Help me remember the name of a shareware turn-by-turn space shooter from the mid-nineties. [more inside]
How to best run a table top RPG with two people alternating between being the game master and playing a character? [more inside]
What was that old computer game where you're the President of the USA in the not-too-distant future?
Please help me remember an old computer game. It was a lighthearted kids' adventure/puzzle game. It takes place in the far future and you are the president or possibly the president's advisor. (It wasn't Shadow President). Puzzles involved dolphins, martians and robots. [more inside]
What legal issues might I run into when writing an instructional guide book for a video game? [more inside]
What's a good framework for a turn-based game server? [more inside]
Help design an on-going game for Junior High students [more inside]
I need suggestions for old DOS era games that only supported playing with the original floppy disk(s) in drive A: and offered no hard disk install option. [more inside]
Where in NYC can I watch today's USC-Arizona game, aside from the two schools' official alumni bars?
Where in NYC can I watch today's USC-Arizona -- aside from the "official" sports bars of the two schools' alumni groups? [more inside]
Is there a (preferably free) online game like Zynga's Adventure World that doesn't require me to hassle my friends for things to move forward? [more inside]
How might one go about having a (murder?) mystery-themed dinner party? [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]
Help me identify a children's fantasy story! It was a radio drama (possibly based on a book, possibly airing on the BBC) that I listened to when I was young. Details inside... [more inside]
1) What was the name of the shareware, turn-based, tile-graphic RPG for Mac I played in the late '90s? 2) Is there anything like it nowadays? [more inside]
I am looking for an old BASIC(?)-programmed DOS game. It is about defending North America from an invasion of killer bees. I believe the file was SWARM.EXE, and I'm pretty sure it was freeware. [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]
My SO and I really enjoy playing a two-player card game called Jambo. If you are familiar with this game, what other two-player game would you recommend that a Jambo player would enjoy? [more inside]
Calculusfilter. A man is led to the center of a valuable field which he does not own. He coats his feet in blue paint so that his path can be traced. At dawn he begins walking. At a randomly selected time he will be told to stop walking, whereupon he will walk in a perfectly straight line back to the starting point. Then he will be given all the land that has been circumscribed by his blue path. [more inside]
There used to be a game, I think made by Popcap. It was all sciencey and you matched colored elements together to get a high score. It was Bookworm era. Anyone know the name of that game?
Is there a way I can watch a full Dodgers game online for free? [more inside]
I used to play this game online which was kind of cool. I've forgotten the name/URL. The gamespace was a floating grid in space. On the grid are panels of light (and other shapes) looping around in huge arcs and fountains. The game play was to bounce your point of view using the controls until you could hitch a ride on the circling panels in order to approach and finally go through a gateway to the next level. You can design your own levels if you choose and there was an online community doing this. I think the name had 'world' in it. The whole concept was to be relaxing and diverting rather than competitive in nature.
Google-fu-fails-me filter: looking for a story / website about a company that makes travel into a game. A couple travels to a foreign country with a smartphone, sort of a game that makes real life travel even more fun...? Help? [more inside]
What books would you all recommend for a Computer Science student interested in making games? [more inside]
Is there a website or service that can help my players find each other and organize play sessions? [more inside]
I want to play a (quasi-realistic) large-scale space combat strategy game. Gratuitous Space Battles isn't cutting it. Any suggestions? [more inside]
Despite having an engineering degree, a Master's degree in software development, a strong math background, and 20+ years of programming experience the "typical" logic games bore me. Why and how can I improve? [more inside]
Can you identify this not-famous game? Filter: Looking for an online game I lost. A very simplistic, grid-based drag-and-line-up same-colored squares game (Flash). I want to locate the game and hopefully download it for offline play. But first I need to find it! [more inside]
I remember seeing a reference somewhere on mefi float by that I can't find anymore. There was a young girl (8-13?) who had hand-written a design for a video game and someone interviewed her about it, possibly her father. She went into great detail in an audio-only recording about this Portal-like game she made, and somewhere there was a link to the audio and the hand drawn pictures of several horizontally laid out levels. Does anyone know what I'm talking about?
Is it the game (Alice: MR) or the system (ps3) that is forcing me to play in 480 mode instead of 1080? [more inside]
Early web-based "detective" game based on logic puzzles. [more inside]
Anyone have a recommendation for a driving videogame with a mode where you can just drive around aimlessly? No objectives, checkpoints, cops, chases, races, don't have to kill anyone or anything, etc. [more inside]
Can you recommend any good/amusing/simple fan-made online games based on genre franchises such as Star Wars, Star Trek, Lost, '80s Transformers/GI Joe, etc? [more inside]
I want to get into game development for android. Where do I hang out online, who do I talk to, what do I need to know, and what do I read? [more inside]
Are there any content management systems that easily support an educational game site where the main function is automatically awarding users visible badges for providing a correct answer to a prompt? [more inside]
Half-remembered board game ID question: In the mid-'90s, my family was visiting some friends who owned a strange board game involving evolution, species, a hexagonal grid, and lots and lots of dice. What was it? [more inside]
Help me identify this old computer game for the Timex Sinclair. [more inside]
Sometime in the late '80s or early '90s I read, in a computer magazine, a review of a game where you had to create a creature by manipulating "genes" for various traits then release it into a wireframe ecosystem. Did this game ever actually exist? Anyone heard of it? [more inside]
I will be teaching a high school class about game design to 9th and 10th graders in New York City starting next Tuesday. Looking for some suggestions for a wide range of interesting and conversation-provoking (free) online games I can have the kids play in-class. [more inside]
Are there any good collectible card games out there? I'd prefer it to be online, though it doesn't have to be. I'd prefer it to be free, and I can't really accept otherwise. I'd also prefer it to be browser based or Linux-friendly, but it's fine if it is Windows only. Is there anything out there? I came across Ederon, but the collectible part seems to be subdued, though I only played three matches so maybe I'm wrong. Tyrant on Kongregate pretty much fits the bill, but its mechanics are a bit too simple I suppose.
How can I get/see a copy of a specific episode of 'Win Ben Stein's Money'? [more inside]
Help me re-find a website/game: It was a lighthearted, rapid-fire voting game in the context of a battle. You'd be presented with two random, non-related people or things and you'd have to pick who "won the battle." You could then track who was winning, based on the number of battles they won, etc... [more inside]
I'm looking for an artificial language learning game based on trial and error. [more inside]
Well it happened. I'm officially bored with all my ipad/iphone games. The App store has exploded recently and I'm pretty binary on the things I like, plus I've got to share the device with another game-lover with different tastes . What are the best, new iPad/iPhone games? [more inside]
The song title notwithstanding, what's the board game being played in this ABBA video?
Trying to track down a Flash game/interactive animation made sometime between 2001 and 2004. [more inside]
What is the scariest first person shooter you've ever played on PC? [more inside]
What is a maximum hard drive storage does Playstation 3 (FAT) can handle? [more inside]
Ok this is a bit silly because I may have even posted a link to it on this very site, and I know for certain that at one point I had starred it or shared it on google reader, but for the life of me I can't find it again: a wordless webcomic image about mario (of super mario brothers), having some kind of bad trip. [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]
I just got a CD-ROM of my favorite computer game from the mid-90s! After several tries with different emulators, though, I'm having no luck getting it to run on my machine. Can you help me play In the 1st Degree again? [more inside]
What are some good multiplayer xbox360 games that can be played on one TV screen? Co-op preferred... [more inside]