Electron Dance
13Dec/160

Countdown 2016, 13: Mercenary

Welcome to the Electron Dance Advent calendar. Each day will bring another post from the archives.

mddclone-0905-photon-emitter

Have you read The First Open World posted on 23 September 2014?

I didn't cover all of the Atari 8-bit games I wanted to in the Where We Came From series. Three years later, I decided to cover one of the games that didn't make the cut. Originally meant to be a single article, my examination of Mercenary stretched over three parts. Mercenary is an example of an opportunity lost in videogame history: a non-violent open world adventure.

Go read it!

From the comments:

  • ShaunCG: "A part of me wishes that I had been old enough to play some of these classics back in the 80s."
  • James Patton: "I had no idea this game existed!"
  • CdrJameson: "Elite’s universe was massive, but pretty bland."
  • Phlebas: "No wonder I’m easily disappointed these days."

Download my FREE eBook on the collapse of indie game prices an accessible and comprehensive explanation of what has happened to the market.

Sign up for the monthly Electron Dance Newsletter and follow on Twitter!

Electron Dance Highlights

Comments (0) Trackbacks (0)

No comments yet.


Leave a comment

Notify me of followup comments via e-mail.

No trackbacks yet.