Barrack is a decent entry point for the weird world of Ambrosia Software, a company that takes arcade classics and fills them with crazy. This riff on JezzBall is scattershot but subtly improves the original.
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This 80s text-based game driving sim is as detailed as it is intermittently dull. That’s no coincidence.
An interview with Bob Stein, co-founder of the Voyager Company. Stein dives into the continually changing nature of digital information and the role that the CD-ROM and multimedia played in feeling out the future of art and content.
Tip: When you put together a lengthy, interactive ad for batteries, at least make it functional.
Osamu Sato’s magnum opus is unequivocally the strangest game ever made. Behind its madness, you’ll find a metaphorical tale of rebirth and self-actualization. I love that something like this was made.
Hilariously frustrating but never hopeless, this indie Mac physics game revels in losing control.
Loaded with speed but awkward to play, HoverSki is an unfortunate victim of game design groupthink.
“Who allowed you to do this?” Joe Sparks talks Spaceship Warlock, CD-ROMs, $8000 computers, and the growth of interactive media
Spaceship Warlock co-creator Joe Sparks sat down for an ambling conversation about developing in the CD-ROM era and the creation of a groundbreaking adventure game.
John Hiles, unapologetic, reflects on SimHealth, what games can learn about cognition, and where Will Wright was wrong
John Hiles, head of Maxis Business Simulations and Thinking Tools, shares his perspective on the foundational theories of the simulation genre and responds to criticism of the value of predictive simulation games.
An unrepentantly silly courtroom “simulator” offers some good laughs and stupid fun.