Tag: Origin

Life Off the Grid, Part 2: Playing Ultima Underworld

I rarely play or even see current games; the demands of this historical project of mine simply don’t allow for it. Thankfully, though, being a virtual time traveler does have its advantages. Just when I’m starting to feel a little sorry for myself, having heard about some cool new release […]

Life Off the Grid, Part 1: Making Ultima Underworld

The 1980s was the era of the specialist in game development, when many of the most successful studios did just one or two things, but did them very, very well. For Infocom, that meant text adventures; for Sierra, graphic adventures; for MicroProse, military simulations; for SSI, strategic wargames and Dungeons […]

Game #66: Ultima: Warriors of Destiny (NES) – Promised Destiny

Game 66 Title: Ultima: Warriors of DestinyReleased: January 1993Platform: NESDeveloper: OriginPublisher: FCI/Pony CanyonGenre: RPGExploration – Top-downCombat – Active battles (enemies take turns over time)Series – Ultima It’s difficult to know where to start with a new post. I struggle how to approach condensing my time with a game into a […]