Tuesday, 17 January 2017

What Next?

The Digital Antiquarian's USP is writing long, well researched, articles about computer games, their making and their makers, from a relatively narrow time (late '70s to very early '90s) and mostly about a specific genre, adventure games (Interactive Fiction, if you really must and if you must I have a graphic novel just for you).

This means he covers companies like Infocom, Magnetic Scrolls and Level 9 as well as Lucasarts, Sierra and Cinemaware.

If any of the above makes any kind of sense to you then know that the site's articles are both thorough and fascinating. Jimmy Maher, the site owner and author of all the articles, also seems to have cultivated a loyal and engaged commentariat that provide encouragement and extra information as well as pointing out his mistakes (errors of fact or simple spelling mistakes) and keeping him honest.

The latest article is about the end of Magnetic Scrolls and the creation of their last game, Wonderland. A Time of Endings, Part 4: Magnetic Scrolls is as readable as anything there and worth a few minutes of your time.

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