|June 17th, 2013 8:24 PM|
by Ken Gagne
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At KansasFest 2009, I presented a session on modern games inspired by Apple II classics, a list I expanded with a follow-up session at KansasFest 2010. The motivation for both was implied: our favorite games don't exist anymore, but here are some of today's games that come pretty close.
Every day, that underlying assumption is negated a bit more by the increasing trend to resurrect the titles and franchises of yesteryear. Now it's not only big-name titles like Lode Runner and Karateka that are being revisited. Recently announced by original creator David Schroeder is the pending release of Dino Eggs: Rebirth, a sequel to 1983's Dino Eggs. Check out the trailer:
I've never played Dino Eggs on either its original platform of the Apple II or on the Commodore 64 or IBM PC, to which it was ported. I would wonder if the demand for a sequel is there, but as I've heard of Dino Eggs before this video, I'm assuming I'm unique in having not experienced it directly. On the other hand, the developer didn't go to Kickstarter for crowdfunding, suggesting either the project didn't require outside funding, or he wasn't confident in his ability to find outside funding.
What do you think? Do you remember Dino Eggs fondly enough to check out this sequel? Or is the market for nostalgia already crowded?
Look for this game on PC and Xbox — no mobile devices! — this summer.
(Hat tip to Brian Picchi)