Not too much to report on Rimor since the demo upload, so I thought I would keep the blog active with a post about the games I have enjoyed most in my life.
The first game I ever played was probably this handheld version of space invaders my friend had as a kid. We would take it in turns to have a go, with the occasional fight over it of course. Funny to think now that game could be made in an afternoon. Seemed so high tech at the time.
My first ever gaming system was the original gameboy – a big yellow brick (did the gray ones come first?). My favourite and first game on here must have been Super Mario World 2. I mean, is there anyone who doesn’t enjoy a good playformer? Obviously, I have mentioned being a fan of Pokemon in my childhood. Around the age of 10 I ate, slept and breathed it – as was the case with most kids my age at the time. I think the common consensus is that gold/silver was the pinnacle of the franchise and I would not argue there.
I have been playing PC games since my parents first came home with one. Does anyone remember the rat game bundled with Windows 98?
My all time favourite PC game would be Rollercoaster tycoon. I would hate to imagine the hours spent on that game – although time well spent in my opinion . I think the attraction with that game was the ability to create instead of the set world with most games. Which brings us nicely to another game – Black & White. I have no words for the awesomeness of this game. Despite the bugs and crashes, this game was ahead of anything I had played. Playing god was just as fun as it sounded, but unfortunately my copy of this game no longer works.
Finally – Minecraft. This game changed the way I look at games completeley. Before Minecraft my idea of a good game would have been some AAA fps. Now I realise the crappiness of that genre. Despite some poor efforts, I fully believe small studios and individuals are the way forward. People with are large input are more likely to be enthusiastic about their games and therefore produce better results. Hopefully this will happen with Rimor.
As I hope you have picked up, graphics are not a crucial element of good games for me. The core component is gameplay. Even story line, I do not value too highly given my preferred genres. I hope this gives you a little insight into my inspirations and a window into what Rimor may turn out to be.