Wednesday, October 05, 2005


So in 1978 (i was a wee little larvae of this hot man sandwich you see today) some Japanese guy pooped out the Orson Wellesian Space Invaders.

9 years later I played it in the greasy basement of a pizza parlor. The version I used was monochrome because it didn't have the original film overlay to simulate color. I can still hear the bassy thumps as those fuckers get closer and closer to you. The programmers kept the "bug" that made them get faster and faster (the fewer aliens on screen the less processing power it takes to make them move, ergo faster aliens every time you pick one off).


Blogger Chargenda said...

What? Do you love this or not love it? Is this turning into a video game blog? If so, I am done with it...

12:33 PM  
Blogger tcdev said...

Urban myth. The game was explicitly designed to move 1 invader every frame.

7:36 PM  

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