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Expanding Game Worlds

I’ve long had somewhat of an affinity for media based on video games, even though most of them aren’t really that good. I grew up on the Super Mario Bros. cartoons and Choose Your Own Adventure style books, and read … Continue reading

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Hyrule Tech

For the most part, the Zelda series is set in a quasi-medieval world, the traditional setting of sword-and-sorcery fantasy. There are kings and princesses living in stone castles, and Link fights with swords and rides a horse. There are some … Continue reading

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Is Your World-Building Up to Code?

While I generally find the results to be the really interesting part, I also find how fictional worlds are created to be quite intriguing. J.R.R. Tolkien is often held up as an author whose fantasy works take place in a … Continue reading

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Sprite Size Matters

It can be difficult to determine the real-life sizes of video game characters, or cartoon characters for that matter, especially when there aren’t very many points of comparison. Sprite size isn’t even always that useful, especially in earlier games. The … Continue reading

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Let’s Be Fair to Fairies

Fairies in the Zelda series are largely of the English variety of tiny people with wings and magical powers, but there are exceptions. The Great Fairies in Ocarina of Time can fly without wings and look kind of like drag … Continue reading

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The Fishiest People

Picture by Kristina Callahan While the original Legend of Zelda gives the impression that Hyrule is inhabited entirely by monsters and people living in caves who want to con you out of your money, later games introduce more friendly faces, … Continue reading

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Warp Whistling in the Dark

When Super Mario Bros. 3 came out, it was apparently known that there were three magic whistles that allowed you to skip to another world before anybody knew where they were. I have to wonder if anybody ever found one … Continue reading

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