Remember when you were a kid and all games seemed magical? It could have been the biggest pile of garbage, but the whole idea of interacting with the virtual world was something new and exciting, and you were thrilled by the new experience.
I may be remembering my introduction to games as a child through rose coloured glasses, but I remember being so excited by the brave new world. I assume most people here played their first games as children, and I?d be interested to here about your experiances and what those games were.
As for me:
I was a child of the 80?s, and my father had a couple of cartridge games for the Commodore 64. The first ever game I played was called ?Tooth invaders?, which involved a stick-man running over a large set of pixelated teeth and gums, trying to fend off the germ invaders before the teeth went rotten?
The other game was a space invaders clone, which was the most exciting thing I had ever experienced as a young child.
After being shown the marvel of computer games, I hounded my father to buy more games, and the first thing he got was a big movie franchise game: Ghostbusters. Oh what wonderful memories.
Here I am twenty odd years later, and my passion for games is just as strong as it was back then (probably more so actually [:P]).
? And I?ve still got that old C64 with tape drive boxed away.