One of the most famous developer studios from the late 80s and early 90s was The Bitmap Brothers. If you had a Commodore Amiga, you know what I’m talking about. The Bitmap Brothers are one of those studios that started small but valued quality over quantity which resulted in fantastic games and rockstar fame among video game companies. Perhaps one day I’ll write a retrospective about them. But today, we’re going to take a look at one of their earliest games: Speedball.
Blimey, it’s been a while, hasn’t it? OK, first things first, I’d like to apologise for the absence, mostly due to personal stuff and some professional stuff here and there. To make up for it, I’ll review 2 games in one go (well, more like 2 parts of one game). Time to protect the galaxy with Commander Keen!
2 years ago, a new tradition began around Christmas, but it doesn’t have anything to do with it. I’m talking about the new Star Wars movies, which are now released around this time. And I decided to review a Star Wars game along with them (I tried to review one last May 4th, but I didn’t have the time and my laptop was broken). Last year, I reviewed the 1st title in the Jedi Knight series, Dark Forces. But this year, we’re going to take a look at the 1st Star Wars game ever released for the PC: the DOS port of 1983’s Star Wars.
One of the early ways to distribute computer software before the advent of the Internet was through shareware. And like the name implies, is basically the sharing, copying and free distribution of software between its users, with little restrictions placed upon it. It was a great way for small software companies to present and distribute their products freely. Not to be confused with demos!
While licensed games or games based on movies have a bad reputation (mainly because most of them are cash grabs), we can’t help but at least glance at games with famous people attached to them. And even after enjoying a playable demo of said game, expectations for it are naturally high. Today, we’ll be reviewing The Dig.