February 6, 2004
Strongbad on classic games
One of my students forwarded a link to this episode of Strongbad answering his email, in which he humorously riffs on classic games. His treatment of text adventures is particularly relevant given the historical context of the “this is not a game” comment that Noah describes below; one can imagine that this is pretty much what the hypertext folks thought interactive fiction was like. Make sure your sound is on.
February 7th, 2004 at 1:14 am
Michael, thanks for reminding us of this. Readers should also note that you can play all the games featured in the Strongbad piece at the end. It’s really great.
February 7th, 2004 at 1:43 am
For the more patient viewers, keep trying to take ye flask in the Dungeon Master game. If you do it enough (read: many, many, many times), you’re sure to chuckle. :D