I remember going to someone's house for regular sessions of this very long game about a quest for something that had to do with aliens, spaceships and weird planets. The defining thing about the game was that your Windows PC computer kept track of what was going on, even though you spent a lot of time reading passages the computer assigned you to read, from cards or a book. So it had this hybrid aspect reminiscent of VCR games.
Back in '93, Disney had a game for DOS called Coaster. You get a track editor, build and ride it in 3D, then it gets rated by some riders. Is there anything close to something like this in terms of game play for Android that's available now? Nicer graphics would be a plus.
I've played Skyrim on a PS3 for a while now. I love it, but after hearing about all the mods you can do with the PC version, I was eager to buy the PC game. I've been trying to play it on my computer, but it's awful. [more inside]
I remember a PC racing game with winding up and down road, with a Japanese island landscape (amongst other themes). You would be racing with a car or some flying thing, racing against computer players, maybe with some simple weapons to eradicate opponents. Roads would surprisingly split up and you would need to decide which alternative to follow. Era is probably DOS, 256 or 16M colors. Good music included (which is what gave me the flashback). Thanks heaps.
A favourite evening activity for my wife and I is playing board games. I've been thinking for a while now that a lot of the things that are fun about board games ought to translate very well to tablet games. So I'm looking for suggestions for Android games that fit a few criteria: [more inside]
Trying to find out copyright information on 20 year old game. (more below) [more inside]
My 5 year old granddaughter and I like this game and we'd like to know what the captions on the potions mean. Is it Korean? Also, any other insight into the game, any of the characters you get when you make different potions? [more inside]
I'm trying to remember a computer game I had years back, but I can't for the life of me find it. It was a falling bricks game (like Tetris) but the pieces were one of four parts of several different faces - the hair, the eyes, the nose and mouth, and the chin and neck. The idea was to make a complete face that would then disappear from the board (again, like in Tetris). You could do mix and match faces, but you got more points for doing a whole matching face. If you let, for instance, too many mouths pile up on each other and reach the top, you lost. There were different levels, and the faces changed with each level. Does anybody else know of this? It would have been a Mac game, sometime during the 90's. I can't have just imagined this!
Looking for an old Windows game where marching figures (like Smurfs but not blue) appeared at the top relentlessly ever onward. [more inside]
Looking for a game or screensaver-type program where little scenes or creatures or plants or -something- will change and evolve and interact with itself, without human input. [more inside]
Help me remember the name of a shareware turn-by-turn space shooter from the mid-nineties. [more inside]
I have a B.S. in Math, but I haven't been able to find a job in my field. What can I add to my undergrad degree to be more competitive in the job market? [more inside]
and then a friend asked if it was "Radar Rat Race" for the VIC 20 and then I had *THAT* going through my head
What is this snippet of computer game music that I'm remembering? (YouTube link of me singing it inside) [more inside]
What books would you all recommend for a Computer Science student interested in making games? [more inside]
Help me identify this old computer game for the Timex Sinclair. [more inside]
My seven year old daughter has fallen in love with Minecraft after watching a video review of the game with her mother. I've just started letting her play. She's in Peaceful mode. Building like crazy. She seems to be having a blast. Anything I should be aware of as she gets more involved? [more inside]
Biology-based learning computer game in the earlyish 90's, with an amoeba? [more inside]
When I was a kid I played a DOS game that involved a man running through mazes and avoiding man-eating worms to collect pieces to build a knight. The game ends with the completed knight fighting a dragon. Does anyone have any idea what this game was called?
I need a video game that will allow me maximum headshot gratification while requiring minimum video game skills and money. Help me find the game I am looking for. More details follow. [more inside]
Computer game with pumpkins and witches, ~15year old, probably Atari or Amiga? [more inside]
Do you remember an old Mac game where you play as a wizard's apprentice who goes to a magic store? [more inside]
Which is the version of Warcraft 2(?) where I can play different maps against computer opponents? [more inside]
Another game of guess that old computer game... I'm looking for a pre-1997 RPG. [more inside]
help me find a particular website that previously appeared on metafilter... [more inside]
I love Sid Meier's Pirates! I loved the original back in the '80s, and I love the remake even more. What other games might I love? [more inside]
What command and conquer style computer game should i play? [more inside]
Help name the first computer game I ever played. In preschool. Circa 1985. A few sketchy memories inside. [more inside]
Trying to remember the name of an old mac computer game: Like chess, but the board could be set up differently, with blank spaces around which pieces had to move . Pieces moved like both checkers and chess. Some of them were "magical" -- could teleport to other spaces or serve as a wall. Certain spaces on the board were also magical -- destroying pieces, etc. Any ideas? Thanks.
Nostalgia has left me attmepting to rediscover a series of online point-and-click adventure games I played when I was younger. Its basic premise was a spoof on Sherlock Holmes and Watson, and you solved murder mysteries in Victorian era England. Anyone remember anything? [more inside]
What is this old computer game that was a top-down open space shooter? Note: I am fairly confident it is not Escape Velocity. [more inside]
Cheap gaming laptop recommendations [more inside]
Games PC CPUFilter: Is it worth upgrading from an Athlon64 3500+ Venice to a 4000+ San Diego? (plus a bonus question on 3GB RAM in XP and dual channel memory). [more inside]
I'm writing a little shareware game for Mac/Win/Linux. But I have no idea how to promote it apart from putting it on Download.com and del.icio.us. How do I get people to notice it? [more inside]
I'm trying to find an old computer game that we used to play in school (probably around late 80s). It was a text based RPG with puzzles and magical items. [more inside]
When I was very young, my family had a TI 99/4A home computer. One of the games we had on it was this version of football. I need to find something like it. [more inside]
Is there anywhere online (or in book form, if necessary) that I could get the scripts for the Leisure Suit Larry games, specifically the first one?
Neeerrrrrrrrdfilter: I want to play Bioshock. Help me find the most economical way to upgrade my video hardware so that it will run the game satisfactorily. [more inside]
What's the name of this computer game from the mid-late 1980s? [more inside]
Why do the economic models in computer games always suck? [more inside]
Need help with an old computer game, possibly Apple II. [more inside]
Looking for another game in the same vein as Seven Kingdoms or, failing that, Netstorm. [more inside]
GameFilter: I need a part-time game to play at work. [more inside]
What are the most addictive, not-too-hard-to-master, good-for-casual-gamers multiplayer computer games out there? Cool graphics appreciated. Strategy games preferred, but not required...
What computer game did we play at school circa 1993? [more inside]
It taught me how to read a map... What was this "educational" computer game from the 1980's? [more inside]
If Valve's Steam means that games developers can do away with publisher, distributor and retailer overheads... um... why isn't everyone doing it, or similar things?
A friend is trying to remember an old computer game... [more inside]