Ender’s video game

I love SF.  And I love video games.  So a video game based on a great SF book should be a slam dunk, right?  Dune was absolutely horrible, although Dune 2 became the predecessor for all real-time strategy games.  The last SF book-based video game I played was a Myst-alike of Clarke’s Rendevous with Rama about 15 years ago.  I made it about 15 minutes into the game and then got stuck at a puzzle where you had to use the spiders’ base-eight counting to solve it.  Two for three.  So far, not so good.

Now, one of my favorite books from high school is going to be coming out as a video game.  The focus seems to be on the Battle Room, though some of the other games might be interesting, as would it be to make a campaign of going through the whole Academy.

6 thoughts on “Ender’s video game”

  1. hehe, …i have posted nearly the same, right now on my blog. Ender is great, i love those “Schweinchen”, like they called in Germany (Pigs)

  2. You trippin’, fool! The Dune game by Cryo was fantastic – I still play through it every so often. And let’s not forget the classic Hobbit text adventure, or the HHGTG and Starship Titanic games.

    You’ve a good point despite these few examples, of course. I’m surprised that Ender’s Game is going to be made into a game, particularly as Card’s last foray into gaming ended so poorly.

  3. Dune 2 was wicked, not so sure about the first one. Dune II was probably the first game that really got me excited about games.

  4. I am not a gamer but I loved that book so much that I would play the game just to find out.

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