[Review] Widnows01 (PC)


Widnows01
‘s goal is simple: try to print your document in a quasi Windows 95 / 98 / 2000 interface. The start-up tune is familiar (ding…ding…ding…), the blue screen of death, also familiar. And who can forget Clippy who is harassing you with ridiculous questions while you try to get your computer to print for you. Meanwhile, your monitor flickers something fierce.

I completed the game in 1 minute flat, and although it was stupidly simple, I still felt weirdly proud of myself.

Who needs a game like this? Well, in our modern PC environment that is pretty plug-and-play, I am certain the youth of today might find this game a challenge. The average students I see where I work haven’t been taught how a computer works, just what it does. If the printer does not easily connect to the computer through WiFi, they won’t bother with it (they call me instead)… Not like some of us who back in the dark ages had to go into the guts of the computer to get it to talk to the ol’ HP dot matrix via parallel port (remember those?).

Anyway, Widnows01 was found on Itch io, an indie game site where fledgling developers put their games for people to try free, or for a small fee. It was a fun nostalgic minute for what it’s worth.

3/5

Widnows01
Game Reflection

4 comments

    1. I wonder! That’s what I was jiving at. I tell you, they don’t teach computers in school AT ALL. At least in the GTA. Students know very little about how to maintain a computer. It’s pretty sad, really.

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s