“Game idea: Paperboy 2025. Print is dead. You are redundant. Deal with your emotions.” That was the best tweet I’ve read all day, and it got me wondering about old game concepts, stuff that just wouldn’t work nowadays. And what would a modern day Paperboy look like? What does the future look like for games? What are you hoping for?
It also sort of got me wondering about different visions of the future. I was watching Alien the other day — and in that version of the future everyone still has rusty old CRT monitors. Going back even further, the 70s version of the future is all weird bowl cuts and lightspeed, ala Star Wars.
It’s funny how the technology of today sort of defines how we imagine tomorrow will look, when really it has little impact whatsoever. I guess today’s future is all about touch technology and how it’ll be implemented into everything, but is that accurate?
Anyway the question is: the future. What do you expect from it? And where do you see video games ending up?
Thanks to Blow the Cartridge for the Comic!