While others had Atari or Nintendo…we had a C64!
According to the internets and as per C64 uber-fan Glen McNamee, the first week of August is now Commodore 64 Week! To me this is a time when gamers who were not perhaps raised by other popular consoles such as the Atari, Intellivision, Nintendo, etc. but rather brought up on the game machine/personal computer that was the Commodore 64. Thousands upon thousands of games and software were available for the C64, and I was privileged to have played my share. While it was not all rosy, controllers and game stability were an ever-present issue for me, it was still a great way to game and has formed my gaming tastes to this day.
To celebrate C64 week I am going to feature a personal favourite game or gaming series on my blog each day. I think that would be a fun way to celebrate and reminisce about the C64 glory days. I already have several ideas swirling around in my head.
If you want something to look at right now, I would highly recommend a couple of posts I did previously on Maniac Mansion and Raid on Bungling Bay that feature post-mortem’s from the game’s creators at this year’s GDC. Again, stay tuned this week for more Commodore!