Of Light and Darkness Box Too Provocative for Some

Adventure game or racer? Or just plain racy? Box art gives Lara Croft a run for her money.

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In a move that may cause some to cry "censorship," certain retailers have refused to carry Interplay's upcoming adventure title Of Light and Darkness - The Prophecy because its art is too provocative and unrelated to the game.

Developed by Tribal Dreams, Of Light and Darkness will feature a cover painted by artist Gil Bruvel portraying one of its main characters, Angel Gemini, huddled in a tucked or fetal position. Bruvel's art will also be exhibited at the Tamara Bane Gallery in Beverly Hills on April 23. Of Light and Darkness, a real-time adventure inspired by apocalyptic prophecies of the coming millenium, also features the voice talent of James Woods and Lolita Davidovich.

"I find it hard to comprehend that retailers could stock a game such as Tomb Raider and then claim our box is too provocative," Kim Motika, Interplay's vice president of sales, stated.

Robert Bane, co-owner of the Tamara Bane Gallery, also had this to say: "Bruvel's artwork is collected throughout the world. It is unfortunate that in this day and age someone would try to censor fine art."

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