I remember an RPG... I think it was for DOS or Windows. It was a kind of puzzle/mystery genre game, and it was like all video? Like your character walking around was sort of a mortal kombat video captured sprite walking around realistic (also kind of grainy video-y) backgrounds. The main character was a woman, I think she was asian, pretty sure she had long black hair. Can you identify the game?
posted by signsofrain
on Feb 26, 2013 -
We started off with Munchkin, then picked up Munchkin Zombies. Which Munchkin expansion should we try next?
posted by dragonplayer
on Feb 26, 2013 -
A trip to Game Stop tonight looking for a PS3 game that I can enjoy with my 15 yo daughter was less than satisfactory. My daughter is pretty open as far as genre goes but I would prefer something not too graphic, and ideally would like a game that doesn't focus on killing at all. I'd also prefer something that doesn't require special equipment. Must have a 2 player mode but either cooperative or competitive is fine. Any great titles with these specifications?
posted by drlith
on Feb 22, 2013 -
Trying to find out copyright information on 20 year old game. (more below) [more inside]
posted by gb77
on Feb 20, 2013 -
I have a project I'd like to do that involves the use of Broderbund's Load Runner
game. I have a 4 year old Macbook Pro running Mountain Lion. I have found various sites to download the game, but so far none of the downloads work. [more inside]
posted by LizardOfDoom
on Feb 19, 2013 -
I'm trying to remember an old gold mining video game (probably mid to late 80s). I think it was dos. It was similar to Miner VGA, but after playing that a few times it was definitely not that game. [more inside]
posted by fimbulvetr
on Feb 17, 2013 -
I was hoping that someone could name the turn-based space strategy game I played as a demo on my PC back around 1995. I offer these sketchy details:
--it was a turn-based game where you piloted and battled using one or more spaceships
--the game offered the intriguing feature of allowing you to design new spaceships
--I remember learning the word "chassis" from the game, since you could choose what type of chassis you wanted in ship design, among other choices
--the GUI was predominantly a gray-colored menu with text and options that you could interact with using the mouse, along with some more-or-less static images of planets and spaceships
--I don't recall much in the way of storyline or even characters
--I think you didn't see faces of characters much at all, or much of them otherwise.
Thank you for trying to help me penetrate the obscurity.
posted by Perifferol
on Feb 17, 2013 -
When I was in college in the mid-90s, I had a "game" (broadly defined) for my Macintosh Quadra 650 (aw yiss!) that was labeled ITA Choco. Here's
what seems to be a site by the creators (partially in Japanese, partially in 404 errors). What was the point of it? And what does the site say? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock
on Feb 13, 2013 -
For a friend: I’m writing about a fictional, Polynesian-inspired trickster god for a game. What are some resources I can consult so my storylines are respectful and grounded in authentic myth? Ideally, these sources will be fun to read as well.
posted by cthuljew
on Feb 11, 2013 -
My husband is away for work for the next few weeks. I'm having a few friends over this afternoon to play boardgames/drink beer. Assuming he can take care of the beer himself, how can we replicate/include him in this afternoon? [more inside]
posted by fontophilic
on Feb 2, 2013 -
I love the 1990's neverhood claymation game. Can the green recommend anything similar for iPads? [more inside]
posted by insomniax
on Jan 20, 2013 -
I'm looking for a mini flash game that I used to play back in the day (I would say, 2006?) that if I remember correctly had graphics similar to critter crunch
Their were a bunch of mini games and it looked Japanese. I have been dying to find it again, but this is all I can remember about it. I'm hoping one of you knows what I'm talking about. Anyone?
posted by nathanm
on Jan 10, 2013 -
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]
posted by Kazimirovna
on Dec 30, 2012 -
I'm looking for an all-in-one game set with multiple games: chess, checkers, backgammon, etc. The hard part: should also include go
. [more inside]
posted by zardoz
on Dec 8, 2012 -
New York City resident looking for a near-ish game preserve to go firearm hunting - suggestions?
posted by ac
on Nov 21, 2012 -
Internet-enabled two player, turn-by-turn iOS game for the math & logic -abled? [more inside]
posted by morganw
on Nov 21, 2012 -
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!
posted by dithmer
on Nov 20, 2012 -
I decided to take my old G3 iMac down from the attic and play some old games. The old computer still works great, and yet there was a problem... [more inside]
posted by Silky Slim
on Nov 19, 2012 -
I'd like to create an online board game, sort of a cross between Life and an RPG. If this could ultimately be ported into mobile apps, even better. Program suggestions? [more inside]
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing
on Nov 17, 2012 -
Does anyone remember the name of an independent "interactive fiction" game that appeared on MeFi a while back? The gist of it was that there was a "writer" and a "player", and the writer created scenes visually (in an old school 8-bit, top-down view), and the player would respond with his/her action textually, and the writer would then update the graphics on the screen to reflect the actions of the user. The completed stories could then be uploaded to a common site for all to share.
