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Discworld (a.k.a. Discworld: The Trouble With Dragons) is a graphic adventure game developed by Teeny Weeny Games and Perfect 10 Productions in mid-1995. It stars Rincewind the Wizard (voiced by Eric Idle) and is set on Terry Pratchett's Discworld. It was released on both floppy disk and CD-ROM, with the CD-ROM version featuring full voice acting for all characters. The game's plot is based roughly on the events in the book Guards! Guards!, but with Rincewind substituted for Samuel Vimes. The game also serves as a prologue to Moving Pictures.
There are four other Discworld games: a direct sequel to Discworld, titled Discworld II: Missing Presumed...!? (Discworld II: Mortality Bytes! in North America), Discworld Noir (a stand alone story starring an original character), a text adventure called The Colour of Magic which strictly adheres to the events of the first Discworld novel and another game based on The Colour of Magic released on mobile phones titled Discworld: The Colour of Magic.
The developers of ScummVM have negotiated the release of the game's source code so that it can be made playable in the ScummVM engine and have finally retrieved the code after a long time. The game's 'Tinsel' engine is currently being reimplemented into the ScummVM system and hopefully, will be available soon. Once compatibility is achieved, it is hoped that the game can be freeware.
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The game was titled Discworld: The Trouble With Dragons while it was in development.
There is a subtle easter egg in the game that is activated by double clicking on the sheep in Nanny Ogg's back yard. Many more secrets can be found throughout the game. In another easter egg, Rincewind states that he "want[s] to be the first person in a game to say fuck". This may be a homage to the eulogy delivered at Graham Chapman's funeral where John Cleese seized the opportunity to become “the first person ever at a British memorial service to say 'fuck'.” A similar, albeit censored line is also hidden in the sequel.
Terry Pratchett has a cameo appearance in the crowd scene (next to Dibbler) at the end of the game.
The voice cast is led by former Monty Python member Eric Idle, who plays Rincewind. The majority of the game's characters are voiced by Jon Pertwee (who played the Third Doctor in the long running series Doctor Who) and Tony Robinson (who played Baldrick in Blackadder), while Kate Robbins and Rob Brydon voice the rest.