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  • Elite is back, and it's more dangerous than ever

    Elite is back, and it's more dangerous than ever

    16th December 2014remakes and sequels
    I'm sure I'm not the only one here to love space simulation games. I admit I didn't play the original Elite a lot... but I literally consumed Frontier and I had my share of battles in the more recent Eve Online.Someone called space sims ...
  • Spotlight: Interactive Fiction

    Spotlight: Interactive Fiction

    3rd December 2014adventure
    Interactive Fiction, or 'text adventures' is one of the oldest adventure genres around. The first interactive fiction game, called simply Adventure, dates back to 1975. One of the most well known series is Zork, developed by one of the most popular interactive fiction companies of all time: Infocom. Other popular developers ...
  • Play Transport Tycoon Deluxe online

    Play Transport Tycoon Deluxe online

    22nd October 2014play online
    If you loved Transport Tycoon (Deluxe or not) back in 1994, you will be glad to know that Aleksander Guryanov ported that wonderful simulation online. You can play Transport Tycoon Deluxe here in your browser as a single player session or even multiplayer. Transport Tycoon is an isometric business simulation ...
  • Remake of the month: Gabriel Knight 1 - 20th Anniversary Edition

    Remake of the month: Gabriel Knight 1 - 20th Anniversary Edition

    16th October 2014remakes and sequels
    The original Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers, published in 1993 by Sierra On-Line is one of my favourite point & click adventure games of all time. Praise Jane Jensen for the plot, dialogues and ideas. My compliments to the voice actors. Kudos to whoever decided to drop the chance of ...
  • 20 years ago in retro gaming: Master of Magic

    20 years ago in retro gaming: Master of Magic

    15th October 2014strategy
    Master of Magic is a turn based 4x strategy game developed by SimTex and published by the well know Microprose, very similar to Civilization, with a fantasy twist. You play as a wizard and your objective is to evolve your race from a small settlement to a bursting empire. To ...
  • Spotlight: 4x strategy games

    Spotlight: 4x strategy games

    7th October 2014strategy
    4x is a well known strategy genre acronym that stands for eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, eXterminate. The player controls a whole empire and is tasked with managing resources and technical developments (eXploit), expanding their domains with their military (eXplore and eXpand), and fight against computer A.I. factions or other ...
  • Text-only games: roguelikes and interactive fiction

    Text-only games: roguelikes and interactive fiction

    24th September 2014adventure, RPG
    In the past, lots of home computer games (PC, C64, Speccy, etc.) used ascii characters (simple text) to represent the game world, the interface... well, everything on screen. These text-only video games may seem primitive and outdated now and, in fact, the genre almost died with the fast evolving graphics ...
  • Fansite spotlight: The myth of Leisure Suit Larry

    Fansite spotlight: The myth of Leisure Suit Larry

    17th September 2014adventure
    Leisure Suit Larry series is one the pioneers of the adventure genre. And not just that, the series broke the chains of mainstream content, dealing with themes that were considered mature and dirty for its time, although they are not anything near that by today standards. And that was ...
  • Remakes of the month: OpenTTD and Simutrans

    Remakes of the month: OpenTTD and Simutrans

    10th September 2014remakes and sequels
    Transport Tycoon is one of the best tycoon games ever developed, maybe second to Railroad Tycoon or Roller Coaster Tycoon. While both Railroad and Roller Coaster cousins had a lot of sequels, Transport Tycoon was a lonely child (well, if you don't count Locomotion...). Maybe that's why a bunch of ...
  • Remake of the month: Midwinter

    Remake of the month: Midwinter

    16th July 2014remakes and sequels
    Midwinter was a strange but very appealing game designed back in 1989 by Mike Singleton, who unfortunately passed away in 2012. It boasted something you didn't see often in games at the time: 1st person perspective, 3d graphics and an open world to explore. Midwinter sold well for Amiga and Atari ST ...
  • Play X-Com: Ufo Defense online

