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Spooky Computing: Memory of a Broken Dimension

By Alice O'Connor on September 9th, 2014.

Hey--you break it, you get cursed by computer ghosts forever.

We’ve all downloaded something weird from the Internet because the cool kids were doing it. That’s one of the points of Rock, Paper, Shotgun, even. But with Memory of a Broken Dimension, you get an unsettling mystery. It’s presented as an emulator for an old operating system, with strange programs you need to coax into life by tap-tappy-tapping in commands. It’s also a first-person puzzle-platformer, exploring wonky fragmented scenes where it’s not clear whether they’re glitching out because of corrupted data or something sinister. It’s an Internet ghost story, and it looks ace in a new trailer.

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Command Shrine: Memory Of A Broken Dimension

By Adam Smith on April 29th, 2013.

We’ve peered at the glitchy, distorted Memory of a Broken Dimension before but an insightful post over at Eurogamer alerts me that a new playable version is now available, featuring the first-person sections that follow the nightmarish command line opening. It does tickle the memories – of DOS and directories – and there is something dark and dangerous lurking between the static bursts and confused mechanics of its shattered world. You can play online or download, for either Mac or Windows, and I suggest that you do so as soon as all of the light has withdrawn from your corner of the world. I haven’t played a game that so effectively uses my screen, mouse and keyboard as the functional part of its fictional user interface since Uplink.

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