Archive for March, 2013

#969 Starship Patrol

Posted: 31st March 2013 by Jeroen in Games
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228th played so far Genre: Strategy Platform: DS Year of Release: 2009 Developer: Q-Games Publisher: Nintendo Starship Patrol? It doesn’t have a Wikipedia page. We know Q-Games worked on the previously covered Reflect Missile, but beyond that our first sources don’t allow us to look for much. Based on the book, we’re looking at a […]

#868 Space Invaders Extreme

Posted: 27th March 2013 by Jeroen in Games
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227th played so far Genre: Action/Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: DS/PSP/XBox 360 Year of Release: 2008 Developer: Taito Publisher: Square Enix Everyone knows Space Invaders, right? It’s a classic, its aliens even adorning the cover of our book. It’s a game that everyone knows and one of the first people will think of when they think […]

#358 Ultima Online

Posted: 23rd March 2013 by Jeroen in Games
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226th played so far Genre: MMORPG Platform: PC Year of Release: 1997 Developer: Origin Systems Publisher: Electronic Arts And I suppose it’s about time we start with the granddaddy of them all. Ultima Online is one of the first MMORPGs, and with its rise being at the same time as the rise of the internet, […]

#410 Everquest

Posted: 19th March 2013 by Jeroen in Games
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225th played so far Genre: MMORPG Platform: PC Year of Release: 1999 Developer: Sony Online Entertainment Publisher: Sonly Online Entertainment Wow, feels like it’s been a while since we played an MMORPG. Sure , there aren’t many on the list, so we should spread them out, but it just feels safer to finish more of […]

224th played so far Genre: Puzzle Platform: Internet Year of Release: 2008 Developer: Colin Northway Publisher: inXile Entertainment Today a short one. While waiting for Everquest to download (who’d imagine that a 13 year old game would require a 7GB+ download? At least¬† it’s not Aion… that took all day to get) we searched for […]

#1000 Neptune’s Pride

Posted: 11th March 2013 by Jeroen in Games
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223th played so far Genre: Strategy Platform: Internet Year of Release: 2010 Developer: Iron Helmet Games ¬†This game has a bit more of a history behind it. When joining my current place of work, a lot of my new colleagues were heavily invested in an ongoing game of Neptune’s Pride. The betrayal went deep and […]

#811 Auditorium

Posted: 7th March 2013 by Jeroen in Games
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222nd played so far Genre: Puzzle/Strategy Platform: PC Year of Release: 2008 Developer: Cipher Prime Slightly more tenuous as an internet link, Auditorium is available for download on Steam, iOS and other places. It started out as a flash game though, and the demo is still available as such. For the reason why this matters, […]

#566 Samorost

Posted: 3rd March 2013 by Jeroen in Games
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221st played so far Genre: Adventure Platform: PC Year of Release: 2003 Developer: Jakub Dvorsky Publisher: Amanita Design Another entry in our internet gallery, for reasons we discussed a few days ago. When leafing through the book, we see a lot of screenshots of the different games – not all have one, but a lot […]