Tuesday, 9 August 2011

À la Recherche du Jeux Perdus: La Troisième Partie

In the last installment of À la Recherche du Jeux Perdu, I spoke about how I wanted to pilot spaceships, and how that dream withered when I realised what that would actually entail.

So imagine how I felt when I first saw this:

This is a screenshot from Wing Commander, which I discovered at a friend's house at some point in the early 1990s. The first time my friend grudgingly stepped aside and let me play* was a watershed moment, as it was then that I realised that computer games could be more than just electronic simulations of board games. They could be portals to another world.