Most of us are so used to seeing 3D, awesome graphics in our games that we often forget the beauty that exists, not to mention the fun and enjoyment, we can get from a simple pre-Internet BBS atmosphere.
Enter Digital, A Love Story, it’s a purely text based game set “5 minutes in the future of 1988.” The is a charming and romantic game that you’ll definitely enjoy. It might not carry awesome 3D rendering and extensive fight scenes but it is one game I guarantee you’ll have fun playing. No spoiler alerts here, so go ahead, download it and play it for yourself.
Described as a “visual novel,” Digital, A Love Story is actually a game that you can play. It runs on any Windows, Mac or Linux OS perfectly. In the game, you follow the protagonists plight in uncovering a mystery that’s set in the Bulletin Board System or BBS during 1988.
While playing the game, try not to think too much about what the current world is, instead, imagine yourself as a teen, getting your first computer in the 1980s and trying to make sense of it when you discover something…well, interesting. It’s hard to write how you might love this game simply because it’s more fun if you actually figure it out yourself. Suffice it to say that 10 minutes to an hour’s worth of your time spent on this game would definitely be worth it.
The game was developed by Christine Love and has garnered plenty of praises from different independent gaming reviewers and blogs. (This one included) It’s registered under a creative commons license and purely free for download.
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