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.
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!
The expectations of the adventure genre weigh on this game that otherwise has a blast chasing the non-logic of an increasingly absurd dream.
The incomprehensible mythology of Drowned God celebrates the seductive power of conspiracy theory logic to tame the unexplainable.
A lengthy, interactive ad for batteries should at least be functional.
Osamu Sato’s bizarre magnum opus is a metaphorical tale of rebirth and self-actualization.
Developed sporadically for two decades and based on a bizarre dream about lizard men, The Frogs Of War is a perplexing game that follows no other.
An exceptional piece of alienating design, GADGET: Invention, Travel, & Adventure terrifies and enraptures as it barrels into an uncomfortable, Kubrickian territory.
Ghosts and Weird invite you into virtual museums of the paranormal. They walk a thin line between misinformation and good-natured spookiness. And Christopher Lee is there!
Behold, a great awful game: Gooch Grundy’s X-Decathlon‘s astounding silliness frees its nonsensical sports from the need to be good or playable.