Friday, February 18, 2011

It's On Like Donkey the 1920s.

Once more, guest blogger Dan Cabrera steps up to send me some Friday Fun from Gawker today.

Given my recent obsession with Donkey Kong Returns for my Wii, it's also very, very fitting. Probably why he sent it to me in the first place but ya know ;) It doesn't hurt that I also happen to love the classic novel to which it refers.

Check it. If you enjoy F. Scott Fitzgerald and/or video games, you're going to love it.

For all you literary gamers out there, two tech-savvy literary nerds have created an 8-bit video game version of F. Scott Fitzgerald's great American novel The Great Gatsby get ready to waste your entire afternoon.

Like the Nintendo games of yore, this is a two-dimensional platform game where you use your keyboard to control Nick Carraway, the novel's hero, as he winds his way through Gatsby's party, the train out to East Egg, and other challenges I'm not yet adept enough to discover. On the way you collect coins, cocktails, and cute outfits while throwing money at butlers, flappers, and drunkards.

See the complete posting HERE

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