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January 15, 2006

Old School Gaming

Over at digg.com I found a story [digg.com] about old school gaming and new technology. It was quite thought provacative considering I'm part of the generation directly addressed by this story, I have the Zelda memories and remembrances of some friends and me actually crowding around Mike Tyson's Punch Out.

What did I get out of this? In the coming years we'll see a throwback to classic gaming with indy games, while being able to take advantage of newer technologies, will opt to design and implement their games utilizing older games as templates. For example. the Final Fantasy series 1-6 was some of the best gaming I have ever experienced. I see some of the indy games today that try and duplicate the FF feel of things, but I think they get too involved with new technologies, i.e. isometric tiling, networked gaming, etc.

Posted by Guy at January 15, 2006 9:05 PM