Morgan Quirk’s wacky, haunting 16-bit browser games
February 25, 2012
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Boston-based programmer Morgan Quirk has a collection of, well, quirky 8- and 16-bit-styled browser games that call to mind the excellent 8-bit Ancient Greek Punishment.
The winner in my opinion – though to be fair, I haven’t given them all significant play time – is Swarm, a bleak, slightly Liquid War-like effort with a haunting lo-fi soundtrack. They’re not all extremely polished, but some were made on a tight deadline for game jams. The Terry Gilliam-esque Get Out Of Heaven is particularly wonderful in its simplicity.
The main page of his site randomizes the selection. This page has a (full?) list. I’ve got a more substantial story about Quirk’s employer, Demiurge Studios, coming out in the near future.
[Browser games by Morgan Quirk]