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.
The free, defunct multiplayer shooter Control Monger has a unique defensive gameplay keeps you constantly moving. To learn what it was like, I brought in some friends!
Go inside a void of glistening lights, created by its programmer as a personal place to be alone. You can explore it if you can control it. Maybe we’re not supposed to play this.
When making 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 a breezy racing game that crams in unnecessary extreme stunts.
“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.