Game On I: The Great Quest for Imagination
Calling all retro-gamers: We’re hosting an event at GitHub HQ and via livestream this Friday. Don’t miss out—Kevin Savetz and Steve Meretzky will talk about what it was like to build games at Infocom (a gaming software company) during the 1980s.
Want a glimpse of how the talk will progress? Abandon every hope all ye who enter here!
It is Friday, April 26, 2019.
You are standing at the door of a large, grey building.
There are glass doors, with something above it all.
It's the silhouette of an Octocat with five tentacles.
The door opens.
You see guards to your left and a cafe to your right.
There seems to be a not-so-dark passageway up ahead.
>show id to guards
One guard takes your id and slowly sizes you up.
They do not seem convinced.
Regardless, they present you with an unusually robust paper bracelet,
it glows a faint yellow.
You wonder what it was like to make and play games
when the only shaders and render engines available
at the time were in the player's mind...
The event will be available on live stream if you can’t make it in person, particularly if you’re fending yourself from whatever lurks in the dark.
Join us for a night of snacks, drinks, and a maze of twisty little passages, all alike. Make sure to RSVP—registration is open to the public with limited capacity.
Date: Friday, April 26, 2019
Time: 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm PT
Address: 88 Colin P Kelly Jr St, San Francisco, CA 94107