B4 the internet (& the Coal Forum
) I used to like some games. Silent Service (very realistic WWII submarine simulator by Sid Meier) , Castle Wolfenstein (FPS) & a few others. I go way back to the Commodore 64....They had many great games!
Devil! A point of common ground! Silent Service. Sweet.
Microprose games were the *censored* back in the day. F15 Strike Eagle, F117 Stealth Fighter, Gunship. Back when the game manuals were half an inch thick and came with full keyboard overlays and felt like first generation military flight simulators. Later on the F22 Raptor series was pretty good too, think Novalogic put those out.
Too much FPS crap these days. Got into online Quake 1 but nothing since. Too much emphasis on twitch reflexes, many dozens of hours of gameplay to get minimally competitive, and ever finer graphics.
Been thinking about trying my hand at developing a new PC game putting a modern twist on an old game genre. Have been throwing around the idea of an older-teen/adult version of Where in the World is Carmen Santiago. Think of the old game but with with a large dollop of Bourne Identity/James Bond type mysteries/story lines with the emphasis on story development and information gathering and recall. Could also go more in the direction of Enemy of the State, Patriot Games, State of Fear, etc. Fold in modern investigatory and intelligence memes (data mining/analysis, forensic investigation, DNA and fingerprint analysis, wiretapping, sat surveillance, etc.). Utilize Wikipedia and other online sources as in game reference materials.
Way too much for one person to develop, but could put together a demo and see if the idea sells with a larger publishing house. That or else talk Neil and the other partners and investors into converting Automation Correct into a PC game company. Sure that will go over well.