Blast from the past
January 17, 2009 16 Comments
Well I never! I was chatting to Andrew Hugill, director of the Institute of Creative Technologies (where I used to have a research fellowship), about their interesting Virtual Romans project when suddenly I remembered that I’d created some virtual Romans myself once. Sort of.
Long before the Flood I wrote a game called Rome AD92, published by Maxis in the US (I forget who released it in the UK). It didn’t sell very well but underneath it were some interesting “AI” techniques, for that time anyway. So I had a quick Google to see if anyone had kept a review of it or anything and came across a whole series of YouTube videos by Necroscope86, playing the game from start to finish. Wow! Thanks, Necroscope! Isn’t the Information Age wonderful? The thing is, I’d almost completely forgotten the game myself, even though I spent a year of my life writing it, but there it is, preserved for posterity. It brought back memories. Do you think anyone on YouTube can remember where I left my car keys?