By Mark Benninghofen (Guest Writer, Voice Actor)
The internet’s really quite remarkable; it baffles me. This thing… this gelatinous, living thing that puts people together… matches them instantly on a common theme… exquisitely random… frighteningly specific. I graduated high school in 1979 so y’know… technologically… I’m in special ed; email though, I can deal with.
I get this email from Martin M about a month ago. He explains that he hosts/publishes/rules this happening internet thing and asks since I was the guy who did the video game Blade Runner like, 11,000 years ago… would I be available to chat about my experience? Martin’s a Brit, which sweetens any invitation; Martin’s also a class act. So… deal.
By Marty Mulrooney
My latest review for www.adventureclassicgaming.com is now live!
Blade Runner (1997, PC) is a point and click adventure game based on the classic 1982 science fiction film of the same name. Created by Westwood Studios, players took control of ‘Blade Runner’ Roy McCoy, hunting down escaped replicants in 2019 Los Angeles. For fans of the film and adventure gamers in general this is still a must-buy. I recommend hunting down a copy!
By Marty Mulrooney
Twenty-five years in its arrival and as many feet high, it stared at me through the darkness, a large, unblinking eye. Reflected in its depths was a whole cityscape; a futuristic Los Angeles, terrifying in its bleakness, plumes of fire rising from stacks up towards the heavens.
So there I was, with the biggest grin on my face, watching this eye. I wasn’t afraid; I had seen it before. But never so clear, or so…BIG. Admittedly, to catch the film Blade Runner during its first big screen run in 1982, I would have to build a time machine: I hadn’t been born yet. Seeing it here now, looking brand new, felt like a revelation.