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Alternate Reality (AR) is an unfinished computer role-playing game (RPG) series that has achieved cult status among many fans of RPGs. It was created by Philip Price, who formed a development company called Paradise Programming. Published by Datasoft, AR: The City was released in 1985 and AR: The Dungeon was released in 1987. Price was unable to complete the second game in the series, so The Dungeon was actually finished by Ken Jordan and Dan Pinal. Gary Gilbertson created the music for both games.

The games in the Alternate Reality series were developed on the Atari 8-bit family of home computers, but were ported to other platforms as well.

The City

Atari 8-bit family
Commodore 64
Apple II
Apple Macintosh
Atari ST
DOS on the PC

The Dungeon

Atari 8-bit family
Commodore 64 / Commodore 128
Apple II