But I love brussels sprouts!
July 21, 2012 3:21 PM Subscribe
What is this life-simulation game I played in the early days of the web?
posted by Flannery Culp to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Back in the late 90s I played a simulation game that had you start as an infant and progress developmentally based on a series of questions, i.e. your choices as a baby determined what type of toddler you would grow into (temperamentally, intellectually, etc) and so on.
Two specific things I remember:
- One of the first questions is: you are a baby in a crib, and you spy something colorful from the corner of your eye. Do you turn to look at it? This choice has huge ramifications for you.
- Around middle childhood, your character is served brussels sprouts for dinner and must choose whether to eat them. I said yes. The game told me I was dangerously compliant, and later it would not let me progress to adulthood.
It was text-based, but I definitely played it in Mosaic or Netscape rather than Lynx.