‘Games’ Category Archive

February 5, 2021

The Fractal Roguelike

Back in 2013, I wrote a post about Spelunky HD and its demonstration of "rule horizons," a concept I described as "expanding layers of ...

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September 2, 2019

Family BASIC in 2019

In preparation for an article I'm writing on hobbyist Japanese Famicom programmers in the 80s, I've spent the past few days diving into a quirky ...

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January 3, 2018

Epoch Electronic War Game: Battle of Dan-no-ura (1984)

Though most of my research into 1980s Japanese board games has focused on Bandai's prodigious output, they had several competitors in that era, including ...

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July 21, 2017

Bandai’s Joy Family

A Japanese toymaker's role in the history of board games If you played NES in the 80s, watched Power Rangers in the 90s, or dipped into ...

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