This Friday Games @ GAMBIT will be a history of the Strike series. Popular in the 90s, but now totally forgotten, it was a series of brutally difficult isometric action games inspired (originally) by the first Gulf War.
The history of the Strike series is both a history of the shift from 2D to 3D gaming and also a history of America's self-image as a post-Cold War military power. Both will be discussed and shown as we go through:
- Desert Strike: Return to the Gulf
- Jungle Strike
- Urban Strike
- Soviet Strike
- Nuclear Strike
We will also look at:
BattleTech: A Game of Armored Combat (Strike variant with walking robots)
Future Cop: LAPD (the game that began development as Future Strike)
As always, Friday at 4pm in the GAMBIT lounge. There will be cookies.