Floor 13, the classic game of British crisis and cover-up


13 Responses to “Floor 13, the classic game of British crisis and cover-up”

  1. The._.Joker says:

    Ahh, they just don’t make ‘em like that…

  2. turn_self_off says:

    Seems familiar, but i do not recall ever playing it.

  3. Ushao says:

    Oh wow, never thought I’d run into anyone else who played this. I got the box version of this in the bargain bin ages ago and played the heck out of it. Not many around like it!

  4. Jonathan Badger says:

    Granted, the theme of the game fits with the current news, but “classic”? Even the reviews at the *time* (1992) thought Floor 13 wasn’t very good: 50/100 from Amiga Format, 29/100 from Power Play and 22/100 from Amiga Joker. And that was for the Amiga version, which was better than the DOS version.

    • Rob Beschizza says:

      A) Most 1980s/1990s video game mags were sleazy, illiterate trash.

      B) The ones that weren’t gave it very good reviews: http://amr.abime.net/review_550

      But it was very strange in 1991, even in an era where ‘ostentatiously serious, grown up games for Dad’ were something of a genre.

  5. edgore says:

    Reminds me of the Springboard game Hidden Agenda http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hidden_Agenda_(video_game)

  6. David Eastman says:

    Nice to see this.

    So, do you want a remake? Probably wouldn’t get better reviews though..

  7. Tdawwg says:

    Wow, you have rather owned this story, Rob. Nice work.

    Adding a few options to the box at upper right would work: 3. Hamfistedly dump computer in trash. 4. Piss your boots whilst being grilled in Parliament. 5. Sob in the dock before being hauled of to gaol.

  8. Shahid says:

    Very happy that David’s classic has been mentioned here. I’m given far too much credit. David was the genius behind the game, I just did the tech and music.

    I’ve been telling David we should remake this for the last decade – and more recently for a touch device. Can someone other than me please twist his arm?

    I thought the reviews were unduly harsh. The game was doing something creative and different and I’m sure a remake would be better still. David also did the innovative Conflict (the Middle East Political Simulator.) And I’m still in games.

    Happy 21st Birthday to Floor 13!

  9. SedanChair says:

    …a great way to kill half an hour.

    Half an hour? That’ll just get you thrown out your office window…

  10. jjsaul says:

    Speaking of Tucker’s gentle and kind manner, is In The Loop ever coming back?

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