By 1986, Activision had evolved from making sure Atari console game designers got paid and credited (as we saw with Pitfall ) into probably the leading commercial purveyor of Art Games for computers. It made a lot of sense at the time for them to acquire fellow traveler Infocom, although by the beginning of 1987 … Continue reading Alter Ego 
The genre of the "detective game" predates the video game, but it suits the medium like two gears meshing. The narrative impetus to piece together discrete units of information in some systematized way or another suits the computer. Though the genre likely peaks here in the 1980s, it's a perennial genre that never really goes … Continue reading Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?