Every week in 2021, I'll be posting an in-depth look at one text-based computer game from each year between 1971 and 2021, starting next week with The Oregon Trail. For each game, we’ll take a meaty deep dive into what it was like to play in the context of its original release (on a chattering #teletype, over a dial-up modem in a prototype web #browser, on a brand-new iPad) and how its ideas influenced players and the next generation of makers. When warranted, we’ll dig into old #archives or source code to tease out how each game worked, why it was built the way it was, and what it did that was new, interesting, or successful."
@320x200 wow I'm really excited for this!
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