You Must Build a Boat is a mobile game that crosses an endless runner with a match-three game. You command a ship captain who automatically runs through a dungeon, encountering treasure and monsters and traps along the way. On the game board, you must move tiles around a grid to match three symbols in a row in order for him to interact with those treasures and monsters and traps. Treasure can’t be taken unless three keys are matched, monsters can’t be slain unless three swords are matched, and so on. Throughout all this matching, the screen is constantly scrolling, so the longer that you take to make the matches, the closer the captain gets to the edge of the screen. If he gets pushed off, then your run through the dungeon is over.
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Warning: This article contains massive spoilers for Pandemic Legacy. Yes, spoilers for a board game.
It’s October, and the world is ruined. Zombie-like fallen have taken over all of Europe and are now pushing into Latin America and Asia. Cities around the world are rioting. Some have collapsed or completely fallen. St. Petersburg is a nuclear wasteland. And I’m to blame.
Rain is wet. Puppies are cute. Pizza is good. Duke Nukem is sexist.
That’s kind of the point of the game.
Okay, now that we have that out of the way, let’s talk about 1996 and the arrival of Duke Nukem 3D.
“Why don’t you click ‘new game,’ Dad?”
The camera flies through a forest and settles behind a duck on a pond. My dad’s at my laptop, and I’m sitting by his side. He stares at the screen with his arms crossed, as if he’s watching a movie. He’s in his 50’s. He doesn’t play games.
What with the imminent release of Batman v Superman, it seemed like it might be interesting to dust off an old episode concerning the super hero in video games.
This episode we intended to explore the best of the super hero in video games, but often enough ended up discussing some of the disappointment gamers have felt concerning the presentation of the super hero in video games.
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