Last week I threw an open-ended challenge at the community and you guys responded more than admirably, turning a reimagining of modern games on ancient media from a silly what-if into one of our better contests in a while. We've got GiantBoyDetective's overall No. 1 (pictured) plus the 20 finalists inside!

So the point was either to show what it would take to deliver a modern game on old media, or show a modern game de-made so it would be playable on an old setup. Or anything in between, I wasn't picky. So there were quite a few text-adventure entries. Kharon (8) gets the nod for using the Robco terminal screen.

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a.seivewright (1) got a laugh out of me; anyone who pirated floppies back in the day should give one up, too. Cerby (3) imagines goofing off at work on a terminal from back in the day. lewismortonsyb (13) goes back in time to imagine crappy box art as, well, still crappy box art. mrjoeyyaya (14) hand-drew a ton of de-makes; Dead Rising was my favorite of them all.

Pedro Silva (15) has a very appropriate premium included with his Valve Complete Pack on floppies. terryp03 (19) had a similar take. Lots of folks went with Metal Gear Solid 4; Inkmonkey (6) gave it multiple disk drives to handle the multiple disks. Assault (2) gets on the board for representing it with a disk that contains nothing but the loading screen.

Best overall? DexterMoon (4) makes a very simple, very hilarious joke. God, imagine that thing showing up at your door. Kyosen (10) turned in a brilliant text-adventure GTA IV that must be read. He then revised the entry and you can check that out here, but I liked his original just fine.

No. 1, however, goes to GiantBoyDetective (5), for the most creative and chuckle-inducing combination in the contest. The name and the absurdity of the device never fail to make me laugh. Do see the original in the gallery.

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Thanks again to everyone who entered. We'll be back tomorrow with another challenge.


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a.seivewright

Assault

Cerby

DexterMoon

GiantBoyDetective

Inkmonkey

Joe Wright

Kharon

Koda89

kyosen

Lasersamurai

Layer0730

lewismortonsyb

mrjoeyyaya

Pedro Silva

Schnide

ScratchButt

TEL9021

terryp03

xerokitsune