Elegy for a Dead World – Walkthrough/Review

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What is it?

Elegy for a Dead World is indie developer Dejobaan Games’ new “game about writing fiction” – a side-scrolling exploration game in which you travel to dead and distant planets to craft your own stories about the civilizations that once inhabited them. You then share your stories with other explorers, whose own journals are published for mutual perusal/review.

As game premises go, it’s certainly a novel one! But, I must admit I was initially skeptical. In fact, my knee-jerk reaction was pretty similar to Bart’s after a visit to the dentist:

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Still, as more details surfaced about the game, I became increasingly curious.

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Nearly 40 Years Old and Not a Day Past 12

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Whenever Ben and I get to name a religion in Civilization 5 (we play together on the TV via Steam Big Picture – LIFE CHANGER), we always name it “Penelope’s Butt.”

And every time we get a message that says something like “Geneva wants Penelope’s Butt,” we laugh out loud.

We are grown-ups.

The Hypercombofinish Podcast!

 

hcf_podcast003My friend and fellow avid gamer, Chris Maguire, and I have been doing our darndest to create a totally kick-ass video games podcast! Over the last month, we’ve been experimenting with formats and recording techniques (he’s in Philadelphia and I’m in San Francisco) and our latest attempt is hands down our best episode yet! Please head on over to Hypercombofinish and download HCF Podcast: Episode #3!

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