?I’m going to hear a lecture on the history of videogame by Atari co-founder Nolan Bushnell tonight. I tell you this mostly because it makes me sound like the kind of impressive person that goes to hear lectures, albeit nerdy ones, but also because it made me think of that awesomely horrible E.T. Atari 2600 game, which in turn made me think of this contest.
Your mission: Create the worst videogame adaptation possible. It can be of a movie, a book, a cartoon, a comics, whatever — you just have to figure out the gameplay that does the source material the most injustice possible. Obviously, turning E.T. into a game where you purposely fall into pits over and over again is pretty fucking pitiful, but I’m betting you can think of worse.
You’ll need to write up a little summary — you can’t just say Les Miserables: The FPS and expect to win (although that’s a pretty awesome idea, now that I think of it) — but as always, try to keep them reasonably short. Two entries per person. The contest ends at 12:01 am EST on Monday, March 19th. And that’s that. Have a great weekend, folks! And try to stay warm. You do not want to come down with hypothermia, I assure.