Entries from The Gameshelf tagged with 'crpgs'

Legends of Zork going squish

We learn today that the casual-MMO Legends of Zork is shutting down, two years after launch: It is with a heavy heart we announce that Legends of Zork will be closing its doors to adventurers from noon BST (GMT +1)...

Designing a casual MMO based on Zork

This week's topic of "hey, look at that" among IF fans is Legends of Zork -- a browser-based "casual MMO" being developed by Jolt. (Licensed from Activision, of course. For those of you who missed the 90s, Activision owns all...

The Penny Arcade game: Rain-Slick Words Words Mumble

A fascinating investigation into the difference between a web-comic's subject and its audience. By which I mean this: On The Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, Episode 1 -- and what am I supposed to call it for short, anyway? -- is...

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Kit O'Connell writes about playing Morrowind: I want to suggest that there is also an 'Uncanny Valley' of sorts in world-building, that when creating imaginary worlds which feel real to us there is a point where something is uncomfortably almost-but-not-quite...

Mutants, Magic and Isometric Bitmaps

Howdy kids! It's Sideshow Joe Johnston, co-host of The Gameshelf. I wanted to add on to what Kevin Jackson-Mead said about one of my favorite genres of video games: Computer Role-Playing Games (CRPG). As a little dude growing up...

Computer Role-Playing Games

Since this is my first post, a bit of an introduction. My name is Kevin Jackson-Mead, and you can see my lovely face in Gameshelf Episode 1 (playing Shadows over Camelot) and Gameshelf Episode 3 (playing Gnostica). My current favorite...

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