“Video games” has become a household term, and it’s because video games have become a part of our culture. We play them at home, we play them at parties, and we even play them on the subway. But do you know how your favorite video games came to be? Here are some fun facts about video games that show just how rich and storied their history is.
Fortnite was originally a tower defense game.
Fortnite is a massively popular video game with over 200 million registered players. Not only does it offer the fun of building forts, but it also allows you to play with friends in a cooperative mode. This makes it unique among other popular video games like Call of Duty and Battlefield, which are primarily competitive multiplayer games focused on shooting bad guys. But did you know that Fortnite originally started off as something completely different? It was originally called Fortnite: Save the World (or Fortnite: STW) and was actually a tower defense game!
Tower Defense games are popular because they’re easy to learn but hard to master. The objective is usually to defend your base or territory by placing towers along its perimeter so that enemies don’t get past them into your base. The player has control over where the tower gets placed and how far away from the base they should be placed; however, they can’t move them once they’re placed down or after attacking waves have already been defeated by enemies who successfully made their way through your defenses. Most Tower Defense games take place on grid-like maps with discrete areas for each tower type (e.g., archers shoot at enemies within range).
The music of “The Legend of Zelda” is based on Austrian folkloric tunes.
The music from the Legend of Zelda franchise is based on Austrian folkloric tunes, and was arranged by Koji Kondo. The original game had over 465 tracks that were recorded for it, and many of those were reused throughout the series. Some have even been used in other games!
“Sonic the Hedgehog” was Sega’s answer to Mario.
The original “Sonic the Hedgehog” was released in 1991, but it wasn’t until 1993 that Sega’s mascot became a household name among gamers. The first game in the series, which introduced Sonic as an anti-Mario figure and featured him speeding through levels at breakneck speeds, became one of Sega’s biggest hits. While Nintendo went on to develop Super Mario World with its own blue-colored hero (Mario), Sega released sequels like “Sonic 2,” which also featured Tails, and later games with Knuckles and Shadow (both of whom are still around today).
“A Game of Thrones” was first created as a video game before it became a book series.
You might not be aware of this, but the video game you know and love as “A Game of Thrones” was actually created before it became a book series. The original game was called “A Game of Thrones: The Board Game,” and it was released by Fantasy Flight Games in 2003.
The board game takes place in Westeros during the time period when all the characters are still alive in Martin’s books (so no spoilers here!). Players take on the role of one of five great houses competing for control over the Iron Throne and King’s Landing. The winner will receive 15 points based on how much influence they have gained through their interactions with other players—but don’t worry if your character dies because there’s always next round!
This board game also includes rules for playing through actual scenes from A Song of Ice and Fire—for example, if you want to recreate one specific scene from Jon Snow meeting with Mance Rayder at Castle Black, there’s an official scenario guide that shows exactly how that would play out under those circumstances.”
Lara Croft was inspired by Indiana Jones.
Lara Croft is an archaeologist who specializes in ancient civilizations. She is a treasure hunter, adventurer, survivor and video game hero.
Lara Croft was inspired by Indiana Jones. The character of Lara Croft was created by Toby Gard and developed for the first Tomb Raider game by Core Design in 1996.
The name comes from the actress and model named Angelina Jolie who played her in the movie “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider”.
“Tetris” was created in 1984 so that the creator could play it while on break at work.
If you’re a gamer, chances are you know about Tetris. It’s one of the most popular video games ever created and has been played by millions (if not billions) of people since its release in 1984. The creator of Tetris is Russian programmer Alexey Pajitnov, who created it while working at the Computer Center at the University of Moscow.
The original version was called “the Soviet Union’s version of the Magnavox Odyssey,” but because it was so difficult to implement on most home computers at that time, it wasn’t released until 1987.
The character “Super Meat Boy” is made of meat, and he leaves behind a trail of blood when you play him.
Meat Boy, who is actually a meat-shaped character in the game, leaves behind a trail of blood when you play him. The game is about trying to save your girlfriend from an evil scientist. Meat Boy is one of the main characters in this video game. He’s a hero and he fights for what’s right!
Some people have beaten “Super Mario Bros.” blindfolded!
There are plenty of ways to play the original Super Mario Bros. game, but one of the most interesting is playing it completely blindfolded! Although this is probably not a game you’d want to try while driving or walking around, there are people who have beaten Super Mario Bros. without seeing anything on screen. Blindfolded play involves memorizing each level so that you can memorize where enemies are and how they move.
While some may consider this a challenge only for the hardcore fans of video games, it is actually possible for anyone who wants to give it a shot! If you think about it, there are quite a few things that make this feat possible:
- The player needs only two players (or three or four) in order to beat the game successfully since one person can be blindfolded while another guides him through each level and collects coins along with defeating enemies along the way;
- It would take practice for each player involved so that everyone has memorized every element in each level before attempting this game with multiple players;
Video games are more than just games–they’re a cultural force!
Video games are more than just games. They’re a cultural force.
They can be used to teach you about the world, or connect you with other people. And sometimes, if you find the right game, they’re even fun! Here are some facts about video games that will make your head spin:
- Video games have been around since the 1970s! They got their start on mainframe computers and arcades before making their way into homes and consoles. Today they’re as popular as ever–in fact, gaming revenue is expected to reach $137 billion in 2021!
- Many great video games were developed years ago but still hold up today because they were made well or had clever ideas behind them (or both!). For example: Pong was developed in 1972 by Atari founder Nolan Bushnell; The Legend of Zelda came out five years later; Super Mario Bros was released fifteen years after that (in 1985).
There are so many interesting facts about video games that you might not know. From the design of their characters to their history as a cultural force, they have a lot more going on than just the gameplay itself! This was only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to fun facts and trivia about video games, but hopefully it’s given you some insight into how much goes into making your favorite game. You can also share these with friends or family members who don’t quite get why you love those virtual worlds so much–they’ll be intrigued by all the interesting tidbits too. And if there’s anything else we missed out on here, let us know in the comments! We’d love to hear what other compelling stories there are in gaming culture.
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