Technology is equally baffling. The guards encountered throughout the game use energy pistols which vaporize all the skin off a living target once shot. Worse yet the skeletal remains burst into fragments moments later even if left undisturbed. A secondary function of the weapon is the ability to create a temporary protective force field by partially charging a gunshot. Although a kind of rolling light-bomb weapon used by certain guards seems to be able to circumvent this. There's also a tank with several kinds of weapons and countermeasures along with a rather impressive ejection system. The alien race as a whole though seems too barbaric to have created all this. Was it made before they fell into a state of harsh decline or were all these devices (which are far in advance of what we can make on Earth) in fact created by someone/something else?
Lastly, we have some brief encounters with systems of transportation. At the very least it appears that the aliens employ some kind of fast elevator device which can be quite deadly if not used correctly. That said the final escape takes place on the back of a huge lizard with translucent wings. If there is some kind of symbolism here it is lost on me. Although the clouds (which are previously only seem in the first level ) seem to imply a sense of freedom or escape. Then again they may only be serving as beginning and ending bookmarks for the story. Even the main character's fate is never revealed. A sequel entitled Heart of the Alien was made exclusively for the 3DO but since the original creator took no part in the design process it is difficult to say whether or not it can be consider canonical.
One thing is certain though. Another World is a masterpiece of design. An incredible amount of detail is left for the player to notice, analyze and extrapolate from, but none of it feels intrusive or forced. The fact that I've written a huge post on this game is proof of this