How to Make Me Squeal With Joy

At the risk of turning this blog into a place where I just repost updates on upcoming games, I feel compelled to mention this…

If you’ve ever wondered what happiness looks like, here it is.

Okay, it may just be me as an old PC gamer, but watching this video gave me goosebumps and a fluttering in my chest. It made my day, my week, my month maybe. “Don’t be silly,” you say, but I can’t help it. This is a game steeped in all sorts of oldschool sensibilities; sensibilities from a time when I was just cutting my teeth in this great, wide world of videogames; sensibilities that have fallen out of favor when they never should have. If they’re coming back — and I think Kickstarter is making that happen — it’s like my childhood coming out to play again.

Videogame history is all crunched up into such a short span, like the history of music or sculpture, but all condensed to a few key points. It moves at lightning speed. Even though the art form is almost brand new in the scheme of things, I think we’re already heading for a renaissance.

And I haven’t even played the original Wasteland. Dang — I’ll need to get on that in the next few months, huh?

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