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Gaming Made Us

From The RPS Archives

Over the years, we've built up a vast stock of Gaming Made Mes - highly, unashamedly, gloriously subjective features about the videogames that proved, for one reason or another, formative to writers including the RPS Hivemind and associates, and developers such as Ken Levine, Erik Wolpaw and Soren Johnson. This is the complete collection.

Some spectacular reading awaits you below, on a huge array of even more spectacular games.

Click on author names to go read the various features, by the way. Not sure if that's self-evident or not.

Team RPS

  • Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe; Hired Guns; Eve Online; Half-Life - by Jim Rossignol
  • XCOM; Scorched Earth; Legends of Valour; Dune II: Battle for Arrakis; Gobliins 2 - by Alec Meer
  • The Hobbit; Kung-Fu Master; Gauntlet; Transformers 2005 MUSH; Thief: The Dark Project - by Kieron Gillen
  • Ingrid's Back!; Dungeon Master; Day of the Tentacle; Lemmings; The Longest Journey - by John Walker
  • Ultima VII - by Adam Smith

Writers

Developers

  • Adventure; Castle Wolfenstein; The Legend of Zelda; Ultima Underworld - by Ken Levine (Irrational)
  • Legacy of the Ancients; Seven Cities of Gold; Adventure Construction Set - by Soren Johnson (designer, Civ 4, Spore )
  • Mattel Football - by Erik Wolpaw (Valve)
  • Alternate Reality: The City - by Rod Humble (The Sims 3, Second Life)
  • Rick Dangerous; Mario Bros. Game and Watch; Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, Quake - by Ed Stern (Splash Damage)

About the Author

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Alec Meer

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Ancient co-founder of RPS. Long gone. Now mostly writes for rather than about videogames.

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