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Flying in the Sandbox: My Affection for the Space Sim

By |2017-09-08T21:25:44+00:00July 23rd, 2011|Categories: Video Games|Tags: , , , , |

In a previous entry, I discussed the fall of the space sim. Here, I want to take a moment to try and explain why I love it so much (namely, which I love the combat space sim, which is what I’ll be referring to here).

For those who haven’t played one, I’ll give you a quick breakdown. […]

Dead Space: The Fall of the Space Sim

By |2017-09-08T21:19:39+00:00July 18th, 2011|Categories: Essays In Minature, Video Games|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Author’s Note: I originally wrote this for a job application, and think enough time has passed that I can post it here. This is very much an academic analysis; a more personal entry on my love affair with space sims is forthcoming.

Gaming pundits declare genres “dead” with alarming frequency. They are, inevitably, wrong. The adventure, the […]