Go Right

PlanetInfinitesimal knows the way. The music is Michael Nyman's "A Wild and Distant Shore”. [via Waxy] Previously: Game Deaths.


    1. If Israel had the same sort of entertainment industry producing a comparable level of video games as the US and Japan, perhaps they would.

      Although I do wonder if the assumption that left-to-right video game movement  is directly related to left-to-right reading is actually true, rather than just fairly intuitive. The aforementioned Israeli entertainment industry would have been useful for determining just such a consideration. A pity it never came to be.

      1. thats true. but consider that all the arab speaking countries read left to right also (tunisia, maroco, lybia, egypt, saudia arabia, bachrain, abudabu, dubai, yemen, jordan, syriam lebanon, iraq, and i couple i am probably forgeting). including iran (not arab speaking but arab writing).  thats a whole lot more right to left writing people than little old israel.

    1. And Pitfall is ambidextrous.  Easier if you go right, IIRC, since that’s the way the barrels roll.

  1. Brilliant video.

    For my money (although it doesn’t cost any to play), the most interesting expression of the “Go right” meme in games is Passage by Jason Rohrer. If you haven’t played it, I strongly suggest you do. First game I’ve seen that has the capability of answering that age-old “Can a videogame make you cry?” with a yes:http://hcsoftware.sourceforge.net/passage/ 

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