2002.07.15

Alter Ego.

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Geek cred meets 80’s nostalgia!

When I was young and my only computer was an Apple ][, I got ahold of an insanely interesting game called Alter Ego. Essentially a vignette-based “life simulator,” it came in both male and female versions and let you play out a virtual life as someone else, from birth to death. To date, I still think that these games were the most unique, most compelling computer games I’ve ever played. It makes me think I probably would have become a big RPG geek if I hadn’t become such an introvert.

Anyways, some surfing today revealed a web-based version of the game, which started out as a direct port but apparently has now had all sorts of new vignettes added into it. Additionally, there’s a Yahoo! group that has the DOS versions of the original games to download. Very cool.

[thanks Miranda]


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