Rogue is a dungeon crawling video game first developed by Michael Toy and Glenn Wichman around 1980. It is generally credited with being the first "graphical" adventure game, and was a favorite on college Unix systems in the early to mid-1980s, in part due to the procedural generation of game content.


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

It has Arrived

Alpha Protocol has finally arrived on my doorstep. So for the next week or so I will be entrenched in all the wonder that is the modern spy. This means not too much will be done programing over the next week or so as I get though my first burn of the game.

Having been around a while, I know how I play games. Which is good because I can easily plan my life around releases of games that I expect to play. Fortunately there is only a few games a year that I buy and play. Dragon Age and Mass Effect 2 were the more recent ones. Though I did dabble a bit in to Fallen Earth and D&D Online.

Now, being a good project manager, I already planned for this. I have pre-written some commentary pieces that I can publish over the next week. To be demonstrate my level of preparedness, even this particular posting was written a week ago. I really don't want to be interrupted when I am gaming.

Now Alpha Protocol does have some part to play in the YAR-Project. I went to high school with one of the designers over at Obsidian Entertainment. He was the GM for our Warhammer Fantasy Role Playing game. Many a Saturday afternoon was spent drinking coke and eating Pringles Lite while battling Sakven and other dark horrors he created.

This project started because I was sort of envious of him. Well envious of a few others of my classmates and peers that were in some type of creative occupation. I wanted to correct that. Over the past few years, I have attempted a few different ideas. However it took some time to put my finger on something that both excited me and was something that I had a good amount of skill already. And the result is The YAR Project.

So with that said and done. Let me go and play my game in peace :)


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