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Re: New 80s Games?
12/08/16 09:42 AM

It just seems that in the last 20 (or more) years everything has been about different takes on FPS games and I've gotten burned out on it. I miss games that were games for their own sake. Monopoly still works, as does Pac Man, etc. I had an idea for a Donkey-Kong-era game where you're a monkey throwing turds at zoo visitors that I thought might have been fun, but only if written by a dev with a good sense of humor.

I majored in music. I've been to more than a few commercial songwriting workshops, and they stress that it all begins with the song itself. If the song is good, any number of arrangements or performances of it will stand on their own. As with video games, graphical sophistication matters little if the game concept itself is enjoyable and not too thought-intensive. And so much of the experience of classic arcade games was the robustness of the sound; they knew how to make things simplistic yet catchy. Tempest was as simplistic as it gets graphically, but the game concept keeps it fresh.

I asked my cat what the meaning of life was... he noserized me and stuck his butt in my face.

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Subject Posted by Posted on
* New 80s Games? Nightvoice 11/29/16 11:56 AM
. * Re: New 80s Games? Crazy Otto  12/08/16 01:08 AM
. * Re: New 80s Games? GatinhoModerator  12/08/16 06:12 AM
. * Re: New 80s Games? Crazy Otto  12/09/16 07:29 AM
. * Re: New 80s Games? Nightvoice  12/08/16 09:42 AM
. * Re: New 80s Games? Firehawke  12/08/16 04:03 PM
. * Re: New 80s Games? MooglyGuy  12/08/16 03:46 PM
. * Re: New 80s Games? R. Belmont  11/29/16 06:00 PM
. * Re: New 80s Games? Firehawke  12/08/16 04:05 PM
. * Shovel Knight! I forgot about that one! Traso  12/10/16 03:46 AM
. * Re: New 80s Games? TriggerFin  11/29/16 07:54 PM
. * Re: New 80s Games? Haze  11/29/16 02:40 PM
. * Re: New 80s Games? krick  12/08/16 06:36 AM

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