Retro games alert: Sonic The Hedgehog, Moonstone, Goldeneye, Nintendo, Amiga, Atari, Sega and N64 are all up for discussion as the team tell us what the first game they completed was. A spoiler-free journey through retro games and the minds of a generation, or two, of gamers and their retro-gaming favourites.
The older members of the team reminisce about genre-defining games for the Commodore Amiga and Sega Mega Drive, in what is now seen as a golden era of gaming and the point at which gaming began to explode into the mainstream.
There is a certain sadness involved as each member realises they fondly remember something that falls into a retro games category, but it doesn’t last long because fond memories, are, well, fond memories even if they are tagged as retro.
Goldeneye on the N64 was one of the games of the major generational shift of the 90s, when gaming started to appear on television and technology began to rapidly evolve with the internet starting to take hold, driving customer expectations and hyping new games releases months in advance.
This classic retro games era delivered a number of well-known games that would entice new players to the gaming community building on foundations that had once been rocked by Atari’s wrong turns. Nintendo and Sega battled for supremacy, and Sony emerged with Microsoft to challenge the status quo ending in the demise of Sega as a console maker.
PC gaming began a steady ascent during this period, and home computers such as the Amiga, Atari ST and older ones such as the Sinclair Spectrum became museum pieces almost overnight. Intel conquered the PC gaming market and graphical superiority at affordable prices began to see further defections from older industry mainstays,.
The golden age of gaming had just begun, and the team were at the forefront of this shift.
Even now, this golden age of retro games has become a relic. However, without it, the industry would not be what it is today with Xbox, PlayStation, Switch and PC gaming growing year by year, and the rise of eSports as a profession has exceeded anything our team could ever have imagined.
Check out what the first game they completed was below and let us know which game you first pwned!