Author Archives: Martyn Zachary

Quote of the Day: Satoru Iwata

So Reggie… I have a question for you. Who’s your daddy?
– Satoru Iwata, Nintendo E3 2005 Conference

Quote of the Day: Thimbleweed Park

Pledge $25 or more
“I pirated Maniac Mansion and Monkey Island when I was a kid and I feel bad!” This reward tier instantly absolves you of all guilt and includes the Thimbleweed Park game. All subsequent tiers also include guilt absolution.1

– Thimbleweed Park Kickstarter campaign reward tier

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thimbleweedpark/thimbleweed-park-a-new-classic-point-and-click-adv [↩]

Quote of the Day: Ebb Software

While most people realize that pledging [on Kickstarter] is just a pre-order in the dark, some backers feel like they are investors or game designers, working alongside the development team. If this is true and the final product doesn’t live up to the standards they’ve set up in their minds they’ll feel quite unsatisfied or

On the Rise of Youtube

Giggle!

You watch Long Plays to experience a game without playing it
You watch Let’s Plays to be entertained
You watch video reviews to be spoiled

Thesis: None of these three things are particularly conducive to actually selling a product.

The Samaritan Paradox Review

The Samaritan Paradox, a relatively new commercial AGS adventure game by Faravid Interactive’s Peter Ljunkvist, published by Screen 7, is a story about a story. A refreshingly Swedish one, too. The game’s protagonist, Ord Salomon – ‘ord’ is Swedish for ‘word’ – is a shut-in PhD student of literature, rotting away at a failing thesis,