Wednesday, 13 August 2008

The Amiga Advertising...

I was cleaning out some things in the loft last night and found the Old Amiga still up there. Generations of computers have gone by since then, all the way back in 1990.

After the recent release of the ipint from BMB for the iphone/itouch I was quite amused that advertising had sneaked in there. Then when I came across the Amiga last night I suddenly remebered that advertising as a main part of a game had been going on since the Amiga!

Pushover: A small ant arranging coloured tiles in order for them to fall smoothly for him to pass onto the next level. I have no idea what this had to do with crisps but Curly (the big dog character) featured in the opening sequence and as I vaguely remember you picked up packets of Quavers along the way!

Cool Spot: Now I remember this mostly for Virgin advertising but it was actually promoting 7up.
The little red spot running all over levels picking up more spots!

What made me think however, is that advertising doesn't happen like this in more modern games!

3 comments:

Wal said...

it does happen, look at the burger king game done by crispin porter, they won titanium lions last year, great stuff. more thoughts on games:
http://creativeinlondon.blogspot.com/2007/10/games-real-new-media.html

Adam said...

fuck me, best post in ages! i had totally forgotten that quaver dog game, i used to play that thing for hours, i literally think i lost a year of my childhood to it yet it completely escaped my mind.

i tried to find my amiga a while back in the loft (amiga 600 for all the geeks), only to be told my father sold it to a man for a tenner when i got a mega drive. how gutted was i? very, thank fuck for ebay, i shall play that game again!

Rachel and Debbie said...

Lol you can get it for the PC...

http://ishisoft.remakes.org/sub.php?num=1