It came from the Desert by Cinemaware is a 1989 action-adventure game by Cinemaware. It was originally released for the Amiga, but later ported to MS-DOS, as well as released in distinctly different forms to consoles. The two console versions, for the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive (unreleased) and TurboGrafx-16, are distinctly different from the versions released for computer platforms, in terms of gameplay and presentation. An expansion set Antheads: It Came from the Desert II was released in 1990.


The game is set in 1951. When the rural American town of Lizard Breath, California, witnesses a meteor fall, town geologist and player character Greg Bradley has to discover the source of some strange occurrences. His role as a young man of science in a 1950s movie setting also gives Bradley the ability to operate aircraft, heavy machinery and several types of firearms, and to suffer no injury worse than a flesh wound unless he’s committing a heroic sacrifice.


Like most of Cinemaware’s titles, It Came From the Desert takes its inspiration from Hollywood. This game is inspired by dozens of 1950s “B” movies, especially the 1954 mutant-ant classic Them!. The game is a fairly non-linear combination of dialogue boxes and several types of action scenes, typical of contemporary Cinemaware releases.

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>An early teaser trailer for upcoming feature film ‘IT CAME FROM THE DESERT’. The film is planned to be shot in autumn 2015 and release in 2016 :

Published on May 15, 2017

IT CAME FROM THE DESERT Official Trailer (2017) Giant Ant Horror Action Movie HD

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PLOT: IT CAME FROM THE DESERT is a motocross action film with giant ants. The film is inspired by a cult video game from 80’s made by Cinemaware.


IT CAME FROM THE DESERT MOD (1rst person shooter):

18 action packed levels with an impressive update of new features, 21 new levels for 2P combat mode, new sprites of the player character, a new status bar and fonts in the game screen and much more!

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