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Saturday, 20 June 2020

Lee Carvallo's Putting Challenge

quote [ Can't get your hands on a copy of Bonestorm but want the same thrilling experience? Fear not because you now have the opportunity to tee off with one of the greats in Lee Carvallo's Putting Challenge! Includes many exciting features such as: Number Input, Power Settings and Parking ]

I was 'bout to tee off and putt-putt till the end
[SFW] [games] [+4 Funny]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:33amGMT] [0 comments]

Sunday, 7 June 2020

The British Library Simulator

quote [ The British Library, together with the other five UK Legal Deposit Libraries, has been collecting examples of complex digital publications, including works made with Bitsy, as part of the Emerging Formats Project. This collection area is continuously expanding, as we include new examples of digital media and interactive storytelling. ]

Engage in a virtual library tour. Complete with nagging coat disposal. Also, it works on your phone.
[SFW] [games]
[by Paracetamol@4:07pmGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 3 June 2020

30 years later, a lost Days of Thunder NES game recovered from 21 floppy disks

quote [ ?Every floppy matters?: Archivists needed every single byte to build working ROM. ]

Looking back on those days of thunder
[SFW] [games] [+1 laz0r]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [1 comment]

Sunday, 31 May 2020

How RuneScape is helping Venezuelans survive

quote [ ?The first thing I did was to subscribe to r/slavelabour. I did several gigs and I made my first $100 in a month after subscribing. This helped us a lot as my parents were only making like $10/month each but after that lucky month, things didn?t go well,? he writes. ]

The title makes it sound as it's a good thing, but this is obviously rather gloomy. An interesting part is how the erosion of Venezuelan infrastructure directly affected the in-game economy of this MMORPG.
[SFW] [games] [+1 Insightful]
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Wednesday, 27 May 2020

Thread by @dosnostalgic: Have you ever played "Jim Power: The Lost Dimension"?

quote [ And it has UNCOMFORTABLE levels of parallax scrolling. Why is that? ]

Found this one unplayable, but at least it enriches my backlog with another great story.
[SFW] [games] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@8:31pmGMT] [2 comments]

Saturday, 23 May 2020

Nvidia?s AI recreates Pac-Man from scratch just by watching it being played

quote [ ?It learns all of these things just by watching? ]

Something like Pac-man
[SFW] [games] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@10:27amGMT] [1 comment]

Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Antidepressants or Tolkien character?

A bit goofy on the execution ? the original Twitter thread is still funnier.
[SFW] [games] [+4 Funny]
[by Paracetamol@7:47pmGMT] [8 comments]

Tuesday, 5 May 2020

Alasdair Beckett-King’s Interactive Murder Mystery WHODIDIT

quote [ he?s uploading very silly videos of himself playing a cast of characters in an Agatha Christie-style tale, and then using Twitter polls and Twitter interactions to allow viewers to try to solve the crime. ]

The game is over already, awww. Main link goes to John Walkers review on excellent Buried Treasure blog, the actual game thread happens(ed?) on Twitter.
[SFW] [games]
[by Paracetamol@5:13amGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 2 May 2020

The Great Palermo — We Are Mesli

quote [ Gaetano!
Che c', mamma?
Gaetano, vammi a prendere le uova al mercato!
Oh... Ogni giorno la stessa storia! ]

Mouth-watering Sicilian street food depicted in beautiful illustrations ? cobbled together in a dating sim engine.
[SFW] [games]
[by Paracetamol@7:28pmGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 24 April 2020

LudoNarraCon

quote [ An initiative of indie label Fellow Traveller, it aims to create a platform to showcase and celebrate interesting and innovative narrative games, replicating as many of the aspects and benefits of the physical convention experience as possible within a digital format. ]

This looks interesting if you have some time to spare (I don't):

They have a talk with ? among others ? Steve Meretzky, Brian Moriarty and Brenda Romero at 12 PM PST ?that's in an hour? But looks like all recordings will loop for the upcoming 24h.

You need to run the player on the Steam website though ? this is some cross marketing thing, it seems.
[SFW] [games] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@6:10pmGMT] [0 comments]

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