It was very cool, but I can't remember its name for the life of me.
posted by sutt
on Nov 15, 2012 -
I really like video games that have a good storyline behind them. What are some titles that have a good narrative and/or backstory? Examples of games I've like in the past are inside. [more inside]
posted by film
on Nov 12, 2012 -
There is an obscure (to the US) card game I love: Eighty Points
, and its simpler brother Forty Points
. It's a partnered trick taking game, and feels a little like Bridge
. However, it requires four (or six, though I've never played that variant) people to spend many hours together, kind of like a DnD campaign. How do I recruit people for this game? [more inside]
posted by ethidda
on Nov 6, 2012 -
My finacee and I like to play boardgames in the evenings in the cold months, but we need some fun, challenging games that don't take so long to play and that can be completed in an hour or two. [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson
on Nov 5, 2012 -
I need to name my kitten after a term in (contract) bridge or something card-related. I feel like I've exhausted most options... [more inside]
posted by elleyebeebeewhy
on Oct 24, 2012 -
Hi, does anyone know whether 'Game of Thrones' is filmed on actual celluloid film or just on some digital videoformat? Thanks
posted by soymilk
on Oct 24, 2012 -
Looking for fun party games (other than Telephone Pictionary) that can be played with 20-25 people and involve little (or no) supplies, explanation, organization, or complex thinking. [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco
on Oct 18, 2012 -
I'm looking to learn how to calculate probabilities for a multi-round dice game. I've researched this question some, and it looks like I might need to know how to use the multinomial distribution, but I can't find any good introductions. Please point me to the most layman-accessible educational material on this subject, and help me to help myself. [more inside]
posted by Richard Daly
on Sep 28, 2012 -
One of my esteemed offspring wanted me to bring this to the hive mind, so here goes:
Okay, Mom, I finally remembered to write this note. This is what I'd like you to ask the Metafilter crew.
So there's this really old game, and it's either Atari or just from that era. [more inside]
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies
on Sep 19, 2012 -
Have you played the game The Heist from the app store? It features four different puzzle types. I am really fond of the sudoku-esque puzzle that uses figures instead of numbers and a different grid layout. Is there a name for this type of game? Can you recommend similar games? I don't really like the other three puzzle types and I have played all 15 of the one I do like. TIA!
posted by morganannie
on Aug 27, 2012 -
This old Macintosh game sprung to mind, but until Google has metadata for game mechanics, I will have a hard time finding it. Do you remember its name? [more inside]
posted by peripatetron errant
on Aug 14, 2012 -
Can I play Bioshock on my Macbook Air? Will it be a pleasant experience? Will I have problems with overheating or with a less-than-ideal interface? [more inside]
posted by OrangeDisk
on Aug 9, 2012 -
Game-loving MeFites: Know any games that make use of a computer, but aren't computer games? [more inside]
posted by Paris Elk
on Aug 5, 2012 -
I'm trying to find a computer game I vaguely remember. It was an indie game with I think top down combat with mechs. The main feature I remember was the weapon customization was done by sort of wiring components together in a flowchart. I can't for the life of me remember any more useful details, and it's driving me nuts!
posted by Proofs and Refutations
on Aug 4, 2012 -
I'm looking for ideas for: puzzles, riddles, problems and scavenger hunt type stuff to incorporate into a gift. [more inside]
posted by jesirose
on Jul 19, 2012 -
I’m trying to remember a recent browser-based Flash game. It was a vertical scroller, overhead space-themed shooter, something I saw online within the past 6-12 months. You had a ship and you’d pick up weapons. Your bullets were meagre at first, and then numerous as you upgraded your weapons. The screen would fill up with bad guys, bullets everywhere, general mayhem that you could only survive with a constant inflow of invincibility powerups.
What was this game?
posted by migurski
on Jul 17, 2012 -
Point and Click Games for Ipad/iPhone.
Hello, yet another app dream. I want to create a fabulous point and click game that is addictive and is playable on the iPhone and iPad. I have the concept and idea down for the game. Now it's time to sit down and start prototyping. Only i have no clue where to start. [more inside]
posted by gadget_gal
on Jul 6, 2012 -
Where should I start in the Total War series? I am enjoying Civilization V but I'd like to jump into the Total War series and I see there are quite a few versions and updates and I don't know where would be a good place to begin.
posted by zzazazz
on Jul 2, 2012 -
Game felt a bit like Mass Effect, but it predated ME. Searching has been fruitless thus far. [more inside]
posted by inauthentic
on Jun 30, 2012 -