Posts Tagged ‘Marble Madness’

Have You Played… Marble Madness?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day, perhaps for all time.

As the debate about game difficulty seems to rear its sanctimonious head ever-more often, I always find it fascinating to look back at the puzzle games of the 1980s. They seemed to fall into two camps – explicitly easy, designed to be played and enjoyed, or murderously difficulty, designed to be utterly impossible for all of human kind. Marble Madness, at least to my 10 year old self, very firmly fell in the latter. Or so I thought. Read the rest of this entry »

Unbox Is A Physics Platformer About Cardboard Boxes

Amid the recent talk of prominent online retailers seeking permits to use drones to deliver our goods quicker than ever, Unbox [official site] has a better idea: self-delivering boxes.

In a sort of Marble Madness, roly poly-inspired physics platformer, developer Prospect Games is sticking it to the Royal Mail with an army of autonomous, customisable, hat-wearing, uniform-donning cardboard boxes who just can’t wait to get on their way. It looks silly, so hop beloew for a peak inside some recent trailers.

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