What Games Do Game Developers Look Up To?


Stormfront Studios sent out an email to their employees this week asking what games they “respect for their fun, creativity, innovation, and quality”. There will be a vote to determine the top four names which will be used to name the Scrum rooms in the new office. Here were the game titles given by the respondents:

Advanced Wars, Asteroids, Axis and Allies, Battle Balls, Blood Wake, Bubble Bobble, Candyland, Castlevania, Centipede, Checkers, Chess, Civilization, Clue, Command & Conquer, Contra, Cyberball, Deus Ex, Diablo, Diddy Kong, Dig Dug, Donkey Kong, Doom, Frogger, Galaga, Gauntlet, Go, Gran Turismo, Half Life, Hitchhikers’ Guide to the Galaxy, Hogan’s Alley, Hungry Hungry Hippos, Jedi Knight, Joust, Katamari Damacy, Legend of Zelda, Lode Runner, Magic the Gathering, Marble Madness, MegaMan, Metroid, Monkey Island, Mousetrap, MULE, Myst, Netrek, Oblivion, Pac Man, Parappa the Rappa, Pikmin, Pitfall, Poker, Pong, Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord, Puerto Rico, Quake, Rez, Risk, Robotron, Scrabble, Seven Cities of Gold, Sim City, Skara Brae, Sonic, Space Invaders, Spy Hunter, SSX, Starcraft, Street Fighter, Super Mario Bros, Super Sprint, Tempest, Tetris, Tie-Fighter, Ultima, Unreal, Virtua Fighter, Warcraft, X-Wing, Yahtzee, Zork

Which names would you pick? Are there any you would add or remove? It is interesting how the majority of the titles are old games; perhaps these are games that inspired game developers to become game developers, or maybe it’s just the nostalgia factor?

BTW, the above image is only related to this post temporally; it is a NASA photo of the San Diego fires that were burning this week.

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