Posts Tagged ‘Jak Locke’

Who Pixelled Laura Palmer? Twin Peaks 8-Bit

I have no idea where this will lead us, but I have a definite feeling it will be a place both wonderful and strange.

I do not wish to spoil any of this game’s mystery – or, indeed, frustration – so I will simply observe that Jak Locke’s vintage Atari-aping indie Twin Peaks game Black Lodge 2600 does a damn fine job of being as haunting, bewildering and maddening as its legendary source material. I shall also quote from the manual (which you must read if you are to have any hope of figuring the game out).

“A day in the FBI was never like this before! You are Special Agent Dale Cooper and you’ve found yourself trapped inside of the Black Lodge, a surreal and dangerous place between worlds. Try as you might, you can’t seem to find anything but the same room and hallway no matter which way you turn. Worse yet, your doppelganger is in hot pursuit!”

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