Pix's Origin Adventures Cover Tremendous Territory
It's been almost two years in the making, but Pix's Origin Adventures blog has blasted through more than a decade of classic Origin material and covered most of the Wing Commander series as a result. He's played through Wing Commander 1, Secret Ops and nearly everything in between, but he's still finding cool contemporary articles and most recently reviewed False Colors. Quite a trove of information and experiences have been amassed! What's even more impressive is that while this could be referring to just his Wing Commander exploits, Pix has actually been playing everything from Origin's catalog. His well-documented adventures include Wings of Glory, Transland, Cybermage and more (including a few dozen Ultima and Jane's games). Even Standoff and Unknown Enemy are fair game. Each of his posts are full of pictures and detail, so head over and see for yourself. Hopefully it inspires your own Wing Commander playthrough!
This blog started out as an attempt to play every Ultima game starting at Akalabeth but quickly changed into a more ambitious (or foolish) attempt to play every game ever developed or published by Origin Systems. Origin have been my favourite developer for years and I’d been collecting all their games but still hadn’t played half of them and this seemed like a good excuse to start. At the time of writing (Jan 2011), I’ve finished all the Origin games I’m aware of.
I’ve branched out into playing fan games and some of the games made by Origin’s more famous ex-employees. There are still quite a few of these left which I’ll be playing when I get around to it. I’ve also been writing posts on Origin related bits and pieces I’ve picked up over the years, including scans of magazine articles from the day.
My main focus now is trying to read every official novel and cluebook based on Origin’s games or published by them. There are a lot more of these than you might expect although it’s a considerably smaller task than playing the games was. I expect it’s going to keep me busy for the rest of the year for all that.
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