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#Actualsunandshadow

Posted 17 March 2013 - 02:34 AM

I agreed to participate in a volunteer project documenting the history of "pet games" such as animal breeding or racing sims and anything that could arguably be related, like games where the player controls an animal or has a sidekick animal.  Being the oldest volunteer and the only one who remembered playing pre-DOS games, I got assigned that part of the research.  I could remember some obviously pet-related games like Invisible Bugs (missing from Wikipedia, tsk), Little Computer People (direct ancestor of the Creatures series and the Sims series), and Odell Lake.  I was surprised to discover that there was a game called Evolution which might be the direct ancestor of E.V.O and Spore.  But the list of game titles I'm wading through looking for pet-related games is huge, much more so than I was expecting.  So I wanted to ask here - if anyone happens to remember an old game that had something to do with pets or an animal-related sim, please tell me about it so I don't miss it.  DOS games and Windows 3.x games are ok too, I'll pass the titles on to whoever is doing them.

 

Thoughts unrelated to pets - It's interesting to see how many games from that period were released for 2 or 3 platforms; perhaps it was simpler or faster to port them than for later more complex operating systems.  Also, I'm a huge fan of the movie Labyrinth, and I was astonished to discover that there had been a graphical adventure game based on the movie.

 

 

Oh, for social value - feel free to mention what your favorite games from these console were. :)  I probably played Frogger, Galaga, and Joust the most, oh and Oregon Trail of course.


#1sunandshadow

Posted 17 March 2013 - 02:33 AM

I agreed to participate in a volunteer project documenting the history of "pet games" such as animal breeding or racing sims and anything that could arguably be related, like games where the player controls an animal or has a sidekick animal.  Being the oldest volunteer and the only one who remembered playing pre-DOS games, I got assigned that part of the research.  I could remember some obviously pet-related games like Invisible Bugs (missing from Wikipedia, tsk), Little Computer People (direct ancestor of the Creatures series and the Sims series), and Odell Lake.  I was surprised to discover that there was a game called Evolution which might be the direct ancestor of E.V.O and Spore.  But the list of game titles I'm wading through looking for pet-related games is huge, much more so than I was expecting.  So I wanted to ask here - if anyone happens to remember an old game that had something to do with pets or an animal-related sim, please tell me about it so I don't miss it.  DOS games and Windows 3.x games are ok too, I'll pass the titles on to whoever is doing them.

 

Thoughts unrelated to pets - It's interesting to see how many games from that period were released for 2 or 3 platforms; perhaps it was simpler or faster to port them than for later more complex operating systems.  Also, I'm a huge fan of the movie Labyrinth, and I was astonished to discover that there had been a graphical adventure game based on the movie.


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