Posts Tagged ‘homestar runner’

You’re Gonna Have to Jump: The retro games of Homestar Runner

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Trogdor is a dragon borne of the Internet, like something out of Shadowrun, and January 13th saw him turn 15 years old. Trogdor, for the uninitiated, is a 12-year-old’s awesome notebook doodle, a dragon shaped like the letter S with an inexplicably beefy human arm coming out of his back. He’s a recurring character from the webseries Homestar Runner, cartoons which followed the childish obsessions of a gang of funny little scribble men, including the supernaturally stupid Homestar and the real main character, Strong Bad, whose main hobbies are checking his email and antagonizing his fans. Let’s take a look at the Homestar world’s relationship with nostalgia and its impact on PC gaming history.

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Strong Bad STRONG!

Also, remember to play Thy Dungeon Man

Strong Bad’s Cool Game For Attractive People: Episode One – Homestar Ruiner is out, and blimey, it’s good. It’s not been much of a secret that I’ve not been a big fan of Telltale’s Sam & Max games. So I’m delighted to report that I enjoyed Strong Bad’s game. I’ll say no more, as reviews are due to appear in printed form. Meanwhile, there’s a demo, so you can see for yourself. I’d say a fondness for the Homestar Runner cartoons is a bit of a must – if you don’t like them, you’ll likely not get much from the game. But if you don’t like them, then you’re a dreadful sort and it serves you right.