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Retro Spotlight: Dark Seed

When I was at this years Unite Boston, Unity3d's annual convention, I had the chance to talk to many other developers. One of my favorite conversations was with two other developers who understood my love for point and click adventure games. This was a first for me, since whenever I bring up point and click…

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Retro Spotlight: Super Mario Bros.

Where do you begin talking about Super Mario Bros.? Thirty years ago, Super Mario Bros. was first realized on September 13, 1985. The game's titular character, Mario, comes from Nintendo's Donkey Kong, first released in 1981. Increasingly throughout the 1980s, Mario began to show up in various Nintendo games. Sometimes as an active participant, such…

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Retro Spotlight: Balloon Fight

Balloon Fight was released for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1986. The game involves players pressing the button to stay afloat while trying to defeat enemies, or in an alternate gameplay mode collect balloons. Balloon Fight was programmed by Satoru Iwata, who would later become the President of Nintendo. With the recent news of his…

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Retro Spotlight: Castlevania: The Adventure

Castlevania: The Adventure is the first release for the franchise on Nintendo's Game Boy. It debuted in North America on December 15, 1989, and put players in control of Christopher Belmont, an ancestor of Simon Belmont. In 2009, the game was remade as Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth for Wii, released on WiiWare. What made the…

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Retro Spotlight: EarthBound

EarthBound was released on June 5, 1995 in North America, and has just passed its 20th anniversary. Notably, of three games in the Mother series, EarthBound is the only release that has made it outside of Japan. Upon its initial release, critical and commercial reception were less than confident, pushing the game into rarity and…

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