Videogames Demake Say Think
Published Sep 29, 2008The videogame industry has always mined its past to fuel its present, be it updating aged franchises for cutting-edge consoles, adding an HD sheen to low-res titles like or porting old school games to new school handhelds. Now the nostalgia-soaked dev community at indie gaming forum TIGSource.com has pushed back against the perpetual forward momentum with a "Bootleg Demake competition. The goal was to re-imagine modern games as if developed for primitive hardware Portal became a playable Atari 2600 game, Shadow of the Colossus was retro-fit for the largely-forgotten TRS-80 Model III and God of War turned into a text-based adventure. To avoid lawsuits, names have been changed, but its not hard to guess what Large Scale Vehicular Stealing is de-making. There are 68 downloadable entries with bragging rights doled out this month to the awesomest faux-retro effort.