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Posts tagged “Cinemaware”

Feature: Siege and desist

Have You Played… Defender Of The Crown?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. Defender of the Crown [gog page] is probably the first strategy game I ever played, if you're willing to ignore Chess. Let's just say that Cinemaware's depiction of a Kingless England was my first computer strategy game. I played it on an Amiga…

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Feature: Monsters, Mobsters and Cinematic Strategy

What Cinemaware Understood About Cinema And Games

Cinematic! What a loaded word it's become. Once the game industry's marketing buzzword du jour, the descriptor certainly earned its current status as a groanworthy sign that a developer would much rather be doing something else. With such a disclaimer then, it's safe to specify why It Came From The Desert, and in fact most games from its developer Cinemaware, had "cinematic" firmly in their…

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Defender of Defender of the Crown? Well, A Bit…

I'm not entirely sure why last year's Defender of the Crown: Heroes Live Forever is going around the demo-sites again when its been out for over a year. But in the early morning time, I found myself oddly drawn to play it. I had one eye on the reviews last year, where everyone tore it apart. First one to turn up is Gamespot UK's, which…

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