Aeon Emulator Blog

December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

Filed under: Aeon, Fun & Games — Greg Divis @ 8:00 am

By 1990, the PC was becoming a viable platform for home gaming able to compete with the likes of Nintendo and Sega. To play to the PC’s strengths of a common mouse and keyboard input, some different genres of game took off in the PC market compared to the consoles, one such genre was the adventure game. Something of an evolution of the older text-parser adventure games, the point & click graphical adventure game was huge for several years. If you were into those games, one of the companies you paid attention to was Sierra On-Line. Now defunct, with most of their IP’s owned by EA, Sierra was a big deal. They made King’s Quest, Quest for Glory, Police Quest, Space Quest – and it seemed like they added a sequel to each of those series almost every year.

In the late 80’s and early 90’s, Sierra distributed electronic “Christmas cards.”  For some reason, I still have a copy of this one goofy Christmas cartoon they made using their SCI adventure game engine.

Title Screen

In The Seasoned Professional, an inept actor gets dressed up in all of the wrong holiday costumes, all the while being scolded by the director for screwing it up.

Groundhog Day No

I thought this was pretty funny when I was 9 years old or so – the kind of humor they were going for was definitely aimed at that younger age group, but looking at it again now the nostalgia is hard to beat on something like this.

Seasons Greetings

Hope everyone reading this has a happy new year. See you in 2010.


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