Everyone’s talking about Gatsby: the newest cinematic take on Fitzgerald’s classic drama made big bucks last weekend at the box office despite disappointing reviews.
So this seems like a good week to remind you that there have been a couple of different Great Gatsby video games over the past few years.
In 2010, there was a hidden object game. It was disappointing. Some bloggers gave up midway through.
About a year later, something interesting happened: a couple of designers made a flash game based on Gatsby that was kind of amazing. Mixing the style of the Roaring 20s with the gameplay and aesthetics of an NES classic, The Great Gatsby‘s video game was actually quite fun.
“There’s little bits and pieces of a whole lot of games we love, but we never really wanted to make it derivative of any single game,” designer Charlie Hoey told Kotaku back in 2011. “The goal was more to make something that really could have been a real one back in the day.”