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    Earliest Gaming Memories

    One of the reasons I've started to learn how to design build games was some very fond memories of playing games when I was a small child.

    The first game I played came with the TRS-80 was a rather simple game called "Dino Wars" a game which involved two dinosaurs doing battle. I remember the sound that game used to make was deafening. I also recall that your were able to just simply run away from the other player, the dino character would eventually disappear off into the distance, and would just be a pixel on the screen. The roaring sound would eventually get softer has he moved away. I guess this must have been high tech back then.

    Not a game you could play for very long, but it is the earliest I can recall.

    The next one which I used to play with my brother till make hands were sore from using the joystick was Buzzard Bait. I loved that game with a passion. I later discovered this was a "Joust" clone, not even the original. Never got past level 10 to my dismay. Those pesky Pterodactyls kept knocking me off.

    When we got a PC I moved on to all the Sierra classics like Kings Quest and Space Quest.

    I'm curious to know what were the earliest games other people in the community started with?

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      #4
      My first games were Super Mario 64 and Pokemon Gold
      On the Pc my first "real" game was Battlefield 2.

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        #5
        Elite and The Bard's Tale ... ZX Spectrum 128k + 2. 8-}

        Edit: I just realised how old I really am.

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            #7
            I think my first games were "Army Moves" and "Commando" (the O,P,Q,A,Space days...), on PC Prince of Persia (the first in 2d).

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              #8
              My earliest memories are commander keen, captain comic, wolfenstein and Alex kid on the master system... Was such a magical time for a kid.

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                #9
                Robotrek on the NES is the first game I can remember playing! Great mechanics, terrible story, and I still enjoy it to this day.
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                  #10
                  Originally posted by qdelpeche View Post
                  Elite and The Bard's Tale ... ZX Spectrum 128k + 2. 8-}

                  Edit: I just realised how old I really am.

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                  A 128k +2! Man those things are expensive now, Looks like it's been taken care of quite well! Don't let go of that awesome machine.

                  EDIT: Looks like the reverse key is stuck or broken. Well its not as bad as my +3... The whole cassete tape recorder broke.
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                    #11
                    My earliest gaming memories are:
                    Dark Forces.
                    Zork 1-3.
                    Police and Space Quest.
                    Ant Attack!
                    Perestrokia.
                    Sim City.
                    Age of Empires.
                    MOVIE.
                    Shogun Total War!

                    And many other countless games. These are not all my favorite games... But they are amazing nontheless. When I entered my Teen years, I got a hold of Looking Glass games... Now those are some amazing times!
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                    "History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind." -Edward Gibbon
                    "Whoever does not miss the Soviet Union has no heart. Whoever wants it back has no brain." -Vladimir Putin
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                      #12
                      My earliest gaming memory is editing config.sys and autoexec.bat

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                        #13
                        i can remember playing killer instinct on my snes, but did not get into wanting to attempt to make games until my gamecube (i took it apart to see how to make games, oh how naive i was) R.I.P GameCube
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                          #14
                          pong / frogger on the atari

                          then I got into the Nintendo stuff, SNES, Genisys, PS1, PS2, PS3 (until they nerfed the OS changes and then made my entire video library unwatchable 2 weeks after I bought it and a 42" uber-TV to watch it with). At least, that's my console days.

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                          TMNT, Commander Keen, made a few games in basic + qbasic. Got out of PC gaming until Diablo II. From there I moved to DAOC (I was in the top 3 of shadowblades world-wide, yay?).. EQ2 (best berserker tank on server.. i need a life).. then got into Tera for a little bit. Of course, between and included in these where a handful of single player games.

                          Now I'm trying to build a game where people would want to live in, not just play in.
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                            #15
                            "Battle City" and "Prince of Persia NES"

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