What was the British game show that aired on BBCA ... [more inside]
After reading this answer, I tried playing the programming-esque game Manufactoria. I loved it immediately. The first two levels were perfectly simple and didn't require a second of thought, but I keep futzing with level three (Robolamps). I seem to get very close to success over and over, but after 2 days I can't get a proper solution. I have no programming experience at all, but I seem to have an unnatural amount of patience for trying to figure this out, and think the basic concepts aren't challenging at all yet, at this completely basic level-- I just think I might be missing a crucial concept or two. [more inside]
I am restoring/customizing an old table hockey (rods that slide players around) game. Lots of questions inside! Bring your imagination. [more inside]
MeFi, Help me name that game I played over 10 years ago! [more inside]
Looking for a mid-90s PC puzzle game based on a cube. Holo or Light or something -- New age/tribal music... I don't remember exactly how it worked, but you try to get the marked side of the cube to land face down on a specific square on a grid (I think the location kept moving, though I'm not sure). Anyways, it might have come with my old IBM Pentium as a prepackaged thing. Any ideas?
Can you help me remember this early computer game about Viking raiding, pillaging and edutainment? Maybe its even online somewhere? [more inside]
Are there any online multiplayer web/PC racing games in the style of Mario Kart? I remember reading about such a game a couple of years ago, but I can't seem to locate it now.
Do you remember an old Mac game where you play as a wizard's apprentice who goes to a magic store? [more inside]
Is there a board game that relies on building sentences for game play, but not in a "teach people how to construct sentences" way and is not Mad Libs? [more inside]
How do I cook an ostrich, or should I even bother? [more inside]
Help me identify two beats from The Game - 400 Bars (Skeemix), in which The Game raps 400 bars over 50 beats. [more inside]
I need to figure out the best format/logistics for a “summer fun challenge” for my friends. What's the best way to do this, probably on Facebook? [more inside]
I'm planning on going to a Washington Nationals game on Thursday with a group of about 10 people. Should we buy tickets ahead of time? We just want the cheap $10 seats. [more inside]
Which is the version of Warcraft 2(?) where I can play different maps against computer opponents? [more inside]
Looking for a flash game about a robot assembly line... [more inside]
One of the favorite games of all time is Sky Odyssey, which was (if memory serves) a launch title for the Playstation 2. It was what could best be described as an "adventure flight simulator", in that the player piloted his aircraft (the default, and first in an eventual large roster of craft, was a bi-wing prop) through somewhat fantastic environments such as canyons and caves, and performed improbable tasks like refueling from a moving railroad, or piloting a plane with floats along an incredibly rapid, treacherous river. Can anybody suggest a flight sim (non-combat is preferred) for Windows PC with a similar focus as that?
Recommend a farm-themed simulation game. NOT THAT ONE. [more inside]
How can I bring a virtual team together socially? [more inside]
Do you know of any schools in Montreal that offer programs in Game/3D Art? So far my results only show character-animation based schools, and I'm looking for something less specialized in the field. (The Game Art & Design program at the Art Institute is sort of my reference point.)
Help me find some decent, recent space combat sims! I've played the classics (wing commander, freespace) and wondered if there are any other decent ones that were released within the last 4-6 years.
Recommend me an MMORPG. [more inside]
What was the online refrigerator magnet-style word game where you made sentences with random pools of words within a time limit, and then everyone voted on the results?
I want to record/create/find the kind of groaning/sudden pinging/twanging noise you get when a large metal structure is under a lot of stress. Suggestions for how to achieve this? [more inside]
What are the best sports games for the Nintendo DS or Game Boy Advance? [more inside]
My colleague and I are in a battle to hide a silly stress toy in each other's work spaces. Help me think of creative ways to get it to him! [more inside]
Is a four year old too young to enjoy/remember going to see basketball? [more inside]
Going to the World Cup in South Africa for a month (mid-June to mid-July) as a group of 6. Will primarily be in the Johannesburg area. What's the best game reserve/national park to visit, how long should I set aside to visit, and what's the best way to arrange and book a visit/stay there?
Help me make a gift for a friend. I have a friend that enjoys shopping at the the Hobby Lobby / Michaels kind of stores, and she also likes board games. Help me adapt a board game rule set that would go nicely with shopping at such an establishment. (One problem, she hates Monopoly - so it can't be a Monopoly adaptation.) She really likes Taboo, but I can't think how to work it in with this theme.
Does anyone know of a tactical card game (Dominion, Magic the Gathering, etc) which may be suited to a long plane flight? [more inside]
I want to learn to program simple games. What book(s) would you recommend for learning flash/actionscript 3 from scratch? [more inside]
Types of Games: I have come across various attempts to catalogue the possible varieties of stories that exist. The basic assumption being that all plots (narratives?) can be be boiled down to one among only a few types e.g. Hero leaves the kingdom; Hero steals fire, etc. I am looking for a similar classification system for GAMES, that is: how many fundamental types/kinds of game are there? [more inside]
Another game of guess that old computer game... I'm looking for a pre-1997 RPG. [more inside]
Any good Wii games for toddlers? [more inside]
I'm looking for hex and chit open source single player wargame recommendations. [more inside]
Is there a "Slay" clone for Mac? I'm talking about the casual strategy game so popular on iPhones. [more inside]
"Can you take me back where I came from, Brother can you take me baaaaaack, Can you take me back?" -White Album
GameFilter: Computer turned-based strategy game (one The Blue a while back?) in which you can recursively go back in time to change things...? [more inside]
I'm looking for logic puzzles/games/systems similar to logic grid puzzles that are mostly deductive, pure logic, but that are more "realistic" or at least tell a more tangible story. Do such things exist? Also, how to construct your own and use them in a narrative structure? [more inside]
Recently I've started working with a few people on designing and developing a suite of casual games. We're very competent on the technical side of things, but would like to spend some time reading up and trying to understand what makes a game fun. To that end, I was hoping that people might have suggestions on some books, blogs, or other resources that help people understand how to design fun games. [more inside]
I am involved in a project that I personally find offensive. How can I remove myself emotionally in order to do the job? [more inside]
What are the best two-player games in existence throughout history (besides sex)? By best I mean easy to learn, not too difficult to master, and doesn't depend on a significant expenditure such as a videogame system or one-use board game. [more inside]
Please recommend some great puzzle/adventure/escape browser games! [more inside]
What are some of the best custom decks you've used in Dominion, and why? Feel free to suggest combos from the original as well as the two expansions. [more inside]
I'm designing my own tabletop role playing game. How difficult would it be to turn this into a video game? [more inside]
What are the rules for Dr Phil's 'medicine game'? [more inside]
I am thinking about applying to some Game Design / 3D animation programs in and around Vancouver, B.C. Got any suggestions?
GameFilter: Has there been a game yet that has pulled off a graphically rich, deep strategy "Massivly Multiplyer Real Time Strategy" --or-- an RTS with a persistent online campaign mode, or something like that? More Details below. [more inside]
I've been trying to remember the name of this older game I used to play and now feel like playing again. [more inside]