Thursday, October 06, 2005

A fun little download


For those of you who like their video games free, I'd recommend a Swedish game from the late nineties called Ignition. I downloaded it on a whim and have been playing it for the hour or so, and I've been having a good time to boot. One thing I've noticed about Europeans is that they make very tight code when it comes to graphics and animation. Maybe it comes from the graphical demo scene their compu-jockeys had going in the late '80s. (Now that's an undocumented bit of art history, but who wants to sit through hours of scrolling and twirling objects and patterns and thumpa-da thumpa-da techno-music?) Anyway, the game is available for download on Abandonia. One techical note: Do not turn on the "Mid. Mapping" or "Pers. Poly" options because it will cause the game to crash every sixty seconds or so. Otherwise the game runs beautifully under XP.
Link by way of Abandonia.
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5 comments:

Chad-Roc said...

i just played it a few times, but had a hard time grasping the controls. It's definitely something i'll try again. Simple, yet fun and the graphics are pretty good.

Pete said...

Hmmm, I didn't try playing with the keyboard, I used a joystick, which I'd imagine allows much better control.
Yeah, I tend to prefer games I can pick up and play for five to ten minutes, and then get back to something more productive.
Wait... that's wishful thinking. Rather, I should say, that I should play games for five to ten minutes at a time.

And what is productive or meaningful is, I guess, somewhat arbitrary. Tonight, after driving back from an opening in Philly, I found myself in Wal-Mart buying index cards... Buying index cards... on a Friday night.

Pete said...

Are you guys enjoying Carmageddon 2? That's a much better game than this one, anyway.

Chad-Roc said...

I haven't played Carmageddon 2 yet. it crashed every time i loaded it. my mouse is a USB so i don't know how to get around it.

Pete said...

ack.