Not including games like solitaire or chess, what was the first computer game you played?
For me it was a game called Hugo's House of Horrors. You're a very pixelated guy named Hugo who navigates through an equally pixelated haunted house and interacts with items to solve puzzles & eventually rescue your girlfriend from a babysitting gig gone awry.
According to wikipedia, it was first released in 1990. So my parents must have gotten it from the bargain bin for me when we got our first computer in 1995. It took me a while to beat because it was largely text based & my spelling at the time sucked, but I remember it was a lot of fun.
This is the first screen. *Sigh* so many memories.
Chex Quest. It was a promotional game included in boxes of cereal for a little while in the 90s... and it was the most exciting thing ever.
It's a total conversion of doom that made the enemies into slimy green aliens known as flemoids, who are the enemies of the cereal people because they... eat it. So you play as a person who is somehow a piece of cereal who has access to an arsenal of zorchers, which are basically some kind of energy weapon that rather than killing the target, forces them to teleport to another dimension. It was pretty neat...
Years later, just one guy from the original development team created 2 entire sequels by himself. All 3 games are out there somewhere free to download and play. I'm not sure where, but the developer who made the sequels has a blog somewhere distributing them. I have no idea if it's still up though.
I think it may have been Warcraft 1 on my cousin's computer. All I remember was there I was happily building a nice little town, chopping wood and making villagers when all of a sudden some jerk orc came out of nowhere murdered my dude; I stopped playing after that.
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