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Post » Sun Jan 12, 2014 7:44 pm

Is anyone on this site old enough to have played games from the Apple II, Atari, and Commodore 64 era?

If so, have you considered getting ideas and inspiration from these games, especially the early EA games?
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Post » Sun Jan 12, 2014 7:58 pm

Yes and yes.
You can see a lot of "oldies but goldies" inspired arcade games in Scirra's arcade.

You can also catch up on threads on the topic in the "Game design" forum.

You can also see in the "Introduce yourself" post how some people are even older than Apple II.
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Post » Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:37 pm

That's great. Anyone remember "Seven Cities of Gold"?
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Post » Mon Jan 13, 2014 4:34 pm

I'm an 80's kid, old enough to remember life without the internet. My first computer was a spectrum, followed by a commodore, then amiga.

Some of my fondest game memories come from the Sega megadrive though.
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Post » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:12 am

Steve: Yeah I remember that cartoon. Especially the French opening song since it made some kind of revival a few years ago.
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Post » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:52 am

Yes. Commodore 64.
And yes!
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Post » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:58 am

Yep, my first console was an Atari 2600. :) It's been a lot of fun watching games evolve over the years.
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Post » Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:19 am

I still remember how half the neighboorhood children gathered at a friends house who had just gotten an Atari just to watch and take turns playing Pong. Haha we probably finished their months supply of snacks in 2 days
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Post » Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:42 am

My first own computer was C64 and the first console was Mattel Intellivision. I also have AppleII and Amiga 1000 at store, not used any of those for a long time.

On appleII, the most remarkable games were Lode Runner and Castle Wolfenstein's (not the 3D crap, but original 2d). On mattel there were Treasure of tarmin, Snafu and some others.

C64 had first Design your own games (Adwenture construction set, racing car destruction set) and of course EA classics like M.U.L.E. and Archon, not forgetting classics like Elite, Zork and Ultima.
(there were too many good games to Amiga to mention them all)

Back Then.. EA (or EOA as it was) was the mark of inovation, nowdays they just push sameold sportsgames-
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Post » Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:56 am

Earliest machine I remember having was an Atari 2600 but over the years I've had loads; spectrum ZX 128k, master system, mega drive, mega CD, game gear, gameboy, NES, SNES, N64, xbox - 486 DX-2 66 :)
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