Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Video Game Creature Comes to the Library

Sure, people come to the library and play muliplayer networked video games on their computers when they should be studying, but it's not every day that video games wander into the library and set up shop. But that's pretty much what happened recently at UC San Diego's Science and Engineering Library.

A group of UCSD alumni founded Presto Studios and created a video game called Journeyman Project “Legacy of Time.” The group of alumni, Michel Kripalani, Greg Uhler, and Farshid Almassizadeh, donated a life-sized model of one of the creatures from this computer game, Chameleon JumpSuit, to the library.

What's interesting to me is how much video games have changed in the last few years. This game was a CD-Rom game...and today so many of the computer games are multiplayer games distributed across the Web so you can be playing against people from all over the world. It makes me think that the special powers that Chameleon JumpSuit was endowed with might one day make their way to regular folks.