Where do the outliers fit into gaming history? My article about Comer, a surreal self-published CD-ROM game from 1998, is now available in ROMchip: A Journal of Game Histories!
We made recipes from CD-ROM cookbooks. Here are our thoughts about them and their (mostly terrific) food.
The rusty sci-fi future of Cybermercs enlivens its repetitive role-playing shooting gallery gameplay, at least for a while.
A bizarre story about a writing program that was reportedly sabotaged by a rogue programmer and the questions that raises about educational software.
H.E.D.Z. has 225 characters – one of the largest, strangest groups ever assembled – and not much else.
If you packed as many features as possible into a version of Snake, it might look like Heroes.
From the bones of the strategy genre comes this liquid-y war game where fighting is about filling up the right spaces.
When the Lode Runner series moved into 3D, it got more overwhelming, frustrating, and delightful.
This rote educational writing game has a huge problem that causes the text-to-speech voice to read a list of obscenities. After the game has been lost for 20 years, I got a copy, and now you can play it too!
Sierra’s line of home productivity software (really!) included this gardening tool, which makes it easier to plan a garden but doesn’t necessarily teach how to landscape well.