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Friday Frivolity With Twin Peaks: Atari 2600 Edition

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Well, sort of.

When it comes to David Lynch, mine is a love that shines brighter than all the stars in the firmament. Despite being a cretin of the first order - one that can barely scrape together enough grey matter to comprehend the most elementary of symbolism - there's something undeniably unnerving about his particular style of art. His more obscure works are disturbing on a subconscious level, evoking a sort of terror compounded by the inherently disoriented nature of the narrative - and given that my youth was filled with hour after terrifying hour of Silent Hill, this focus on atmospheric horror immediately struck a chord with me.

However, against the backdrop of my vast appreciation for the talented director/weatherman and his work, there is a shame that I wear like a scarlet letter: I have never seen Twin Peaks - neither the movie, nor the television series. For those who have, an upstanding young gent named Jak Locke has created Black Lodge 2600, and Atari-style homage to Twin Peaks. I'll just let you experience it for yourself; my staggering ignorance prevents me from offering any commentary as to whether or not the game is a fitting compliment to the series, and I'd prefer not to spoil the story for myself. I anticipate this being rectified around February, since as I've learned from recent experience, diving into a new (to me) and prospectively compelling series tends to result in shutting myself off from the world and binging on episode after episode - from sunup till sundown - like some kind of latter-day Howard Hughes. By the time I finished the last episode of "The Wire," I had a full beard.

But I digress.

The cherry atop this sundae of loveliness is that Black Lodge 2600 is available for free, both on PC and Mac, at Jak Locke's web site. Sweet dreams.

via Game Informer

2 Comments

TallVenusian said:

Awesome! Kind of reminds me of playing the 2600 game "Adventure" on hard mode where all the rooms were randomized.

MaddM@ said:

yeah, it will do that to you until about partway through the second season where it all falls apart. As someone who also went from functional individual to hermit watching The Wire, your predictions are right.

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