be seen at 8FE74.

Magic Carpet comes to you from Bullfrog Productions Ltd.
And will be released on the 15th November 1994.
Copyright 1994 Bullfrog Productions Ltd.

Build Comment

Hidden within the main executable is a string containing build information at 922A8.

Product name    Magic Carpet
Version number  Beta v8.0
Version date    Feb 09 1995 11:38:24
Programmer      Bullfrog, Sean Cooper
Supplied to     PUBLIC