I’ve been waiting quite a while to be able to blog this campus newspaper story about Jason Scott’s visit to Seton Hill.
Unlike today’s traditional videogames, which are jam-packed with high-resolution graphics, text adventure games force players to utilize their imaginations. Also known as interactive fiction, these were the precursors for some of the most popular Role-playing games (RPGs) today.
In a world in which Playstation 3s and Xbox 360s are filled with high-definition graphics, a thriving community is devoted to creating and mastering text-based videogames. In IF, the only visual aid for a player are the hand drawn maps he creates by exploring the world. The film’s tagline says it all: “Before the first-person shooter, there was the second-person thinker. —Jessie Krehlik, The Setonian