Posts with tag: retro

“Lady Marmalade”
Posted at 22:36 on 20th March 2023

My most recent contribution to the Maraoke video game karaoke songlist – first performed 18/03/2023 by myself and Lupine. (Thanks to Lupine for transcribing and adding images to the version on the Maraoke system.) This is a song about the infamous 1980s home micro game The Great Giana Sisters. Please note that some dramatic license […]

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Posted at 10:00 on 4th April 2008

In a break from our usual programming, I made a game: “Scrumper is a game that allows the player to engage in the ‘victimless’ crime of apple theft from the comfort of their own home. The object of the game is to catch as many falling apples as possible.” It has already received glowing testimonials […]

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How not to review old games
Posted at 00:02 on 22nd February 2007

I don’t like the idea of ‘retro gaming’. That is to say, I don’t like using the term ‘retro’ to describe games released several years ago. It seems to imply that old games (encapsulated as a single monolithic entity) should be treated differently to newer games. This distinction comes from a misunderstanding of why people […]

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