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childhood memories
« on: May 02, 2006, 02:47:45 PM »
So I've spent quite some time trying to remember a game.  I was in fourth grade or so and my friend, who was about four years older than me, would always play the touching game.... No, no!  Just kidding.  He and I would go down to the woods and play a game that, I think, was based on some sort of pencil and paper RPG game.  The basis was that there was this man-made planet and there were all these different levels.  Whoever was running the planet had fucked up or died or whatever so it's now generations later and the levels are all at different technologies.  You get cavemen and future stuff and so on.  So then you can pass through to certain levels and adventure ensues.

This has appeared many times over -- Space: 1999 had an episode like this (http://www.fanderson.org.uk/epguides/spaceyr1eg5.html#Episode%20Twenty%20Two), Dr. Who (of course, and they hit it a few times), and there were elements of David Wingrove's excellent Chung Kuo series (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chung_Kuo).

But I think there's a seed game or novel where all of that came from.

And while we're at it -- A big J.G. Ballard fan friend of mine got, on his 16th birthday (when we were all 16), a book (not by Ballard) about time travelling Nazi's that was horror comedy goofball sci-fi at its best.  Does that ring a bell?  I've forgotten everything about it, but I want it!

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Re: childhood memories
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2006, 05:12:27 PM »
I just remember Hungry Hungry Hippos.  That shit was tight.
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Re: childhood memories
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2006, 06:24:07 PM »
I was a fan of "THE FLOOR IS LAVA!!!".  I used to play it on my swing set.
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Re: childhood memories
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2006, 06:51:38 PM »
I bet you even Muslim kids play "The floor is lava." If we ever meet some alien culture, what do you want to bet their kids play it too?

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Re: childhood memories
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2006, 06:55:38 PM »
They play "The floor is human blood."  And it really is!


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Re: childhood memories
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2006, 09:22:19 PM »
I had an old red-headed friend in elementary school who I used to always play "Escape From The Blood-Thirsty Aliens!" with. That was fun. Playground, sports fields, live power lines. Lots of fun.

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Re: childhood memories
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2006, 09:47:05 PM »
I remember playing Command & Conquer for hours upon hours upon hours.

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Re: childhood memories
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2006, 11:16:54 PM »
Man, those were the days.  Now I like to play "Bend over for your spanking you naughty boy.  Yes, that's right, you call me MISTRESS!"
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Re: childhood memories
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2016, 12:34:15 PM »
So... A thread from 2006. And, yesterday, entirely by accident, as I fell down a Wiki hole, I found the game I was trying to remember in the first post!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metamorphosis_Alpha

Man. I feel so...complete.