The other day, my wife and I decided check out The Guardtower, which is a local gaming store that we haven’t been to for ages. While we were there, checking out the stuff from Steve Jackson Games, we decided to pick up Zombie Dice [affiliate link]. We haven’t been able to quit playing the game since. We’ve played it so much, that I dreamt that I was a zombie and people kept getting away from me. If that’s not an endorsement for a game, I don’t know what is 😉
I just ran across an “abandonware” website and started thinking about my ten favourite computer games of all time. This list was extremely difficult to create because A) I haven’t been much of a gamer over the past decade or so and B) there are too many different criteria to chose from. The criteria I finally settled on was how much fun I had at the time I was playing the game. If you feel differently about the list, feel free to share your favourites in the comments. And now, my 10 favourite PC games, in no particular order:
Colossal Cave (aka Adventure)
Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Over at ASCII, Jason Scott, of BBS Documentary and TextFiles.com fame, has made a post about his next documentary project about text adventure games tentatively titled Get Lamp. Personally, I would have titled it “You have been eaten by a grue,” but that’s just me 😉
Liberated Games is a website of former commercial games which have been released for free by their developer or publisher.
DNA/HHGG Infocom Adventure
This is cool! I was thinking about digging out my old copy of the Infocom HHGTTG game, and I discover a link (through Slashdot’s comments) to an online Java version! Now I don’t have to dig out a 5 1/4″ disk drive to play!