Day: June 19, 2020

The Shareware Scene, Part 5: Narratives of DOOM

Let me begin today by restating the obvious: DOOM was very, very popular, probably the most popular computer game to date. That “probably” has to stand there because DOOM‘s unusual distribution model makes quantifying its popularity frustratingly difficult. It’s been estimated that id sold 2 to 3 million copies of […]

Game 370: Final Fantasy (1987)

This title screen doesn’t occur until a couple of hours into the game.            Final Fantasy Japan Square (developer); Nintendo (publisher) Released in 1987 for NES in Japan, 1989 for MSX, 1990 for NES in North America Remade numerous times for various platforms, including mobile, between 1994 and 2016 Date […]