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Games That Rocked My World – #11: Uplink

In PC on November 29, 2011 at 11:42 am

Title: Uplink

Format: PC

Release Date: 1st October, 2001

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I’m just going to go right and out say it. Uplink – by British developers, and self-professed “Last Of The Bedroom Programmers”, Introversion – is the greatest marriage of form and content in the world of videogames.

I’ll let that process for a second.

Picture the scene: a man sits at his desk, in a darkened room, hunched over his computer. The blinds are closed, and a blue glow diffuses from the monitor onto his face. Perhaps he’s wearing glasses, and the pale light reflects off them, twinkling across the desk. Perhaps an ash tray sits to the left, piled with used butts. Perhaps a freshly-lit cigarette dangles from his lip, jiggling encouragingly as he taps furiously at the keys and conjures transactions unknown and ungodly across the intangible ether of the internet. Suddenly, a knock at his door. He looks up, panicked, drawn away from the power of the screen to the more pressing concerns of the immediate now. Read the rest of this entry »

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