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Arcade Dreams

by on Nov.16, 2008, under Uncategorized

I just had the most amazing dream…I dreamed I was spending some time at a place that had lots of old arcade games set up to play. Classic stuff like Pac-Man, Centipede, Ms. Pac-Man, of course…but there were also a lot of them that just came right from my imagination, and yet seemed in some way plausible. Arizona Sun, a game where you played a private detective being menaced by thugs, and its sequel Louisiana Bailey, starring his female counterpart. Metalevel, where each level was drawn (recycled, pastiched?) from a classic video game. And then there was the room with several rows of cocktail cabinets with instruction manuals that could be perused…stuff like Sasmiris, the emergent-story game from Chris Crawford. And Trojan, with its hilariously bad full-motion video of women in impractical armor. And Don-Cha, the sexually explicit caveman therapy game.

…And then I woke up and realized that none of these games actually exist. Sigh.

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6 comments for this entry:
  1. ardweden

    Time to go make them, I’m thinking!

  2. johnevans

    …heh. Yeah, I figured someone would say that. >_>

  3. vincentursus

    I was thinking much the same thing.

  4. midomi

    More interesting than my dreams lately.

  5. vidstudent

    One down already

    I’m pretty sure we’ve covered this already, but the Metalevel thing is covered, so to speak. Unless, of course, you’re looking for a touch less difficulty to be friendlier to those paying in quarters.

  6. johnevans

    Re: One down already

    Heh. No, it seems the point of IWBTG is the insane difficulty. If he’d wanted to make a game which was really about remixing old game assets, he would have made the difficulty accessible to everyone.

    I think my point of reference was probably more like ROM Check Fail.

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