[Every week GameSetWatch editor-in-chief Eric Caoili rounds up the latest news/media for obscure and offbeat games from Gamasutra's sister site and alternative video game blog.]
Over at our alt video game blog GameSetWatch, we shared a number of fun stories during the past week, including an authorized Commodore 64 conversion for Canabalt
, an iOS port of Mac classic Glider
, Bloody Wolf
bandannas, and more.
GameSetWatch's highlights from the last week:
C64anabalt: Canabalt For Commodore 64
(pictured) - Following up his Commodore 64 conversion of Terry Cavanagh's platformer VVVVVV
, Paul 'Paulko64' Koller is working on re-creating another modern indie game for the 8-bit system: Adam Saltsman's popular Flash/iOS one-button game Canabalt
What Pet Vet Could Learn From Xenoblade, And Other IGeNerator Revelations
- Inspired by the ever-wonderful Video Game Name Generator, Jocchan's IGeNerator applies the formula to feature articles for gaming websites. The results may hit a little too close to home for some, but you'll probably end up getting a few good laughs out of it anyway.
I Can't Believe That These Bloody Wolf Bandannas Exist
- No matter how much you like video games, no matter how long you've been collecting, and no matter how big of a TurboGrafx-16 fan you are, I can practically guarantee that this eBay item is not in your possession.
FileKiller: 'Malware With A Win Condition'
- The game selects 20 files from your computer at random. To win, you must delete them all. You don't know what each file is until AFTER you’ve deleted it. Files 10 and 20 are folders, deleting them deletes everything in them. There is no undo.
Twin Peaks For The Atari 2600 Is Exactly As One Might Imagine It To Be
- Based upon Agent Cooper's journey through the Black Lodge in the final episode, Atari 2600-style take on Twin Peaks features appearances by the pint-sized Man from Another Place, a screaming Laura Palmer, doppelganger Leland Palmer, doppelganger Dale Cooper, plus more.
Classic Mac Game Glider Coming To iOS
- If you had a Mac in the early 90s, or at least if you putzed around with your school's Apple computer when you were supposed to be doing something productive, you likely played John Calhoun's Glider
or one of its several sequels.