    Play X-Com: Ufo Defense online

    2nd July 2014play online
    The same guy who ported Dune II, Aleksander Guryanov, made a version of X-Com: Ufo Defense that can be played in a browser. For the few ones who doesn't know what I'm talking about... X-Com is a tactical strategy game where you battle aliens in a ...
  • Civilization: Beyond Earth is coming this fall

    Civilization: Beyond Earth is coming this fall

    25th May 2014remakes and sequels
    This fall every Civilization fan will have something different to play with. Do you remember Alpha Centauri? Sid Meier created that 4x strategy game in 1999, to expand the Civilization gameplay beyond Earth. It's not by chance that the next Civ title is going to be called Civilization Beyond Earth. Not ...
  • Blackwell Epiphany from Wadjet Eye

    Blackwell Epiphany from Wadjet Eye

    16th May 2014remakes and sequels
    Wadjet Eye, the publisher of many great retro flavored point & click adventure games, just released the last chapter of their Blackwell series: Blackwell Epiphany. Solve puzzles and follow the story of Rosa Blackwell and Joey Mallone in the conclusion of the Blackwell series. Go to the Wadjet Eye website ...
  • Heroine's Quest: a beautiful homage to Quest for Glory

    Heroine's Quest: a beautiful homage to Quest for Glory

    6th May 2014remakes and sequels
    Crystal Shard, a group of indie developers, created a little gem: Heroine's Quest: The Herald of Ragnarok. As the title suggests, Heroine's Quest was inspired by the classic Sierra series Quest for Glory. The game is a classic adventure game with bits of RPG here and there. Did ...
  • Dune 2 for Android: it's real

    Dune 2 for Android: it's real

    25th April 2014remakes and sequels
    A retro game lover named Guryanov Aleksander developed an Android version of the glorious RTS Dune 2: The building of a dinasty. A lot of (retro?) players on Google Play seems to like it. It may be time to go back to Arrakis, choose your House and go to battle!
  • Pac-Man Museum on Steam: is it worth your money?

    Pac-Man Museum on Steam: is it worth your money?

    24th April 2014remakes and sequels
    A couple of months ago Namco released Pac-Man Museum, a collection of old Pac-Man games. Pac-Man Musum includes a lot of old games: PAC-MAN, PAC-MAN Championship Edition, SUPER PAC-MAN, PAC-MAN Battle Royale, PAC-LAND, etc. The user reviews on Steam are a bit harsh and the price isn't cheap, considering you ...
  • 30 years ago in retro gaming: Below The Root

    30 years ago in retro gaming: Below The Root

    23rd April 2014adventure
    Below the root is an atipycal early 2 dimensional adventure game based on the Zilpha Keatley Snyder novels: the Green Sky Trilogy. The player can choose one of many characters, each with different skills and embark in a quest to eliminate the distrust between two races: the Erdling and the Kindar.
  • A publisher from the past: Sierra On-Line, founded in 1979

    A publisher from the past: Sierra On-Line, founded in 1979

    16th April 2014adventure
    Sierra On-Line was a developer and publisher founded in 1979, famous for point & click adventure series like Leisure Suit Larry, King's Quest, Police Quest, Gabriel Knight and many more. After some unfortunate acquisitions (by Vivendi first and Activision later), Sierra ceased to exist in 2008.
  • Retro City Rampage

    Retro City Rampage

    12th April 2014remakes and sequels
    It's been out for a long time now, but some of us (me included) is starting to play it just now. I'm talking about Retro City Rampage, a video game opera entirely designed by Brian Provinciano, inspired by Grand Theft Auto 1 and 2 and filled with LOTS of references from ...
  • Apoplexy 2.0: Prince of Persia level editor

    Apoplexy 2.0: Prince of Persia level editor

    29th January 2014remakes and sequels
    A new version of Apoplexy, the level editor for both Prince of Persia 1 and 2, has been recently released. Apoplexy is a WYSIWYG editor which allows the user to easily work with mouse and keyboard. Some of the Apoplexy features: - cross platform - can edit both Prince of Persia 1 and 2 ...