Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day, perhaps for all time. (Out Of This World if you are not tea-swilling, toothless Brit who cleans chimbleys in old lahndahn tahn). SPOILERS for a 26-year-old videogame follow. The first time a game broke my heart, or at least left me in a state of shocked disbelief.
1 year ago
4 years ago
Hey come watch Rab Florence's new weekly video series, made just for us. Part one is here, part two is here. In the third part of this series about games, time and loss, Rab remembers Another World.
6 years ago
Another World’s 20th Anniversary Edition is now available on Steam. In 1992, when I first played it, discovering something so beautiful and strange contained on two disks seemed like an act of science fiction in itself, and realising that I can now download the entire thing in about four seconds is astonishing. Eric Chahi’s enduring voyage is a masterwork of visual communication and companionship, and…
8 years ago
Well that was amazing. Eric Chahi just finished up a post-mortem of Another World (aka Out Of This World) at GDC. While the wider gaming press was writing all caps tweets about Another World coming out on iPad, I was wiping away a tear generated by powerful waves of unmitigated nostalgia, and Chahi's funny, moving explanation of how the game came to be as it…
9 years ago
Replaying Another World for Eurogamer, in the form of its 15th Anniversary Edition, I found myself asking questions. Mostly of myself. Do I like trial and error gaming? The question was tricky, because I generally don't, but I was enjoying Another World a great deal. Apart from when I reached the point where it became all error, and quite a trial. Were you to read…