Calvin and Hobbes as an Atari ST game


12 Responses to “Calvin and Hobbes as an Atari ST game”

  1. macstukuls says:

    Waterson would not have liked the idea of a game based on his characters

    • He’s not dead yet. He can still dislike it.

      • nowimnothing says:

        Does anyone else cringe every time they see one of the bastardized Calvin automobile stickers peeing on something?

        Sometimes I think Waterson may have been better served by actually doing a bit of official merchandising just so he could come down hard on the rip-offs.

        • Christopher says:

          Is there any reason why he can’t still go after the rip-offs?

          I cringe both because I know they weren’t approved by Waterson and also because I think they’re made and purchased by people whose IQs are too low to read Calvin & Hobbes, let alone appreciate it.

        • semiotix says:

          He (and/or the syndicate) can go after the rip-offs, and in a few cases they have. For the most part, though, they’re made by basement businesses that are too small and transient to effectively sue. Being licensed wouldn’t change that. Jim Davis probably won’t bother suing you either, if you want to knock off a few “Garfield pooping” decals, and he’s licensed up the wazoo.

          It’s worth saying that Watterson is not Alan Moore, who gets up every morning just so he can rage and froth about how nobody, including his fans, properly understands or respects his creations. Nor is he J.D. Salinger, who clearly took a lot of pleasure in being the world’s most easily discovered recluse, and who lovingly custom-tailored each “go to hell and be your own author, goddammit” letter he sent to the many teenage Holdens who wrote him about sequels or adaptations. He’s just a guy who decided not to make  a million Calvin plush dolls his personal legacy with respect to this strip.

          Watterson is on record as being annoyed by the peeing Calvins (who wouldn’t be?), but I sort of doubt he spends much time thinking about it. It’s not costing him money, and if he were that easily swayed by what other people did, he’d never have retired in the first place.

  2. Christopher says:

    It looks great, but I suspect the actual gameplay would be just like the old E.T. video game. 

  3. haineux says:

    My favorite non-existent video game, except for Calvin and Hobbes:

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